The inventive musical output of Michael Yonkers sadly went under-appreciated and mostly ignored throughout most of his life. He was rediscovered by a new generation of fans due to De Stijl and Sup Pop's reissue of Yonkers' 1968 underground, psych-noise classic, Microminature Love, and Drag City's ... More >>
One of the main reasons that the Minnesota music scene continues to flourish -- in addition to the plethora of talented bands, of course -- is the abundance of forward-thinking, well-organized record labels that are spread throughout the state. These labels put out records by fledgling bands on the ... More >>
It's happy hour at the Icehouse on Eat Street in Minneapolis. Clint Simonson, owner and operator of the small indie label, De Stijl has already found a home at the bar. "Hey man, how you been?" he asks giving me a hug as I sit down. "Have I gotten you this Robust Worlds CD yet?" Checking out the a ... More >>
Low, Doomtree, Brute Heart top best local releases
Band wants to get straight to the point
Chances are, if you've been involved with or been a fan of the local music scene in the Twin Cities you've come across the cherubic music enthusiast John Kass. A man behind so many great finds in the used record bins that dot the Twin Cities record collecting culture, John has been a part of the ... More >>
If you ever wanted to do bar trivia, watch the Vikings, and induce earbleed, tonight is your lucky night.
Paying homage to those who speak the language of creativity
The Turf Club has never seen a better Wednesday.
New music from Bob Dylan, Tegan and Sarah announce TC date, Greycoats offer free album download & new videos from Sick of Sarah & To Kill a Petty Bourgeoisie.
On November 3rd, the noise-rock savant's first recorded LP will be celebrated at Road Runner records.
News on Brother Ali's forthcoming release, Tapes 'n Tapes announce intimate dates, Daniel Johnston to return to Minneapolis & next week's best new releases.
Ray LaMontagne announces TC date, Eyedea and Abilities perform for the Current & Caroline Smith covers Rilo Kiley.
Grumpy's parking lot transformed into a real-time Pabst infomercial for the event.
After 45 years as a performer, Michael Yonkers is retiring from the stage.
For three straight days, long haired freaky people of all stripes overtake Northeast's Ritz Theater.
New acts added to the 10,000 Lakes Festival, the 757s release new video & the Background Noise Crew drop two free albums.
Gay Witch Abortion, Retainers help make Monday a world-class screaming jag.
It may seem greedy, but we couldn't confine ourselves to fewer than 13 riotous / melodious / prodigious records
Two great new local albums with nothing in common but their mention in this review!
Top Ten Selling Albums This Week at Treehouse Records
Top Ten Spins This Week at KUOM, Radio K
Sweatin' to the local oldies—plus a newie from the Flamin' Oh's
Experimental legend kicks up sand at Surf Night
Elusive Salamander prepares for Heliotrope '05
A short tour of some of the Twin Cities' historic recording studios
Iraq. SARS. Jay Leno, Still on television practically every night. Yeah, 2003 was about as much fun as a social disease.
Sweatin' to the local oldies with our favorite reissues
We Sang. We Danced. We Set things on Fire. And Sometime after the Bar Closed, We Wrote It All Down for You.
Wolf Eyes: The brutal cacophony of lunatic noisemakers
The Year's Local Favorites
Two cities, twelve months, a million reasons to rock!
Three Picked-to-Click talents face the music from a panel of judges
Local labels are redefining the way to make music
Tripping with Charalambides and Six Organs of Admittance