First Avenue, Minneapolis
April 27, 2013
With Twin Cities music fans already in a terrific mood due to the best weather of the year, Cloud Cult uplifted a sold-out First Avenue even further with a 21-song, 95-minute set. The road-tested sextet (accompanied by their customary liv ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties.
This week we kick things off with a fresh, raucous new video from Prissy Clerks, who just celebrated their first ever live appearance in New York City, and are now starting ... More >>
As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before.
While it's im ... More >>
For how often St. Vincent comes to town, you'd think she's moving in. For the third second time in the span of four months, Annie Clark is booked to perform in the Twin Cities. This September, she joins ex-Talking Heads mastermind David Byrne on the first date of a joint tour celebrating their forth ... More >>
A band that has over the years collaborated with folks who'd later appear in Old Crow Medicine Show and Modest Mouse, and has also backed the late Charlie Louvin on a nationwide tour, tonight the excellent Hackensaw Boys will be appearing at the Cabooze in Minneapolis.
James Mercer has had no shortage of creative outlets over the last few
years. But his main band, the Shins, have kept remarkably quiet since
2007's Wincing The Night Away, other than announcing that they
were leaving their longtime label Sub Pop in '08. Mercer has now formed his own
record la ... More >>
Well isn't this just precious. A slew of indie darlings have joined Lou Reed, Patti Smith and even a former Beatle to pay homage to influential early rock 'n' roller Buddy Holly on new tribute album Rave on Buddy Holly, which is streaming in its entirety today over at NPR. Holly was only 22 years ... More >>
Mark KozelekMarch 14, 2011Cedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisComing off the electro-clash insanity of the Crystal Castles
show on Friday night, it was great to step into the Cedar on Monday
evening and see just a chair, a microphone, and an acoustic guitar on
stage awaiting Mark Kozelek. And he ... More >>
It's been close to three years since Lupe Fiasco's The Cool was released, a follow-up to his Grammy-nominated and universally-lauded debut from 2006 Food & Liquor. In the mean he's announced and abandoned as least as many projects as he's completed, including a novel, his group ... More >>
Amidst discussions of its relevancy and efficacy, assaults on its cool
factor, and a bubbling undercurrent of general malaise over the pace and
current of culture, CMJ 2010 kicked off yesterday in New York City.
Some bajillion-odd bands are here, and some of those will be sustainably
popular ... More >>
Believe it or not, there was a time when "Mason Jennings" wasn't a household name in these parts. Somewhat fresh to the Twin Cities in the late '90s, Mason and his band, which at the time included Minneapolis fixture Robert Skoro (then still a teenager) on bass, began the trek and career that has ... More >>
Photos by Alex UncapherModest MouseJuly 14, 2010The Orpheum TheaterAlthough Modest Mouse front man and sole constant Isaac Brock just turned 35 years old, he already feels like a relic from another musical era in terms of his career arc. He's one of the last bon a fide rock stars to travel what w ... More >>
Photo via First Ave's TwitterFor as long as I can remember First Avenue has been The Place. It's this way for all of us, whether your band aspires to play the Mainroom or your Dad tells smirky stories of smoking pot in the Entry basement with the 'Mats. Purple Rain? Yes, of course (how many peopl ... More >>