Modest Mouse

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    June 2, 2014

    Grand Old Day, 6/1/14

    Grand Old Day with Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, General B and the Wiz, White Iron Band, and Heiruspecs Grand Avenue, St. Paul Sunday, June 1, 2014 Grand Old Day was shaped, but not defined, by Sunday's overcast and rainy weather. Though the showers in the morning and early afternoon kep ... More >>

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    March 31, 2014

    Future Islands at Triple Rock Social Club, 3/28/14

    Future IslandsWith Ed Schrader's Music BeatTriple Rock Social Club, MinneapolisFriday, March 28, 2014Samuel T. Herring is to indie rock what Louis C.K. is to comedy. Both men are extraordinary creatives inhabiting the black T-shirted bodies of the everyman. They eschew makeup, glitz, and artifice. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 4/17-4/23

    This week marks several musical events in the Twin Cities. Duluth folk-bluegrass stars Trampled by Turtles celebrate ten years with three sold out shows (Wednesday - Friday) at First Avenue/7th Street Entry. Saturday, April 20 marks a very special occasion that is celebrated internationally, that's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Pitchfork People's List: Minneapolis voters love Neutral Milk Hotel more than Radiohead

    See Also:Top 20 best Minnesota SongsTop 20 best Minnesota musiciansRadiohead at Sprint Center in Kansas City, 3/11/12Earlier today Pitchfork unveiled it's grand social music experiment, The People's List, a reader generated ranking of the top albums during Pitchfork's first 15 years, 1996-2011. 27,9 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Five Pete Campbell of Mad Men music video memes we actually like

    Related:Cover Story: The Mad-ness in Vincent KartheiserSlideshow: Mad Men's Pete Campbell: Vincent Kartheiser Vincent Kartheiser of 'Mad Men' loves The Current, hates your blogAny Mad Men fans who did not know that Vincent "Pete Campbell" Kartheiser was a local product, you're forgiven. Gimme Noise ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Soundset battled extreme weather at Canterbury Park, 5/27/12

    By Reed Fischer and Ian TraasSoundsetWith Atmosphere, Lupe Fiasco, Ghostface Killah & Raekwon, Astronautalis, Big K.R.I.T., and moreCanterbury Park Festival Field, ShakopeeSunday, May 27, 2012Related:Soundset 2012 evacuated amid tornado watchSoundset photos 2012Up until about 7:20 p.m., the fift ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    Lenka at the Entry, 6/19/2011

    ​"There's 'pea' on the stage!" exclaimed Lenka, noting the frozen peas that were thrown onstage during opener Elizabeth & the Catapult's set, setting up an easy-going feel for the evening. Not many people can write happy love songs and makes them believable, but Australian singer/son ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Voytek release their debut 7" this Friday at the Hexagon

    ​Voytek are set to transfer the party from the stage and into your household. That's right: the two year-old band is releasing their first piece of wax, and the celebration will be both dirty and ridiculous when they hit the Hexagon on Friday for their release show, take two. The band's firs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Foo Fighters, Michael Cera help ring in SXSW Music 2011

    Photos by Stacy SchwartzNick Diamonds and Michael Cera of Mister Heavenly​The exponential growth of South by Southwest over the past 25 years has been simply stunning. In honor of this, and just in time for SXSW's silver anniversary, the festival's organizers opted to extend the music portion of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Mark Kozelek reflects on creativity and life as a traveling performer

    ​When Mark Kozelek came onto the scene in the late '80s, he was doing something that not many artists were doing: keeping things simple, and allowing for copious amounts of contrast. Kozelek has drummed to his own beat with little regard to the way that many others in the industry operate; he is a ... More >>

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    March 31, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Reporter's Notebook: P.O.S. transcript

    Freelancer Steve McPherson talks to P.O.S. about Canadian bacon, beats, bonus tracks, and the intricacies of his sophomore album on Rhymesayers.

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2008

    A Tale of Two Bands: Desiree Weber reviews Grand Archives

    Fans of the late and lamented Carissa's Wierd eagerly anticipated Mat Brooke's new band, Grand Archives, playing a show with The Most Serene Republic Friday at the Entry.

  • Music

    September 5, 2007

    Riot at the Bedlam

    Do You Dare Enter the World of Idigaragua?

  • Music

    May 9, 2007

    Rough North

    Ben Weaver tries to shake his backwoods-gothic image

  • Music

    March 29, 2006
  • News

    July 7, 2004

    Why Don't We Do It On The Road?

    10 days on the road with Friends Like These

  • News

    March 3, 2004


    From the garbage house to the club with P.O.S. and his Doomtree crew

  • Music

    October 31, 2001
  • Music

    February 17, 1999

    Stop Making Sense

    Built To Spill writes soaring guitar symphonies for the fallen rock faithful

  • Arts

    August 5, 1998

    Into the Mix

    Rock as dance music. Dance music as rock.