While Aerosmith still flail around in a body without bones, propped up by the hot air of their backward-cap-wearing fanbase, most sensible bands know when to call it quits. Sure, reunion tours are still a thing, but those tend to happen on the stinking fumes of nostalgia, and they serve to fuel the ... More >>
Colin Meloy With Eleanor Friedberger The Woman's Club Theater, Minneapolis November 13, 2013 During the final stop of his fall solo tour, Colin Meloy proved that he can be clever and comical even without his merry band of Decemberists by his side. Perhaps even more so, since it was just him, an aco ... More >>
After the Decemberists delighted Minnesota music fans with an enthralling sold-out show at the State Theatre in support of The King Is Dead in 2011, as well as two area Hazards of Love shows in quick succession in '09, it has become quite clear that Colin Meloy and his cohorts have developed a fondn ... More >>
Johnny Marr with Alamar Varsity Theater, Minneapolis Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Who needs Morrissey? It was a question that seemed to hang in the air at the Varsity last night as Morrissey's former Smiths bandmate, Johnny Marr, visited town. It seemed apt all the more given Moz's recent string of can ... More >>
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 >>
From bands, fans, and venues -- no one likes a concert cancellation. Unfortunately, Minneapolis received two such notifications over the weekend, beginning with the announcement that Morrissey's show at the Orhpheum Theatre on Friday, March 22 (which was already rescheduled twice after earlier postp ... More >>
Morrissey just announced he has postponed the remainder of his U.S. tour dates. Earlier this week, the ex-Smiths crooner put on hold all of his shows this week up until Monday's stop in Minneapolis, but he has now decided to reschedule all of the concerts so he can spend time with his ailing mother ... More >>
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The only person able to be un-delighted about Morrissey's upcoming tour is Moz himself. Given his rep for delightfully dour demeanor, no sweat for the rest of us. The King of Mope has announced an aggressive two-month U.S. tour to finish off 2012, and Minneapolis is in his sights.This could be one o ... More >>
Today, a multitude of shiftless youth are in New Orleans to consume copious quantities of alcohol, ogle members of the opposite sex, don ludicrous costumes, become well-acquainted with NOLA PD jail cells, and just generally have an incredible time. Your correspondent is not among them -- and prob ... More >>
Photo by Steve CohenDan Israel has been a constant in the Twin Cities roots music scene for over a decade now, and has proven himself to be a consistently high-quality songwriter and a witty, self-deprecating performer. Israel is getting ready to release his 11th album, Crosstown Traveler, a ... More >>
Phil Collins is marginally famous for being the drummer/singer for Genesis, a UK outfit initially known for immersive prog-rock epics like Trespass and Selling England By The Pound, until they sold out and went commercial. He is slightly more well-known for contributing to Disney film soundtracks ... More >>
It was a night of real live rock and old memories at First Avenue.
It only took a few months for the lo-fi noiser to go from good bad to just bad.
Britney, Morrissey and Wavves hit Minneapolis, new 757s video, more new Dylan & next week's best new releases.
He went through three different shirts in 90 minutes. Enough said.
Wale to play the Fine Line, Britney bombs at the Target Center & weekend concert footage.
Nathan Amundson, a.k.a. Rivulets, writes to inform me that not only does the solo Morrissey need no compiling, contrary to my hasty preview, but he's been compiled to death--with more than 10 best-ofs listed on Allmusic alone.
Highlights from the past week including Lykke Li & Tapes 'n Tapes and next week's new releases
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Mark E. Smith: Misogynist? Alcoholic? Anti-hero of an indie rock era?
The Get Up Kids combine hard playing with hard feelings for a new "emo" audience
Computer wizards leave their bedrooms, rappers reach the stage, and the Mason Jennings Band creates the bar buzz of the decade. In the ninth annual City Pages New Music Poll, 60 local music fans pick the bands that made the biggest noise.
Five new CDs resurrect and redefine the role of diva
Rotten to the core: Pulp's Jarvis Cocker (center, with glasses) goes bed-hopping for the working class
If You're Feeling Sinister