Today another major Twin Cities summer festival decided to take 2013 off. The long-gestating First Avenue music festival, which was set to be held at Parade Stadium near the Walker Art Center on July 20, is postponed this year. Earlier this year, Live Nation announced that the River's Edge Music Fes ... More >>
What Grumpy's lacks in the quantity of shows they put on, they more than make up for in quality and sheer volume, as each unforgettable performance you see at the craggy downtown bar typically leaves your ears ringing for days. With the announcement that Grumpy's will be hosting the upcoming Amphet ... More >>
With Saint Kurt gone for 18 years now, it's important to remember grunge wasn't just Nirvana. It was a movement, and though each year it seems a little bit sillier than it did the last, it was important. Most of the bands (and sadly many of the people themselves) didn't stand the test of time, some ... More >>
Photos by Nick WosikaPearl Jam September 3, 2011 Alpine Valley Music Theater Pearl Jam kind of painted themselves into a corner with this one. The band that rose from the ashes of Mother Love Bone spent their first few years as the biggest band on the planet (their sophomore release Vs. broke re ... More >>
In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Pearl Jam announced last night that it will be hosting a full weekend of festivities called PJ20 -- and the festival's destination is only about a six-hour drive from the Twin Cities at East Troy, Wisconsin's Alpine Valley. All of the bands on the bill ... More >>
J Mascis and Kurt Vile and the ViolatorsApril 2, 20117th Street EntryTwo guitar virtuosos descended upon the sold-out 7th Street Entry on Saturday night, as both J Mascis and Kurt Vile delivered stirring, stunning sets in front of an enraptured overflow crowd. While their performances differed in bo ... More >>
Photos by Tony NelsonFirst Avenue's 40 Birthday PartyDecember 15, 2010First Avenue's Mainroom & 7th St. EntryNow that is how you throw a birthday party. On a night meant to honor some of the bands and the people who have made the Twin Cities music scene what it is and those that will see it i ... More >>
Photos by Sean SmudaAmphetamine Reptile Records 25th Anniversary BashAugust 28, 2010Grumpy's Downtown On what was a perfect day to celebrate anyone's anniversary, a sold-out crowd gathered at Grumpy's in downtown Minneapolis to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the legendary local label Amphetami ... More >>
Three-day blowout planned with The Melvins, Gay Witch Abortion, and more
20 years before Chris Cornell released Scream, he settled for being intentionally funny.
The group works to avenge garage rock's untimely death, one PBR at a time
Making a lot of noise over a few quiet moments
Road-tripping to Texas for South by Southwest
It made less history than '77 punk. It sold fewer records than Nirvana. But the suburban rebellion of Eighties America found its own potent way to say no.