• Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    The music of Art-A-Whirl, 5/17/14

    Art-A-Whirl Marijuana Deathsquads, the Cactus Blossoms, BNLX, Dosh, Sun Gods to Gamma Rays, Hollow Boys, Crossing Guards, and From the Midwest Grumpy's NE, 331 Club, and Anchor Fish & Chips, MInneapolis Saturday, May 17, 2014 After spending much of the last few months trapped indoors, music and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts of 2013, part two

    As 2013 winds down with a wintry bang, the unforgettable live music moments from the second half of the year are enough to still keep us warm. Some of the bands who were included in our best concerts list from the first half of the year came back to rock our stages with equally potent -- if not bett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    Talk back at 89.3 the Current at their second music meeting

    Unlike our gridlocked national bureaucratic bodies, effecting change on the local airwaves can be as simple as buying pint at Amsterdam Bar & Hall and having the liquid courage to speak up. The second running of 89.3 the Current's Music Meeting happens tonight in St. Paul, and it's an opportunit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    Amphetamine Reptile's Bash 13 at Grumpy's, 7/20/13

    Amphetamine Reptile's Bash 13 With Melvins, Honky, Negative Approach, Gay Witch Abortion, Mudhoney, Hepa/Titus, and Die Kreuzen Grumpy's Downtown, Minneapolis July 20, 2013 Part way through Mudhoney's incendiary early evening set at Bash 13 on Saturday, they broke into their new underachievement an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    Tom Hazelmyer: I've been too busy to get excited about Bash 13

    In addition to providing the music world with Amphetamine Reptile's infulential record releases and album art for 27 years now, Tom Hazelmyer has also brought some of the best bars to the Minneapolis area with his Grumpy's franchise -- clubs that have also hosted some memorable AmRep-based performan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    AmRep announces Bash 13 set times, Melvins record release show

    Those of you gearing up for Saturday's big Amphetamine Reptile Bash 13 at Grumpy's can now plan out the musical mayhem of your day, as (tentative) set times for the all-day event have just been released. The event starts at noon, with music scheduled to start at 2 p.m., but bear in mind that when th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    15 essential Amphetamine Reptile releases

    This week, Grumpy's Downtown hosts a celebration of one of Minneapolis's most influential labels, Amphetamine Reptile. Bash 13 features a wealth of artists associated with the label over the years, including Mudhoney and the Melvins (who play an album release show on Friday, as well). This week's Ci ... More >>

  • News

    July 17, 2013

    Under the influence of Amphetamine Reptile

    The indie record label brings back seminal alt-rock groups Mudhoney and the Melvins to celebrate AmRep Bash 13

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    First Avenue music festival is postponed for 2013

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Amphetamine Reptile's Bash 13 lineup: Mudhoney, the Melvins, and 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Top 10 best grunge songs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    PJ20 with Pearl Jam, Queens of the Stone Age, the Strokes and more at Alpine Valley, 9/3/11

    Photos by Nick Wosika​Pearl 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Pearl Jam announces PJ20 at Alpine Valley September 3-4 with the Strokes, Queens of the Stone Age

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    J Mascis and Kurt Vile and the Violators at the Entry, 4/2/11

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    First Avenue's 40th Birthday Party, 12/15/10

    Photos by Tony Nelson​First 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Amphetamine Reptile Records 25th Anniversary Bash at Grumpy's, 08/28/10

    Photos by Sean Smuda​Amphetamine 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 >>

  • Music

    August 25, 2010

    Amphetamine Reptile label turns 25

    Three-day blowout planned with The Melvins, Gay Witch Abortion, and more

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    The Popstream: Soundgarden, "Big Bottom/Earache My Eye"

    20 years before Chris Cornell released Scream, he settled for being intentionally funny.

  • Music

    July 30, 2008

    Death to Our Enemies say punk's not dead

    The group works to avenge garage rock's untimely death, one PBR at a time

  • Calendar

    May 28, 2008
  • Music

    May 28, 2008
  • Music

    August 21, 2002

    You Don't Have The Right To Remain Silent

    Making a lot of noise over a few quiet moments

  • Music

    March 27, 2002

    Bands on the Run

    Road-tripping to Texas for South by Southwest

  • Arts

    September 5, 2001

    This is Hardcore

    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.

  • Arts

    June 16, 1999