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 >>
Okkervil River With Matthew E. White First Avenue, Minneapolis Friday, November 1, 2013 It seems that every time Will Sheff brings Okkervil River through the Twin Cities, it's a celebratory homecoming of sorts for the former Macalester student. And Friday night at First Avenue -- a venue Sheff clai ... More >>
The Bloody Mary: Some like it hot, some like it extra hot, and some like it with an entire meal's worth of garnishes piled on top. From the stacked to the spicy to the newest out-of-the-box spin on this breakfast cocktail, we've sipped our way through the cities' best Bloody Marys and rounded up the ... More >>
The noise-rock group embrace their aggressive side on debut 7-inch
The '90s officially came to a close a little bit more than 13 years ago, but their profound and strange cultural touchstones are not forgotten. Most importantly, the music lives on with the help of DJ Jake Rudh, who celebrates the 12th anniversary of his hip dance party Transmission with a night of ... More >>
Ringo Deathstarr is far more than just mere shoegaze. Sure, the elements are there -- the pedals and apathy are too -- but the Austin trio's reverb-soaked noise pop is a design that's completely their own, and with a stop at the Turf tonight and their sophomore release Mauve gaining international mo ... More >>
Hüsker Dü frontman pens memoir
The Radio Dept.February 9, 20117th St. Entry, MinneapolisIf the sold-out Radio Dept. show at the Entry last night surprised anyone, it would have to have been the Radio Dept. itself. The Stockholm-based band, producing synth dream pop for over a decade now, have been celebrated and beloved all ov ... More >>
When we last caught up with Aquarelle's Ryan Potts, he was gearing up to release sophomore album Slow Circles on his fledgling Rest Noise label. Since then, the minimalist electro-noise sculpter has issued records by Twin Cities fixtures Northern Howl, Zoo Animals, and Oriel - and, in August, P ... More >>
Ryan Potts experiments with translating experience and memory to music
The full transcript of our conversation with Aquarelle mastermind Ryan Potts.
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