Narco States

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    The best Twin Cities concerts of the weekend: 8/15-8/17

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar!

  • Calendar

    August 13, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    Tilia reveals Augtoberfest 2014 music lineup

    Block Party season is definitely in full swing here in the Twin Cities, as music/food/beer lovers all look to capitalize on the glorious summer weather before fall eventually settles in. The good folks at Tilia have got a fun event planned that boldly stands out from the rest, as the Linden Hills re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2014

    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. The Cactus Blossoms start us off this week with a new installment in the Spaces series, this time shot on the roof of the Turf Club. We've also got new clips from LOTT, Grol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    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 features the premiere of a new video from France Camp, for "Baby Rock and Roll," the lead-off track to their recent album on Forged Artifacts. We're also featuring ... More >>

  • Music

    February 12, 2014

    Mystery Date rock power pop

    The group talks catchy guitar rock ahead of the Pinata Records Hit Parade

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 11/27-12/3

    This week not only marks Thanksgiving but also the beginning of December. Wednesday, Retribution Gospel Choir play the Amsterdam while the Ike Reilly Assassination take over the First Avenue Mainroom. If you're looking for plans on Thanksgiving, Davina and the Vagabonds will be playing the Dakota an ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 13, 2013
  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    Get ready for Gastro Non Grata Presufeit Perdition

    The gastronomic merrymakers behind the annual Gastro Non Grata event are at it again. This year's mash-up of the Twin Cities food and music scene has been scheduled for the Sunday after Thanksgiving. On November 24, attendees will feast on delicious bites of food from one the hottest restaurants of ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 14, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    Tilia's Augtoberfest announces 2013 music lineup

    Tilia has long since won over the Linden Hills area (and most Twin Cities foodies) with their delicious cuisine coupled with an intimate, distinctive dining experience. Now, the good folks behind the restaurant have their collective sights set on entertaining Twin Cities music fans as well, with the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 7/24-7/30

    Another rockin' week in the Twin Cities! Thursday, The Triple Rock will be hosting Rock the Link in order to raise awareness of homeless youth. Friday is Target Field's Skyline Music Festival and Saturday, the MN Zoo welcome's Beach Boy legend, Brian Wilson. Strange Names open for Yeasayer at First ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Piñata Records: Folks drinking and swearing and brainstorming

    They might have chosen the name Piñata Records, but the four members of Southside Desire who founded the label have hardly stuffed it with the unexpected. With two releases last year, and a third out this weekend, Piñata has put perceptions of the "throwback" act on its ear by giving it a distinct ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Narco States: We're tired of seeing watered-down bands

    Minnesota has a rich history of distinctive garage rock dating back to the Trashmen's surprise hit "Surfin Bird" and the C.A. Quintet's epic Trip Through Hell. Maybe it's our short summers. Fans of the "Soma singles sound" might be surprised to find we're livng in a new golden era, with so many band ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Hymie's announces winter in-store performance series

    It seems that the only part of the music industry that is showing any signs of improving is vinyl sales, which rose 17% in 2012, with 4.6 million vinyl records sold in the U.S. throughout the past year. The best news of all found in the recent music industry report is that independent music stores b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Weekend Checklist: Heartless Bastards, Martin Zellar, O.A.R, The Darkness

    ​ "My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary." - Martin Luther