St. VincentState Theatre, MinneapolisThursday, April 3, 2014Robots have gradually taken over pop music for decades. Everyone from Neil Young to Cher to Future play around with Vocoder/Auto-Tune technology, and performers like Janelle Monae have built their acts around android dance moves and storyli ... More >>
Nona Marie Invie's female vocal group reinvents the art of covering songs
Jake Bugg With Albert Hammond Jr. and the Skins First Avenue, Minneapolis Friday, January 17, 2014 Jake Bugg fittingly covered Neil Young's "My My, Hey Hey" during his encore at a sold-out First Avenue on Friday night. At that moment, it became quite clear that if the 19-year-old singer/songwriter ... More >>
The U of M is getting back into concert hall game in about six months. The historic, 85-year-old Northrop Auditorium is set to complete renovations by April of 2014, and wrap up a three-year project that cost nearly $90 million.Much like the proposed return of the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, this ad ... More >>
Jake Bugg With Lydia Hoglund Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis August 5, 2013 One day after playing to tens of thousands of fans at Lollapalooza, Jake Bugg returned to the intimacy of a smaller stage for a rare club show at the Fine Line on Monday night. The 19-year-old singer/songwriter from Notti ... More >>
Trampled by Turtleswith Actual Wolf and Fever DreamFirst Ave., MinneapolisWednesday, April 17, 2013Minneapolis isn't Trampled by Turtles' hometown, but this city sure loves the band. Opening the first of three sold-out shows at First Ave., the band celebrated their ten-year anniversary being togethe ... More >>
Former Turf Club manager and Twin Cities music scene shaper passes after a battle with cancer
Too much coffee, man.What a year. Jonathon "The Impaler" Sharkey wanted to be our governor. We got a brand spankin' new Twins ballpark. Michele Bachmann took the tingle out of Chris Matthews. And the Metrodome roof collapsed in the Blizzard of 2010. All of that and more was caught on vide ... More >>
It's that time of the year. Ye ol' record shoppes are brimming with fresh new music and newly packaged moldy oldies for the holidays. Amidst albums hoping to become stocking stuffers or to be put under the Hanukah bush this week comes the newest offering from Twin Cities electronic music maestro ... More >>
Photo by Ben StannardA new issue of Rolling Stone magazine is out this week, and it shines a spotlight on local record store the Electric Fetus and their top-selling record, Roma di Luna's latest self-released effort Then the Morning Came. Channy and Alexei Moon Casselle's expansive folk project ... More >>
This weekend twins, triplets, quads, and their families will make a pilgrimage to Twinsburg, Ohio for the Twins Days Festival. In deference to this celebration of multiples, we've put together a list of some of the most memorable twins. Some are famous because they're beautiful, others for th ... More >>
Just when we thought the Double Rainbow meme had run its course and then some, Jimmy Fallon busts out his uncanny Neil Young impression, the same night Lynyrd Skynyrd's least favorite canuck visits us (less than transcendentally). What does it mean?
Photo by Nick VlcekLocal indie-pop band Fort Wilson Riot is preparing to release its sophomore album at the Kitty Cat Klub this weekend, and in preparation for their release show we sat down with the band (now a two-piece with Amy Hager and Jacob Mullis) to talk about their ever-evolving soun ... More >>
courtesy of Dawn Drouillard Dawn Droulliard, chef and owner of Fabulous Catering, is not your average chef. Formerly a singer in the bands Interstate Judy and That's What You Get, Droulliard has a rocking style that has translated itself into her kitchen.After moving to the Twin Cities in 1991, D ... More >>
The pair collaborated last weekend at a Haiti benefit in Brooklyn.
Members of Los Lobos, Joe Ely, Phil Solem, and Mayor Chris Coleman turned out for the event.
Gimme Noise sticks up for the pre-teen Disney popsters, slips into an asbestos sweat suit.
For those about to [SYNTAX ERROR~==x412], we salute you.
Everything sublime and ridiculous about the 1970s, summed up in two and a half minutes.
Guerilla Black: "Compton"
Polls and punditry for the best new bands in town
Nirvana sing about the blackout, Bigfoot shines some light on human nature, and Sinéad's snarl glows in the dark
Grandaddy and Modest Mouse ride suburban alienation from the interstates to outer space
The revolution won't be televised--but it will be advertised