The Jayhawks with Two Harbors First Avenue, Minneapolis Friday, September 5, 2014 "I just like to surround myself with beautiful people, and good things tend to happen," Gary Louris proclaimed affectionately toward the end of the Jayhawks' spirited 130-minute, 26-song performance at First Avenue on ... More >>
Mac DeMarco with Calvin Love and Meatbodies 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis Monday, June 23, 2014 Early on, Mac DeMarco promised the sold-out Entry that he would make up for the show he had to cancel here last summer. He is a man of his word. A strong 70-minute show got better as it went on, with the pe ... 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 >>
Former Turf Club manager and Twin Cities music scene shaper passes after a battle with cancer
By Tony Rettman As I sit and watch the year-end lists of best reissues virtually pile up on the laptop, I can't help but be reminded of something my Uncle Lech once said to me many X-Masses ago when we were down in his basement jamming to some Bobby Vinton. As his light-up speakers twinkled and pul ... 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.
Jayhawks reunite for Basilica Block Party, Rock the Garden line-up announced & next week's best new releases.
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