In Gimme Songs, musician Mark Mallman talks songwriting with his peers and heroes. This week, the Hold Steady's Craig Finn. Hold Steady fans rejoice! The long-awaited Teeth Dreams is released today. So how exactly does one write about anxiety and fear without drowning in it, themselves? Songwriter C ... More >>
Colin Meloy With Eleanor Friedberger The Woman's Club Theater, Minneapolis November 13, 2013 During the final stop of his fall solo tour, Colin Meloy proved that he can be clever and comical even without his merry band of Decemberists by his side. Perhaps even more so, since it was just him, an aco ... More >>
It's the last week of June and Uptown is hopefully back up and running. This weekend marks the Twin Cities Pride Celebration featuring performances from L'Assassins, Wiping Out Thousands, Mayda and much more. Tom Petty reunites with the Heartbreakers at the Target Center Saturday while Aesop Rock an ... More >>
Yo La TengoFirst Avenue, MinneapolisMonday, February 4, 2013New Jersey indie rock pioneers Yo La Tengo's performance Monday at First Avenue had a very "ripped from the headlines" feel. It's unusual for the prima donna rock star to acknowledge that anything else in the world is happening the night of ... More >>
You can take out your fine china again-- after tonight, Pretty Boy will be gone for a good long while.
The full transcript of a conversation with former Jayhawk Mark Olson.
'Garden State' takes root in the barren period before adulthood
The Shins find the fun in despair
The second annual edition of “Sound Unseen” highlights the subversive side of music making in the era of media consolidation.
Kate and Anna McGarrigle hold a musical reunion for sons, daughters, friends, lovers--and famously churlish ex-husbands
Scottish pop sensation Belle and Sebastian rewrites history one missed opportunity at a time
A Record Year: Our 13 favorite albums for 1997.
We list the best of the best of 1997.
With a sophomore record finally in the stores, a single in the hit film Chasing Amy, and their first real tour underway, the agoraphobic Hang Ups may finally get their due