MWMF Day Three With Hang 'Em High, the Ultrasounds, Neon, Reina del Cid & the Cidizens, Eli Glor, Stereo Confession, and Riflebird Winona, Minnesota Saturday, April 20, 2013 After spending much of Friday night at Mid West Music Fest pleasantly cooped up at Ed's seeing a strong cadre of established ... More >>
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 >>
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals with Langhorne Slim First Avenue, Minneapolis Friday, January 25, 2013 "Guys, I did a bad thing today," announced Grace Potter halfway through her set on Friday night to the sold-out crowd at First Avenue. She was in her element: center stage, dressed to the nines i ... More >>
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Snow Patrol with Jake Bugg Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St. Paul Wednesday, October 31, 2012 The pairing of Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Snow Patrol at Roy Wilkins Auditorium on Wednesday initially didn't seem that odd but as both the sets played out it ... More >>
After all of the dust settled from the exciting athletic competitions staged over last two weeks, everyone turned their attention to the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics last night at Olympic Stadium in London. Billed as "A Symphony Of British Music," the loose and jubilant closing cerem ... More >>
Minnesota music fans who were left despondent when Oasis broke up in 2009 got a bit of a boost when Liam Gallagher hastily assembled the remnants from his former group to form a new band, Beady Eye, who rolled through First Avenue in December. And now we finally have word that Liam's brother Noel, w ... More >>
See Also:Basilica Block Party 2012 lineupThe Avett Brothers are knuckle-scraping live performers, clever songwriters, and Southern charmers. Their record company wants you to know they'll unveil the highly anticipated The Carpenter, another carefully constructed affair with producer Rick Rubin, this ... More >>
See Also:Night Moves on hotel living, song facelifts, and the new 7-inchBest New Band 2012: Night MovesLocal trio Night Moves are finally ready for their close up. After creating a buzz in the Twin Cities over the last few years with their emergent live shows and their free, digital-only debut, the ... More >>
Related:Brother Ali arrested at Occupy Homes protest [VIDEO]After setting off the Entry back in May, rallying in Wisconsin, giving us a soulful, somber taste of his new record, and recently getting arrested to help bring attention to the foreclosure problem here in Minnesota, Brother Ali is finally ... More >>
Related:First Avenue: An archived history via flyers, riders & contractsFirst Avenue's 40 years of rock 'n' rollTop 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete listFirst Avenue is undoubtedly among the premier rock clubs in the country -- possibly the world. Since 1970, the building at the interse ... More >>
Related:First Avenue's 40 years of rock 'n' rollTop 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete list50 cool facts about the Minnesota music sceneMinneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.First Avenue is undoubtedly among the premier rock clubs in the country -- possibly the world. Since 197 ... More >>
KasabianFirst Avenue, MinneapolisTuesday, April 3, 2012View a slideshow from the concert here.Kasabian doesn't really do small. The English sextet have taken their towering U.K. arena rock show and crammed it into the clubs on their current American tour, and on Tuesday night at First Avenue the b ... More >>
The Twin Cities are a pretty decent place to live thanks to our thriving art and performance scenes, our lakes and parks, and our cutting edge fried food at the Minnesota State Fair. Unfortunately, in order to enjoy these treats you must also survive our never ending winters of despair. But tak ... More >>
Beady EyeDecember 5, 2011First AvenueAt some point on Monday night, considering that Liam Gallagher even knew exactly where he was, he might have looked across the street from First Avenue to the Target Center with a sense of dismay. For those type of arenas were where Liam was accustomed to p ... More >>
Photos by Mike MinehartMachine 22Black Box Revelation with Machine 22, Porcupine and DetourNovember 14, 20117th St. Entry, MinneapolisI arrived during of Porcupines from LaCrosse, Wisconsin, one of my favorite bands I've recently discovered. One of my favorite songs, "Rooftops" from their 7" spli ... More >>
The Black AngelsThe Black Angels with Dead Meadow and SpindriftOctober 17, 2011Fine Line Music Cafe, MinneapolisIt was an eerie dream-like night of cinematic psychedelia as the Black Angels, Dead Meadow, and Spindrift, three of the more fantastic contemporary psychedelic bands in the U.S., c ... More >>
Ever the unpredictable artist, Ryan Adams will re-emerge this fall for his first tour since declaring he was supposedly quitting music (or at least, quitting touring with the Cardinals) back in 2009. With a new solo album, Ashes & Fire, out October 10, Ryan will depart on a West Coast tour in ... More >>
Michael Dermot comes from an eclectic background in music; influences ranging from Disney soundtracks, Hüsker Dü, to Weezer, are all reflected in the new album, Distance Reawakens, by the Eden Prairie native.DIY to the core, Dermot does everything himself: booking, promoting, and managing.&nbs ... More >>
Stylish singer-songwriter blushes when compared to Prince
Band comes rocketing out of limbo
Three films off the beaten path
Local power-pop quartet mean business
Revelers party at Bryant-Lake Bowl So, you blew all your money on that Lady Gaga costume. Or perhaps you were broke to begin with. Either way, there's no excuse to break the bank any further celebrating Halloween this weekend. Unlike upcoming Christmas and New Year's Eve parties, this holiday is ... More >>
Got your Star Trek costume all laid out, belly full of candy, pumpkin carved, and still don't know what to do with yourself this Halloween weekend? Don't fret, we've got a host of musical options at your disposal. Here's a rundown of some of the best Halloween-themed concerts happening this weeke ... More >>
For two decades, Brit's Pub has provided food, grog, live music, movies, and rooftop lawn bowling with a consistently Union Jack flavor for downtown Minneapolis night crawlers. Beginning last Saturday and running all through the close of this week, the multi-level establishment is hosting ev ... More >>
Party like it's 1990.This week, Brit's Pub celebrates its 20th anniversary. Each night (excluding Wednesday) they are hosting lively events plus food and drink specials. The events kicked off on Saturday with St. Crispin Day. Brit's hosted the premiere of Cripin's new limited-release cider Br'er ... More >>
"Don't set out to raze all shrines--you'll frighten man. Enshrine mediocrity, and your shrines are razed." Ayn RandOn the 20th anniversary of Picked to Click, I would like to offer this local-music icon a worthy gift: early retirement.
Screw that $100 cover charge. These parties are free.
Estate song featured on ABC, Kill to Kill & No Bird Sing release new music videos & M.anifest releases new track.
Devaney's Revenge of the Tall Boys is great rock 'n' roll record
Old Timers Club unites select group of skaters over 30
Ok. NOW we're talking.
Heavy Table unloads on the St. Paul coffee scene.
Promising young bands celebrate a sweltering, belated Christmas
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