For a man with such an extensive music career and fan reach, Andrew Bird has done an excellent job of remaining a mysterious enigma to much of the world. He's a fascinating artist, though the man behind the art has, to this point, been somewhat elusive.
Enter director Xan Aranda, an independent fi ... More >>
Matt and Kim With OberhoferFirst Ave., MinneapolisWednesday, November 7, 2012Matt and Kim is a simple name and simple setup, with just Matt Johnson on keys and vocals and Kim Schifino on drums, but the duo's show is anything but simple. With an elaborate back screen, flashing lights, balloons, and c ... More >>
Conor OberstFitzgerald Theater, St. PaulThursday, September 20, 2012Still a relatively youthful 32 years old, pride of Omaha Conor Oberst has already clocked roughly 14 years as a working musician. During that span he's followed his independent-minded muse fervently, spurning opportunities to cash i ... More >>
See Also:Mark Mallman makes YouTube video of his entire discographyMark Mallman Marathon 3 live blog, day 4Rumblings of Mark Mallman's seven-day, cross-country song project, Marathon Four (or #MMM4), are slowly growing louder. Ahead of the September 15-23 trip from New York to Los Angeles, Gimme Noi ... More >>
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over the years, and even more have hit upon something revelatory ... More >>
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Those of you who didn't get a chance to see St. Vincent's entrancing
sold-out performances at the Walker in October (and even those of you
who did) now have another opportunity to see Annie Clark and company
bring the songs of Strange Mercy to life, as St. Vincent have
just announced a stop a ... More >>
Have you ever had moments where you weren't sure if you were awake or asleep? I kinda feel like that all the time these days. Van sleep isn't the best. Don't get me wrong, its cozy, but you can't sleep super deeply when Harley Davidsons cruise right by your window or the Walmart ... More >>
Local rock trio Now Now (formerly known as Now, Now Every Children) are one of the many Twin Cities bands who will caravan down to Austin, Texas this year for the SXSW festival, but they're getting a head start -- the band is already on the road and will complete a full lap of the US that won't f ... More >>
Jim Thome at the batStarting about the time his Labor Day home run hit the flag pole at Target Field, everyone's been expecting big things out Jim Thome and the rest of the Twins as they head into their playoff run this week against the Yankees.
We've named Thome our Twin of the month. Sport ... More >>
Many of us, our friends over at Hot Dish not excluded, have buzzed about Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill, which opened earlier this summer in St. Louis Park. "I hear they have a mechanical bull!" "Mechanical bull?!?" "Down-home Southern comfort food? Say what?" "Will Toby really put a bo ... More >>
Photo by Stacy SchwartzThough the pair hasn't even wrapped up their current stint with Heartless Bastards, Peter Wolf Crier will hit the road in September for another high-profile tour, this time with Rogue Wave and Midlake. The duo will stop in St. Paul to play the Lowertown Music Festival on Ju ... More >>
Photo by Stacy SchwartzIt's going to be a constructive summer for rising locals Peter Wolf Crier, whose debut album, Inter-Be, will be re-released by Jagjaguwar later this month. The duo has a CD-release show at the Turf Club on May 21, followed by a massive tour that will take them across the Mi ... More >>
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