Arcade Fire are nothing if not unseriously serious. When they announced their Reflektor tour last year, the band also told fans that formalwear or costumes would be necessary to get into their shows. After the upset that mandate caused, Arcade Fire noted that their dress code request isn't actually ... More >>
Infotainment at its best.
Last night at the Walker Art Center, composer Missy Mazzoli and violist Nadia Sirota -- we'd like to say 'kicked off' right here but that is a completely inappropriate idiom for what happened -- welcomed the String Theory Festival with a performance in the hodge-podge of Gallery 2.
Across five venues, seven partners, and four days, the String Theory Music Festival will be set upon the Twin Cities (both of them!) this April 14-17 in a grand gesture towards reframing the modern and historical position of - but of course - stringed instruments. The festival will feature perfor ... More >>
Photo by Andrew Flanagan"I'm battling a tricky voice which I'm medicating with a beer...I've toured with people who medicate with crystals and doctor visits and all sorts of things. I enjoy a cigarette and a beer."
Is that Link? Video-game appropriator and geek culture reference specialist Owen Pallett brings his one-man electrorchestra to the Varsity this Sunday for a barebones pense-fest that will most definitely be way more fun than the description "violin looper" allows for.
The California festival runs April 16-18.
The Mountain Goats played a double encore in a near-two hour visit to the Cedar Saturday night.