Pat Brown

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    The Crash Bandits: We play ten songs in nine minutes

    The three young men, no longer boys, of Minneapolis band the Crash Bandits are crammed into a booth of the bar portion of the Triple Rock. Empty beer glasses sit on the table between the three friends as they open up about their new album and excitedly make plans for the next week in Austin, Texas f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Lights at Varsity Theater, 5/8/13

    Lights with Pat BrownVarsity Theater, MinneapolisTuesday, May 8, 2013Contrast plays a lot into what Canadian artist Lights does. The singer appeared onstage at the Varsity Tuesday night with a head of silver hair and a stripped down set of songs, the exact opposite from the last time she was in town ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    The best concerts in the Twin Cities this week: 5/8 - 5/14

    It's finally starting to feel like May again, and this week is packed with shows. Friday Daughter visits the Fine Line with label-mate and local opener, Jeremy Messersmith. The Amsterdam hosts their second annual Girls Got Rhythm Fest featuring Cherie Currie, The Avengers and many more stretching ov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Sing It Loud on their reunion show and new projects

    The story is nothing new: a band breaks up, some members move to New York, some onto country music, some to new musical projects. Almost two years after their breakup, Minneapolis band Sing It Loud have caught the nostalgia bug and announced a reunion show at Mill City Nights.Gimme Noise caught up w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    Built to Spill at First Avenue, 9/19/12

    Built to Spill First Avenue, Minneapolis September 19, 2012 With no new record to promote and no ulterior motive or musical agenda, Idaho indie stalwarts Built to Spill rolled through First Avenue intent on pleasing their dedicated longtime fans who showed up in droves to pack the club on a Wednes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Local Frames: New videos from Poliça, Paper Tiger, Sleep Study, and more

    See Also:Local Frames: New videos from Now, Now, Howler, Bloodnstuff, Astronautalis, and morePoliça sign to Mom Pop, unveil Dark Star EPAs the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Weekend Checklist: Neon Indian, Retribution Gospel Choir, Culture Cry Wolf, Loudon Wainwright III

    Looks like spring has brought a flurry of creativity with five local bands releasing albums this weekend starting with The Shiny Lights, who pulls members from many of other local bands in town. Other CD releases include The Lower 48, Pennyroyal, Big Villain, and Dave Olson; that's enough new music ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    New Year's Eve Checklist: Dawes, MOD SUN, Prof, The 4onthefloor

    ​Your guide to all the best musical events happening on New Year's Eve.

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Audio Perm Block Party showcases Twin Cities hip-hop, offers up free mixtape

    ​It's not uncommon to find a rap act sharing a bill with a bunch of rock and pop acts at one of the Twin Cities' many block parties, but aside from mammoth outdoor fest Soundset you're hard-pressed to find a summer shindig that caters specifically to the local rap scene. Next weekend, thanks to a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2008

    Criminal Profiler Debunks "Smiley Face Killers"

    image002.jpg Is it true, as TV reports on KSTP and CNN have claimed, that serial killers may be stalking and drowning college men in several ... More >>

  • News

    August 1, 2007

    Teenage Riot

    For a new all-ages scene, rock & roll can't wait