The impeccably curated Heliotrope Festival is back for its 10th (styled as Roman numeral X) running. The underground music fest announced it was "on pause" last year. Intermedia Arts will host the three-day event June 5-7.Among 27 artists taking part are American Cream, OAKS, Thunderbolt Pagoda, Tra ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We get into things this week with the potent new video from Buildings, their first offering from their new forthcoming EP. We've also got new clips from MaLLy, Atmosphere, F ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week begins with a brand new video from Fort Wilson Riot from their forthcoming album. We've also got new clips from Ménage Quad, Koo Koo Kanga Roo, Marz Lovejoy, and ... More >>
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Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar!
Here's something the drone-lover in your life does not yet have. Earlier this month, the Cedar Cultural Center hosted a 28-hour event featuring several dozen musicians promoting a peaceful society with an uninterrupted drone. And now Drone Not Drones' Luke Heiken has posted a recording of the whole ... More >>
Starting tonight, the West Bank will be abuzz with vibrations far more hypnotic than afternoon stop-and-go traffic.The notorious 28-hour Drone Not Drones event benefiting Doctors Without Borders is nearly upon us. Low, Prairie Fire Lady Choir, BNLX, Gabriel Douglas, JT Bates, Martin Dosh, Jeremy Ylv ... More >>
Duluth rock experimenters Low performed a drone-fueled version of "Do You Know How to Waltz?" at Rock the Garden last year, and simultaneously sparked a new discussion about peace-minded thinking within music. The divisive 28-minute rendition was unusual, but get a load of what Drone Not Drones foun ... More >>
Plenty to see in the Twin Cities this week! The Barenaked Ladies return to the stage at The State Theatre, while The Skyway theatre hosts Glasgow natives Franz Ferdinand. The Varsity Theater hosts a number of events this week; including Minus the Bear, Between the Buried and Les Claypool. Miran ... More >>
Laura Marling With Paul Metzger Woman's Club Theatre, Minneapolis August 14, 2013 Most musicians don't go from playing London's esteemed Royal Albert Hall on a Monday night to performing at the slightly more modest Woman's Club Theatre on a Wednesday. But Laura Marling isn't like most musicians. Th ... More >>
Paul Metzger is unlike any instrumentalist you know. For one thing, he's a self-taught banjo virtuoso -- though the instrument he plays is less of a banjo and more a crazy instrument experiment gone horribly right. In the late '70s, Metzger began performing small surgeries on his banjo, adding extra ... More >>
Heliotrope NineThe Lab Theater, MinneapolisSaturday, May 26, 2012Related:Heliotrope Nine night two at Lab Theater, 5/25/12Slideshow: Heliotrope 9 at the Lab Theater: FridaySlideshow: Heliotrope 9 at the Lab Theater: SaturdayThe Ninth Annual Heliotrope music festival wound down with a collective ba ... More >>
Hypnotic groove psychedelic rock trio Mother of Fire are known for creating intensely haunting, loud, mesmerizing shows in unique environments. In DIY spaces (their favorite) art galleries, punk squats, house shows, and even rock clubs, they transport listeners visually as well as sonically. Thei ... More >>
"Notoriously nomadic" bass player CJ Boyd is kicking off a two-night stand in the Twin Cities with a gig at the Kitty Cat Klub tonight. For those unfamiliar, Boyd crafts soundscapes out of looped basslines, starting with small, minimalist arrangements and building into a complex network of intric ... More >>
T.V.B.C in 2011: Freddy Votel, Adam Linz, Paul MetzgerThere are really just two types of music people in the Twin Cities.There are those that undyingly love the band T.V.B.C. completely with every essence and fiber of their soul after first hearing the band sometime since they started back in 198 ... More >>
"Vinyl will always survive. Hopefully indie records stores can too." - Mark TrehusIt's been almost forty years since Oar Folkjokeopus first opened its doors on 26th and Lyndale. The storefront has outlived the 8-track, the cassette, and the cd as the dominant musical forms pushed by an industry ... More >>
The sky has been crying a bit in Minneapolis. The rare temporary cool is usually followed by a rather extreme influx of heat. To add insult to discomfort, on the Northeast side, hearts have been breaking. Stabbings, shootings, and joyrides ending in tragedy all make up for a bit drastic midsummer ... More >>
Missed seeing Why? in the Mainroom on Saturday night? Here's a chance to catch them in a much more intimate and introspective setting, jamming with Dosh tonight for an improv set in the Turf Club's Clown Lounge. With Fog's Mark Erickson and Andrew Broder recently joining Why? on tour, chances are ... More >>
Andrew Broder, who's featured in this week's print edition of City Pages has, along with his partner in Crook and Flail, Adam Drucker, put together a new 45-minute mix highlighting some of the musical influences that inspired the soundtrack they created for the upcoming graphic novel collabor ... More >>
The former frontman-turned-solo artist plays with Why? this weekend
Treehouse Records owner Mark Trehus's new record label is a labor of love
Photo by Adam BubolzPaul Metzger at Heliotrope 6The largest local noise and experimental music festival, Heliotrope, has just announced the lineup for its 7th annual installment. This year's festival will take place May 27-29 at the Ritz Theater in Northeast, and will cull from a vast pool of loc ... More >>
International Novelty Gamelan will finally get to debut their score for the oldest feature-length animated film at the Cedar on Thursday.
For three straight days, long haired freaky people of all stripes overtake Northeast's Ritz Theater.
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