Low taught us how to drone, Prince brought back breakfast, and there were a million reunions
Guillermo del Toro's latest film is summer entertainment with a pulse
By Steve CohenIan McLagan The Belmore/New Skyway Lounge, Minneapolis July 5, 2013 Minneapolis welcomed Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ian McLagan on Friday for his first ever appearance in the Twin Cities as a solo artist. "Mac" made note of Minneapolis's warm welcome after his leadoff tune "Hello Old ... More >>
Tommy Stinson learned to play bass at age 11, and just a year later started strumming with the musicians, including his brother Bob, who would make up the Replacements. For this week's cover story on the CC Club, Stinson -- who now juggles multiple projects, including solo albums like 2011's "One Ma ... More >>
Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else.The Catholic Church figured out something during the middle ages: If you build a church to look like a castle, the serfs will feel safe in its massive ... More >>
If the drool-worthy posters shown above haven't already pulled you in, the rest of the story of Swissted: Vintage Rock Posters Remixed and Reimagined certainly will. Just released this month, the book features 200 freshly created concert posters recalling the nascent shows of some of the finest unde ... More >>
From P.O.S. to Prince to Polica, 2012 was a golden year in Minnesota music
Release shows at 7th St. Entry and First Avenue
The soulful singer Alison Scott is about to release her latest studio album, Hiding Under the Covers, Volume II, a collection of covers that includes pieces by Elliott Smith, Radiohead, and Elton John to name a few.Deciding to intersperse her original releases with cover albums came as a natural de ... More >>
Related:Top 20 best Minnesota musiciansFirst Avenue's 20 best concertsFirst Avenue's 20 best concerts: Readers' picks50 cool facts about the Minnesota music sceneCountless songwriters have found inspiration in the Land of 10,000 Lakes over the years, and even more have hit upon something revelatory ... More >>
Related:Top 20 best Minnesota songs: #20-11Top 20 best Minnesota musiciansFirst Avenue's 20 best concertsCountless songwriters have found inspiration in the Land of 10,000 Lakes over the years, and even more have hit upon something revelatory about Minnesota without ever becoming full-time residen ... More >>
Related:Minneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.Minnesotans need to remember to exhale sometimes -- especially fresh on the heels of being ranked as the number two music scene in the country. Shouldn't it be enough to simply enjoy a rich history of quality musicians blossoming from f ... More >>
The Replacements are hands down one of the most revered and famous bands out of Minneapolis. Not only does the group forever cast a shadow over almost every barroom guitar-rock band that ever sets foot on stage in town, but their lingering legacy has done the same thing to the members of the ... More >>
Here's a not-so-secret fact about Minnesota music: People love to talk about how much they love the scene here. Musicians from both out-of-state and the Twin Cities have gone out of their way to pen odes to our town and its vibrant community, from Atmosphere to Lucinda Williams Tom Waits to Mark Ma ... More >>
Photo by Nikki MillerIn this week's issue of People magazine, "Rhinestone Cowboy" Glen Campbell and his wife Kim reveal that Campbell's battles with short-term memory loss have been diagnosed as symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
Photos by Steve CohenTommy StinsonMay 20, 2011First Avenue, MinneapolisThese are strange times we're living in, so the modest turnout at Friday night's Tommy Stinson show shouldn't have come as a surprise. But scanning the Mainroom this weekend, it was hard not to think back to last fall's Replac ... 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 >>
Photos by Steve CohenOn May 22, Gary Louris returned to home to Minnesota from a solo acoustic tour, joined by friends Marc Perlman & Tim O'Reagan (The Jayhawks), Jim Boquist (Son Volt, Paul Westerberg) and vocalist Janey Winterbauer (Astronaut Wife, Janey and Marc) at the Broadway Theater in ... More >>
Goodbye, Uptown Bar. We'll miss you.
Husker Du drummer announces Hot Wax for early October release.
John Munson of Semisonic and Chan Poling of the Suburbs talk new music
Rick Fuller turns his back on MTV to preserve the history of the local music scene.
Charles De Gaulle bring anarchy under control on Tennessee Is Not Kentucky
The great Minnesota brain freeze: 82 chances to cheat with Google and win valuable prizes!
The Gleam reminisce about their creepy rural childhood
Seven new local releases for jazzheads, historians, and fans of Bob
Workaholic college kids make prog rock for clean-cut punks
Picked to Click Voters spew forth their most vehement opinions about the local music scene
Singer-songwriter, music teacher, and new father Pete Hofmann sprouts his maritime lullabies behind locked doors
The Best Albums in the World Ever!! Okay, Maybe Just in This Town, Circa 2003
Lynne Truss delivers us from our sins, Johnny Cash finds redemption, and Kurt Cobain loses Nirvana in the afterlife
Two cities, twelve months, a million reasons to rock!
The dean of local rock writers, Jim Walsh, goes back to school
Road-tripping to Texas for South by Southwest
We sent a team of trained researchers and documentarians into the wilds of the Twin Cities in search of music in its native habitat. Here are the field notes from Friday, February 15--the day that would not end.
Gary Louris and the Jayhawks have soared with introspective songs and rich melodies. Now, with their upbeat new album, Smile, the band is determined to fly up the commercial charts.