FLAG With T.S.O.L., Cerebral Ballzy, and Off With Their Heads First Avenue, Minneapolis September 13, 2013 For decades-old punks FLAG (original members of Black Flag who are prevented from using the band name by Greg Ginn), there really isn't any wistfulness for one to get lost in. Their frenetic, ... More >>
The indie record label brings back seminal alt-rock groups Mudhoney and the Melvins to celebrate AmRep Bash 13
The Gaslight Anthem with the Bouncing Souls and Cory Branan First Avenue Mainroom, Minneapolis Thursday, February 28, 2013 Dust off those newly collectible Nets snapbacks, gang, we had ourselves a double-header of Jersey pop-punk at the Mainroom last night. Fresh off of their major-label debut an ... More >>
Hugh Cornwell and Glen Matlock are likely household names at your place if there's a studded leather jacket somewhere in your garage -- or you own the Snatch soundtrack. For everyone else, this is a show worth experiencing for those loving the umpteenth wave of punk and new wave descendants too. ... More >>
Photos by Mike MinehartMachine 22Black Box Revelation with Machine 22, Porcupine and DetourNovember 14, 20117th St. Entry, MinneapolisI arrived during of Porcupines from LaCrosse, Wisconsin, one of my favorite bands I've recently discovered. One of my favorite songs, "Rooftops" from their 7" spli ... More >>
Two artists (Fugazi & the Wu Tang Clan) near and dear in every way to millions of peoples' hearts and minds, smooshed together by the Cities' most-favoritest cadre of shape shifters? We'll bite.
Dear Santa, No zeppelin or Red Ryder BB gun for me, this year. No Porsche, no super-strength, no Wii. Not even world peace, Santa. Forget all of that. This year, I'm asking for something that could enhance - even improve - the lives of millions of people across the world: please, please, please w ... More >>
Photo by Kelly LoneWe have an odd relationship with success here in the Twin Cities--we love watching our local homeboys make good but more often than not, we do so with the begrudging assumption that they're going to leave us, dammit. Sure, they say they'll always love us, and we're still ... More >>
Man-oh-man, what the hell? Did it rain all Bike Walk week? I'm soaked. But remember, big-ass rock and roll sound waves dry you faster than heat--that's science facts, trust me--so dry off and get hot at any number of awesome shows happening this weekend.
Adam Bubolz The BuzzcocksPete Shelley's eyes can't keep from rolling. Seriously, that's what stands out right away. British punk legends the Buzzcocks take the stage, Shelley approaches the mic, barks out the first song, and as they launch into song, his eyes roll. For a passing moment, a ... More >>
Stylish and sensual, vocalist Samahra sings with the passion of Amy Winehouse
The glamtacular history of 1980s heavy metal in the Twin Cities
How cruising the western suburbs can lead to a great rock band, and other secrets from a Jeep tour of the Twin Cities with the Hold Steady's Craig Finn
Earnest Brits bring punk out of the past and into the Futureheads
The music and movies were epochal. The politics were abysmal. A poison valentine to the year that won't go away.
The F-Ups conquer the world, stop at Wal-Mart
From the garbage house to the club with P.O.S. and his Doomtree crew
The legendary bands. The terrifying toilets. An oral history that goes so far behind the music it will leave you at a gun range beneath the stage.
Hippie-hating punk rockers, captured on film! Remembering The Clash with a new DVD
After a 19-year hiatus, punk legends Mission of Burma reach for their revolver again
Hail the Conquering Heroes: Polls and Praise for This Year's Best New Artists
The Cagey Sweet J.A.P. Bring Japanese Punk Into the Local Scene
The Sex Pistols doc The Filth and the Fury brings punk's founding antichrists down to human scale
A bio-doc looks at the punks who changed the complexion of white rock
The Get Up Kids combine hard playing with hard feelings for a new "emo" audience
How Amphetamine Reptile changed American music--and then went into the bar business
The Short Fuses play greasy punk from the wrong side of the sock hop
Local punks the Misfires make a case that the youthful basement circuit is still the place to be
Open playlists. Mixed audiences. Women's mud wrestling. Ample coke. What ever happened to the Minneapolis club scene?
From Wrong's free-improv chaos to Savage Aural Hotbed's circle-saw precision, a disparate local noise scene maps the sound of modern anxiety
Rock the basement and pour beer on your ass with pop-punk heroes Dillinger Four