This week marks the beginning of October. Why not celebrate fall with some rad tunes? Thursday brings the rapper Le1f to First Ave to get us dancing. Friday the ever ambient Why? plays the Fine Line, while local boppers Teenage Moods release their latest cassettes. Saturday, KT Tunstall is welcomed ... More >>
Who says a band can't change their stripes? New York's Ra Ra Riot's new album falls more in the pop than the indie-rock distinction. Beta Love points the band in a much more focused direction, condensing the arrangement and vocal delivery of the group's sound, but the essence remains. Before the ban ... More >>
The shortest month of the year comes to an end, spend it out with the Minneapolis music scene! Dessa performs at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Thursday while the Current hosts a live Local Current set at the Amsterdam. Friday, The Tribe and Big Cats say goodbye at Triple Rock, Vita.mn presents ... More >>
Sophomore album is muscular and confident
Los Campesinos! with Parenthetical GirlsVarsity Theater, MinneapolisSunday, January 29, 2012Los Campesinos! is an indie-rock band that hails from Cardiff, Wales -- which is pretty far removed from anything Latino-related implied by the name. The seven-piece ensemble drew a pretty big crowd for a ... More >>
Ra Ra Riot with Dinosaur BonesOctober 2, 2011Fine Line Music Cafe, MinneapolisRa Ra Riot may not be a household name, but in the indie underground music scene, the band is gold. With so many stringed instruments onstage -- the standard guitar and bass, along with a cellist and a violinist -- a ... More >>
They don't call it Rocktober for nothin'. Fall has always been a popular time for touring musicians to hit the road, and it's making for some busy nights at venues across the Twin Cities. Nearly every night, concertgoers are faced with some tough choices -- like tonight, when Astronautalis performs ... More >>
This weekend was brought to you by the letter "H."
GIVERS, Pepper Rabbit, and 1, 2, 3 June 26, 2011 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis Last night, the young Louisiana pop quintet GIVERS rolled in to Minneapolis for their first show in the city, and it would be understatement to say that they took the crowd at the 7th St. Entry by storm. The group conta ... More >>
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The California festival runs April 16-18.
Ra Ra Riot to play the Varsity, Gin Blossoms announce Aquatennial gig & free tickets to Phoenix.
New music from Gospel Gossip, Andrew Broder and Gay Beast, Fashion Week warms up & next week's best new releases.
Beastie Boys, Animal Collective and Depeche Mode to rock Chicago's Grant Park this August.
Complete Soundset '09 lineup confirmed, Ra Ra Riot plays the Current & 36 Hour Songwriting Contest results.
Death Cab hits the road and arrives in St. Paul tonight, with other indie favorites in tow.
Phoenix to play the Varsity, Pitchfork reviews Bob Mould, Bob Dylan rips the Stones & Brother Ali heads East.