I put on the Ramones' classic 1977 record Rocket to Russia recently in an attempt to join all of my Facebook friends in their collective sadness at the recent death of Tommy (Erdyli) Ramone. I used to love this record, but now, even though I wanted to feel some sense of loss, it became more and more ... More >>
Juggalo fashion generally involves great big pants and T-shirts that were possibly purchased at truck stops. Hair is best when it is braided and aloft in the style of Coolio, and everything looks better coated in a thin layer of sticky-delicious Faygo, of course.
I have an embarrassing tendency to bait people into conversations where I just talk about cool things I am doing. Surprise, right? While it likely stems from being bored with hearing of the mundane achievements of others (babies, crappy jobs, cars), there is a part of me that figures it must stem fr ... More >>
Rancid Skyway Theatre, Minneapolis Wednesday, September 18, 2013 It's been over 20 years since Rancid rose from the ashes of Operation Ivy. In that time, a lot of mohawks have been spiked and consequently fallen as youthful vigor has been replaced by adult responsibilities. Wednesday's return to Mi ... More >>
Many musical rivers to cross in these coming days. Jimmy Cliff at First Avenue on Thursday will be a featured part of it. This week in the Twin Cities begins with The Eagles at the Target Center while Iron & Wine plays across the street at First Avenue. Thursday, Portland-based Typhoon makes an ... More >>
The Afghan Whigs and Twilight Singers frontman Greg Dulli is undoubtedly smarter and deeper than the internet. He connected a love of R&B's brutal underbelly and the visceral outbursts he had inside decades before Napster turned everyone's music tastes into rotisserie fare. Still, a steadfast fa ... More >>
We Were Promised JetpacksVarsity Theater, MinneapolisWednesday, March 21, 2012Scottish indie rockers We Were Promised Jetpacks proved here's still room for invention within the genre at the Varsity Theater on Wednesday night. They offered up a powerful, fairly emotional set, though it could hardl ... More >>
What's that you say? All you want for Christmas is to not be Travis Barker? That's easy; wish granted! Unless, of course, you are Travis Barker, in which case: too bad, so sad. You're always gonna look like a skate rat ghoul. Anyway, let's take a gander at what happened in the world of music last ... More >>
In Desolation (Epitaph)
Dangerous Intersections V, the fifth installment of the 4-band compilation series 7" from Traffic Street Records carries only one local connection this time around. That band, despite their non-Minnesotan name, is the Legendary San Diego Chargers, featuring members of Pretty Boy Thorson.
We sat down with singer/guitarist Ryan Young for a quick five questions about what it means when you spend more time in a van than in your hometown.
Rancid wear their hearts on their (heavily tattooed) sleeves.
Shellac, Rancid, Digitata, and more