#4. Carroll: 52 points Thousands of bands form at colleges every year, but only a scant few are serious enough to grow up to be MGMT (Wesleyan) or Vampire Weekend (Columbia). But the indie-rock foursome Carroll, named after the street they lived on while studying at Macalester, made a solid first st ... More >>
The name Glenn Danzig has lived in metal and punk fans' vocabularies since 1977, when he started the legendary horror-punk group Misfits. But to music fans who didn't dwell in the underground, Danzig became Danzig in 1988, with the release of his eponymous band's self-titled debut. That album was a ... More >>
Avett Festwith the Avett Brothers, Brandi Carlile, Dr. Dog, and the Wheeler BrothersSomerset Amphitheater, Somerset, WISaturday, June 29, 2013"Look at that sky," Brandi Carlile instructed the crowd as the sun was making its way behind the hill of the Somerset Amphitheater. With the rain out of the w ... More >>
It's the last week of June and Uptown is hopefully back up and running. This weekend marks the Twin Cities Pride Celebration featuring performances from L'Assassins, Wiping Out Thousands, Mayda and much more. Tom Petty reunites with the Heartbreakers at the Target Center Saturday while Aesop Rock an ... More >>
Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to celebrate Prince's 55th birthday. And while the Purple One's prodigious back catalog and outsized persona will always be one of the charismatic beacons for the Twin Cities music scene (and the world), there is no question that as of late, his output has ... More >>
Masters of musical light and shadow Low will release The Invisible Way in March. This album marks their 20th anniversary, and shows Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy's connection to Duluth runs deep. Not only did Wilco received a key to the city this summer during a performance at Bayfront Festival Park an ... More >>
See Also:Basilica Block Party 2012 lineupThe Avett Brothers' Seth Avett on Rick Rubin, political fans, and the band's legacyThe Lumineers have recently exploded onto the indie music scene, seemingly popping up out of nowhere (well, Denver, Colorado, to be exact) and giving fans some irresistible tra ... More >>
See Also: Basilica Block Party 2012 lineupThe Avett Brothers' Seth Avett on Rick Rubin, political fans, and the band's legacy The Lumineers on Craigslist, Denver, and Basilica Block PartyGimme Noise wants to help our Twin Cities musicians push this envelope of rock 'n' roll shit-shooting, and it's s ... More >>
See Also:Basilica Block Party 2012 lineupThe Avett Brothers are knuckle-scraping live performers, clever songwriters, and Southern charmers. Their record company wants you to know they'll unveil the highly anticipated The Carpenter, another carefully constructed affair with producer Rick Rubin, this ... More >>
Singer Brandi Carlile celebrated her 31st birthday earlier this month in the Cascade Mountain Range smoking cigars, drinking beer and playing golf with her family and friends. She was only 22 when she approached brothers Phil and Tim Hanseroth to start a band with her. She confidently promised the p ... More >>
"I don't know art, but I know what I like." "There's no accounting for taste." "Opinions are like assholes." There's validity to each one of these statements, but that doesn't mean that anyone's going to agree with any feelings anyone else expresses about anything on the Internet. And while hip-h ... More >>
Gigamesh is on deck to be your next favorite producer, having already remixed the likes of Foster The People, Radiohead, Lykke Li, Estate and so many others. He's also the guy who's responsible for the ever-so-danceable Mike Posner hit "Cooler Than Me," and recently spent some time in Miami worki ... More >>
Right now, for the price of a movie ticket, you can watch Shia LaBeouf paling around with enormous extraterrestrial robots in the third installment of the Transformers franchise, running and yelling and making with cracks so wise that one could almost forget one is helping to bankroll the career ... More >>
Photos by Tony NelsonBrandi Carlile with Amos Lee and The Watson Twins Minnesota State Fair Grandstand, 8/29/10 Brandi Carlile headlines the Grandstand: A self-declared milestone. She could not contain her joy at packing that place. She jumped and smiled constantly and sashayed gleefully ar ... More >>
Photo by Steve Cohen SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT. I'm worried for li'l Taylor Swift. Her last American tour sold out all across the board. In fact, she sold out Staples Center and Madison Square Garden in less than two minutes. This tour? Also sold out sold out sold out. Appears the next show wit ... More >>
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