Jenny Lewiswith Apache RelayFirst Avenue, MinneapolisSunday, August 3, 2014Jenny Lewis has provided the sound to so many projects over the past 15 years in many other bands. On Sunday night she was back in Minneapolis to show that she has enough charm to carry a night heavy with anticipation on her ... More >>
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While she's only been using the moniker of Waxahatchee since 2011, Katie Crutchfield's roots in the punk and DIY community run as deep as the Alabama watering hole she draws her name from. Cutting her teeth on the touring circuit before she was even 18 in the Ackleys with her sister Allison, the duo ... More >>
MWMF Day Three With Hang 'Em High, the Ultrasounds, Neon, Reina del Cid & the Cidizens, Eli Glor, Stereo Confession, and Riflebird Winona, Minnesota Saturday, April 20, 2013 After spending much of Friday night at Mid West Music Fest pleasantly cooped up at Ed's seeing a strong cadre of established ... More >>
Photo by Tony NelsonCraig FinnWith Mount MoriahTriple Rock Social Club, MinneapolisSaturday, February 4, 2012Any Craig Finn performance in Minneapolis is a sea of talking points -- and he went through most of them Saturday in front of an attentive Triple Rock crowd. This is the home of 86 percent ... More >>
Hailing from Providence, Rhode Island, the Low Anthem have an undeniable pride for local music culture and their small-city roots. There is a humbleness surrounding not only their music, but their attitudes towards folk music in general. The Low Anthem's history may be brief, but it's certainly n ... More >>
As part of a scathing interview indicting his bandmates for "a lot of deception, disloyalty, and greed," Rilo Kiley guitarist Blake Sennett said that the once-popular indie band is now officially kaput. The band, whose frontwoman Jenny Lewis has gone on to a successful solo career and is cur ... More >>
Mac McCaughan reflects on the re-emergence of his seminal '90s band
In today's issue of City Pages, we printed an interview with Mac McCaughan of Superchunk in preparation for tonight's show at First Avenue. The following is the complete transcript of our email interview with Mac, including a few additional quotes that didn't make the cut for the print edition.
Photo by August de WildeJenny & JohnnySeptember 12, 2010The Cedar Cultural CenterEven though she gave up movie work more than a dozen years ago to pursue music in earnest, Jenny Lewis in a sense remains an ambitious actress, her sound and shape shifting with each album. Over the course of fou ... More >>
Ray LaMontagne announces TC date, Eyedea and Abilities perform for the Current & Caroline Smith covers Rilo Kiley.
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I just listened to Sun, Sun, Sun, the new album by Sub Pop recording artists the Elected, led by Blake Sennett, the mustachioed, suede-vest-wearing lead guitar player and occasional breathy, phony, full-of-himself second-string singer from Rilo Kiley. And then the spirit of Gene Shalit came over me: ... More >>
Fans of early '90s Nickelodeon programming are easy to spot. At Rilo Kiley shows they're the ones yelling "Pinsky!" at Blake Soper, while arguing with friends over who would win a Clarissa vs. Sabrina cage match. And starting today, they're raving about the DVD release of the Adventures of Pete & P ... More >>
Paul Demko, Diablo Cody, and Dylan Hicks offer three takes on MPR's new baby
Denouncing war and fighting for the right to booze, Bright Eyes forms an army of one
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