Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. The Cactus Blossoms start us off this week with a new installment in the Spaces series, this time shot on the roof of the Turf Club. We've also got new clips from LOTT, Grol ... More >>
Art-A-Whirl Marijuana Deathsquads, the Cactus Blossoms, BNLX, Dosh, Sun Gods to Gamma Rays, Hollow Boys, Crossing Guards, and From the Midwest Grumpy's NE, 331 Club, and Anchor Fish & Chips, MInneapolis Saturday, May 17, 2014 After spending much of the last few months trapped indoors, music and ... More >>
We're only a decade or two removed, at most, from the retirement of the phrase "fall television season." It's a misnomer, an anachronism, as if television totally disappears from the face of the Earth every May, only to miraculously re-appear when September rolls around. No, my friends: television i ... More >>
Nothing makes for better music than a breakup. Recently moving back to Minneapolis from Brooklyn, indie-folk artist Ryan Traster is getting set to release his 7" vinyl "Cruel Love" -- a song based on a breakup. Treading on soft sounds, snappy beats, and floating melodies, the song branches out from ... 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 courtesy of Christy HuntElliot Hill, best known locally as the drummer for the Softrocks, passed away on Monday, July 25, at the age of 26. Hill was diagnosed with colon cancer last September, and the cancer advanced to an untreatable stage and was diagnosed as terminal in April. In a ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessSome of us may remember when our friend Mark Mallman decided to do his first "Marathon" in 1999. Knowing Mark, it didn't seem weird that he would attempt such a stunt. The man has far too much energy and tends to be one of those creative juggernauts that fill the Twin Cities mu ... More >>
Eyedea & Abilities release new music video, an update on Har Mar Superstar's forthcoming album & next week's best new releases.
The Songs We Can't Escape
The songs we can't escape
Ariel Pink's parallel universe hit parade
The Onion's rave review of Robert Pollard's new album, From a Compound Eye, begins with this puzzling sentence: "Given Robert Pollard's profligacy, it's only natural to greet his 26-track, 70-minute post-Guided By Voices 'debut' solo album with skepticism." The first definition of "profligate" is ( ... More >>
We crowd-surfed with R.T. We bar hopped on light rail. And between some of our precious last sucks on a cigarette at the club, we scribbled it all down on a cocktail napkin.
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Guided by Voices forecasts the end of the world--or at least the arrival of another dozen two-minute pop songs
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Terry Eason transmits ingenious basement pop Via Satellite