Liars With Unknown Mortal OrchestraFirst Avenue, MinneapolisJuly 17, 2012The music of Liars has always been tough to pin down. Their brand of untamed, dissonant experimentalism is impossible to compartmentalize or copy, talents that their fans certainly identify with. The trio has now taken anoth ... More >>
For the next installment of City of Music, which debuts Monday morning on Gimme Noise, director Dan Huiting caught up with touring act the Hounds Below for a video shoot. Huiting tells us how he found out about the band:
Photo by Ben ClarkPhantom Tails at SXSWIt's a strange thing, going from the constant cacophony of thousands of bands playing at once down to nothing at all. But it's a process that is as much a part of attending SXSW as all of the incidentals of the festival: BBQ, suntan lotion, beer, beer, beer. ... More >>
Photos by Denis Jeong PlasterRobyn February 13, 2011First Avenue, MinneapolisFirst Avenue was sweltering hot. Even before pixie-haired Swedish songstress Robyn took the stage, the audience was sweating, stirring about with eagerness as members swayed to openers Natalia Kills and Diamond Rings.
Apparently the Jayhawks show wasn't as much fun for some people as it was for us. We were half-horrified, half-amused to find this Craigslist Missed Connection last night (thanks to our pal Robyn Lewis) from one of the band's unluckiest fans, who had to leave the show last night before the band came ... More >>
Photo by Ben ClarkMs. Lauryn HillJanuary 18, 2011First Avenue, MinneapolisEveryone loves a scintillating, juicy headline. That's the only plausible explanation I can think of for all the hoopla surrounding Ms. Hill's current tour, as an overwhelming majority of people online and in attendance at ... More >>
Photo by Robyn LewisVoltage 2011 performers Pink MinkThough Voltage: Fashion Amplified is still months away (149 days, 13 hours, 45 minutes and 42 seconds away, to be exact, according to a ticker on their website), planning is well underway for next year's hybrid fashion and rock show at First Av ... More >>
photo by: Robyn LewisSeptember 17th at the Hexagon Bar, prepare to be sold shit. A lot of it. The Great Rock And Roll Swap Meet is sort of upon us, and you are not ready. Unless you totally are ready to buy goods and crafts from some local notables like Laura Bennett, Christy Hunt and maybe (mayb ... More >>
Photos by Robyn LewisAnyone who has caught one of Pink Mink's incendiary live shows has likely heard their tune "Seeking Scott Seekins," an ode to one of Minneapolis's most notorious and recognizable artists. It wasn't until Tuesday night at our "4 Nights in Loring" afterparty at Nick and Eddie, ... More >>
Photo by Robyn LewisTitus Andronicus put out their first record two years ago, with conceptually bold and personality shy Patrick Stickles fronting the band of New Jersey scrabble through a hot-shit year of surprising everyone, outshowing most bands they opened for, and having some barely underst ... More >>
It was a good holiday weekend to stay in the Twin Cities.