Rock Island

  • Arts

    February 19, 2014

    The Music Man like you've never seen him

    Ten Thousand Things turns the classic production on its head -- and it's great

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 11/27-12/3

    This week not only marks Thanksgiving but also the beginning of December. Wednesday, Retribution Gospel Choir play the Amsterdam while the Ike Reilly Assassination take over the First Avenue Mainroom. If you're looking for plans on Thanksgiving, Davina and the Vagabonds will be playing the Dakota an ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 27, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Paul Doffing: I do not tour by bicycle to make an example of myself

    By making his own way in music Paul Doffing writes and moves at his own pace -- that pace set by his bicycle. In the summer of 2012, Paul toured the country by biking to gigs and came back a changed man. Set to release his latest album, Doffing shares in his music stories from the road and his strug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    Lissie at Varsity Theater, 5/22/2013

    Lissie with Vance JoyVarsity Theater, MinneapolisWednesday, May 22, 2013When an artist says at the beginning of their show, "We're gonna play a lot of new stuff tonight," there's often a collective groan from the room, but when Lissie told that to the sold-out room at the Varsity, everyone hooted an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    The Baseball Project's Steve Wynn on the Twins, Dream Syndicate, and origins

    The Baseball Project is a supergroup of four veterans of American underground rock and punk. Combining talents from R.E.M., the Dream Syndicate and Minneapolis's Zuzu's Petals, each member contributes 30 or more years of experience, and they are also huge baseball fans. The band features Steve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Marijuana Deathsquads featured on Daytrotter

    ​Daytrotter is all up in the Twin Cities scene again. Just yesterday we saw Gabe Douglas of the 4onthefloor tweeting that his band was down at the Daytrotter studios in Rock Island, Illinois recording a session, and today the site posted a three-track performance by revolving electromanipulators M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Naughty By Nature collaborates with Solid Gold for Daytrotter session

    ​So here's a string of words I never thought would appear in the same sentence: Recording site Daytrotter recently invited Naughty By Nature to their Illinois studios for a session, with locals Solid Gold sitting in as their backing band. Wait, what?

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Peter Wolf Crier announce tour with Heartless Bastards

    Photo by Stacy Schwartz​It's going to be a constructive summer for rising locals Peter Wolf Crier, whose debut album, Inter-Be, will be re-released by Jagjaguwar later this month. The duo has a CD-release show at the Turf Club on May 21, followed by a massive tour that will take them across the Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Peter Wolf Crier announce CD-release show, tour

    Photo by Darin Back​It's been a busy spring for Peter Wolf Crier, and things are only going to get busier for the rising local two-piece's Peter Pisano and Brian Moen. The new Jagjaguwar signees will be re-releasing their debut album, Inter-Be, next month with a CD-release show at the Turf Club on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Local weapons manufacturer gets 'stimulus' aid for 'green' bullets

    Alliant Techsystems received $7.4 million of your money as part of the U.S. Department of Defense's Green Bullet Program. Even more mind-boggling: the U.S. Department of Defense has something called a "Green Bullet Program."

  • Music

    August 16, 2006

    Cold Rock a Party

    Why Heat rap better without men

  • News

    September 10, 2003

    Dream Book

    Wildly uncommercial titles meet millionaire backers in Minnesotas most unlikely press