The band's frontwoman goes dark on the group's latest album Shulamith
The media blitz for Polica's second album is in full swing this week. Today, the group dropped a new single from the forthcoming Shulamith, which is due October 22 via Mom Pop.Much like the earlier song, "Tiff" featuring Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, "Chain My Name" is aggressive. The difference, howe ... More >>
Singer okay with vulnerability on Give You the Ghost
Howler, Astronautalis, Pink Mink, and more
Photo by Nick WosikaFoster The People might be the biggest band in America right now. There's no better marker of the evident crossover between indie and pop than the massive popularity garnered by the young band, whose platinum-plated hooks and disco leanings have caused a buzz across the ... More >>
Frontwoman turns dashed dreams into soaring songs
Photo by Kevin HaysL.A. Americana band Dawes are so cavalier about their draw in the Twin Cities that they announced their plans to play a New Year's Eve show at the Varsity before they even rolled into town to perform their sold-out show at First Avenue this Friday -- and in his interview with C ... More >>
The Cloak Ox, Night Moves, and more
Sad news to hit the local arts world today: The long-running Stone Arch Festival of the Arts, which annually showcased over 200 artists and four free stages of music along St. Anthony Main, will be no more. The festival's founder, longtime local music advocate Ira Heilicher (son of legendary Soma ... More >>
Photos by Ben LaFondThe crowd that had gathered at Nick and Eddie on Sunday for the debut of Polica, the new band led by Channy Moon Casselle of the recently split Twin Cities favorite Roma di Luna, was teeming with excitement. The little that has been heard of Polica so far on the band's web ... More >>
"The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend."--Chuck Palahniuk
Who says January is a slow month for shows in the Twin Cities? This weekend is jam-packed with festivities, from the Current's sold-out sixth birthday party to CD-release shows for Alpha Consumer, Gay Beast, More Than Lights, and Say Like the French Say.Here's a rundown of our best bets for Frida ... More >>
The Current has released the set times for tonight's sold-out bash in the Mainroom, along with some info on how to watch a streaming broadcast of the show from the warmth of your home. Live video and audio will begin streaming at about 8:15 p.m. tonight; simply head to TheCurrent.org to follow al ... More >>
Now that the show is good and sold out, the Current has unveiled the final two acts of its five-band local bill in the Mainroom on Saturday, January 29. Brother Ali and Roma di Luna will join Free Energy, Jeremy Messersmith, and Cloud Cult for the station's sixth birthday party, which sold out in ... More >>
For lack of a better word, sure--this mix is pretty hipsterish. But if you're sick of all that traditional crap that's been jammed down your throat since you were five, check out this mix of seasonal cheer--equal parts tongue-in-cheek and sentimental. Pair these songs with some homemade fudge an ... More >>
Prince, Gayngs, Gigamesh, and many others dot the calendar
Photos by Stacy SchwartzCarolina Chocolate Drops with Roma di LunaAugust 27, 2010Minnesota Zoo Weesner AmphitheaterThere was something appropriate about the hot, sweaty, and swarming atmosphere that the audience swam through to listen to Carolina Chocolate Drops' swampy string band music at the M ... More >>
For this week's City of Music video, the crew at MPLS.TV met up with Dark Dark Dark in an abandoned warehouse and junkyard just as the sun was going down to film a unique performance. See our behind-the-scenes shots from the filming here, and watch the finished Dark Dark Dark video, directed by D ... More >>
This week kicks off in a shitty barn and culminates in hell. Need we say more? The Week in Food . . .Tuesday 6/15 Summit is like the little black dress of beers. It goes with everything: stuffed jalapenos and deviled eggs, beer cheese fondue, Creole shrimp coleslaw, and especially roasted pig w ... More >>
Soul singer straddles multiple genres
It's been 10 years since Sound Unseen began its yearly showcase of the most promising music-related films, a nice round number on which to expand, or straight-up double in size. So of course that's exactly what they're doing: the first annual Sound Unseen International, Duluth will be taking plac ... More >>
Debut on Afternoon Records is subtly seductive
Articles from this week's print edition.
Losses include the Suburbs' Bruce Allen, Dinkytowner, and Myth
Friday night, the Turf Club was home to a top-notch local bill.
The folk quartet are playing a show tonight at the 7th St. Entry.
The thing that set this block party apart from the rest we've attended this uncharacteristically mild summer? The oppressive humidity.
Five bucks? Pffft. Whatever. Check out these totally free events.
Sample "Candy Cigarettes" off of Black Blondie's debut album, due out April 17.
Check out this guide to beer, dance, music, parades, and parties.
Southern singer/songwriter migrates north and turns Twin Cities out with Sankofa
Folk strings and cinematic swing intertwine on 'Lull and Clatter'
How Justin Vernon ditched his life, isolated himself in a cabin, and produced an unexpected masterpiece as Bon Iver
It may seem greedy, but we couldn't confine ourselves to fewer than 13 riotous / melodious / prodigious records
Kill the Vultures prepare for winter in a Midwestern river town