Kyle Jason Johnson, who played bass and rhythm guitar for Minneapolis rock band Run Westy Run, died among family and friends on Friday. Born September 1, 1959, he was 54. He is survived by his two beautiful children. "He was a very creative and talented artist and musician, and he was loved and supp ... More >>
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Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week begins with a brand new video from Fort Wilson Riot from their forthcoming album. We've also got new clips from Ménage Quad, Koo Koo Kanga Roo, Marz Lovejoy, and ... More >>
Happy Holidays, internet pals! While not too many acts are playing venues this Christmas, plenty of bars are still open for business. There's also plenty of places to ring in the New Year, including First Avenue's Dance Night, The Turf Club's Cover Band Show, Davina and the Vagabonds at the Dakota o ... More >>
If there's anything that can be said for Minnesota music in 2013, it will forever be minted as the year of the 80's Minneapolis "Heyday" band reunions.Famously, the Replacements reunited after years of nagging from their fans. Soul Asylum continued to soldier on in an amalgamation of themselves. Mos ... More >>
Earlier today, bluesy bad-boy rockers the Goondas announced on social media that their upcoming show at First Avenue, opening for Run Westy Run on December 27, will be their last as a band.Though it hasn't been made explicitly clear whether this will be a permanent break-up for the four-piece that f ... More >>
Founding Soul Asylum guitarist Dan Murphy has announced his exit from Soul Asylum after three decades with the band. Earlier this week, he issued a statement on the group's website to make his departure official. "I have decided that I will no longer be touring or recording with the band, effective ... More >>
Release shows at 7th St. Entry and First Avenue
Related:Wilco's Minnesota dates: Rochester and Duluth and that's itThe excellent lineup for this Sunday's Kill Kancer benefit show includes local luminaries -- young and old -- but the all-star band Golden Smog will not feature an appearance by sometime collaborator Jeff Tweedy.Over the years, the g ... More >>
Daniel Levy, 21, took his own life in January
Minnesota's own self-proclaimed "genius of fun," ESP Woody McBride has long been one of the Midwest's techno sages and is again channeling the elusive old rave spirit with part deux of the Bassgasm saga tonight. As he did with Bassgasm 1, the second will lure old heads (who have grown up, started fa ... More >>
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