Don't try to pigeonhole Jenny Lewis; she'll just push outside of your definition of who she is. The California singer-songwriter is set to release her first solo album since 2008's Acid Tongue with The Voyager, an album that has multiple layers in meaning and sound. With the help of Beck and Ryan Ad ... More >>
The longtime sideman emerges on his own with Better Bones
Even when the weather cools down, the Twin Cities music doesn't! Wednesday local rockers Usonia wrap up their residency at Cause while No Joy hits up the 7th Street Entry. Caroline Smith releases her latest record in the First Avenue Mainroom Friday. Saturday Ms Mr is welcomed by a sold-out show in ... More >>
Last November, a talented array of modern musicians (including Dave Grohl, Britt Daniel, Ryan Adams, Craig Finn and Tad Kubler) gathered at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles to celebrate and pay tribute to the music of Bob Mould. Those of us who weren't able to travel to the West Coast to ... More >>
Author's rendering of the stage, drawn in darkRyan AdamsDecember 13, 2011State Theatre, MinneapolisIt can't be easy, pouring your heart out every night and trying to maintain that ever-elusive sense of cool. Now that he's a few years sober, Ryan Adams' main goal as a performer seems to be walking ... More >>
Though he reportedly expressed some humble resistance to the tribute because "he's not even dead yet," Hüsker Dü and Sugar frontman Bob Mould took part in an all-star tribute to his songwriting and legacy last night at L.A.'s Disney Hall, where he was joined by Foo Fighters' Dave Groh ... More >>
Joy SummersA pig and a pint, now available at 50th and FranceAnother restaurant lands in the midst of 50th and France. Just three weeks ago the new Pig & Fiddle opened in the former Pearson's space. Brought to Minneapolis by Mark van Wie and Paul Schatz, who also run St. Paul's Muddy Pi ... More >>
Approximately 10 years after the release of his debut EP So Pretty, Kid Dakota's fourth album Listen To The Crows as They Take Flight is out today on Graveface Records. With a decade worth of vocal heavy songwriting under his belt, Dakota has worked at honing his explosive melodic tenor into a mu ... More >>
Ever the unpredictable artist, Ryan Adams will re-emerge this fall for his first tour since declaring he was supposedly quitting music (or at least, quitting touring with the Cardinals) back in 2009. With a new solo album, Ashes & Fire, out October 10, Ryan will depart on a West Coast tour in ... More >>
With chatter about 9/11 reaching a fever pitch this week, it was only a matter of time before someone started a crazy rumor connecting a celebrity to the attacks. And if a rumor's going to swirl that someone besides Nostradamus predicted the events of 9/11, well, yeah, it makes sense that somehow ... More >>
Sample some music by a promising new local Americana band.
Some songs get you every time.
As the old maxim goes, let the bad marry the bad.
We truly are in the end of days. Armageddon is at hand. Repent now.
In anticipation of his show tomorrow night at the 400 Bar, Kathryn Savage interviews folk musician A.A. Bondy.
Lookbook, Muja Messiah, Black Blondie and others pose for their senior pictures.
Marvin Gaye's divorce album tops this week's pop culture picks
Top 10 Discs This Week at Eclipse Records
Stook and the Jukes make music for the corner bar and, um, Amsterdam?
Top 10 sellers at the Electric Fetus
I'm not a complainer. It's the world that's a joyless place.
Natalie Merchant does an about-face; Joe Strummer's countenance appears on the wall; Stephen Tyler loses his head
Talkin' Dylan Blues With Folkster Martin Devaney
Reports from South by Southwest, where a Texas town becomes a mecca of indie music and film