Off With Their Heads' Ryan Young likes to challenge himself. That's why he scheduled a 900 mile bike ride from Minneapolis to Denver where the musician is betting that his stubbornness will overcome his conditioning. Young and fellow musician Brad Lokkesmoe (Dear Landlord/the Gateway District) fir ... More >>
While the name Jillian Rae is new to the dividers at the record store, the fiery violinist has built up quite the résumé over the years. Currently, she is working with local acts such as Brian Just Band, Corpse Reviver, the Blackberry Brandy Boys and even a project featuring Ryan Young (Trampled b ... More >>
Last April, Duluth folk-bluegrass band Trampled by Turtles took over First Avenue for a three-night stand to celebrate the band's 10th anniversary. Now, the band has announced plans to release a live album and accompanying DVD celebrating the shows.Live at First Avenue spans the band's six-album cat ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we are celebrating a bit of a milestone with our 50th installment of Local Frames, and it's packed with some terrific new videos from emerging area talent. We kick ... More >>
This week marks several musical events in the Twin Cities. Duluth folk-bluegrass stars Trampled by Turtles celebrate ten years with three sold out shows (Wednesday - Friday) at First Avenue/7th Street Entry. Saturday, April 20 marks a very special occasion that is celebrated internationally, that's ... More >>
Low With members of Trampled by Turtles Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul March 23, 2013 During the interview portion of Low's riveting show at the Fitzgerald Theater on Saturday night, Alan Sparhawk spoke candidly of the band's objective in approaching the evening. "We've played down here quite a few t ... More >>
Frankie Lee. It's a name you like saying -- which is always a good thing when you are a musician. And to look at Lee, you'd assume, without knowing anything else about him, that he is a musician. In a denim jacket and wide-brimmed hat, Lee has a casual cowboy-coolness about him that makes him seem l ... More >>
Off With Their Heads Triple Rock Social Club, MinneapolisFriday, March 8, 2013 It's been ten years and hundreds of shows for Off With Their Heads. Friday night, however, stands among the most memorable for the semi-local four-piece. With a line-up consisting of five bands that hit across the full p ... More >>
The Minneapolis band celebrate their 10th anniversary and new record Home at the Triple Rock
With temperatures approaching 90º this week and the humidity on the rise, beardos across the Twin Cities must be thinking about possibly shaving their facial hair in order to cool off just a bit this summer. The 4onthefloor frontman Gabe Douglas and some of his area folk friends certainly are feeli ... More >>
Rock the GardenWith the Hold Steady, Trampled by Turtles, Doomtree, tUnE-yArDs, and HowlerWalker Art Center, MinneapolisSaturday, June 16, 2012Related:10 gorgeous GIFs from Rock the Garden 2012Slideshow - Rock the Garden 2012: MusicSlideshow - Rock the Garden 2012: People/ScenesReverence for the Twi ... More >>
Related:Trampled by Turtles Day declared in Minneapolis and DuluthTrampled by Turtles at First Avenue, 4/11/12Ten local songs the Minnesota Twins should play at Target FieldThe month of April has been an eventful one for the gents in Trampled by Turtles. Not long after a sold-out release show at Fir ... More >>
Trampled by TurtlesFirst Avenue, MinneapolisWednesday, April 11, 2012View a slideshow from the concert here.Both Minneapolis and Duluth dedicated this day to Trampled by Turtles, and a rowdy crowd packed inside First Avenue to celebrate the festivities in earnest. Earlier, singer Dave Simonett had t ... More >>
Band embracing a slower pace
Photo by Steve CohenDead Man Winter at First Avenue Monday nightDead Man Winter March 3, 2011 Turf Club, St. Paul It would seem that Dead Man Winter is hovering on the edge of a wildly successful career. The newish band played at Turf last night, and while there was plenty of room, the club ... More >>
In Desolation (Epitaph)
Photo by Kelly LoneWe have an odd relationship with success here in the Twin Cities--we love watching our local homeboys make good but more often than not, we do so with the begrudging assumption that they're going to leave us, dammit. Sure, they say they'll always love us, and we're still ... More >>
Lookbook, Grant Hart, Gay Witch Abortion, Off With Their Heads, and many more blaze their own trails at the festival
The crash of balls, the clinking of glasses, the occasional skipping record. What better way for the new Epitaph Records signees to kick off yet another epic tour?
We sat down with singer/guitarist Ryan Young for a quick five questions about what it means when you spend more time in a van than in your hometown.
Volume II brings two live songs from the band's aforementioned full length to add to the band's large arsenal of vinyl-only releases.