Abdirizak Bihi paces the courtyard of Riverside Plaza in Minneapolis, awaiting his children's arrival from school. Dirt blows freely down Cedar Avenue as piss-colored newspapers dance in the wind. In the shade of a tree stand a slouching man and a woman with cavernous eyes, locked in stormy debate. ... More >>
Coastal Cabins are a young indie rock group out of Minneapolis composed of Jack Ross and Robert Marston. The duo just released their self-titled debut EP last week. Its delicate arrangements and rich vocals immediately caught my attention. Ross and Marston are students at Luther College in Decorah, ... More >>
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The Minneapolis band celebrate their 10th anniversary and new record Home at the Triple Rock
Globetrotting DJ pioneers a new dance night at the Varsity Theater
The Twin Cities electronic music scene is having a bit of an age crisis, and Minneapolis' own dubstep boy-wonder Vaski is right smack in the middle of it. A bassy lo-end sound made up of skittery, planetary beats, dubstep has produced an entire second generation (or third, depending on your pers ... More >>
Vaski doin' his thing DJ Vaski is Minnesota's own slice of the dubstep phenom pouring across the country at the moment. Just 21 years old and from Savage, MN, Alex Bower traveled the world over the last several years as a budding producer before most kids even think about finishing college. In s ... More >>
Walking into a dubstep party in Minneapolis is like stepping foot into an alternate universe in the future, unearthly wobbles and schizo tempo wafting through the air along with the distinct smell of sweat and patchouli. At a recent show at the Loft promoted by the wildly popular crew TC Dubstep, ... More >>
Founder David Ellis says school represents 'every child left behind'
The regrettable consequences of a family divided
From Wrong's free-improv chaos to Savage Aural Hotbed's circle-saw precision, a disparate local noise scene maps the sound of modern anxiety
Notes on the least reputable and most profitable literary genre in American publishing: the romance novel.
On the road with the Concrete Farm dance collective and a big rig.