Part of the reason that Record Store Day has grown in popularity over the years is the wide array of exclusive releases that bands put out specifically for the event. Whether it's limited 7-inches, vinyl reissues, or deluxe box sets that you set your sights on, the sheer amount of cool, unique album ... More >>
Warpaint With Cate Le Bon First Avenue, Minneapolis March 29, 2014 Warpaint took nearly four years to release their second album, so it wasn't surprising that they took a while to heat up at First Avenue on Saturday night. But the Los Angeles art-rock quartet eventually found a spark during their 9 ... More >>
Warpaint captivated the indie-rock world upon the release of their intoxicating debut album, The Fool. The Los Angeles quartet capitalized on that attention by touring tirelessly in support of their sinister melodies for the next three years. Following some down time to recoup after their arduous t ... More >>
New music came at us from all angles in 2012, to the point where we give something a cursory listen, hastily tweet out our opinion about it, then quickly move on to the next hot song/band of the moment. Within that constant deluge of music and the instant social media dissection of its merits (or la ... More >>
Silversun Pickups with School of Seven Bells and Atlas GeniusState Theatre, MinneapolisThursday, September 20, 2012 If the Smashing Pumpkins were the grandfathers of indie rock, then the Silversun Pickups are a bit like the love child of that '90s band. With a set heavy with songs from their new alb ... More >>
The Silversun Pickups have found that ever-elusive sweet spot, where radios play their music and real fans still listen to it. The band's third release, Neck Of The Woods, is their best album to date -- and one that stands alone in a category that most music has left behind. On it, a template heav ... More >>
School Of Seven BellsTriple Rock Social Club, MinneapolisApril 27, 2012Benjamin Curtis and Alejandra Deheza made sure that School Of Seven bells didn't lose a step following the departure of their original synth player/vocalist (and Alejandra's twin sister) Claudia in late 2010. They kept touring ... More >>
This weekend in music is a throwback with Freedy Johnston in St. Paul and Social Distortion across town with a sold-out show. The rest of the heavy-hitters are also performing on Friday with Haley Bonar co-headlining with Peter Wolf Crier, while Rogue Valley performs a free show at the U of M, and r ... More >>
Photos by Benjamin GrimesSchool of Seven Bells and Active ChildSeptember 19, 20107th St. Entry, MinneapolisDo the Twin Cities have an active enough concertgoing population to support three separate sizable touring bands on a chilly Sunday night? It turns out the answer is yes, judging from the fu ... More >>
If you're like us, you probably had no idea that this past Sunday was Sister Day, a new holiday entirely fabricated by the Hallmark greeting card corporation. Even Hallmark's own website can't keep it straight, with some pages insisiting the "holiday" fell on last Sunday and others saying it will ... More >>
When that U2 tour with Interpol was canceled, the hopes of a multi-million dollar, 360 degree viewing stage and expensive as all hell light show in a football stadium were sufficiently slashed. But hang tight; we're getting one of those artists back in town later this season.
Watch a video of them playing "When I'm Small" last night at the Entry.
New music from Bob Dylan, Tegan and Sarah announce TC date, Greycoats offer free album download & new videos from Sick of Sarah & To Kill a Petty Bourgeoisie.
Rocktober is in full swing.
Bob Dylan to debut music on NCIS, Taylor Swift sets 2010 TC date & Motion City Soundtrack announce trio of Chicago shows.
Keep an eye on Twitter today at 2 p.m. for your chance to win.
Recaps of Animal Collective's First Ave. show, P.O.S. DJs on the Current & new Soundset mixtape released.
New Solid Gold video, new Daughters of the Sun, updated Heiruspecs dates & Pennywise to play the Myth.
Fujiya & Miyagi played the Entry, new album reviews and Valentine's Day goings-on
School of Seven Bells play the Current, Ouija Radio's Christy Hunt on Letterman & more MN acts announced for SXSW
Mayhem to play Station 4, news on Dre Day & new music from Muja Messiah