Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We've got a bunch of fantastic new videos in this week's installment of Local Frames, leading off with the provocative and playful new clip from Caroline Smith. This edition ... More >>
The Bye Bye 17 musician brilliantly reinvents himself on his latest record
Your day will improve measurably to see the on-camera interactions between Har Mar Superstar and future talk show host Leo Lorge. Initiated by MTV Hive, the interview occurred as part of a Kidrockers show (more on that here) recently in Brooklyn.The young and bold Lorge holds his own asking moderate ... More >>
The musical chameleon that is Sean Tillmann has just changed his skin again with a new Har Mar Superstar jam called "Lady, You Shot Me." And without too much hyperbole, this song about a woman doing him very wrong is very fucking excellent. Like, career-defining stuff. Even for those of us who alrea ... More >>
Father John Misty With La Sera and Jeffertitti's Nile Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis October 31, 2012 "Do you like my costume?" joked Joshua Tillman, the frontman and main creative force behind Father John Misty, as he and his five backing musicians took to the Fine Line stage on Wednesday night ... More >>
After a two-year break from recording, San Diego indie-rockers the Soft Pack have returned with their new album Strapped. The record's glossy production, complete with synths, horns and dance beats should come as a shock to fans of the punky-garage sound the group had previously been known for. They ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessOrion Treon of Phantom TailsPizza Luce Block Party 2011August 13, 2011Pizza Luce Uptown, MinneapolisThough there are still a few worthy contenders left this summer (especially next weekend's double-header of the SoundTown Music Festival in Somerset and the West Bank Music Fest ... More >>
The Pizza Luce Block Party is only a few days away, and this year's party might have the strongest lineup yet. In addition to serving as a testing ground for a couple of new projects -- Charles, a new rock band led by Sean Tillmann, a.k.a. Har Mar Superstar; and Farewell Continental, the side pro ... More >>
Photo by Tigger LunneyIt's been over a decade since Sean Tillmann adopted his Har Mar Superstar alter ego and eventually relocated to Los Angeles, CA. The Rocky Mountains couldn't separate Tillmann from his musical alumni, however, and he's maintained a prominent role in the local scene, boo ... More >>
Prince, Gayngs, Gigamesh, and many others dot the calendar
Photos by Erik HessSome of us may remember when our friend Mark Mallman decided to do his first "Marathon" in 1999. Knowing Mark, it didn't seem weird that he would attempt such a stunt. The man has far too much energy and tends to be one of those creative juggernauts that fill the Twin Cities mu ... More >>
Photo by Nikki MillerLast night at the Turf the Bust Buddies, a group of close girlfriends from St. Paul, pulled together an impressive lineup to raise money for the Susan G. Komen 60 mile, 3-Day Walk for the Cure. With live room sets by Sean Na Na, Martin Devaney Band, Puppies and Trains, an ... More >>
"For our mothers, sisters, wives, and ladyfriends" is the tagline on this lovely piece of phoenix art with heart. This show has pulled together a motley gang of local talent, including a return of sorts for Sean Na Na -- what ever happened to Lucky Jeremy anyways? Rockers for Knockers is a benefi ... More >>
It worked for Betty White, right?
The local label will be putting out works by Chooglin', the Dexateens, and the Bombay Sweets.
More from our Q&A with Sean Tillmann in this week's print edition.
Like a half-nude, perspiring prodigal son, Har Mar returns to the Turf Club tonight for His Mischief's CD release party.
There's always lots to love about Grumpy's, but this week there's even more.
For this edition of "Five Songs About," we decided to double our pleasure. Christmas is a special time of year, and we found way too much here (and way too little we could justify leaving out) -- so you get 10 songs for the same low, low price. Moreover, we tried to go a little further off the bea ... More >>
...and other true tales from local musicians
Hold Steady @ First Avenue From Nate Patrin's review of the new Hold Steady record: "There is a point on Boys and Girls in America that marks the line the Hold Steady have apparently crossed. It's the chorus on the second track, a churning anthem dubbed 'Chips Ahoy!,' where it's a bit hard to tell ... More >>
It's been a bad year for Lucky Jeremy, but bad years make great albums
Har Mar, caught with his pants down, gets arrested in Oklahoma
It's a Hard Rock Life
Local labels are redefining the way to make music
Will this be the article that convinces you End Transmission rock out? Yes, it is.
On his new album, Sean Na Na has meanness to spare
Sean Na Na blows his own horn with dark, potent pop and not-so-ridiculous R&B
Astronaut Wife, decembers architects, and the Foxfire factor: The 2000 City Pages New Music Poll
Multiplying geeky pop by brainy drum 'n' bass, Triangle's new math adds up