Dinosaur Jr.with ShearwaterThursday, October 18, 2012The Cabooze, MinneapolisThursday night at the Cabooze found the crowd witnessing both the beautiful path music is currently taking, and one where music has been and likely always will be. Austin, TX natives Shearwater represented the former; stalw ... More >>
Is/Is represents the sludgy savior to raise you from the typical local rock doldrums. The all-female Minneapolis trio just dropped a new single from their forthcoming debut album, III. It's called "Fire," and the slow-burning smolder provides the ideal entry into their world -- if, ahem, you didn ... More >>
Photos by Tony NelsonSebadoh November 2, 2011 400 Bar, Minneapolis "I'm not crying, but you're going to be in a minute." mused Sebadoh's bassist Jason Loewenstein at the beginning of Sebadoh's formidable two-hour set Wednesday night at the 400 Bar, underscoring what Sebadoh is and always has ... More >>
I know, I know: I missed a couple weeks there, didn't I? Settling into a new year is always an awkward proposition for me - the date change, transitioning into a whole new set of releases, the January blahs. I'm over all that shit now, though, so let's kick off 2011 with a (belated) bang, shall w ... More >>
Photo by Erik HessWhile the rest of us slept last night, tucked away warm in our beds, Mark Mallman continued laboring away during the first overnight lap of his Marathon 3, which continues through Sunday.We're picking up where we left off last night to find out how the Marathon is going so far - ... More >>
The announcement that Weezer's emo-rock masterpiece Pinkerton will be reissued this fall was welcome news at An Affront to Serious Music Criticism HQ. Weezer's sophomore album and Sebadoh's Harmacy pretty much defined the autumn of 1996 for this writer, but of the two, Pinkerton is the one that's ... More >>
Photos by Erik ThompsonLou Barlow and the Missingmen400 BarAugust 25, 2010Lou Barlow brought his merry band of Missingmen (guitarist Tom Watson and drummer Raul Morales) with him to the 400 Bar Wednesday night, delivering a loose, engaging set that spanned Barlow's prolific career. It was nice to ... More >>
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