Twin Cities music venue vet Billy Sverkerson died early Sunday morning. The well-known and well-liked figure in the local scene was most recently employed at First Avenue, but his career in the music business traces back to the late '70s when he started working at the 400 Bar and eventually became a ... More >>
Lists of things are stock-in-trade for Complex Magazine. Tucked somewhere within the stream of 100 Hottest Women Right Now and 11 Tuxedos Kanye West Should Wear to His Wedding, we get a list that addresses how each state has provided music for our country. Minnesota is one of those states!And so, Ra ... More >>
There's a hell of a lot of good beer to drink in this state. Minnesotans love beer almost as much as we love our underachieving sports teams and musical heroes. As the number-two brewery in this land of sky blue waters, Summit looms large in the recent craft-beer boom our cities have been experienci ... More >>
The Current's 8th Birthday Party, Night One Featuring the 4onthefloor, the Twin Cities Funk and Soul All-Stars, Chastity Brown, and John Mark Nelson (with special guests Nicholas David and Zach Sobiech) First Avenue, Minneapolis Friday, January 18, 2013 While the Current's 8th Birthday party lacked ... More >>
Back in 1788, poet Robert Burns wrote an anthem that's still more ubiquitous than Montell Jordan's "This is How We Do It" at New Year's. The lines to the kazoo-friendly "Auld Lang Syne" have summed up the "drinking to forget" philosophy ever since. What came in ensuing years is more complex. Now, w ... More >>
There's a certain bond between music and a listener. We can all relate to it, but everyone has a different way of expressing it. For Matt Latterell and Chuck Terhark, that way of expression is through a massive cover album. Absolutely Cuckoo is a statewide ode to the quick-witted, New York band ... More >>
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Lucy Michelle, a name often associated with her bandmates the Velvet Lapelles, has decided to strike out on her own for a solo project. Titled, Attack of the Heart, the project is expected to see the light of day next year.In January, Michelle is heading out to play a bi-weekly residency at Hollywoo ... More >>
This weekend marks the end of August and possibly the warm weather. The State Fair Grandstand invites various local musicians to its stage Friday night with Local Music On-A-Stick featuring Jeremy Messersmith, Dessa, The Jayhawks and more. Communist Daughter also plays at the Cabooze while Teenage M ... More >>
Jeremy Messersmith chats about his adopted state fair
Jeremy Messersmith is the darling of MPR, so it seems fitting to include him in the lineup for the Grandstand show featuring MN Music On-a-Stick on MPR Day. Ahead of his Supper Club tour, where he will be taking over willing people's yards and living rooms around the country, the singer will be maki ... More >>
Related:Dawes leads Minnesota State Fair free shows lineupKiss, Motley Crue lead Minnesota State Fair 2012 offeringsJust when you thought they'd put everything on a stick already, local star power combines for this year's MN Music On-A-Stick show at the Minnesota State Fair.As you can see at right, ... More >>
May ushers in warmer weather, which means the beginning of street festivals -- two big ones in particular: Art-A-Whirl and Lyn-Lake Festival that feature many talented local artists. If the heat is too much for you, BB King will be rocking the State Theatre and on the other end of the musical spectr ... More >>
The memorial service for Daniel Levy, son of Honeydogs' frontman Adam Levy, was an extremely emotional affair last month. It brought together a couple hundred family, friends, musicians, and others to remember the 21-year-old young man who took his life after years of dealing with a mind that he ... More >>
Kerfuffle alert! Recently, Howler frontman and burgeoning viral marketer Jordan Gatesmith voiced his displeasure with the Minneapolis music scene and a 30-year lull of good music via a U.K. podcast hosted by the Guardian's Alexis Petridis. (If we're doing our math correctly, it means he hates eve ... More >>
Here's a not-so-secret fact about Minnesota music: People love to talk about how much they love the scene here. Musicians from both out-of-state and the Twin Cities have gone out of their way to pen odes to our town and its vibrant community, from Atmosphere to Lucinda Williams Tom Waits to Mark Ma ... More >>
Michael Dermot comes from an eclectic background in music; influences ranging from Disney soundtracks, Hüsker Dü, to Weezer, are all reflected in the new album, Distance Reawakens, by the Eden Prairie native.DIY to the core, Dermot does everything himself: booking, promoting, and managing.&nbs ... More >>
Photo by Alexa JonesChan Poling at last year's "Musical Salute to Bruce Allen" at First AvenueGimme Noise contributor P.F. Wilson spoke to Chan Poling as part of a print preview of the Suburbs' gig this Friday night with the Suicide Commandos; what follows is the entire transcript of P.F.'s conve ... More >>
Band: "We want to be Radiohead"
Photos by Erik HessAby WolfSouthern Songbook: Desire and DeathFebruary 14, 2011Southern Theater, MinneapolisAs I walked up to the theater last night, I squeezed my date's hand. "This should be nice, huh?" I said as he held the door open for me. And then my eyes focused on the description of the e ... More >>
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