Minneapolis band the Melismatics are beating the odds after ten-plus years together. The answer to avoiding stagnancy: a new album revamping their indie-rock sound. Rising Tide is understated, but has pulses and shots like soft bursts of light. This is an album that sounds like it may have come toge ... More >>
The music never stops in the Twin Cities. Third Man Records' Pokey LaFarge makes a trip to the Cedar Cultural Center while singer/songwriter Lissie (above) plays a sold out show at the Varsity Theater. Soundset 2013 takes place this Sunday with a pre-party Saturday night at the Triple Rock and an af ... More >>
Okay, deep breath everybody. No one wants to jinx anything, but maybe--just maybe--spring has finally started here in Minnesota. And none too soon, either; after all, it's already almost time for block party season, when we can all spend our weekends wandering around in shorts and sipping cold beers ... More >>
Looks like spring has brought a flurry of creativity with five local bands releasing albums this weekend starting with The Shiny Lights, who pulls members from many of other local bands in town. Other CD releases include The Lower 48, Pennyroyal, Big Villain, and Dave Olson; that's enough new music ... More >>
It's been said many times that the Twin Cities are a breeding ground for musicians. This weekend alone we have five CD releases from locals; some, like the Melismatics, are veterans in this game, while others like the Readygoes are just getting their start in the scene. No matter where thes ... More >>
Highlights from Gimme Noise's recent trek to the festival
Photos by Erik HessWe had an insanely fun time yesterday afternoon throwing the first ever Gimme Noise day party in Austin in partnership with First Avenue. The party was hopping from the get-go, thanks in part to the free beer offered up by Tiger, and we were thrilled to see a huge contingent of ... More >>
Photo courtesy of DJ UnwindThough I've always been a fan of Sick of Sarah's polished, punchy power pop, it wasn't until I heard this new remix by local producer DJ Unwind that I really honed in at just how emotive lead singer Abisha Uhl's voice can really be. DJ Unwind was commissioned to do ... More >>
As we mentioned last month, we have a record number of Minnesota bands heading down to Austin, Texas March 16-20 for the South by Southwest music festival. Naturally, there are more than a few showcases planned that feature all or mostly Minnesotan acts, starting with a string of SXSW send-off sh ... More >>
Photo by Nick WosikaTapes 'n Tapes headline the Gimme Noise and First Avenue SXSW Day PartyAustin never saw it coming. Two weeks from today, legions of Twin Cities musicians, writers, photographers, booking agents, managers, radio DJs, and straight-up music fiends will descend onto Texas for five ... More >>
With South by Southwest less than a month away (the music portion kicks off on March 16), we thought it a good time to start compiling our list of Minnesotans making the haul down to Austin, Texas this year.At first glance, it looks like there will be quite a few bands repping our great state -- ... More >>
(Photo by -Marlith-)This weekend we've got an art show dedicated to Doomtree, Pride celebrations, and a chance to win a year's supply of Bell's beer.
How serendipitous, that news of three summer block parties would reach us on the first day in a week with sunshine and bearable temperature. The Uptown Pride, Bastille Day, Red Stag block parties have all announced their dates and lineups, and they are as follows...
Download "Crush" off of their third full-length release.
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.
Bob Dylan to debut music on NCIS, Taylor Swift sets 2010 TC date & Motion City Soundtrack announce trio of Chicago shows.
The local ladies show their love for First Ave's star-studded wall.
Nothing in life is free. Except this weekend event list.
The time has come, dear gays.
Prince needs a new hip, Sick of Sarah release digital EP, P.O.S. has a new video & Paul McCartney reaches out to Bob Dylan.
Sunn O))) to play the Varsity in July, reactions to Grizzly Bear's Cedar show & Sick of Sarah in L.A.
New Owl City song released, Maria Isa says goodbye to the Dinkytowner & the Pretenders announce Zoo show.
P.O.S. in the news, Mouthful of Bees hit the charts out East & recent concert reviews.
Summer Music and Movie series announced & Bob Dylan and Sick of Sarah release new music videos.
Bob Dylan releases new music video, Green Day schedule TC date & Sick of Sarah plans national tour.
Santigold and the Sounds to return to the Twin Cities, Big Quarters announce CD release show & Sick of Sarah @ Hot Topic.
Noah and the Whale to play the Entry, new "Making Music" shows announced & a pair of local music videos released
Next month is gearing up to be a crazy time for live shows. Here's a list to help you plan out a successful Rocktober 2008.
The 18th edition of Picked to Click is now online. After collecting 105 ballots from the Twin Cities' music experts, we ended up with an unusual amount of ties, landing 13 artists in the top 10.
A full listing of the 105 ballots received for this year's best-new-bands poll.
Minneapolis acts rock CMJ (or at least shake one L.E.S. basement)
The Women of Sick of Sarah Stand Ready to Confront the Music Machine