Our annual Year in Music issue is online now, and hits stands tomorrow.As we were narrowing down the volumes of albums released this year for our Best Minnesota Albums of 2011 list, I couldn't help but be a little astounded at just how many high-quality releases were issued this year. And these a ... More >>
Photo by Nick VlcekThe outdoor concert season has been hesitant to die down this year. Tomorrow, Nick and Eddie will roll their PAs out into the back alley one more time for the 274 Music Fest (named after the 274th day of the year), which is being billed as a show "Celebrating the end of what pr ... More >>
Photo by Brian GarrityWe've been rolling out these live videos of the Twin Cities takeover of Satellite in Los Angeles over the past couple weeks, but we're almost out. After Skoal Kodiak, Marijuana Deathsquads, and Har Mar Superstar, the night concluded with POS and Mictlan tag-teaming the headl ... More >>
Ryan Olson, P.O.S., Har Mar wrap up their residency
The big news this weekend is tomorrow night's show at the 501 Club, which marks the last concert inside the venue before it closes down as well as the last gig for hip-hop duo MC/VL. But that's not the only thing going down this weekend -- here's a rundown of our top recommended shows happening F ... More >>
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Greetings, campers! In honor of this beautiful summer Friday, as you all pine to get up from your cubicles and out the door to get your weekend party on, I have a ton of great shows for you. Check it out:
Continuing the momentum of last year's self-titled slab of wax, Mother of Fire are set to deliver another stew of mystically tinged, violin-flavored bounce that you can bug out to with their latest self-titled LP, courtesy of local De Stijl imprint, this weekend. With a more organic and analog pu ... More >>
"The local music scene is just unbelievable right now so I figured it's time to document a little glimpse." That's Steve Rosborough, the person behind Moon Glyph, a project/label/boutique releasing the record just to the right next month on July 13th. "Moon Glyph began when I decided to self-rel ... More >>
Photo by France BarbeauBetween the Basilica Block Party announcement last week, the Current and the Walker's Rock the Garden announcement this afternoon, and now this schedule for the Memory Lanes Block Party, we're starting to feel like this warm weather might really be here to stay. The Memory ... More >>
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The crowd was a seamless blend of moshing and butt shaking lit only by the occasional glow-stick.
While Haley Bonar enchanted the Cedar, Skoal Kodiak turned the Turf Club into a fierce ground war. Gimme Noise reviews them both.
And the rich get richer--the city's best band joins with the city's strongest local label.
The vacant comic shop hosts art by local pros and amateurs, as well as noise performances by Soaking Rasps and Squid Fist.
For three straight days, long haired freaky people of all stripes overtake Northeast's Ritz Theater.
Free floating rafts? Breakfast shows at the Modern? We've got you covered.
The annual showcase of everything atonal and arrhythmic in the Twin Cities features a mix of big names and hidden treasures.
A very special birthday show for a very special boy.
Tickets go on sale today for Eight is Enough, featuring Skoal Kodiak, STNNNG, POS, Low, Dosh, Kill the Vultures, and part of Tapes 'n Tapes.
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Gospel Gossip at the Triple Rock, among other events.
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We Knock Goblets for Our Own Beat Underground
In alphabetical order, here's a complete list of bands that showed up on ballots submitted to this year's City Pages Picked to Click "best new band" poll, which will be published this week: 40 Watt Bulb A Night in the Box Abzorbr Accelerated Love Affair After the Burial Akai Alison Scott Allison R ... More >>
Generator, oscillator: Make a circuit with me!
Moving to the beat of Skoal Kodiak's electronic decay