Vancouver trio the Courtneys have fashioned a perpetual summer. It lives in the playful demeanor of their self-made workout videos, personality quiz and snapback caps. It lives in their ability to not take themselves too seriously. And it flourishes on the ramshackle joyride of their spirited self-t ... More >>
Metal as a genre transcends all parts of the world and breaks all cultural and language barriers, from North and South America, to Europe and even Asia. From the early days of metal, and Judas Priest's classic 1979 live album Unleashed in the East (recorded in Tokyo), the music has always been popul ... More >>
The wedding invitations are coming in fast now, and although we typically don't enjoy sitting in a church and staring at comb-overs, there are two things provided at weddings we can all agree on: food and alcohol. I can live like the lord of the event center, alternating between sips of coffee and b ... More >>
Clara Salyer and Howard Hamilton have injected a raucous edge to the Twin Cities music scene for years. Their last group, Prissy Clerks, placed high in our 2012 Picked to Click poll and won Best Rock Band in City Pages' 2013 Best Of issue. The pair are shifting gears a bit with a new project, Whatev ... More >>
Three in the Key is Chris Koza's column exploring a musician's life as a basketball fanatic. The Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter-composer leads the band Rogue Valley. Get him on the court, and he's trouble.Not all rivalries are created equal. The Rolling Stones versus the Beatles has a differ ... More >>
Slayer With Gojira Myth, Maplewood Friday, November 8, 2013 Celebrating 32 years as a band, death metal pioneers Slayer have hit some obstacles in recent years. Co-founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman died at the beginning of 2013, and on-again off-again drummer Dave Lombardo was finally fired from the ... More >>
It's been 20 years since Nirvana released it final studio album, In Utero. Recorded at Pachyderm Studio in Cannon Falls, Minnesota, the release is getting the deluxe treatment with a 70-song reissue, including a remastering of the original album tracks, B-sides, demos, remixes of "Heart-Shaped Box," ... More >>
The name Glenn Danzig has lived in metal and punk fans' vocabularies since 1977, when he started the legendary horror-punk group Misfits. But to music fans who didn't dwell in the underground, Danzig became Danzig in 1988, with the release of his eponymous band's self-titled debut. That album was a ... More >>
Evil Elvis recording with members of Prong, Ministry, and Type O Negative
Founded in 1994, Dillinger Four is 19 years old. They've played something like 10-14 D4th of Julys, depending who you ask. They're toured the globe, released records on Fat Wreck Chords, and they all work full-time in addition to their role as Twin Cities punk godfathers. In the past year, though, t ... More >>
Plenty of shows going on in this last full week in February. Friday and Saturday prove to be the most busy. Friday, indie rock band Eels takes the First Avenue stage while psych poppers Ruby Suns play at the 7th Street Entry. ZZ Ward will be playing to a sold-out crowd at the Varsity and California ... More >>
One of the risky things about releasing an album at the end of the year is that it will get lost in the shuffle of year-end lists, but this is something that Minneapolis artist Nick Costa, aka Me As a Pilot, is not concerned about. Although he self-recorded and performs a lot of the parts himself on ... More >>
It's hard to believe that it's already been six years since the institution of rock was turned on its face, the fame of the Beatles reduced to mere peanuts in the presence of something so much more important and the inhabitants of the planet rendered lemmings to the Doomsday ticking of Dethklok. Ok ... More >>
See Also:Local label Soft Abuse shares new music and rates cocktails at GatherBest Record Label - 2012: Moon GlyphFounder and owner of local label Moon Glyph Steven Rosborough is a mellow fellow. When asked to join me for some cocktails this week he sounded pretty unsure, and claimed that he doesn' ... More >>
A killer light show is the unsung hero of Umphrey's peerless live experience.Umphrey's McGeeFirst Avenue, MinneapolisFriday, February 3, 2012In the midst of the house crashing down around us during Umphrey's bone-crunching performance of "It's About That Time" early last Friday night at First Ave ... More >>
Photos by Nikki MillerHank III and Assjack October 20, 2010 First Avenue Panties are passé. Now, we're passing prosthetic limbs.
Note: You can see Rick K. & The Allnighters performing from today through Sunday at Grand Casino Hinckley. More information can be found at the band's website, and on Steve Moore's website.The video of a shiny-jacketed cover band playing ZZ Top's "Sharp Dressed Man" at an outdoor pavilion in Te ... More >>
Bassist and vocalist Tom Araya's back surgery forces Slayer to cancel most of their 2009 touring plans.
With Testament too? And guess what--tickets are $10.00 cheap.
Damned if he does, damned if he doesn't, Hank III is whiskey bent and hellbound.
Halloween gets mashed, Slayer meets Motorhead, Murs takes Weezer to LA & Biz Markie gets a taste of France.
Jeremy Messersmith will be streaming a (free) lunchtime performance at 12:30 (central) via his website.
World Painted Blood drops on November 3rd of this year.
They're like zombies dressed up as Beach Boys
Sometimes fame takes a little time. Sometimes it takes over 20 years.
"Nobody's mad that this CD is coming out," says Minneapolis hip-hop producer and DJ Cheap Cologne about his latest album, Something Random (Broke-Ass Records). "There's no illegal mashups or anything." "For a change," he might have added. Rarely recognized at shows, Cologne's name is known around th ... More >>
Radio maven and metal monger Earl Root, bringing you the f-word since 1987.