Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we are celebrating a bit of a milestone with our 50th installment of Local Frames, and it's packed with some terrific new videos from emerging area talent. We kick ... More >>
Gossip With Magic Mouth and Bonnie Montgomery Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis October 6, 2012 Gossip picked the perfect night to make their grand return to Minneapolis, as the now Portland-based dance-punk band rolled through the Fine Line on a Saturday night and found a festive, packed house eag ... More >>
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Alan Moore, Louis C.K., Bethany Larson, and more
Photos by Tony NelsonWild FlagOctober 3, 2011Varsity Theater, Minneapolis"There's really no better place to start a tour than Minneapolis," Carrie Brownstein gushed near the end of Wild Flag's set, one of the only times they really stopped to address the audience at length. "There's really nothin ... More >>
Highlights from Gimme Noise's recent trek to the festival
Photo by Erik HessOur parent company, Village Voice Media, went whole hog with their annual SXSW bash this year, moving it from its previous home at La Zona Rosa into the Austin Music Hall (which was also the site of last night's MTVu Woodie Awards), stretching out the event into the late-night h ... More >>
Another week down, fam! 2011 is that much closer. Trust.
Music festivals are an odd thing, and College Music Journal's annual New York buzzathon is absolutely no exception. Well over a thousand bands play officially and unofficially during its four days, attempting to attract some of the game-changing eyes milling and handshaking around lower Manhattan ... More >>
Former members of Sleater-Kinney and Pavement unite on 'Real Emotional Trash'
The Songs We Can't Escape
The Women of Sick of Sarah Stand Ready to Confront the Music Machine
Swan Island emerge from recently charted waters
Here's Radio K's Top 77 albums of the year, based on listener votes. Since the email didn't distinguish between band name, title, or label, let us know if there are any errors below: 1. Broken Social Scene, Broken Social Scene (Arts & Crafts) 2. Low, The Great Destroyer (Sub Pop) 3. Gorillaz, Demon ... More >>
Tapes 'n Tapes are in the mood for love
No longer a cartoon, the cat finds a home at the Current Fans of Paula Abdul (pre-Idol/Corey Clark days) might remember MC Skat Kat as the crusty cartoon cat who rapped and danced his way straight outta South Central L.A. and into the hearts of suburban moms everywhere via Abdul's 1989 "Opposites ... More >>
Hot rock trio links arms, seethes, fills up sky
What's the Only Industry That Holds Its Trade Show Around a Keg?
Jonathan Demme makes 'The Manchurian Candidate' familiarly modern
Lou Reed struts like Brando; a NASCAR Nazi salute; and voting isn't just for old people
Four critics pick 40 or so favorites--and fail to agree on a single one
Attaxploitation: Pop stars respond to 9/11
Pink proves she's not just another Britney in a bottle
Long out of print, the yelps of the Swiss band LiliPUT reveal a hidden history of women in punk
I went to CMJ Music Marathon 2000 and all I got was this lousy tote bag
U Film's "Sound Unseen" festival projects our mythologies of music onto the screen
More than a decade after dissolving the Go-Betweens, the reunited Robert Forster and Grant McLennan sound almost content to be where they are
In a sad, familiar pattern, Mollycuddle release their best album, then break up
Barroom intellectuals Dillinger Four try spazzing out instead of selling out
Built To Spill writes soaring guitar symphonies for the fallen rock faithful
A Record Year: Our 13 favorite albums for 1997.
Sleater-Kinney and the dichotomies of rock & roll