A Tribute to Sue McLeanWith Eric Hutchinson, BoDeans, Soul Asylum, Haley Bonar, X-Boys, Rogue Valley, and othersFirst Avenue, MinneapolisSaturday, November 23, 2013Saturday's tribute to Sue McLean was rarely precious. Instead, it was raw and fearless as the woman herself. The independent concert pr ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we get things going with a cell-phone sourced new video from Sleep Study for the group's catchy current single. We've also got brand new clips from Literati, Patch ... More >>
Following one of the busiest years they've had in a while, Soul Asylum is starting to make some noise in 2013. Last year marked the entry of Delayed Reaction, their first new studio album in six years, but it also signaled the departure of founding guitarist Dan Murphy. Now, with frontman Dave Pirne ... More >>
The Minneapolis music scene and MTV get an enjoyable look back in a clip recently unearthed marking First Avenue's 20th anniversary. Hosted by British VJ Dave Kendall, the segment features plenty of vintage footage of Prince, the Replacements, Soul Asylum, the Mighty Mofo's, Man Sized Action, and mo ... More >>
Looks like 2013 is the year that music finally gets to live and breathe in Target Field. The Minnesota Twins' gorgeous downtown park has announced plans to host the Skyline Music Festival on Friday, July 26, featuring hometown heroes Soul Asylum. This is dubbed "The LP tour," so each band will play ... More >>
When David Prass bought the CC Tap in 1974, it was a 3.2 beer joint that had live music and a stage. Prass re-named the bar the CC Club, and transferred the liquor license over from his father's old bar. Along with the booze came new restrictions on the kind of entertainment the CC could offer, incl ... More >>
If the drool-worthy posters shown above haven't already pulled you in, the rest of the story of Swissted: Vintage Rock Posters Remixed and Reimagined certainly will. Just released this month, the book features 200 freshly created concert posters recalling the nascent shows of some of the finest unde ... More >>
Founding Soul Asylum guitarist Dan Murphy has announced his exit from Soul Asylum after three decades with the band. Earlier this week, he issued a statement on the group's website to make his departure official. "I have decided that I will no longer be touring or recording with the band, effective ... More >>
With Election Day just over a month away, many us are probably growing tired of the endless stream of campaign commercials and relentless sloganeering ringing out from most media outlets. But one of the definite advantages of any election year are the special Benefit Concerts which bring together ta ... More >>
See Also:Slideshow: Soul Asylum at First Avenue 7/20/12Soul Asylum's Dave Pirner on Delayed Reaction and all that jazzSoul AsylumFirst Avenue, MinneapolisJuly 20, 2012With the tragedy in Aurora still weighing heavy on the hearts and minds of those assembled at First Avenue Friday night, you could h ... More >>
Release shows at 7th St. Entry and First Avenue
See Also:*Cover Story: Soul Asylum's Dave Pirner on Delayed Reaction and all that jazz*Soul Asylum: Promo Photos and Outtakes*Soul Asylum's Dan Murphy thinks the band is making the best music it's ever made--and wonders if it's worth it anymoreDave Pirner has happily been a New Orleans resident for ... More >>
Soul Asylum will release its first album in six years this July, Delayed Reaction. This will be the tenth studio release from the group, and its first with 429 Records, a label that appears to be highly motivated to snap up bands that hit commercial paydirt in the mid-'90s. The group's new labelm ... More >>
The 33 1/3 pitches are open again! For music obsessives, this long-running series of short books devoted to iconic albums has been a great resource for amusement and exhaustive reporting. Two personal favorites from the series are Carl Wilson's tome about Celine Dion's Let's Talk About Love and C ... More >>
Pachyderm Studio was once an ever-expanding source of rural Minnesota trivia. The complex, tucked away behind some trees on a quiet country road near Cannon Falls, hosted many legendary recording sessions. Lore surrounding Nirvana's In Utero, PJ Harvey's Rid of Me, and albums by local heroes incl ... More >>
Photo by Steve CohenDave Pirner singing at Tommy Stinson's solo show at First Avenue this past MayThough Soul Asylum have continued to gig sporadically in the Twin Cities (and Dave Pirner has taken up a part-time job smashing guitars at his bass player's solo gigs), it's been five years since the ... More >>
Gospel and rock fans will be united on June 12 when Soul Asylum, Sounds of Blackness, and Robert Robertson will come together on the State Theatre stage for "Northside: A Twin Cities Community Benefit," a concert to raise money for those affected by the tornado that tore through north Minneapolis ... More >>
Photos by Nick WosikaSoul AsylumDecember 17, 2010First Avenue, MinneapolisIt felt like the early '90s at First Avenue again, as a packed crowd awaited the highly anticipated first show by Soul Asylum at the venue since last December. Mysterious percussion and tool noises came from behind the scre ... More >>
See Prince's Purple Rain suit and the original First Avenue light board
Yeah, this is old news (about 15 years old, to be exact), but something caught our eye when we were browsing our sister paper Houston Press's list of Rolling Stone's 25 Worst Cover Misfires. The whole list is pretty gruesome, but we couldn't help but wonder -- just what were the editors going for ... More >>
Rappers were hot. Smokers were cold. Rockers were on Myspace. And sometime after the last Katrina benefit, we wrote it all down for you.
For a rocker
Black Gold, a jumbled mess of a greatest-hits collection, reveals the contradictions at the core of Soul Asylum
Slug's love bug, Kat Bjelland's exorcism, Dave Pirner's throbbing shins: Ten years of local music served on ten great platters.
Columbia recording artists Soul Asylum have a new record.
Sukpatch: A deal with Mo' Wax and a new hometown.
Choice Rocks, Ball Busts