Farewell Milwaukee's third album Can't Please You, Can't Please Me is the sort of record you can put on, hit play, and leave on repeat for hours. It's a warm, breezy 12-track collection of refined Americana with a strong '70s country backbone. Barroom sing-alongs cozy up next to mature ballads, and ... More >>
One of the oldest independent record labels marks three decades with a concert at the O'Shaughnessy
Today marks the return of Emily White -- the 21-year-old NPR intern who got everyone riled up last June because she's too young to appreciate music ownership. She and I are actually very similar on paper. Both of us love music and the artists who create it deeply enough to delve into the murky water ... More >>
By Will McClainThe Music Industry is a weekly column that dissects local and national music-business headlines with the help of local industry professionals and music fanatics.This month, dark lords of alt-hip-hop Death Grips emerged from the shadows to thrill believers by leaking their latest alb ... More >>
First impressions are hard to take back, but even with ludicrousness of a name like Ghostmouth, the Twin Cities band's members take themselves seriously. With their new album, which is actually a collection five years in the making, the band share with their fans a new maturity that opens an elem ... More >>
So much good music happening this weekend; here's an overview of the best bets.
RockStar Motel has the light on for weary bands trying to make their way in the music world and are struggling with promotion, not to mention their friends and fans frustrated about getting word out about artists they love beyond their network of friends.
Justin Vernon is headed for the mainstream with his new LP
Photos by Nick WosikaWarped Tour 2011July 10, 2011Canterbury Park, ShakopeeGive me your tired, your cynical youth, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...and gather them all at Canterbury Park for Van's Warped Tour. Despite the government shutdown and races being cancelled, the sche ... More >>
I think Rebecca Black sums up Kill-Me Kare Bare's music best with her world-famous quote, "Fun, fun, fun." The band even made a video promoting their album release, Just For Fun (hey, it's also in the title of their album) at Cause parodying Ms. Black's video. While many new artists ... More >>
It's Friday, Friday... gotta get down on Friday. Wait, scratch that. Here's some fun stuff instead to get that song out of your head.
You may not have heard the name Clint Simonson before, but diehard music collectors know him as the mastermind behind De Stijl Records, the local DIY label that has, over the course of 60 releases, released some of the most cutting edge, experimental indie music going today. Simonson's "localism ... More >>
Photo by Stacy SchwartzMarshall Winston (left) at the Current studiosINTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY CINDAL LEE HEARTMumford & Sons are the epitome of bottom to top success; in less than 3 years they've signed to major record labels (Glassnote and Island) and faired into the hearts of many diverse fan ... More >>
The mother of a toddler featured in a viral YouTube video dancing to Prince's "Let's Go Crazy" went head-to-head with Universal Music Group... and won!
Stop in while you still can. The Uptown Bar closes November 1.
The release of the video comes 18 months after Ledger's untimely death.
For those about to [SYNTAX ERROR~==x412], we salute you.
At SXSW, fresh air and stale beer come to an industry's rescue
The year in unfair shares
DeLay to resign, RIAA doesn't like you burning your CDs onto your iPod, .xxx for pr0n has been shelved, the 50 greatest independent films of all time, a mushroom cloud over Las Vegas, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
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We search the airwaves for signs of intelligent life
Putting young R&B singers Alicia Keys and Blu Cantrell to the test
Can a local CD store with no CDs save record companies from free music?