As you may have already seen, there's been a fair amount of criticism leveled at Dave Grohl's new HBO documentary series, Sonic Highways, since it launched five weeks ago. And, in the week since the accompanying Foo Fighters album of the same name was released, yet more angry voices have emerged. ... More >>
The secluded Pachyderm Recording Studio in Cannon Falls has seen some of the most celebrated groups of the past 30 years roll into town and bash out some of the best records of the modern rock era. As the studio enters a new era with Duluth's Trampled by Turtles recording their latest album there wi ... More >>
Already owning their reputation as an incredibly prolific group, Screaming Females had something of a banner year in 2013. The pride of New Brunswick, New Jersey, have consistently applied the relentless work ethic they learned on the DIY circuit and the results appear to be finally paying off. Foll ... 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 >>
PLENTY of events going on this week to get everyone out of the house. Wednesday, the Kopecky Family band (which is not actually a family band) play the Triple Rock. Featuring Astronautalis, Sims, Greg Grease and Mixed Blood Majority, Friday is a night for hip hop in the First Avenue Mainro ... More >>
Local music vets work with the legendary Steve Albini on Empire Inward
After slaying the First Avenue crowd during their opening set for Shellac back in September, local quintet STNNNG got a burst of additional good news when Shellac asked them to play in their curated All Tomorrow's Parties festival in Camber Sands, England, at the end of November. The three-day festi ... More >>
Melvins Lite with Tweak BirdGrumpy's Downtown9/19/12Long-standing cult band Melvins seem to always be moving in interesting directions. Last night was day 15 of the epic Melvins Lite tour to promote their 18th record, Freak Puke, as well as to attempt to break the world record for longest U.S. tour. ... More >>
See Also: Steve Albini on 20 years of Shellac, handling hecklers, and AC/DC's brilliance Shellac's Todd Trainer on Minneapolis drummers, and today's music climate Bob Weston on LCD Soundsystem, Arcwelder, and All Tomorrow's Parties Shellac's 20th Anniversary Show with Bellini and STNNNG First Aven ... More >>
See Also:Steve Albini on 20 years of Shellac, handling hecklers, and AC/DC's brillianceBob Weston on LCD Soundsystem, Arcwelder, and All Tomorrow's PartiesHard to believe 20 years have gone by since heavy rockers Shellac formed in Chicago in 1992. It began with engineer and guitarist Steve Albini ... More >>
See Also:Steve Albini on 20 years of Shellac, handling hecklers, and AC/DC's brillianceIt has already been 20 years since Shellac came together in Chicago in 1992 as an informal collaboration between engineer and guitarist Steve Albini and Minneapolis-based drummer Todd Trainer. Shellac was full ... More >>
It has already been 20 years since Shellac came together in Chicago in 1992 as in an informal collaboration between engineer and guitarist Steve Albini (ex-Just Ducky, Big Black, Rapeman) and Minneapolis-based drummer Todd Trainer (ex-Rifle Sport, Brick Layer Cake). Shellac was fully formed when Alb ... More >>
Four day weekend? Totally! Just call into work on Monday and Tuesday! Why? Because Justin Townes Earle is playing First Avenue on Monday! And you know you wanna get ass-drunk for that show. After all, he'll probably be, right?
Photo by Erik Hess"Ben is kind of The Dude....he's a maniac and he holds it down so hard." High praise from Stef Leron "POS" Alexander, but drummer Ben Ivascu lives up to the hype every single time he plays. And chances are that he's playing right now. In a set of cities blessed with some o ... More >>
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