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While she's only been using the moniker of Waxahatchee since 2011, Katie Crutchfield's roots in the punk and DIY community run as deep as the Alabama watering hole she draws her name from. Cutting her teeth on the touring circuit before she was even 18 in the Ackleys with her sister Allison, the duo ... More >>
The rock particles have merged and a new element is being added to the periodic table. STNNNGVRNMNT, as Modern Radio Record Label has lovingly dubbed the new creation, will soon release a limited edition 12" (only 100 copies) to the general public. The ten-member big band collaboration between STNNN ... More >>
The influential Minnesota band release a milestone 10th full-length studio album
METZwith Buildings and Animal Lover 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis Monday, October 29, 2012 The art of noise was front and center last night in an ear-splitting bill topped by excellent Toronto trio METZ. Comprised of Alex Edkins (vocals/guitar), Hayden Menzies (drums) and Chris Slorach (bass), ... More >>
The band's third album verges on masterpiece-status
T.V.B.C in 2011: Freddy Votel, Adam Linz, Paul MetzgerThere are really just two types of music people in the Twin Cities.There are those that undyingly love the band T.V.B.C. completely with every essence and fiber of their soul after first hearing the band sometime since they started back in 198 ... More >>
The group works to avenge garage rock's untimely death, one PBR at a time
The greatest Minnesota-made records of all time
PJ Harvey and Brian Wilson go down easy, the 5,6,7,8's are harder to swallow
They got hassled by the FBI. Todd Rundgren drank all their Foster's. And now they're breaking up. After teetering on the edge of big-time success for over a decade, 12 Rods remember what it's like to be a popular Twin Cities band--and what it's like to pa
After only one album, the Vets are becoming a local music institution
The Danielson Famile put the fun back into fundamentalism
A radio pirate-turned-country rocker who doubles as a nanny. A newspaper that rips the establishment. A deconsecrated church. And a very quiet band called Low. Notes on a tiny counterculture.
The Hang Ups return home with a new album, a new sound, and a new chance to start over
Terry Eason transmits ingenious basement pop Via Satellite
A new FCC proposal creates high hopes for local low-watt radio
If a local CD falls into the retail bins, does it make a sound? Peter S. Scholtes reviews this month's batch of releases.
In a new anthology, The Baffler continues its siege on the infotainment state. Now can they champion labor with the same sincerity?