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In Gimme Songs, musician Mark Mallman talks songwriting with his peers and heroes. This week, Lydia Loveless before Thursday's show at 7th St. Entry. What strikes me most about Lydia Loveless as a songwriter, is her ability to communicate bold-faced authenticity. I talked with her in hopes of find ... More >>
For all of the volatile conversation within pioneering rock and pop act Fleetwood Mac, there's plenty of disagreement among fans too. With Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, and Christine McVie all significantly shaping the vocal contributions of the group, it's hard not to pick favorites. Following ... More >>
This week not only marks Thanksgiving but also the beginning of December. Wednesday, Retribution Gospel Choir play the Amsterdam while the Ike Reilly Assassination take over the First Avenue Mainroom. If you're looking for plans on Thanksgiving, Davina and the Vagabonds will be playing the Dakota an ... More >>
The moody atmospherics of Halloween, Alaska have returned with an EP of covers titled Liberties. Drawing from songs popularized by Portishead, Sade, Neko Case, Pat Benatar, Journey, and Stevie Nicks, the group embrace some of the most powerful female vocalists of our time -- and Steve Perry too. "I ... More >>
Fleetwood Mac Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul Sunday, April 28, 2013 By Tony Nelson More than 35 years since their mega-platinum Rumours album, Fleetwood Mac reconvened for another major tour, which came to Xcel Energy Center Sunday night. Since keyboardist & vocalist Christine's McVie's retirement, t ... More >>
It's the last week of April, and the snow is finally melting away. Wednesday, local favorites Poliça play a show in the First Avenue Mainroom, while songwriter Josh Ritter plays a set the next night. Mill City Nights also welcomes Mindless Self Indulgence as new local band Ginkgo plays a set at the ... More >>
Never break the chain, folks. After a three-year break, Fleetwood Mac is heading back out on the road for a 34-city tour. Between April 4 and June 12, much of the U.S. and Canada will receive visits from the British-American pop-rock legends.Fleetwood Mac Live 2013 isn't tied to a new release, but t ... More >>
Late last week, word broke that Courtney Love is writing - or co-writing, or dictating, or bashing out in innumerable typo-strewn MySpace blog posts to be deciphered later, or whatever - her memoirs.
Photos by Steve CohenLindsey Buckingham September 16, 2011 Pantages Theater A man as obviously aware of his significance in musical history as he is of his relative obscurity as a solo artist - in comparison to his former band, and his former bandmate/partner Stevie Nicks - Lindsey Buckingha ... More >>
Snugly situated in the canon of '70s pop music, Fleetwood Mac are a band gifted with longevity but plagued with very public interpersonal entanglements that at times eclipsed the sheer musicality of their famous lo-fi folk rock. At the forefront of their creative direction throughout much o ... More >>
Having spent the last 40 years in the music business, Stevie Nicks hardly needs an introduction. As both a successful solo artist and a member of Fleetwood Mac, Nicks has established herself as a reigning queen of rock and roll, known as much for her distinctive style and stage presence as she is ... More >>
Behind the scenes with Rainforest Cafe owner
Self portrait by Benjamin Fredrickson wearing Pleasure Principle & Boy of London, Jeremy Scott, Dr. Martins and Grey Ant glassesMinneapolis style maven Benjamin Fredrickson is one of the city's most provocative photographers. Fredrickson's avant-garde look and serious love of fashion also ... More >>
What's the difference between cool confidence and performative laziness? After last night's show, we're not too sure either.
The visual element of their latest album’s title, In Ghost Colours, completes a vivid picture of their catchy, deceptively simple and effortlessly danceable pop – which sounded sharp ev ... More >>
Who needs rock when you can sit down and watch someone else talk about why music rocks?
Amid all the carnival barking of the fringe, we tell you which tent shows deserve your ten bucks
We search the airwaves for signs of intelligent life
Back in Black: "We fit in accidentally," says Julie Plante of the band Autumn--a four-year favorite of the black-lipstick set.