As 2013 winds down with a wintry bang, the unforgettable live music moments from the second half of the year are enough to still keep us warm. Some of the bands who were included in our best concerts list from the first half of the year came back to rock our stages with equally potent -- if not bett ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We've got a bunch of fantastic new videos in this week's installment of Local Frames, leading off with the provocative and playful new clip from Caroline Smith. This edition ... More >>
The three-day music event featuring more than 100 local artists celebrates its fourth year
After the resounding success of 2012's Mid West Music Fest in Winona, event organizers have just announced the dates as well as their ambitious musical plans for this year's festival. The 2013 Mid West Music Fest is set for April 18-20, taking place in a wide array of venues spread throughout Winona ... More >>
After a four-year wait, they release the cohesive and brooding Eat Your Young
Minneapolis and St. Paul have seen a substantial migration of Northern Minnesota musicians to the Cities. Packed with a radiant story and haunting voice, Grand Marais performer Barbara Jean's new album The Great Escape leans heavily on the bluegrass side and perfectly balances the heartbreak in Jean ... More >>
After hundreds of ballots and votes, the best of the best new bands have been chosen
Rock The Vine 3Featuring Halloween, Alaska, Solid Gold, White Light Riot, and Haley BonarSaint Croix Vineyards, Stillwater, MinnesotaJune 9, 2012Sometimes, it's just nice to get out of the city. Rock The Vine 3 was set in the picturesque grounds of the Saint Croix Vineyards in Stillwater, and treate ... More >>
Jordan Gatesmith shares his true feelings on the music scene
The Cloak Ox, Night Moves, and more
Yum, DSL- Digital Sushi LunchFights in the kitchen! Rockers pushing wine! And a contract that must be signed before getting a reservation? We take a look at five of the weirdest food stories kicking around the web this week.
It's that time again. Radio K, the student run station from the University of Minnesota very humbly has launched another pledge drive and is asking for your help.
Highlights from Gimme Noise's recent trek to the festival
First Avenue to host nationally acclaimed local band
Photos by Stacy SchwartzIt was a set-up that seemed destined for failure: A sparse offering of food, limited numbers of bathrooms and trash cans, ample booze for sale, and no re-entry made it seem like the Lowertown Music Fest could end it total chaos.
Believe it or not, there was a time when "Mason Jennings" wasn't a household name in these parts. Somewhat fresh to the Twin Cities in the late '90s, Mason and his band, which at the time included Minneapolis fixture Robert Skoro (then still a teenager) on bass, began the trek and career that has ... More >>
Photo by Stacy SchwartzThough the pair hasn't even wrapped up their current stint with Heartless Bastards, Peter Wolf Crier will hit the road in September for another high-profile tour, this time with Rogue Wave and Midlake. The duo will stop in St. Paul to play the Lowertown Music Festival on Ju ... More >>
Nice Purse photo via MySpaceAs part of this summer's Open Field experiment on the grassy knoll alongside the Walker Art Center, a group known as the Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council (WACTAC) has formed to help promote all-ages concerts in the Twin Cities, both on the Walker's grounds with the ... More >>
Losses include the Suburbs' Bruce Allen, Dinkytowner, and Myth
Your guide to the best shows happening over the extended weekend.
The daytime DJ shares her thoughts on our cover subjects.
The Wars of 1812 announce break-up, Doomtree sets vinyl releases, Har Mar Superstar prepping HBO show & next week's best new releases.
Yo La Tengo performs in The Current studios, new music from Zombie Season & news on Bob Dylan's fall tour.
National Brother Ali coverage, P.O.S. on MTV, Mason Jennings performs out West & Koo Koo Kanga Roo news.
News on Brother Ali's forthcoming release, Tapes 'n Tapes announce intimate dates, Daniel Johnston to return to Minneapolis & next week's best new releases.
New Mark Mallman, Pixies returning to the TC (sort of), Atmosphere announces summer tour & next week's best new releases.
Summer Guide: Events
Shuga Records profiled, Motorhead announce show & photos/reviews of Metric and Patrick Wolf.
Tapes 'n Tapes release video for new song, Jóhann Jóhannsson to perform at the Southern & Frank Play to play the Triple Rock.
We examine the possibility in light of the modern, fractured music industry
New Muja Messiah & Slug, TC Hip Hop Award winners & Story of the Sea reviewed
Military Special, Kristoff Krane, and Sleeping in the Aviary stand out amid a flurry of releases
Electronic one-man band Martin Dosh steps out of the background and into the spotlight
A local lawyer fights to save babies from circumcision
This one goes to 11!
Enjoy shows without ever leaving your house again
A coalition of independent record stores hangs on for dear life