Just a few weeks since its release, critics have already hailed Yo La Tengo's 13th full-length album Fade as one of the band's best in years, harkening back to epic cult favorites such as I Can Feel the Heart Beating as One and And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out. In anticipation of the band ... More >>
Masterfully serving traditional and unconventional Indian food in Minneapolis
Crocodiles7th St. Entry, MinneapolisFebruary 28, 2012San Diego's Crocodiles probably picked the least Californian night to roll through Minneapolis, as the strange snow/sleet/rain mix had even the locals in a rather vexing mood. And while the inclement weather perhaps had something to do with ... More >>
Photo by Steve CohenBrian Wilson at the State Theatre in 2008Generations of music fans are in for a shock this morning as news is rippling out that Brian Wilson, chief songwriter and long-estranged member of the Beach Boys, will rejoin the group to record a new album and venture out on a 50-date ... More >>
Photos by Nikki MillerAvey Tare December 7, 2011 Triple Rock Social Club Avey Tare, pseudonymed "frontman" of the very popular "collective" Animal Collective, released an album last year called Down There, a piece supposedly inspired by crocodiles. How now, swamp cow?
Photos by Nikki MillerThe Beach Boys July 31, 2011 Mystic Amphitheater The year is 1993, 30 years after the birth of John Stamos. My best friend Amy and I are sitting in her family's basement rec room, arguing again. Amy is pro-Beach Boys. I'm pro-Beatles. And we're each anti- the other. I ... More >>
"Every now and then we hear our song, we've been having fun all summer long."-"All Summer Long," The Beach Boys
For every kid who has ever left their hometown and moved to LA in search of "something more," Mark Foster is an inspiration. Originally hailing from Cleveland, Foster made a life-changing decision to change his direction at the age of 18; he headed west toward the land of opportunity, and never t ... More >>
With festival season ramping up in the Twin Cities, Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake has announced that they'll be entering the outdoor concert market this season with a newly constructed, 8,357-capacity amphitheater that will open with a free show on July 4.
Photos by Denis Jeong PlasterApril is continuing to roar by us at a steady clip, and this past weekend our local scene was so bustling that we had to export some of our musicians out to Indio, California before the whole town overflowed.
We know, we know: there's still more holiday shopping to be done, and you're not swayed by the idea of getting everybody the exact same world-music pop extravaganza or a Bob Evans gift card. So it's back to the outlet mall, the strip mall, Macy's, downtown - and we've got more jingle-jangle anti- ... More >>
The 7" Review blog has seen its share of punk bands of late--in large part because that's a genre that utilizes the short-play format more frequently. This edition brings a little more variety to the table in Milwaukee's The Goodnight Loving. The band just released a full-length companion t ... More >>
The album that ruined sampling for everyone will get a brush up and a full-fledged re-release. Is it a necessary face-lift or 20th anniversary cash-in?
Gimme Noise offers fair and balanced suggestions for presidential victory songs.
Porn stars take to their bikes in New Zealand, cobalt green could make computers faster, a Texas school board bans cleavage, Van Gogh's Starry Night made from Legos, toilet flushing cats, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Mike Love, lead nasalist and chief pinhead of The Beach Boys, is suing the man who gave him his entire career, for the second time in 10 years. In the '90s, he sued his cousin Brian Wilson over songwriting credits, claiming that ad-libbed lines like "Good night, baby" at the end of "Wouldn't It Be N ... More >>
Dios Malos play California pop for the big-eyed kids away from the coast
A week of pummeling pop with The Walkmen, Broken Social Scene, and Walker Kong
Leaving winter behind for hot rods, low-rent celebrities, and the drawbacks of concrete siding