Known for their sweet mix of rock and hip hop, the group members let the latter take center stage on their EP
If you can brave the weather, there's plenty of music going on this week. Thursday, twenty one pilots play a sold-out show at the Triple Rock while Boz Scaggs makes an appearance at the State Theatre. Friday night, Zoo Animal will be at the Icehouse, Ex Nuns rock Cause, Edward the Confesso ... More >>
Valentines Day week has arrived! Whether you plan on celebrating Valentines Day with a special someone, alone, or with your multiple cats, be sure to check out Lucy Michelle & The Velvet Lapelles' Greatest Valentines Mixtape show at the Cedar Cultural Center. On Friday synth-pop band Usonia rele ... More >>
See Also:Slideshow: The Walkmen at First AvenueThe WalkmenWith Young ManFirst Avenue, MinneapolisSaturday, June 30, 2012Usually, a heralded indie rock act decays, disappears, or revamps over a decade, but the five East Coast-bred gents in the Walkmen have simply grown up before our eyes. No longer ... More >>
Local psych-folk act Magic Castles' mystical music now has the golden chance to expand its reach. A self-titled, double-vinyl album was recently released via Brian Jonestown Massacre frontman Anton Newcombe's own A Records imprint. On Saturday, they celebrate with an album release party at the Kitty ... More >>
The Hollanders also launching a label
Photos by Steve CohenShonen Knife November 11, 2011 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis When a band embarks on it's 30th Anniversary Tour--assuming the band makes it long--it's often nothing but a money grab, an excuse to double ticket prices and knock the t-shirt prices up another 10 dollars. Sure, ... More >>
Photos by Nikki MillerMeat Puppets November 12, 2011 Turf Club There's something magical about seeing old SST bands. I doubt it's that the L.A.-based punk/hardcore/jazz label necessarily had a strong influence on the bands whose records they put out, but rather that founder Greg Ginn had his ... More >>
Dave Grohl is the real deal. After spending the early '90s clocking stage time in one of the most influential bands of his generation, no one would have thought twice if he had shied away from the limelight following his Nirvana bandmate Kurt Cobain's suicide in 1994. But instead, he did jus ... More >>
Dennis Lane is impressive, catchy sophomore album
Photo by Shelby FailleDale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. at a City of Music taping last fallDale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. June 15, 2011 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis As Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.'s Joshua Epstein and Daniel Zott took the stage Wednesday night at the 7th St. Entry, it was hard to know what to expect f ... More >>
If you don't know, you should...What can you say about a cocktail that teaches you how to pronounce Cynar and ushers you into a world where ice preparation is a serious endeavor? Not to mention the feel of it sliding down your throat sip by sip and the smooth back of the fino sherry. Or the fact ... More >>
In anticipation for his CD-release show on May 7 at the Cedar Cultural Center, Jeremy Messersmith is streaming his forthcoming album, The Reluctant Graveyard, in its entirety on the Current's website.The new album may come as a surprise to some Messersmith fans, as it finds him moving in a darker ... More >>
Here's a look back at his first four-night run, in the summer of 2001.
Murs and Slug collaboration starts to take shape, Dan Wilson announces home town tour & next week's best new releases.
Reznor disses Prince, new music from DJ Gigamesh, summer festival listings & NOMO hit the Current studios.
The influential, reclusive back-up singer died Wednesday afternoon at the age of 67.
Electric Light Orchestra reissues deliver—and dilute—paradise
You've heard the sound of Heavy Sleeper before. And you'll be happy to again.
Ballyhooed Englishman Dizzee Rascal conquers the world one record store clerk at a time
The Wrens: Four working stiffs shack up to make the greatest rock record of recent times
Pop jump-starts our big gay hearts, and Junior Senior can't stop the beat
Two of Motown's Funk Brothers shed light on 'Standing in the Shadows'
Searching for a new network of fans, local bands tune up, log on, and drop out
Enchanted, Not Slanted: Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea is one of the best indie-rock albums in years.