Another rockin' week in the Twin Cities! Thursday, The Triple Rock will be hosting Rock the Link in order to raise awareness of homeless youth. Friday is Target Field's Skyline Music Festival and Saturday, the MN Zoo welcome's Beach Boy legend, Brian Wilson. Strange Names open for Yeasayer at First ... More >>
Ex Cops Opening for Blessed Feathers and Young Buffalo 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis Thursday, February 28, 2013 Touring in support of their excellent 2013 release True Hallucinations, Brooklyn-based Ex Cops made their first appearance in Minneapolis last night, opening for Young Buffalo and Blesse ... More >>
Get out your hanky so you don't spill a tear in your beer; from Susanna Clark to Kitty Wells, several legendary country singers and songwriters passed on in 2012, and their loss is felt keenly as our connection to a better time in traditional country goes slippin' away.
In a music scene built around Minnesota nice, it's risky to name your band Haters Club, but the Minneapolis group is spreading their "hate" all over town. The Golden Age of Haters Club is a collection of songs that sit comfortably together, even when they shouldn't. With dynamic beats and abysmal hu ... More >>
Grab a hanky. No seriously, you're gonna need it. Glen Campbell has just released a bittersweet video to lend sound and images to the final days of his farewell tour, and it's a doozy. In it, the country singer, guitarist and sometimes television host and actor reflects upon his life, family, and fi ... More >>
No one should be particularly shocked that the 2012 Bonnaroo lineup circulating yesterday that we thought was fake turned out to be... fake.Today, however, the real deal emerges. And, aside from the notable absence of Prince (and Corrosion of Conformity), the thing is still remarkably similar to ... More >>
Black Friday. Potentially the single most terrifying phrase in the English language, those two little words are a retailer's curse and a shopper's pipe dream come true. This year, if you somehow missed pitching your tent in the Best Buy parking lot in preparation for the sales, not to worry--there i ... More >>
Last week? Last week was so several days ago. At this point - polishing off that third mug of crap, employer-subsidized coffee, valiantly procrastinating last week's leftover to-do items, beating yourself about the head and face to stay awake - you probably can barely remember what your name is, ... More >>
RECAP BY STEVE COHEN AND GENNA DEPREYPHOTOS BY STEVE COHENThe Minnesota State Fair concert season ended with a bang this year. The 2010 Grandstand hosted many of rock's greatest from Rush to Weird Al Yankovic to KISS. Monday night's fair season finale with the Dukes of September was was a nigh ... More >>
Strait A's are a grower and the peppy energy will drive the melodies into your skull.
The time has come to purify our hearts and minds of the guilty pleasures in our iPods. You could be next.
A band so good we can't even bear to listen to them.
With the death of Pontiac, we look back at one of the most rock'n'roll cars ever made.
Ain't entendres grand? The Calgary lo-fi troupe goes vintage tonight with Bouncer Fighter and White Sand/Badlands.
Despite his age and hardship, Wilson's sets at the State Theater on Saturday were pleasant throughout and honest only once.
Chad Whittaker: Respected local sideman, woulda-been Beach Boy, and now (finally) solo artist
The music of Beach House is just the thing for summer
The Animal Collective evolves
Sweet-voiced Irish guys dream of stardom, American reviewer cheers from sidelines
The pictures may be talking, but they're not speaking our language
Howling with Mallman's werewolves of Minneapolis and other scary tales
For the Thrills, all is not quiet on the western front
With Treader, Spring Heel Jack make an etude out of electronica
Sampling the Local Electronic Underground