Taylor Momsen has a particularly unique set of life experiences. She starred as Jenny Humphrey in Gossip Girl and Cindy Lou Who in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, was featured in this month's Maxim and toured with Marilyn Manson -- all before her 21st birthday. These days, Momsen is focused on her ... More >>
When your name is also part of the moniker for one of the country's premier music schools, you have to be sure you're releasing an album on the right terms. For Jack McNally, co-founder of the McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, the process took 28 years to make sure everything was done exac ... More >>
By Justin BakerWe just wrapped another year of wall-to-wall critics' lists, and the Pitchfork staff provided a carefully curated subset of hip music of last year. How does this music sit with the rest of the population? To partly answer that question, we asked someone untainted by current musi ... More >>
Solid Gold With Wild Belle and Moonstone Continuum First Avenue, Minneapolis December 7, 2012 A wintry snowfall couldn't keep local music fans from celebrating Solid Gold's record release or their grand return to the First Avenue stage on Friday night, as the Mainroom was filled with longtime supp ... More >>
It was a combination of talent, hard work and an online boost from celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton that helped singer/songwriter Eric Hutchinson launch his career. After releasing his debut album Sounds Like This independently, Hutchinson signed with Warner Bros. Records and has recorded a new ... More >>
By Andrew OlsonRelated:Duluth flood updates: Low, Charlie Parr, & Trampled by TurtlesOver the past few years, I restored my basement into a great "man cave" of a music room. Sure, basements in Duluth have a reputation for dampness, but I thought I could beat Mother Nature. That is, until the ... More >>
Here's a not-so-secret fact about Minnesota music: People love to talk about how much they love the scene here. Musicians from both out-of-state and the Twin Cities have gone out of their way to pen odes to our town and its vibrant community, from Atmosphere to Lucinda Williams Tom Waits to Mark Ma ... More >>
Today Vega Productions, the nonprofit responsible for both volumes of the wildly successful Minnesota Beatle Project series, released their first official music video, and it highlights one of the more nationally recognizable indie names on the compilation, Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons. Chi ... More >>
Angie22Arts via Flickr.comThere's a big line between being a big fan and a super fan. A regular fan may attend conventions, dress up as their favorite character occasionally, and even write a few fan fiction as a hobby/writing exercise. This is not the case for super fans. Super fans, often ref ... More >>
Doomtree MC runs through four definitive experiences
Play sets up figures from the '60s
Photo by Nick VlcekOnce you've finished reading today's cover story on Jeremy Messersmith, you might still be aching to learn more about the reserved, introspective, and talented singer-songwriter. Read on for additional quotes from my series of interviews with Messersmith that didn't make their ... More >>
The Sultans of Smoke still hold a few secrets.
Discarded album revives forgotten chapter of Minneapolis music history
Check out this slideshow of images from Tuesday night's show.
McCartney gazes into the abyss, and the abyss gazes back.
England's Pipettes revisit the girl-group sounds of the '60s
Sweet-voiced Irish guys dream of stardom, American reviewer cheers from sidelines
Do jackasses have royalty? Meet the Kings of Leon
Dios Malos play California pop for the big-eyed kids away from the coast
Blur's musical diaspora: Beyond the waterloo sunset, Africa!
Pedro Almodóvar pays tribute to female resilience in All About My Mother
The Fab Four--in one--of children's music
Cornershop's boundary-busting new album recolonizes Brit pop.