Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. A premiere of Van Stee's brand new music video launches this week. We've also got new clips from Coastal Cabins, Pieta Brown, Dwell & the Shape Ship, and Choral Reefr. W ... More >>
Leading up to Saturday evening's sold-out Paul McCartney show at Target Field, Minnesota governor Mark Dayton has dedicated the day to the Beatles legend. Sir Paul's last performance in the area was back in 2005, and he nearly hit Target Field in 2011. Tonight's performance will mark the third Minne ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. A premiere of the new Web of Sunsets video gets things going this week. We've also got new clips from Leisure Birds, Mayda, Some Pulp, Moving Parts, Maple & Beech, and a ... More >>
The hallowed 400 Bar has returned! As a sign, at least.As reported in February, the 400 Bar will be part of a 25,000 square foot complex featuring a concert venue, the Midwest Music Museum, and a restaurant at the Mall of America. With the opening of the museum this week, a familiar landmark is rebo ... More >>
Happy 2014! While most will take New Year's Day off, bars and some venues will be open in the evening including Curtiss A's tribute to Hank Williams at the Dakota. Friday night the Turf Club will be hosting And the Professors, and Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank will be at the Cedar. The Blind Shake wil ... More >>
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 >>
Ryan Paul Plewacki comes clean on addiction and folk music
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 >>
Photo by Erik HessWe're doing our best to fill up your mp3 library with solid local tunes today. In addition to offering an exclusive stream of Sims' new track "One Dimensional Man" and a download of the entire new five-track EP by Minneapolis expats Love in October, we were psyched to happen upo ... 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 >>
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Play sets up figures from the '60s
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McCartney gazes into the abyss, and the abyss gazes back.
Gimme Noise offers four helpful hints about how to hate on the scourge of the music underworld.
One man's journey through 2005's best recorded music
Sweet-voiced Irish guys dream of stardom, American reviewer cheers from sidelines
These Irishmen, raised in Kiliney, a small town south of Dublin, bliss out to the Beach Boys, the Beatles, Buffalo Springfield, and Harry Nilsson, and have little interest in hiding their influences or saying much of great importance. Which must be why this tune, the highlight of the group's swell d ... More >>
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.