Listening to the Wood Brothers' newest release Live Volume 2: Tooth & Nail, you get the immediate sense that these are folk songs composed by instrumentalists. The effort exhibits an adept awareness of musical interplay, full of delicious exchanges between upright bassist extraordinaire Chris Wo ... More >>
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On their new album Tombstone Bullets, The Cavalier Crooks have produced an album that grabs hold with dusty, writhing fingers, and won't let go. It's rare to find a band that manages to wholly inhabit a different degree than the masses, and even rarer to find one that makes music in that place tha ... More >>
The Black Keys and Arctic MonkeysTarget Center, MinneapolisMay 15, 2012View a slideshow here. A day after celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the release of their debut record (and singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach's 33rd birthday) the Black Keys rolled confidently into their biggest local headlining ... More >>
Related: SoundTown 2012 lineup announced River's Edge Music Festival 2012 at Harriet Island lineupYet another festival lineup came hurling toward the concert-going set late last night and it's a good one. This year's Lollapalooza performers include a bevy of top-tier Billboard-charting acts -- start ... More >>
The helpful folks at Livability.com have chosen "Top 10 Cities With the Best Music Scenes Outside of Nashville NYC and LA," and trusty Minneapolis came in second. It does not seem as if Howler's Jordan Gatesmith or people who went to Jane's Addiction at the Brick were polled for this, but it's st ... More >>
Local singer-songwriter Breanne Duren, who plays keyboard and sings in Owl City, has debuted a new music video featuring a cover of the Black Keys' "Everlasting Light."The song originated on the indie-blues act's 2010 album Brothers, and immediately struck a chord with Duren, who tells Spinner th ... More >>
Annual First Avenue show highlights best newcomers
After quite a bit of speculation (and many customary fake announcements), the lineup for the Coachella Music and Arts Festival was released yesterday, with the Black Keys, Radiohead, and Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg serving as the headliners. The massive music festival, held each spring on the Emp ... More >>
Photo By Erik HessWinter is always a great time to catch local acts here in the Twin Cities, since most national bands aren't brave enough (wisely) to tour here during the colder months. But with the recent springlike temperatures around these parts, one's mind certainly can begin to wander t ... More >>
Who knew that Adele would be the (temporary) savior of the music industry? Buoyed by the 5.82 million copies of Adele's 21 sold in America this past year, album sales for 2011 in the U.S. rose for the first time since 2004. While physical CD sales fell six percent during the year, a huge incre ... More >>
It's a good thing we waited until the last week of 2011 to publish our final best-album lists, since a few bands managed to eke out stellar releases just this December (the Roots' undun and the Black Keys' El Camino in particular made their way onto a few staffers' lists). With only a few da ... More >>
Has Black Friday and Cyber Monday failed you? Do you still need some good stocking stuffers? There's no need to get your Santa hat in a twist. This weekend, No Coast Craft-o-Rama is arrives at Midtown Global Market with thousands of amazing gifts on sale. The free, two-day event will feature ... More >>
Photos by Mike MinehartMachine 22Black Box Revelation with Machine 22, Porcupine and DetourNovember 14, 20117th St. Entry, MinneapolisI arrived during of Porcupines from LaCrosse, Wisconsin, one of my favorite bands I've recently discovered. One of my favorite songs, "Rooftops" from their 7" spli ... More >>
It's been a rainy start to our summer so far, but that hasn't stopped Twin Cities fans from busting out their ponchos and going outdoors to take in live music. Between Rock the Garden, Soundset, the Warped Tour, and shows at the Minnesota Zoo's amphitheater, concertgoers have had plenty of chances t ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessThe Black KeysJuly 3, 2011Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St. Paul, MNAfter the remarkably successful year that the Black Keys have had, they certainly have earned (and now require) a bigger venue for their raucous, garage-rock sound. Not surprisingly, most of the people that have p ... More >>
Well isn't this just precious. A slew of indie darlings have joined Lou Reed, Patti Smith and even a former Beatle to pay homage to influential early rock 'n' roller Buddy Holly on new tribute album Rave on Buddy Holly, which is streaming in its entirety today over at NPR. Holly was only 22 years ... More >>
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Photos by Stacy SchwartzCold War Kids March 10, 2011 First Avenue Mainroom, Minneapolis Cold War Kids have received some lukewarm press and icy criticism following their January-released third album Mine is Yours, which was all zipped up by Kings of Leon producer Jacquire King. Based on thei ... More >>
Grammy-winning rock duo the Black Keys, who took home trophies this year for Best Alternative Music Album, Best Recording Package, Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocals, are returning to the Twin Cities on July 3 to play the Roy Wilkins Auditorium with openers Cage the Elephant.
Perhaps the biggest surprise from this year's Grammy Awards broadcast is that there are actually some honest-to-god surprises to report, the biggest of which was notoriously indie artists Arcade Fire coming out on top in the Album of the Year category.Here, we present a rundown of some of the mos ... More >>
Justin Townes Earle is everything that you'd expect from a Nashville born, country-bred, Americana singer-songwriter. Earle seemed predisposed to be a fantastically unrefined folk artist: his father, the legendary country singer, author, and playwright Steve Earle, has won numerous Grammy Awards, ... More >>
Don't let the fact that Chooglin' and Pink Mink play out about every 72 hours these days keep you home tonight. Afterall, Athens, Ohio Wheels on Fire are returning to town to fill this local meat and potatoes rock and roll sandwich with a swift and swinging sound that is as good on a Tuesday as i ... More >>
With the 24 members of Gayngs assembling themselves for a pair of "Last Prom on Earth" shows tonight at First Avenue, we asked ourselves: Who are some other awesome, ridiculously large supergroups and mega-collaborations? Here's a short list of our faves.
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