Friday the 13th is one of those days that brings to mind any number of things, from luck (or lack thereof) and superstition to a certain masked fella. Whatever you think of Friday the 13th, there's no escaping it, so we put together a playlist of our 13 favorite songs for you. Things have been pre ... More >>
Rock trio Kill to Kill might just be the anti-buzz band. After forming in 2007, the band built a devoted fan base via their intense live shows and eventually joined Guilt Ridden Pop's diverse roster. In 2009, they released their debut EP Fighter and Gimme Noise called Kill to Kill a band to watch. E ... More >>
A bit of the Lollapalooza 2013 lineup trickled out a couple weeks ago, but today this year's offerings got taut, dark, and -- most importantly -- official. Though the plan initially was to drop the full, gargantuan list of bands in two more weeks, the timeline got pushed up when a pre-April Fool's p ... More >>
Genius is a hard thing to live up to; once someone bestows you with its thorny crown, it's a crippling burden that can sometimes make you even more the stuff of legend. My Bloody Valentine is that stuff of legend. 1991 was a time both namby and pamby, with New Ja ... More >>
Just off the wheels of Marathon IV: Road Rogue, a week-long song performed during a trek from New York to Los Angeles, performer extraordinaire Mark Mallman has unveiled his latest CD, Double Silhouette. Renowned for his high-energy dramatic performances and marathon song cycles, Mallman has won a h ... More >>
Looks like spring has brought a flurry of creativity with five local bands releasing albums this weekend starting with The Shiny Lights, who pulls members from many of other local bands in town. Other CD releases include The Lower 48, Pennyroyal, Big Villain, and Dave Olson; that's enough new music ... More >>
DJ Jake Rudh's new wave dance party Transmission is a Minneapolis institution -- and now a radio show! This Friday, the celebratory nature of the night gets an extra boost as the festivities shift to First Avenue's Mainroom for the 11th anniversary of the weekly dose of retro cool.What we know fo ... More >>
O'Gara's Bar and Grill opened its doors at Selby and Snelling Avenues in March of 1941. A lot has changed in that time, but the pub remains family-owned in its original building. In the 1980s the bar expanded into hosting live music, with the Skunks taking stage at the Garage in 1988. Recently ... More >>
James BlakeSeptember 28th, 2011First Ave, MinneapolisIt was just a few short months ago that James Blake first set foot in our fair Cities, in town then to pay a visit to the 7th St. Entry. On his return to Minneapolis last night, Blake made the upgrade to the Mainroom, and his excitement was imp ... More >>
Photo by Denis Jeong PlasterEven before entering this year's Lollapalooza festival, the Grant Park grounds were littered with reminders that this year's event is supremely sold out. There were scalpers, signs, massive lines, and a group of at least 50 ticketless kids plowing over a chain-link fen ... More >>
Photo by Fairshadow PhotographyThe Twin Cities has a thriving dark music scene. There are local industrial, metal, goth, electronic, and darkwave bands with devoted followings. Ground Zero is where you'll often find them. But this scene has too much boundless creative energy to be contained.
Usher in May with new music...lots of CD releases this weekend!
Reagan-era comedy succumbs to soggy nostalgia
Photo by Amy DanielsonPaul D performs at The Turf ClubThis Sunday, punk poet Paul Dickinson (a.k.a. Paul D) and his rag-tag crew of poets and storytellers will be taking over the Turf Club for the semi-regular Riot Act reading series. Paul D, Jen March, Courtney McClean, Maggie Ryan Sanford ... More >>
Photo by Nikki MillerLast night at the Turf the Bust Buddies, a group of close girlfriends from St. Paul, pulled together an impressive lineup to raise money for the Susan G. Komen 60 mile, 3-Day Walk for the Cure. With live room sets by Sean Na Na, Martin Devaney Band, Puppies and Trains, an ... More >>
So hush now, little babies
In anticipation for his annual NYE extravaganza, Mallman is releasing a cover he made with a few of his musical friends.
More quotes from the subject of today's cover story.
It was a night of real live rock and old memories at First Avenue.
Transgendered, hard rock favorites say goodbye
Neo-retroists Clinic and the Strokes raid the graves of punkers past