English folk-punk journeyman Frank Turner has seen his stock skyrocket over the past few years, especially in his beloved home of the U.K., where's he's now selling out arenas and moonlighting in Olympics opening ceremonies. Not bad for a foul-mouthed, tattooed ne'er-do-well who made his first mark ... More >>
See Also: Local Frames: New videos from the Hood Internet, the Pines, Grimes, and more Local Frames: New videos from Poliça, Paper Tiger, Sleep Study, and more Local Frames: New videos from Now, Now, Howler, Bloodnstuff, Astronautalis, and more As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more ... More >>
Rock the GardenWith the Hold Steady, Trampled by Turtles, Doomtree, tUnE-yArDs, and HowlerWalker Art Center, MinneapolisSaturday, June 16, 2012Related:10 gorgeous GIFs from Rock the Garden 2012Slideshow - Rock the Garden 2012: MusicSlideshow - Rock the Garden 2012: People/ScenesReverence for the Twi ... More >>
Related:Rock the Garden Festival 2012 lineupAs Saturday afternoon's Rock the Garden at the Walker Art Center approaches, ticket holders have already had plenty of time to brush up on the 2012 lineup, so what's left? Weather preparations are a must.As mentioned on the RTG Facebook page, "It looks lik ... More >>
Related:Top 20 best Minnesota songs: #20-11Top 20 best Minnesota musiciansFirst Avenue's 20 best concertsCountless songwriters have found inspiration in the Land of 10,000 Lakes over the years, and even more have hit upon something revelatory about Minnesota without ever becoming full-time residen ... More >>
This is going to be a Super Bowl Weekend...of music. Let's just hope the Black Eyed Peas don't show up. Madonna, on the other hand...
Yes, Craig Finn week has arrived in the Twin Cities. In celebration of the release of his new solo album, Clear Heart Full Eyes, the Hold Steady's good-timing frontman is in town this weekend. He's got gigs at the Triple Rock, Treehouse, and the Current's UBS Forum to put an enormous, declaratory ... More >>
Vita.mn's Vth Anniversary Party with Hold Steady, P.O.S., Night Moves, and No Bird SingNovember 18, 2011Epic, Minneapolis"Congrats on throwing such an 'epic' party!" an acquaintance gushed to me shortly after arriving at Vita.mn's "Vth" anniversary bash on Friday night. I found her flub more ende ... More >>
Photos by Denis Jeong PlasterApril is continuing to roar by us at a steady clip, and this past weekend our local scene was so bustling that we had to export some of our musicians out to Indio, California before the whole town overflowed.
Totally Spoked by Aesthetic ApparatusLace up your quickest sneaks, and dash on over to St. Paul, because Aesthetic Apparatus is having a mega sale you won't want to miss. Today only, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., you'll be able to get your grubby little hands on some of their coolest poster and ... More >>
Photo by Nick VlcekTonight is the third installment of our "4 Nights in Loring: Local Bands, Local Films" series in Loring Park, featuring a performance by our most recent Picked to Click winners Red Pens and a screening of the locally made independent film Nobody.Red Pens perform at 7 p.m., foll ... More >>
Who says climate change doesn't exist? It's been a week full of tropical sweat and torrential downpours that have been keeping us inside where it's nice and cool, and we're all about to burst. Let's make this weekend all about rocking and rolling no matter what the weather! Don't worry about the ... More >>
Further proof that the Hold Steady are awesome: During a 3-minute segment on last night's Colbert Report, Craig Finn managed to squeeze in serious discussions of Catholicism, influences, and rock 'n' roll-as-religion between Colbert's jokes about them looking more like graphic designers than rock st ... More >>
Image Courtesy of: Kris Drake "Stuck Between Stations." Stuck Between Stations. One is the name of a song by Brooklyn band the Hold Steady (whose singer is at work on a movie project of his own, adapting Chuck Klosterman's Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs). The other is the name of a film conceived, ... More >>
Judging from this clip, it was one hell of a party.
Start planning for next weekend's big block party.
On today's show, Mischke played a selection of songs about local streets.
Jayhawks reunite for Basilica Block Party, Rock the Garden line-up announced & next week's best new releases.
New Kristoff Krane and Black Blondie on the way, P.O.S. covers Pearl Jam, Metallica to play Target Center & next week's best new releases.
Also announced? Layaway ticket sales. Laidback hippies take heart-- you can even procrastinate your ticket purchase.
Every year I make mix CDs of my favorite tracks, with one song per artist per disc. Here's the '08 edition, local and national. It's all from 2008 unless otherwise specified, but there are a few oldies. At the bottom are my year-end lists, because I know you needed more of those. Happy holidays! MN ... More >>
MC/VL and Scream Party uncover connection between C2H60 and rocking the party. Also: Dan Wilson sings a ballad
What's indie rock? Who cares? Here are 10 great CDs that will blow you away, no matter your definition.
...and other true tales from local musicians
Busdriver laughs through car troubles and a struggling career
What are those little white boxes with wires telling us to do?