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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 >>
According to our own cover story, Bobby "Rock Eagle" Drake (above) was an auto mechanic at Brookside Amoco in St. Louis Park just before he joined the Hold Steady in 2005. Since then, Drake's fortunes have changed -- drastically. Later this year, he and some of his New York pals in other bands, incl ... More >>
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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 >>
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.
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 >>
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.
The influential Twin Cities-based band's recordings will see the light of day once again.
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.
Lots of big names on the bill for both festivals: the Decemberists, Calexico, Yeasayer, the Hold Steady, the Jayhawks, and more.
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 >>
We exhibit animalistic instincts. Also, foreshadowing!
The music of Matt and Bubba Kadane gets called a lot of names: slowcore, post-rock, sad core. The label I like best, after seeing them for the first time on Saturday night (after nearly a decade of listening to their music) is shoegaze.
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
Told you we read it for the articles: Playboy.com's "A-List" (we swear we called dibs on that name long ago) lists Minneapolis's own First Avenue as one of the ten best rock clubs in America. The big black bus station joins the likes of the Empty Bottle in Chicago, Emo's Austin, and the Mercury Loun ... More >>
The Hold Steady's latest release Boys and Girls in America was released on Vagrant Records yesterday. Check out a live version of track one, "Stuck Between Stations."
People attending the CMJ Music Marathon in New York City next week might be surprised to find bands playing CBGB, the legendary Bowery punk club whose lease famously ran out Wednesday. As reported below, the joint is still open (click there for complete links), and longtime doorman Brendan Rafferty ... More >>
The Plastic Constellations have signed with Frenchkiss Records and are planning to release Crusades in January. The guys should fit right in on a roster which includes the Hold Steady, Les Savy Fav, and numerous spaz rock bands. Fear not; the locals are still flaunting their TC pride. They may have ... More >>
Busdriver laughs through car troubles and a struggling career