If the excitement for Wilco's upcoming show with Bob Dylan at Midway Stadium wasn't already causing minor hyperventilation among the local Americana set, this past weekend's events added a new dimension. The accomplished Chicago band, fronted by the newly gleeful Jeff Tweedy, put on their own music ... More >>
GirlsOctober 1, 2011First Ave, MinneapolisIt was the encore that did it. Christopher Owens walked out on stage by himself, a slender wisp of a man with messy blonde hair and sad, sunken eyes. He slung his Rickenbacker over his shoulder and, eyes squinting, set into a solo rendition of "Jamie Mari ... More >>
The Triple Rock hosted a different kind of punk legend than usual to a mixed-age and jubilant crowd Friday night. Jonathan Richman made yet another stop to the Twin Cities, performing at the club for the first time, and couldn't have seemed happier about it.
A sampling of what made (re)collecting the old faves so fun, and frustrating, in the aughts.
Call it a Twin Cities coups--today, "Pablo Picasso" from Shahs' forthcoming Guts EP gets featured on Forkast.
Jonathan Richman, modern lover
Minneapolis label's proprietor, Paul Stark, is making a play for the future