Last Friday night at Target Field, the Skyline Music Festival stage occupied foul territory near third base, showcasing an evening of pleasantries from headliner Andrew Bird, accompanied by Dosh, S. Carey, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, and the New Pornographers. It was a somewhat unusual environmen ... More >>
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The first two iterations of the Skyline Music Festival have catered to a more mature musical audience with lineups featuring veteran, classic-rock leaning acts. But the Minnesota Twins and K-TWIN just announced an Indie Night format for the 2014 Skyline Music Festival that focuses on more modern ban ... More >>
A.C. NewmanTurf Club, St. PaulThursday, November 1, 2012 There's something about the way a show flows that becomes evident only when things are going really well or really badly. A.C. Newman's gig at the Turf last night fell into that former category. To say the least, it was smooth. See also: A ... More >>
By Peter GerstenzangA.C. Newman is cool and calm, but more importantly, he is Canadian. When I get a hold of this gifted singer/songwriter, he is in St Louis, as Hurricane Sandy is conducting a Search and Destroy mission upon our already rain-ravaged East Coast. But when I ask him how his tour is go ... More >>
Photo By Mike VorrasiMinneapolis indie-pop trio Now, Now (formerly Now, Now Every Children) have been quite busy putting the finishing touches on their sophomore record, Threads, and have now found a famous home for its release. The album will be put out by Trans-Records on March 6, a label s ... More >>
"Not for nothing is their motto TGIF - 'Thank God It's Friday.' They live for the weekends, when they can go do what they really want to do."-Richard Nelson Bolles
The New Pornographers are one of those bands that seem like they will just quietly endure, continually putting out quality from the indie-pop front lines. Since the 2010 release of their fifth studio album, Together, various members of the Canadian supergroup (a term which the band seems to p ... More >>
With the 10,000 Lakes Festival on hiatus and Taste of Minnesota out of commission, our festival calendar was looking pretty sparse -- that is until this morning, when 89.3 the Current invited new Somerset Amphitheater partner Matt Mithun on air to announce Sound Town, a new festival coming to Som ... More >>
Photo by Nick VlcekBefore we get to the whole lineup portion of today's Rock the Garden announcement, here's a quandary: How many tickets do you think the Walker and the Current could sell to this shindig without disclosing a single band on the bill beforehand?
Man-oh-man, what the hell? Did it rain all Bike Walk week? I'm soaked. But remember, big-ass rock and roll sound waves dry you faster than heat--that's science facts, trust me--so dry off and get hot at any number of awesome shows happening this weekend.
Dusty Hoskovec Coming to a bright red stand near you sometime very soon, here are the stories from this week's print edition:Chastity Brown releases High Noon Teethby Rob van Alstyne A rocker with gospel grounding and a politically minded artist who largely writes about matters of the heart, C ... More >>
Local indie band Mighty Fairly find joy in the lighter side of life
The Songs We Can't Escape
The Songs We Can't Escape
Top Ten Spins this week at MPR's the Current, 89.3
Top Ten Movers This Week at Eclipse Records
Top 10 Sellers at Cheapo Uptown
Faux Jean light up/burn down the Varsity
Here's Radio K's Top 77 albums of the year, based on listener votes. Since the email didn't distinguish between band name, title, or label, let us know if there are any errors below: 1. Broken Social Scene, Broken Social Scene (Arts & Crafts) 2. Low, The Great Destroyer (Sub Pop) 3. Gorillaz, Demon ... More >>
Only 1.5 percent of Katrina contracts are going to minorities, abstinence to stay out of jail, Kevin Smith's career on the ropes, the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
Mark Morford of the San Francisco Chronicle, via Obscure Store, reported last Friday that Amazon.com has added a Sex and Sensuality department with very little fanfare, mostly likely to avoid attention from the religious right. The inventory features toys, lube, books, condoms, douches, performance ... More >>
AC Newman suspends the hours with one big now
The Fiery Furnaces turn poetic non sequitors into the surreal life of songs
City Pages scribes chime in with their top tens
Ben Harper summons god and Johnny Rotten proves he's still the antichrist
Neko Case kills you softly with her song; The Be Good Tanyas wait around to die; Patricia Tallman confronts the living dead