Part of the reason that Record Store Day has grown in popularity over the years is the wide array of exclusive releases that bands put out specifically for the event. Whether it's limited 7-inches, vinyl reissues, or deluxe box sets that you set your sights on, the sheer amount of cool, unique album ... More >>
Dillinger FourWith The Strike, Threadbare, Man Afraid, Dirt Poor, Scooby Don't, Kung Fools, and Bombsite Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis Saturday April 5, 2014 1994 was a different time. Bands didn't have the internet to find an audience, they couldn't Google their next show in another town, a ... More >>
William Elliott Whitmore has been playing music since the age of 13. His parents were musically inclined and he followed suit, branching away from the family horse farm in Lee County, Iowa, to play music for a living. Whitmore's travels have brought him across the globe, including as a regul ... More >>
The big news this weekend is tomorrow night's show at the 501 Club, which marks the last concert inside the venue before it closes down as well as the last gig for hip-hop duo MC/VL. But that's not the only thing going down this weekend -- here's a rundown of our top recommended shows happening F ... More >>
For this edition of "Five Songs About," we decided to double our pleasure. Christmas is a special time of year, and we found way too much here (and way too little we could justify leaving out) -- so you get 10 songs for the same low, low price. Moreover, we tried to go a little further off the bea ... More >>
The MIA's new painting show documents how French and British artists swapped style (if not spit). Isn't it romantic?
Snow in Africa, thieving Santa, and porn under the tree
The Year's Local Favorites
Valet keep their musical ambitions in neutral
We sent a team of trained researchers and documentarians into the wilds of the Twin Cities in search of music in its native habitat. Here are the field notes from Friday, February 15--the day that would not end.
Barroom intellectuals Dillinger Four try spazzing out instead of selling out
Slug's love bug, Kat Bjelland's exorcism, Dave Pirner's throbbing shins: Ten years of local music served on ten great platters.
Honky-tonkers Accident Clearinghouse create a country for punks
From traditional reels to Celt rave-ups, local Irish music addresses the troubled times of its homeland