Don't try to pigeonhole Jenny Lewis; she'll just push outside of your definition of who she is. The California singer-songwriter is set to release her first solo album since 2008's Acid Tongue with The Voyager, an album that has multiple layers in meaning and sound. With the help of Beck and Ryan Ad ... More >>
Iron & Wine with WidowspeakFirst Avenue, MinneapolisWednesday, September 18, 2013Don't come to an Iron & Wine show expecting low-key, subdued set. Well, you can expect it -- but those expectations will only be met for a small portion of the show. Sam Beam and his epic beard brought along a 1 ... More >>
Bathswith Houses and D33JTriple Rock Social Club, MinneapolisWednesday, June 5, 2013"Tonight is a good night in Milwaukee!" So exclaimed Baths frontman, Will Wiesenfeld, Tuesday night at the Triple Rock. Which, of course, is in Minneapolis.Oops.It was a forgivable mistake, in the scheme of things. ( ... More >>
A bit of the Lollapalooza 2013 lineup trickled out a couple weeks ago, but today this year's offerings got taut, dark, and -- most importantly -- official. Though the plan initially was to drop the full, gargantuan list of bands in two more weeks, the timeline got pushed up when a pre-April Fool's p ... More >>
What a difference a year makes when it comes to Lollapalooza, Chicago's destination music festival in Grant Park every summer. The first details of the lineup have emerged, and compared to the rockist-leaning 2012 bill it's looking very much like anything that can loosely fit within the antiquated " ... More >>
The decade-old phenomenon that was the Postal Service is coming to the Twin Cities later this year. A little while back, the team of Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) and Jimmy Tamborello (Dntel) announced they'd reform, play some shows, and Give Up would receive a deluxe 10th anniversary reissue in ... More >>
Benjamin Gibbard with Advance BaseThe Assembly at the Woman's Club, MinneapolisThursday, November 1, 2012An evening with Ben (Benjamin) Gibbard is not merely an evening with music from his solo project, it's also an evening with the Postal Service, All-Time Quarterback, the Replacements, and Death C ... More >>
Benjamin Gibbard is going by just his full name for his new album Former Lives -- his way of declaring independence from his many projects. The singer is known for carving out the indie-rock music landscape with his involvement in acts such as the Postal Service, All-Time Quarterback!, and most famo ... More >>
Local icons: "We're letting all the sounds in now"
Photo by Barry MullingDntel August 11, 2011 Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis Live shows by electronic artists are a tricky, delicate animal. Unlike music that is recorded with instruments, the songs--though they may move all over the place in terms of tone, pitch, mood, etc.--exist in wh ... More >>
When it comes to the cosmic dreamworld music genre, the One AM Radio have the market covered with their fourth album, Heaven is Attached by a Slender Thread. The Soft Alarm Tour with Dntel (Jimmy Tamborello of The Postal Service) and Geotic (Will Wiesenfeld of Baths) can be termed as a m ... More >>
Craiglist and calling cards birth Fake Places, one of the Cities' most exciting new bands
With the 24 members of Gayngs assembling themselves for a pair of "Last Prom on Earth" shows tonight at First Avenue, we asked ourselves: Who are some other awesome, ridiculously large supergroups and mega-collaborations? Here's a short list of our faves.
Ben Gibbard and Jay Farrar's sold-out Kerouac tribute hearkens adolescence but lacks innovation.
Losses include the Suburbs' Bruce Allen, Dinkytowner, and Myth
Celebrating the 10 winners of this year's best-new-bands poll
An Exaltation of Laarks strikes a tough balance