It's no news that in recent years Scandinavia has set a competitive standard in the realm of hyper-addictive, synth-laden dance pop. They're great at it (see: The Knife, The Raveonettes or Private). What once existed on the fringe of obscurity is inching into a well-deserved spotlight in America. Ju ... More >>
The Raveonettes with Melody's Echo Chamber Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis Wednesday, September 26, 2012If you were to describe the Raveonettes to someone who had never heard them, it would undoubtedly sound like a horrific, laughable disaster. We're talking almost quaint two-part harmonies, co ... More >>
Heliotrope NineThe Lab Theater, MinneapolisSaturday, May 26, 2012Related:Heliotrope Nine night two at Lab Theater, 5/25/12Slideshow: Heliotrope 9 at the Lab Theater: FridaySlideshow: Heliotrope 9 at the Lab Theater: SaturdayThe Ninth Annual Heliotrope music festival wound down with a collective ba ... More >>
Hunx and His PunxWith Heavy CreamTriple Rock Social Club, MineapolisTuesday, March 27, 2012View a slideshow from the concert here.Seth "Hunx" Bogart's live antics walk a line as thin as his pencil mustache. He's a provocative, openly gay guy who does his best to make an audience squirm with dirty ... More >>
Photos by Tony NelsonThe Raveonettes and TamarynApril 7, 2011Fine Line, MinneapolisGoing into the Raveonettes set at the Fine Line on Thursday night, I was concerned that the show would be overshadowed by the incendiary performance I had witnessed the night before as the Joy Formidable laid wa ... More >>
For lack of a better word, sure--this mix is pretty hipsterish. But if you're sick of all that traditional crap that's been jammed down your throat since you were five, check out this mix of seasonal cheer--equal parts tongue-in-cheek and sentimental. Pair these songs with some homemade fudge an ... More >>
The California festival runs April 16-18.
P.O.S. hits First Avenue and releases a new music video, Har Mar Superstar plays Late Night, Solid Gold release a new song & Owl City tops Billboard.
The Raveonettes put on an cool, assured display of their signature noise pop at First Avenue Monday night.
Red Pens win 2009 Picked to Click, Radio K goes FM, new Gigamesh & Bill Mike's guitar goes missing.
Lucero set to return to the TC, new Eyedea and Abilities video & Warped Tour Coverage.
Prince plays Montreux, Double Bird hits the Current's studio & the Raveonettes announce First Avenue date.
5. Trama, Mr. T ziptape, out as a free download on April 14: Comedic highlight: "If I Was Emo," in which our hero croons, "I would get great reviews in the hip-hop local news/because I'm not seen as a threat, and my rhymes make you boo-hoo-hoo/If I was emo, I wouldn't have to wear gold/and my fake f ... More >>
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 >>
The Songs We Can't Escape
Coastal rockers ditch their Midwest modesty and dance like dorks
What ever happened to Buddy Holly's fishing license?
The Raveonettes pull out the big guns, A.R.E. Weapons sing one for America, and the Dixie Chicks start a war