The Von Bondies

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    October 11, 2013

    The Melismatics: We are one and a half years crankier

    Minneapolis band the Melismatics are beating the odds after ten-plus years together. The answer to avoiding stagnancy: a new album revamping their indie-rock sound. Rising Tide is understated, but has pulses and shots like soft bursts of light. This is an album that sounds like it may have come toge ... More >>

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    December 6, 2011

    Celebrate Women in Music comes together at the Amsterdam

    ​Where would we be without women in music?  Specifically, where would we be without the women in the Twin Cities music scene?  On Wednesday, the Amsterdam Bar and Hall will be hosting Celebrate Women in Music, an event that aims to shed light on the hard work and talent of some of the mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    The Hounds Below perform for City of Music

    ​As promised last week, we have a new City of Music video to debut this morning starring the Hounds Below. Based in Detroit, Michigan, the band is led by Jason Stollsteimer of the Von Bondies and finds him taking a much more symphonic, classic crooner approach to his singing and songwriting. Thoug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    The Hounds Below: Preview photos from next week's City of Music

    ​For the next installment of City of Music, which debuts Monday morning on Gimme Noise, director Dan Huiting caught up with touring act the Hounds Below for a video shoot. Huiting tells us how he found out about the band:

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    March 10, 2011

    Caroline Smith, Fortified Five add last-minute SXSW send-offs this weekend

    Photo by Amanda Johnson​This just in: In addition to the big SXSW tour kick-off happening tomorrow night at the Turf Club, which features Pink Mink, Hastings 3000, and Von Bondies lead singer Jason Stollsteimer's new project, the Hounds Below, there will be two more last minute SXSW send-off of so ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011
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    October 20, 2010

    Picked to Click 2010

    Pink Mink lead the pack in our 20th annual best-new-bands poll

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Picked to Click 2010: Complete list of ballots

    ​We had 108 local music scene peeps participate in this year's Picked to Click poll. Below, you can judge -- er, "peruse" the ballots of each and every one of our voters, along with descriptions of their contributions to the local scene. For more on Picked to Click, check out this year's issue, al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    The Great Rock and Roll Swap Meet, September 17 at the Hexagon

    photo by: Robyn Lewis​September 17th at the Hexagon Bar, prepare to be sold shit. A lot of it. The Great Rock And Roll Swap Meet is sort of upon us, and you are not ready. Unless you totally are ready to buy goods and crafts from some local notables like Laura Bennett, Christy Hunt and maybe (mayb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Mayda and Juno in Loring Park tonight

    ​The third in a series of four free outdoor events will take place tonight with R&B/pop powerhouse Mayda, a fierce and talented young artist who commands audiences with her punchy, funky hooks and larger-than-life stage presence. Mayda was awarded the title of "Best R&B Artist" in this yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Stasiu's to be reborn as Stanley's Northeast Bar Room

    ​The new Stanley's Northeast Bar Room is in the midst of a massive remodeling project that will see the old Stasiu's Place building reborn with a patio and new stage and bar. According to the venue's website, they anticipate opening this fall, and are already accepting applications for servers, ba ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    Gastro Non Grata at First Avenue, 6/27/10

    Photo by Nikki Miller​Gastro Non Grata June 27, 2010 First Avenue Last night in the First Avenue Mainroom, 7th Street Entry and Record Room, Gastro Non Grata pulled off a pretty freakin' incredible feat: assemble three rooms full of hungry music fans and present to them nine bands, three DJs, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2010

    Grand Old Day 2010 set times

    ​There doesn't appear to be a complete list of set times available anywhere, so we compiled this list by visiting each artist's website/Facebook page and filling in as many holes as we could. There are still a few times up in the air -- please post additional info in the comments.And in the mean t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Weekend Checklist: Private Dancer, Pink Mink, Book of Right On, and more

    ​Holy CRAP this weekend is packed. How are you going to make it to everything? There's two little kid birthdays AND a baby shower AND your college reunion. Oh wait, that's just me. You don't care about my schedule. At any rate, there's still a jam-packed weekend of big events for today's Weekend C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Grand Old Day set times... there's an app for that

    ​Heading to Grand Old Day on Sunday? Load up your iPhone with this free app, which maps out the locations of all the stages and allows you to browse bands and set times. (And for those non iPhone users out there, see below for the old-school set times, all written out on a blog post like it's 2007 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Pink Mink: Band to watch

    Photo by Kevin Williams​Well, this development certainly bodes well for local music fans... Thanks to LOL/OMG for turning us on to new local band Pink Mink, which we immediately recognized as a conglomeration of some uber-talented local musicians: Christy Hunt (the Von Bondies, Ouija Radio) and Ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Grand Old Day lineup announced

    Photo by Ben ClarkFree Energy at SXSW 2010​Yet another outdoor summer festival has announced its lineup, making this one of the busiest weeks for show news that we've seen in a long, long time. Thank you summer. We've been waiting for you.Thanks to Reviler for directing our attention to the Grand ... More >>

  • Music

    March 24, 2010

    Birthday Suits unleash sophomore album, Minnesota: The Mouth to Mouth

    Suits set to play CD-release show at the Turf Club

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    Feb. 12, 2009: School of Seven Bells & the Guystorm

    School of Seven Bells play the Current, Ouija Radio's Christy Hunt on Letterman & more MN acts announced for SXSW

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    More Minnesota musicians on Letterman

    Ouija Radio's Christy Hunt will play Letterman next week with her more prominent national band, the Von Bondies.

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    January 30, 2009

    Gimme News Weekly Wrap-Up: January 23-29, 2009

    Aby Wolf, Yo! Majesty, Kevin Costner, free Andrew Broder and next week's releases including P.O.S., Handsome Furs & Wavves

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    December 31, 2008
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    November 4, 2008

    Q&A: Kyle Krone of the Shys

    shys-thumb.jpgJonathan Garrett chats with Kyle Krone of the Shys, who plays tonight at the Turf Club.

  • Music

    March 27, 2002

    Bands on the Run

    Road-tripping to Texas for South by Southwest