The kooky band debut new album Whoopty Whoop
They Might be Giants have definitely fallen out of the mainstream of alternative music. You're not likely to hear a lot of the new songs on heavy rotation on the Current or your alt station of choice. You don't hear a lot of covers of their songs, and especially not a shrill wannabe-Etta James teen ... More >>
Believe it or not, June is less than a week away. Cedar Cultural Center welcomes the Howlin' Brothers Wednesday and Brooklyn duo Savoir Adore the next day. Devendra Banhart celebrates his birthday at Mill City Nights Thursday, while LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy plays the First Avenue Mainroom. Fri ... More >>
The increasingly popular Minnesota Public Radio show Wits has just announced that they will be putting on their first ever fall season of the highly enjoyable comedy-music-conversation program. The well-liked events pair an eclectic mix of talented comedians, actors and musicians along with host Joh ... More >>
Wits hosted by John Moe Featuring Amy Sedaris and They Might Be Giants Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul June 30, 2012For this season's finale, MPR's wildly successful radio show Wits, both a throwback to the radio's golden age and also wholly modern, broadcast live for the first time on Saturday night. ... More >>
Every show this weekend is Halloween-themed... make sure you have a costume ready.
Rogue Valley is a Minneapolis-based theatrical folk-pop band who are currently on tour. On the road are drummer Luke Anderson, bassist Paul Engles, keyboardist Joey Kantor, guitar/vocalist Chris Koza and guitarist Peter Sieve. Their tour diaries are written by Koza and edited by Sieve. Read th ... More >>
Photo via Edina RealtyPachyderm Studios, best known as the recording site of Nirvana's final studio album, In Utero, as well as the place where dozens of local bands holed up in the early- to mid-'90s to record their work, has gone out of business once and for all and the property is now for sale ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessJonathan Coulton April 25, 2011 Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis Jonathon Coulton is one of many people in the digital age that became famous as a direct result of the existence of the internet. He began by releasing songs directly to iTunes and other outlets. Coulton is a bit dif ... More >>
A rundown of the four best tracks on the new Big Cats! and Tribe mixtape.
In tiny increments via social media.
The Uptown Bar closes its doors, Estate appears on Gossip Girl, M.anifest releases new music & the Suicide Commandos get their own day.
The band played their seminal album, Flood, from start to finish.
Best song title: "If It Moves Then Shoot It"
The Might Be Giants announce TC date & LimeWire lists the best MN bands.
More on the Uptown's possible closing, new Desdamona video & Kiss announces Target Center date.
I'm a sucker for some twangy, slightly out-of-tune vocals--thus is country, no?
When Baby Dee sings, her crimson coiffure bounces and flops--she's a Tin Pan Alley tranny trading in theatrical bombast and campy corniness. At the Bryant Lake Bowl theater, her hair projects the emotions her face cannot, for she is playing a piano with an upright cabinet and looking only into its v ... More >>
Your Tivo won't tell you who shot J.R. — DVDs will!
Beautiful (mostly) and all yours, our sneek peek at the 6th Annual 'Sound Unseen'
Failed frozen-waffle jingle leads to year's best 51-song album
They Might Be Giants talk about losing 'Friends' and corrupting nine-year-olds
Nymphomaniacal roommates! Meta-Willy Lomans! Dancing Canadians! City Pages reports from the biggest, baddest Minnesota Fringe Festival to date