Thom Yorke

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    The first taste of electro-rockers Tired Tongues

    After the sudden dissolution of Twin Cities electro-rock duo Wiping Out Thousands, guitarist/beatmaker/producer Taylor Nelson didn't remain idle for long. He has partnered up with drummer Adam Szczepaniak (The Phoenix Philosophy) to form another electronic project called Tired Tongues. They're stil ... More >>

  • Music

    February 19, 2014

    Jeremy Messersmith lets it bleed

    The musician releases his first full-length album in four years, Heart Murmurs

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    Five ways Bjrk has stayed on creative technology's cutting edge

    Bjrk has always seemed to be a few steps ahead of most musical trends -- so much so that it typically takes a while for her listeners to catch up to her radical shifts in direction and style. But when they do, it often inspires a devotion to her work -- spanning the fringes of pop, electronica, jaz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Saxophonist Ben Wendel: Touring with Snoop Dogg was a circus

    Ben Wendel has earned international success and awards as a performer, composer, producer and even conductor. He is a founding member of the Grammy-nominated jazz-rock group Kneebody in which he plays saxophone, and he is one of the very few well-known bassoonists outside of the classical realm -- a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Has Radiohead been dissected to death yet? OK Computer is 15

    Fifteen years ago on Saturday, Radiohead released a follow-up to The Bends -- which two years earlier had essentially cemented them as the new leaders of Brit Pop. Called OK Computer, the album almost single-handedly destroyed the Brit styling as we knew it. (The Spice Girls helped too.) The Bends w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    I, Colossus share insights on their new EP, 'Radio Silence'

    ​How difficult is it to create something that sounds fresh today?  With so many news bands recycling the sounds of past artists, it may be easy to get lost in the shuffle of music, but Minneapolis band I, Colossus rise above the noise with their new EP with the fitting name, Radio Silence.&nb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Mark Mallman tour diary, Vol. 7

    ​A millionaire friend once told me, "Mallman, you have two options in this world: crazy busy or dead poor." I corrected him: "Try the music business, you'll be both." 

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago talks about the band's Minneapolis memories

    ​Since the dawning of the Pixies in 1986, the alternative music genre has molded, shifted, collapsed and exploded. But one thing is for sure -- those early years had something that other generations didn't. When The Pixies first approached the music scene, mainstream success wasn't something that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Kanye in Minneapolis: A superfan reflects on her experience

    Photos by Stefanie Odberg for 96.3 NOW​BY HANNAH SILK CHAMPAGNEWhen is a listening party not just a listening party?When it's a Kanye West listening party.

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Brandi Carlile at the Minnesota State Fair, 8/29/10

    Photos by Tony Nelson​Brandi Carlile with Amos Lee and The Watson Twins Minnesota State Fair Grandstand, 8/29/10 Brandi Carlile headlines the Grandstand: A self-declared milestone. She could not contain her joy at packing that place. She jumped and smiled constantly and sashayed gleefully ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    CD Review: Julian Plenti, "Julian Plenty is... Skyscraper"

    The Interpol frontman steps out with a solo debut.

  • Music

    June 25, 2008
  • Music

    October 3, 2007

    Give It Away Now

    Limerick Records Wants Your Ears, but Not Your Money

  • Arts

    October 5, 2005

    Sweet Sixteen

    Beautiful (mostly) and all yours, our sneek peek at the 6th Annual 'Sound Unseen'

  • Music

    May 12, 2004
  • Music

    April 7, 2004

    Something In The Basement

    Andrew Broder's subterranean squall reaches up to shake street-level fans

  • Music

    October 23, 2002
  • Music

    April 17, 2002

    Destroy Tony Blair!

    With foreign politics in havoc, Super Furry Animals feel fine

  • News

    February 27, 2002


    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.

  • Arts

    January 2, 2002

    The Year in Music

    The Sound of Music, 2001: Our Favorite Things

  • Music

    November 8, 2000

    This Is Desire

    PJ Harvey displays a deceptively sunnier outlook on Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea