The last time City Pages talked to Jack Klatt, he was preparing to release Mississippi Roll, a sweeping cross-generational collaboration that surveyed the scope of traditional music along the mighty river's 2,300 storied miles. After recording with a cast of Minnesota legends and filling the Cedar C ... More >>
Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else.When asked about my religion, my go-to joke has always been "I am a recovering Catholic; got my ten-year wafer even." I grew up Catholic -- whic ... More >>
A Goethe tale of unrequited romance
Photos by Nikki MillerAvey Tare December 7, 2011 Triple Rock Social Club Avey Tare, pseudonymed "frontman" of the very popular "collective" Animal Collective, released an album last year called Down There, a piece supposedly inspired by crocodiles. How now, swamp cow?
Days of no consequence. Minneapolis edged November. My turmoil was a batholith hidden deep within. The new record was closer to "The Red Bedroom" than anything I'd written in 10 years. Brad was forced to cancel our mix session in Kentucky, so tracking it round Minneapolis would be a new change. I ... More >>
"Works for Words" with Jeremy Messersmith, Chris Koza, Dessa, Aby Wolf, Lucy Michelle, Brian TigheApril 9, 2011Fitzgerald Theater, St. PaulI've said this before, but it's something that bears repeating: Last month, coming down off the rush of seeing 60 Minnesota bands take over Austin, Texas for SX ... More >>
Photos by Nick WosikaDoomtree Blowout VIDecember 10, 2010First Avenue, MinneapolisThere was no stopping the Doomtree crew Friday night, as the five emcees, two producers, and smattering of special guests kept the momentum pushing forward for a solid three hours of nonstop music.
Photo by Cody YorkScott West may be best known for the live paintings he creates during Cloud Cult concerts, but this weekend he has his own solo show at Tarnish & Gold Gallery featuring studio paintings he's been working on since the beginning of 2010. He quit his creative design job in Janu ... More >>
Paying homage to those who speak the language of creativity
Our summer girl is set up to be a Big Star
Humble and determined, Chris Koza prepares to release a new collection of stories wrapped up in songs
His manly but sensitive songs remind some of Bruce Springsteen
Charlie Parr comes out of the garage with album of homestyle blues
With Live Nation getting out of the theater business, Hennepin Avenue faces an uncertain future
Anti-techie Bob Dylan makes a great chill-out album
A tour of Twin Cities weird with musician Mike Gunther
Exchange: Springsteen in St. Paul Jimmy Gaines and Steve Perry on the Devils & Dust solo acoustic show Where: Xcel Energy Center, St. PaulWhen: Tuesday, May 10 Setlist: My Beautiful Reward Reason to Believe Devils and Dust Empty Sky Youngstown If I Should Fall Behind Long Time Comin' Silver Palom ... More >>
Paul Demko, Diablo Cody, and Dylan Hicks offer three takes on MPR's new baby
Ben Weaver's strange, eerie music captures old worlds
Michelle Kinney followed the musical avant-garde to New York--and back again.
The Fever play pure Gotham City rock--so what if people hear it in New Jersey?
Cabaret chameleon Melissa Birch takes the kind of performance risks that can come back to bite you in the ass--literally.
Local labels are redefining the way to make music
He obfuscates the present. He fabricates the past. His record label has released 180 albums in the past three years. Agitating for a new aural order with Matthew St-Germain.
Paul Dandy and Ben Weaver revive a folk music of finger-clackers, empty whiskey bottles, and discarded mule jawbones
Chicago Jazz diva Patricia Barber ventures beyond her back yard
That's a bigger question than usual in our 1996 new music poll.