As anyone who's ever started a garage band knows, you can get away with only knowing three chords and two basslines -- but if your drummer can't keep a beat, you're never making it out of that garage. Behind every great band lies an even greater drummer, and hidden away behind all those cymbals and ... More >>
The group boasts a pulsating mix of new wave and post-rock on the new album
Failure Varsity Theater, Minneapolis Wednesday, May 21, 2014 After a ten-minute film intro (there was no opening band) that included clips from, among other things, the 1975 Russian art-house film The Mirror, 2001: A Space Odyssey, the classic "Space Madness" episode of Nickelodeon's Ren and Stimp ... More >>
Cloud Nothings with Protomartyr Turf Club St. Paul, MN Thursday, May 1, 2014 For many bands, danger and unpredictability are their stock-in-trade. However, there are a slight few that actually seem that way in an up-close, live environment. Cleveland natives Cloud Nothings don't seem particularly d ... More >>
Imagine Dragons With the Naked and Famous and Nico Vega Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul March 12, 2014 There are few shows throughout rock history that have changed the face of music as we know it. The Beatles infamous appearance on Ed Sullivan. The Rolling Stones at Altamont. Hendrix at Woodstock. F ... More >>
Fiona Apple and Blake Mills O'Shaughnessy Auditorium, St. Paul Monday, October 14, 2013 "I'm not crazy," Fiona Apple told us. Twice. The second time she added, sweetly, "Just a little daffy." The audience, its devotion edging toward reverence, didn't need the reassurance. And yet, given the scrutin ... More >>
The River's Edge Music Festival will not be back in 2013, Live Nation officials say. The $4.8 million, two-day event on St. Paul's Harriet Island debuted last June with headliners Dave Matthews Band and Tool, as well as the Flaming Lips, Scissor Sisters, Diplo, and several others spread over multipl ... More >>
From P.O.S. to Prince to Polica, 2012 was a golden year in Minnesota music
Zac Brown Band Target Center, Minneapolis Saturday, November 10, 2012 See also: Ten reasons Zac Brown Band will never win us over No seriously. See also: Ten reasons why Zac Brown Band will never win us over. Never! Read that, and then you'll appreciate why writing this review of Zac Brown Band's ... More >>
We're only a decade or two removed, at most, from the retirement of the phrase "fall television season." It's a misnomer, an anachronism, as if television totally disappears from the face of the Earth every May, only to miraculously re-appear when September rolls around. No, my friends: television i ... More >>
See Also: Slideshow: Gotye and Missy Higgins at Myth Gotye: I don't care if you mispronounce my name Gotye at Epic, 4/4/12 Gotye with Missy Higgins Myth Nightclub, Maplewood August 26, 2012 Gotye didn't let the downsizing of his scheduled local show from the Target Center to the Myth affect him in ... More >>
See Also:15 gorgeous GIFs from River's Edge Music Festival 2012Review: River's Edge Music Festival Day 1, 6/23/12 Slideshows: Music Day 1, Music Day 2, People Day 1, People Day 2Kudos to the diligent folks at MPLS.TV for capturing the variety of concert-goers at the recent River's Edge Music Festiv ... More >>
See Also:SoundTown 2012 has been canceledSoundTown 2012 statement: Ticket threshold wasn't metSoundTown 2011: A first-ever adventure in SomersetIt's been almost a week now since word broke out that the SoundTown Music and Camping Festival is cancelled this year, just two short weeks before the gates ... More >>
Related:10 gorgeous GIFs from Rock the Garden 2012Review: River's Edge Music Festival Day 1, 6/23/12Review: River's Edge Music Festival Day 2, 6/24/12Slideshows: Music Day 1, Music Day 2, People Day 1, People Day 2 The very first River's Edge Music Festival is now a piece of Harriet Island lor ... More >>
River's Edge Music Festival 2with Dave Matthews Band, The Flaming Lips, Puscifer, Poliça, Awolnation, Diplo, Mutemath, Delta Spirit, K. Flay, AM & Shawn Lee, Mexican Institute of Sound, Civil Twilight, Hey Rosetta!, Kids These DaysHarriet Island, St. PaulSunday, June 24, 2012Related:Review: Riv ... More >>
The way to survive this weekend is lots of sunscreen and lots of water as River's Edge Music Festival comes to Harriet Island with big name bands like Tool and Dave Matthews Band. If fighting crowds in the heat is not your thing, Foster the People will be returning to Minneapolis and The Pines will ... More >>
Related:Tool's Maynard James Keenan: Metaphorically speaking, I just had a babyRiver's Edge Music Festival 2012 at Harriet Island lineup & scheduleDave Matthews Band is Sunday's big draw for the inaugural River's Edge Festival on St. Paul's Harriet Island. Umpteen die-hard fans who buy the ticke ... More >>
Tool and Puscifer both to perform at River's Edge Festival
Related:Maynard James Keenan on recruiting Dave Matthews fans and getting the Scissor Sisters drunkRiver's Edge Music Festival 2012 at Harriet Island lineup & scheduleThere are very few people with the mix of wit, intelligence, and eccentricity so honed as Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan. All ... More >>
Related:River's Edge Music Festival 2012 at Harriet Island lineupSoundset 2012 lineup announced, includes Big K.R.I.T.Slideshow: Skrillex at Skyway TheatreU2 at TCF Bank Stadium, 7/23/11 The inaugural running of the River's Edge Music Festival will bring Tool, Dave Matthews Band, Diplo, the Flaming ... More >>
Related:Death Cab For Cutie, Avett Brothers highlight Des Moines' 80/35 Fest line-upKid Dakota, Mayda, Bloodnstuff lead Lyn-Lake Street Fest lineupFeist, DeVotchKa, and Rufus Wainwright top Music in the Zoo's summer concert scheduleThe Live Nation-sponsored River's Edge Festival at Harriet Island ha ... More >>
Photos by Nikki MillerPuscifer November 14, 2011 The State Theatre Puscifer, as far as I could tell prior to their Monday night show at the State Theatre, was a clothing line. I'd heard tell of two friends, who while traveling the great, dry, weird American Southwest had ambled upon the Pusc ... 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 >>
Rob Swire of PendulumIt's kind of hard to tell what year should be written on drum and bass's headstone since its influences are still so obvious in electronic and fringe genres. Standing on its own, DNB pulled the most muscle in the late '90s, back when duo Pendulum were just beginning their jou ... More >>
Photo by Nikki MillerDave King Trucking Company January 15, 2011 Loring Theater, Minneapolis Saturday night, the Dave King Trucking Company not only inaugurated the Loring Theater's return to its roots of cinema, theater, music and variety performances, but also taught us what that one reall ... More >>
Though Chris Kluwe played violin as a child, his primary influence for picking up a bass guitar was the video game Guitar Hero. Adept at the simulated version, Kluwe wanted to try the real thing. This led him to forming the alterna-metal band Tripping Icarus, whose debut full length will be ... More >>
Please be thinking "bacon" please be thinking "bacon"The thing about rounding up scary music videos for Halloween is that so rarely are they actually scary; Michael Jackson as a zombie/werewolf/come hither teenager? Meh. Alice Cooper, GWAR, Rob Zombie, Slipknot, Insane Clown Posse...NOT SCARY. ... More >>
Be still, my teenage angst-heavy heart. News hit yesterday afternoon that A Perfect Circle, Maynard James Keenan of Tool's side project with former Smashing Pumpkin James Iha and omnipresent session drummer Josh Freese (Devo, Weezer, the Vandals, etc), among others, will re-emerge for a short tou ... More >>
Image by tao_zhynIt's a long weekend for most of us here in the Twin Cities, and in many ways the next three days mark the end of summer. It's your last chance to check out the Minnesota State Fair, and for some it's the last weekend before school starts up again. But fear not: There is still ple ... More >>
Tracy O via Flickr.comThis week we have literary readings, free concerts, movie screenings, art happenings, and more. Take a look after the jump.
Art by Curtiss AIt's another strong weekend for free stuff to do. There's dance parties like Wants vs. Needs, and parties including the Red Stag Block Party. Music and art will collide with a gallery show featuring Curtiss A, and the Soap Factory hosts an expo dedicated to the best in comic, zine ... More >>
Mykl Roventine via Flickr.com Do you like art festivals? We have about 30 happening this weekend. Do you like free music? Yeah, we have that too. How about hot, molten iron? Yep. A giant board game bigger than the people in it? That's happening too. It's an epic week for free stuff happening in M ... More >>
Mykl Roventine via Flickr.comBeing broke is never a problem with Freeloader Friday. In this edition we have tons of really cool stuff to do. Including experimental theater, steampunk art, several art festivals, and a very special screening of Footloose. Be sure to practice your "seven degrees of ... More >>
(Pictured: Past entrants hope to achieve flight for Red Bull's Flugtag)This week we have multiple CD-release shows, an art fest on the north side, and some DIY flying machines that will (most likely) crash into the Mississippi.
(Photo by stuartpilbrow) This week Freeloader Friday is all about street festivals. We have Dakota Fest, Highland Fest, and not one, but two awesome Bastille Day celebrations. Add in some live music and tons of other stuff, and you have a completely free weekend.
(Antigravity by Violeta Rotstein. Featured at the "Soo Fuze" gallery show at the SooVAC) This week we've got an ongoing party celebrating pop punk, a day-long zinefest, dragon boat races, and a naughty art show at Cult Status Gallery.
Fourth of July weekend promises to be a good one. This week in Freeloader Friday we have free fireworks, free film fests, free events for families, and more.
(Photo by -Marlith-)This weekend we've got an art show dedicated to Doomtree, Pride celebrations, and a chance to win a year's supply of Bell's beer.
(Find out what's on top and bottom of this image at "Exquisite Robot." Artwork by Rogue Citizen)It's an insanely awesome weekend for free stuff. In this edition of Freeloader Friday we have a dance night that encourages bold displays of affection, a party celebrating nerds, art that features both ... More >>
(Image by zzzack) This week in Freeloader Friday we have a '90s-themed dance party, a day-long skateboarding festival, World Cup bars, and a free blues fest.
(Pictured: Last year's MOSAIC street fest)This weekend we have a party on the Walker lawn, a new music venue in Uptown, and two free street fests for kids.
I'm gonna tell you somethin', and then you're gonna judge me. I really, really like Tool. Now that that's out of the way, I'm gonna tell you that Shooter Jennings, progeny of country legends Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, just put out a concept album under the band name Hierophant. I'v ... More >>
The brothers' first duo show was a relaxed, lighthearted affair.
A crop of upcoming shows keeps us soldiering on through January.
We thought they were gone forever, for good, kaput. Then they came storming back into the limelight to blow our minds.
Beastie Boys, Animal Collective and Depeche Mode to rock Chicago's Grant Park this August.