Tool (Band)

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    November 24, 2014

    The 20 Best Drummers of All Time

    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 >>

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    June 4, 2014

    Alpha Consumer get boisterous on Meat

    The group boasts a pulsating mix of new wave and post-rock on the new album

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    May 22, 2014

    Failure at Varsity Theater, 5/21/14

    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 >>

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    May 2, 2014

    Cloud Nothings at Turf Club, 5/1/14

    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 >>

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    March 13, 2014

    Imagine Dragons at Xcel Energy Center, 3/12/14

    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 >>

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    October 15, 2013

    Fiona Apple and Blake Mills at the O'Shaughnessy Auditorium, 10/14/2013

    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 >>

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    January 28, 2013

    Live Nation: River's Edge Music Festival on hiatus in 2013

    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 >>

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    December 12, 2012

    Twin Cities Year in Music 2012

    From P.O.S. to Prince to Polica, 2012 was a golden year in Minnesota music

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    November 12, 2012

    Zac Brown Band at Target Center, 11/10/12

    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 >>

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    September 26, 2012

    Top five songs about killing your television

    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 >>

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    August 27, 2012

    Gotye and Missy Higgins at Myth, 8/26/12

    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 >>

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    July 17, 2012

    MPLS.TV asks River's Edge Music Festival: "What the f*ck are you wearing?"

    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 >>

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    July 17, 2012

    SoundTown and Minnesota's music festival fatigue

    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 >>

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    June 26, 2012

    15 gorgeous GIFs from River's Edge Music Festival 2012

    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 >>

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    June 25, 2012

    River's Edge Music Festival Day 2, 6/24/12

    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 >>

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    June 22, 2012

    Weekend Checklist: River's Edge, Foster the People, Collective Soul, Korn

    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 >>

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    June 22, 2012

    Why hating Dave Matthews Band is less cool than liking them

    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 >>

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    June 20, 2012
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    June 20, 2012

    Tool's Maynard James Keenan: Metaphorically speaking, I just had a baby

    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 >>

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    April 6, 2012

    Will River's Edge Music Festival 2013 bring Skrillex to St. Paul?

    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 >>

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    April 5, 2012

    River's Edge Music Festival 2012 at Harriet Island lineup

    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 >>

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    November 15, 2011

    Puscifer at the State Theatre, 11/14/11

    Photos by Nikki Miller​Puscifer 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 >>

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    April 29, 2011

    Pachyderm Studios' Cannon Falls property for sale

    Photo via Edina Realty​Pachyderm 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 >>

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    January 28, 2011

    Pendulum's Rob Swire talks DNB, dubstep, and disliking 'In Silico'

    Rob Swire of Pendulum​It'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 >>

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    January 17, 2011

    Dave King Trucking Company at Loring Theater, 1/15/11

    Photo by Nikki Miller​Dave 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 >>

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    January 3, 2011

    Vikings punter and bassist Chris Kluwe talks about balancing music and football

    ​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 >>

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    October 28, 2010

    14 legitimately disturbing music videos to make your Halloween less vanilla-flavored

    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 >>

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    September 14, 2010

    A Perfect Circle to resurface for short tour

    ​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 >>

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    September 3, 2010

    8-bit music fest, Hotel dance night: Freeloader Friday

    Image by tao_zhyn​It'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 >>

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    August 27, 2010

    Dance Band, Sex Ed Rocks: Freeloader Friday

    Tracy O via​This week we have literary readings, free concerts, movie screenings, art happenings, and more. Take a look after the jump.

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    August 20, 2010

    Art by Curtiss A, Wants vs. Needs: Freeloader Friday

    Art by Curtiss A​It'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 >>

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    August 6, 2010

    Uptown Art Fair, Lutefisk Sushi D: Freeloader Friday

    Mykl Roventine via​ 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 >>

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    July 30, 2010

    Footloose, Red Hot Art Fest: Freeloader Friday

    Mykl Roventine via​Being 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 >>

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    July 23, 2010

    Urban Cowboy, Minne-Motor Fest: Freeloader Friday

    ​ (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.

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    July 16, 2010

    Bastille Day celebrations, Minneapolis Aquatennial: Freeloader Friday

    ​(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. 

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    July 9, 2010

    Peep show art, Twin Cities Zinefest: Freeloader Friday

    ​ (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.

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    July 2, 2010

    Fourth of July, Ten Second Film Fest: Freeloader Friday

    ​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.

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    June 25, 2010

    Pride festivities, the art of Doomtree: Freeloader Friday

    ​(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.

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    June 18, 2010

    Nerd Party, Public Display of Affection Night: Freeloader Friday

    ​(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 >>

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    June 11, 2010

    BBQ Blues Fest, Cult Sisters 5: Freeloader Friday

    ​(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.  

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    June 4, 2010

    Grand Old Day, the Walker's Open Field: Freeloader Friday

    ​(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.

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    April 29, 2010

    Shooter Jennings and Hierophant play Cabooze Saturday

    ​ 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 >>

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    March 29, 2010

    Dan and Matt Wilson act naturally at the Pantages

    The brothers' first duo show was a relaxed, lighthearted affair.

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    January 12, 2010

    James Taylor, Carole King, Spoon, Black Lips, announce local dates

    A crop of upcoming shows keeps us soldiering on through January.

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    December 15, 2009

    Top Five Most Successful Comeback Attempts of the '00s

    We thought they were gone forever, for good, kaput. Then they came storming back into the limelight to blow our minds.

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    July 22, 2009
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    April 21, 2009

    Lollapalooza line-up announced

    Beastie Boys, Animal Collective and Depeche Mode to rock Chicago's Grant Park this August.

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    February 13, 2008
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    August 30, 2006

    8/30 Morning Communiqué

    Luxembourgers in Winona, some Kenyan sex workers immune to HIV, lullabies from Tool and Metallica, politically incorrect gelatin commercials, do ... More >>

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