Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. Launching this week is a brand-new video from our 10 Thousand Sounds headliner, Poliça. We've also got new clips from Haley Bonar, Strange Relations, the Sudden Lovelys, Tr ... More >>
A new season of the Midwest Music Showcase will hit Target Field during Minnesota Twins games this year. Introduced last year, the format brought a range of local artists -- P.O.S., Trampled by Turtles, the 4onthefloor, and more -- out to the ball game to perform during pitching changes and between ... More >>
The St. Paul hip-hop crew Heiruspecs will unveil their first album in six years this April. Night Falls is the group's sixth studio album, and features guest appearances by Trampled by Turtles' Dave Simonett and Chastity Brown.The guys stormed out with new material, including the single "Towers," du ... More >>
In the coming days, Gimme Noise will profile the 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. Zoe Prinds-Flash has already gained the trust of several local artists, and is frequently employed in a behind-the-scenes capacity. She's worked backstage with Doomtree, in the studio ... More >>
After a slow initial roll-out in late 2012, the burgeoning new Twin Cities Public Television series The Lowertown Line is gaining speed. With MN Original's creative fingerprints all over it, the show takes an up-close look at the artists it has featured so far -- Trampled by Turtles and Brother Ali ... More >>
Do we really know what love is? Is it large amounts of chocolate? Is it a little fat guy with wings and an arrow? Is it my healthy, safe obsession with Jessica Alba? Or how about the love of music and live performance from a high school choir in Shakopee?On Friday night, the classic American band Fo ... More >>
The Minnesota Twins have done an amazing job this season integrating the fire of local musicians into the flow of their games. While it hasn't always translated into success on the playing field, the Midwest Music Showcase is a reminder that Target Field is only a few short steps from the downtown m ... More >>
After hitting a Twins game last Father's Day, Trampled by Turtles made their return to Target Field on Wednesday. The gorgeous day for an afternoon game against the Cleveland Indians got an extra boost from Dave Simonett and company as they picked through several songs during breaks of a contest tha ... More >>
Anyone who has been to a baseball game at Target Field knows that you can have a good time there no matter if the Twins are winning or losing -- though a victory by the hometown squad certainly helps make the experience even more memorable. Well, good times are going to be even easier to be had at ... More >>
After launching the series earlier this year with Trampled by Turtles, MN Original and TPT have gotten the go-ahead for another episode of their live concert series The Lowertown Line. This time around, rapper/activist/Nardwuar fan Brother Ali will be the featured performer.In March, Ali stirred up ... More >>
Low With members of Trampled by Turtles Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul March 23, 2013 During the interview portion of Low's riveting show at the Fitzgerald Theater on Saturday night, Alan Sparhawk spoke candidly of the band's objective in approaching the evening. "We've played down here quite a few t ... More >>
Duluth slowcore stalwarts Low have announced the tracklisting and cover art for their 10th studio album, The Invisible Way, and have just shared the first single from that new collection, the achingly beautiful but decidedly buoyant, "Just Make It Stop." The new record was produced by Wilco's Jeff T ... More >>
See Also: The Spirit of St. Louis Trampled By Turtles lighten up on Stars and Satellites When St. Louis Park singer/songwriter Peter Himmelman and distinguished screenwriter/filmmaker David Hollander decided to name their new collaborative musical project Minnesota, they must have known that the l ... More >>
See Also:Polica play "Leading to Death" on Jimmy Fallon (VIDEO)Polica sign to Mom Pop, unveil Dark Star EPAlong with Trampled by Turtles and Doomtree, locally affiliated Polica battled the heat and dust to perform before a huge crowd at Lollapalooza last weekend. The road ahead boasts more wide ex ... More >>
Related:The Duluth floods drowned my record collectionDuluth flood updates: Low, Charlie Parr, & Trampled by TurtlesAs the devastating, catastrophic images and stories of the flooding in the Duluth began circulating, you knew that the dedicated, hardworking people of that area would see to it to ... More >>
By Andrew OlsonRelated:Duluth flood updates: Low, Charlie Parr, & Trampled by TurtlesOver the past few years, I restored my basement into a great "man cave" of a music room. Sure, basements in Duluth have a reputation for dampness, but I thought I could beat Mother Nature. That is, until the ... More >>
With temperatures approaching 90º this week and the humidity on the rise, beardos across the Twin Cities must be thinking about possibly shaving their facial hair in order to cool off just a bit this summer. The 4onthefloor frontman Gabe Douglas and some of his area folk friends certainly are feeli ... More >>
Rock the GardenWith the Hold Steady, Trampled by Turtles, Doomtree, tUnE-yArDs, and HowlerWalker Art Center, MinneapolisSaturday, June 16, 2012Related:10 gorgeous GIFs from Rock the Garden 2012Slideshow - Rock the Garden 2012: MusicSlideshow - Rock the Garden 2012: People/ScenesReverence for the Twi ... More >>
After entertaining local audiences at Grand Old Day as well as on a short Midwest tour with O'Death, celebrated Duluth bluesman Charlie Parr used a somewhat unexpected (for him, at least) medium to communicate his future plans with his fans. Parr took to Facebook yesterday to post a rather endearing ... More >>
Related:Rock the Garden Festival 2012 lineupAs Saturday afternoon's Rock the Garden at the Walker Art Center approaches, ticket holders have already had plenty of time to brush up on the 2012 lineup, so what's left? Weather preparations are a must.As mentioned on the RTG Facebook page, "It looks lik ... More >>
Related:Ten local songs the Minnesota Twins should play at Target FieldFor all those cool dads (and their cool offspring and spouses) out there, here's a chance to make the tradition of a baseball game on Father's Day a little more interactive. Certainly the music folks at the Minnesota Twins must h ... More >>
Related:Minneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.50 cool facts about the Minnesota music sceneMinnesota Public Radio has just introduced a new feature posing the question, "Is Minnesota Music in a golden age?" MPR reporter Chris Roberts interviewed local figures covering music, booking m ... More >>
Related: SoundTown 2012 lineup announced River's Edge Music Festival 2012 at Harriet Island lineupYet another festival lineup came hurling toward the concert-going set late last night and it's a good one. This year's Lollapalooza performers include a bevy of top-tier Billboard-charting acts -- start ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music editors have selected t ... More >>
Want to see Trampled by Turtles? City Pages is working with Jack Daniel's to bring you a Studio No. 7 performance!Trampled by Turtles will be playing at the intersection of Cedar Ave. S. and 9th St. March 9th!
In recent years, it has become increasingly obvious that Minnesotans love Record Store Day. The turnout to local independent record shops has been massive throughout the state, especially in the Twin Cites, where music fans line up early for the chance to score some of the exclusive albums ma ... More >>
No one should be particularly shocked that the 2012 Bonnaroo lineup circulating yesterday that we thought was fake turned out to be... fake.Today, however, the real deal emerges. And, aside from the notable absence of Prince (and Corrosion of Conformity), the thing is still remarkably similar to ... More >>
Daytrotter is all up in the Twin Cities scene again. Just yesterday we saw Gabe Douglas of the 4onthefloor tweeting that his band was down at the Daytrotter studios in Rock Island, Illinois recording a session, and today the site posted a three-track performance by revolving electromanipulators M ... More >>
Photos by Denis Jeong PlasterApril is continuing to roar by us at a steady clip, and this past weekend our local scene was so bustling that we had to export some of our musicians out to Indio, California before the whole town overflowed.
Photo by Steve CohenDead Man Winter at First Avenue Monday nightDead Man Winter March 3, 2011 Turf Club, St. Paul It would seem that Dead Man Winter is hovering on the edge of a wildly successful career. The newish band played at Turf last night, and while there was plenty of room, the club ... More >>
With South by Southwest less than a month away (the music portion kicks off on March 16), we thought it a good time to start compiling our list of Minnesotans making the haul down to Austin, Texas this year.At first glance, it looks like there will be quite a few bands repping our great state -- ... More >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzThe Current's Jim McGuinn with Mayor RT RybakThe Current's 6th Birthday Party (Featuring Free Energy, Brother Ali, Jeremy Messersmith, Roma di Luna, and Trampled By Turtles)January 21, 2011First AvenueThe Current has had such an impact on the local music scene in its six s ... More >>
Coachella unveiled its 2011 lineup late last night after the now-customary month-long swirling of rumors;.headliners for this year's fest are Kanye West, Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire, and a reunion set by the Strokes. Coachella will take place April 15-17. Three-day weekend passes are $269 and go o ... More >>
Illionois-based recording site Daytrotter continues to show its love for Twin Cities bands this month with a new session by Brute Heart and return visits by powerhouse duo Peter Wolf Crier and multi-instrumental maestro Dosh. The three women in Brute Heart especially seemed to make their mark o ... More >>
Explore Minnesota, a site dedicated to attracting tourism to our fair state, has teamed up with 89.3 the Current to create an all-local playlist of streaming music that spans from the Castaways and the Trashmen to Dessa, Peter Wolf Crier, and Owl City. The mix, naturally, is bent toward radio-fri ... More >>
It's no secret that we're fans of Peter Miller of We Are the Willow's stark soundscapes, poignant songwriting, and delicate voice; we're such adamant supporters of that last quality, in fact, that we named Miller Best Male Vocalist in this year's Best of the Twin Cities issue of City Pages. So we ... More >>
The best of the best music events for December 31.
A recap of this weekend's concert photography.
Local songs spun on today's Mischke broadcast.
Like the Oscars, the Minnesota Music Academy's "Minnies" (or Minnesota Music Awards) at First Avenue tonight will be fun to participate in, fun to watch, and fun to make fun of (and I say this as someone onstage being made fun of). Somebody back me up: Aren't these things, you know, culturally inter ... More >>
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