Your guide to this season's flicks to look into on the edge of tomorrow — and the next months
Lights with Pat BrownVarsity Theater, MinneapolisTuesday, May 8, 2013Contrast plays a lot into what Canadian artist Lights does. The singer appeared onstage at the Varsity Tuesday night with a head of silver hair and a stripped down set of songs, the exact opposite from the last time she was in town ... More >>
Back in 1788, poet Robert Burns wrote an anthem that's still more ubiquitous than Montell Jordan's "This is How We Do It" at New Year's. The lines to the kazoo-friendly "Auld Lang Syne" have summed up the "drinking to forget" philosophy ever since. What came in ensuing years is more complex. Now, w ... More >>
Ask a Failed Musician is a new column from our sister music blog at Dallas Observer, in which Daniel Hopkins helps struggling musicians make sense of their careers and offers advice. Whether or not it will work, who knows? It obviously didn't work for him. But then again, he was on Kimmel once, so t ... More >>
See Also:SoundTown 2012 statement: Ticket threshold wasn't metSoundTown 2011: A first-ever adventure in SomersetSoundTown 2012 lineup: Jane's Addiction, Florence the Machine, & moreMore cancellation news coming across today: SoundTown 2012 is indeed not happening, and artists are starting to s ... More >>
Related:First Avenue: An archived history via flyers, riders & contractsFirst Avenue's 40 years of rock 'n' rollTop 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete listFirst Avenue is undoubtedly among the premier rock clubs in the country -- possibly the world. Since 1970, the building at the interse ... More >>
Are you keeping up with all this? Just a short year and a half after switching from B96 to the less rap-heavy top 40 pop station 96.3 NOW, the station's owners made another shift this weekend and launched K-TWIN, which abandons "rhythmic" pop all together in favor of a format called Adult CH ... More >>
Howler, Astronautalis, Pink Mink, and more
And just like that, as if by magic, we awaken into a world where Russell Brand and Katy Perry can flaunt an Indian marriage license, where Brett Favre got whipped in his old backyard, where the Yankees aren't headed to the world series, and where world peace remains as elusive a possibility as ev ... More >>
Photo: xrayspxU2: These guys do not captain a German submarineMichele Bachmann still doesn't get it: Bono and the boys were not around during World War II and they can't be held responsible for the sinking of the troop ship Dorchester. She repeated her confusion about Irish rockers and Germa ... More >>
Michele Bachmann flubs military history... againCongresswoman Michele Bachmann is giving supporters a mouthful this summer and somehow mega-popular Irish band U2 have become entangled in her "facts". She has been caught on tape confusing the rockers with attack submarines while invoki ... More >>
When that U2 tour with Interpol was canceled, the hopes of a multi-million dollar, 360 degree viewing stage and expensive as all hell light show in a football stadium were sufficiently slashed. But hang tight; we're getting one of those artists back in town later this season.
David ShankboneThe professional difference-maker himselfNews has come out of Berlin (via MPR) that Bono of U2 and Africa-centric charity fame has hurt himself "preparing for" the band's upcoming tour. No specifics of how the injury occurred were released, but at age 50 the number of ways you can ... More >>
Perhaps he didn't forbid condom use enough for their taste?
5. Trama, Mr. T ziptape, out as a free download on April 14: Comedic highlight: "If I Was Emo," in which our hero croons, "I would get great reviews in the hip-hop local news/because I'm not seen as a threat, and my rhymes make you boo-hoo-hoo/If I was emo, I wouldn't have to wear gold/and my fake f ... More >>
Blitzen Trapper FAIL, Element closes, Atmosphere announce tour & news on next week's new releases
New Brother Ali, Baby Guts and Gospel Gossip in the news and next week's new releases including Lily Allen & Dan Auerbach
The songs we can't escape
Bush approval ratings lowest among the young, the Forbes family sells part of the empire to Bono, the NSA is using too much electricity, Patrick Swayze defends Mel Gibson, the very first Star Wars trailer, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Forget Mos Def's silly, U2-bashing "Katrina Clap" and Skillbill's pointlessly politic "Blue Monday", which are each as opportunistic as Legendary K.O.'s "George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People" without being nearly as funny (see below), and are each as creatively helpless given the subject as P ... More >>
The Walkmen make you stop thinking in terms of "albums." This music is made for a mix.
Faux Jean applies for the job of Best Band in the World
U Film's "Sound Unseen" festival projects our mythologies of music onto the screen