Beau Phillips was a radio programmer at Seattle radio station KISW from 1978 to 1996, and was head of marketing at MTV for a few years. During this time, he was around some of the biggest names in music, at a time when the biz was at its financial apex. Phillips just self-published a memoi ... More >>
The Gaslight Anthem with the Bouncing Souls and Cory Branan First Avenue Mainroom, Minneapolis Thursday, February 28, 2013 Dust off those newly collectible Nets snapbacks, gang, we had ourselves a double-header of Jersey pop-punk at the Mainroom last night. Fresh off of their major-label debut an ... More >>
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Van HalenXcel Energy Center, St. PaulSaturday, May 19, 2012The David Lee Roth-led version of Van Halen is a throwback to a time when arena rock actually rocked. Seven albums worth of great material, combined with an apparently sobered-up Eddie Van Halen sounding better than ever these days, meant th ... More >>
Classic rock fans of the Twin Cities, are you ready to dance the night away with Van Halen once again? The legendary arena rock band has reunited with original frontman David Lee Roth, and are set to reconnect with their fans in a big way on a massive U.S. tour that finds the combustible band ... More >>
Photos courtesy of ImpalerIt's been some time since we last heard from Twin Cities shock rockers Impaler. Since we last met up, the band has been working on all cylinders, playing gigs around town with some well known legendary metal bands like Faster Pussycat and Paul Di'anno. They've also b ... More >>
Is there a new Mr. Hand waiting in the wings?Minnesota has come up with a new way to evaluate public school teacher applicants. It's called the Teacher Performance Assessment, and one of its requirements is that classroom hopefuls submit a video of their classroom prowess for evaluation. An a ... More >>
No napkin requiredTapes n' Tapes singer Josh Grier is a guy after our own heart: He knows the exact number of steps between his home and his favorite bar, and when it came time to submit a photo, he offered to dig through his extensive stash of food-on-face pictures. Throw in addictions to su ... More >>
Photo by Erik Hess"Ben is kind of The Dude....he's a maniac and he holds it down so hard." High praise from Stef Leron "POS" Alexander, but drummer Ben Ivascu lives up to the hype every single time he plays. And chances are that he's playing right now. In a set of cities blessed with some o ... More >>
"My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard," "My heart is like an artichoke," and "I want a little sugar/in my bowl..."
The time has come to purify our hearts and minds of the guilty pleasures in our iPods. You could be next.
He actually makes more sense!
Aged. Inflexible. Patterned. Out of touch. Unclear. These were the musical and performative conditions projected from Hagar’s every gesture and vocalization upon the political pretense of the ... More >>
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The music and movies were epochal. The politics were abysmal. A poison valentine to the year that won't go away.
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