What started as a dream from co-creators and curators Sally Hedberg and Dana Raidt became a reality last Friday evening. Girl Germs staged a takeover of the First Avenue mainroom, bringing seven local bands and host Lori Barbero of Minneapolis's own legendary Babes in Toyland to the stage in a tribu ... More >>
Minneapolis rap troublemaker Prof has pushed all our buttons for over a decade now. A mixture of party-starters, gross-out tales, and personal exploration fills the three volumes of his Kaiser Von Powderhorn mixtape series, his King Gampo album, the Recession Music collaboration with St. Paul Slim, ... More >>
Divine Fits With Split Single Varsity Theater, Minneapolis April 4, 2013 As soon as word got out that Divine Fits affectionately name-checked Minneapolis in one of their initial singles, "Would That Not Be Nice," there has been a buildup to the moment when Britt Daniel would sing that wistful line ... More >>
Glen Hansard First Avenue, Minneapolis September 29, 2012 At the start of Glen Hansard's enthralling two-hour set at First Avenue on Saturday night, the Irish singer/songwriter took a moment to say sorry to the crowd: "I feel like apologizing that we're playing such an early show tonight. Usually, ... More >>
The Mad Ripple Hootenanny November 27, 2011 The Dowling Studio at the Guthrie, Minneapolis Five years ago, Jim Walsh began the Mad Ripple Hootenanny in the basement of Java Jack's in South Minneapolis. The Hoot was then a ring of singer-songwriters, folk and non-folk and local big shots and up-and ... More >>
The Once co-stars were enchanting live.
Steely Dan showcase a seminal album while your mother throws up in the bathroom.
Finding local Twitter tweeps with something useful to say can be a challenge, but to locals have a new tool that solves the problem.
A lawyer, a bartender, a modern classical guitarist, and a drum teacher rock out in Cougar
The music and movies were epochal. The politics were abysmal. A poison valentine to the year that won't go away.
The Hold Steady's high-voltage crunch happens to sound great in bars. But please don't call them a bar band.
Drummer JT Bates and his Fat Kid Wednesdays make a weighty impression on the local improv-jazz scene
Barbara Sibley's all-encompassing love of music has inspired her to sacrifice her time, her blood, and a whole lot of shelf space. A look at record collecting as a metaphor for life--and life as a metaphor for record collecting.
In the past year, Prince has become a Jehovah's Witness, bitched about the record industry, canceled a national tour, and delayed the release of his new CD. But he doesn't want to talk about it.
Forget free trade with China, privatizing Social Security, and that pesky debate about campaign-finance reform. Here’s everything you really need to know about that gaggle of Minnesotans who are vying for a six-year stint in Washington.
Martin Scorsese accelerates his efforts, while David Lynch slows down to enjoy the scenery
The Rank Strangers have terrific--if bizarre--chemistry, a trunkful of hooks, and a singer/songwriter who says he lives "in an Old Testament world." They may be the best local band you've never heard of.