Before social media, band shirts used to be a way to easily identify other members of your tribe. People wore their love on their sleeves, quite literally. When I was a young lass, I was certainly intrigued by any gentleman wearing a Dinosaur Jr. T-shirt. (As it turns out, a lot of dudes who like Di ... More >>
Veruca Salt Varsity Theater, Minneapolis Wednesday, July 9, 2014 Veruca Salt were one of those '90s bands that seemed, on paper at least, like they could have only existed between January 1, 1990 and December 31, 1999 -- no more and no less. While their sound in quintessentially '90s, Wednesday's 9 ... More >>
A definitive cultural relic that beautifully captures the '90s zeitgeist is the opening scene of high school black comedy Jawbreaker, scored by Veruca Salt's "Volcano Girls." During that time, the Chicago-based band became a foundational part of the post-grunge alternative rock scene, developing int ... More >>
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Dreamy pop duo Azure Ray offer much more than that girly-whimsical stuff this type of music so often delivers. With luscious lulling vocals and fairytale musicality, their new album Drawing Down the Moon encompasses a sense of bitter-sweet heartbreak. Azure Ray's lyrics seem almost unnecessary, ... More >>
Twin Cities band proves meat-and-potatoes rock is still tasty