January's a heady and diverse month for country shows in the Twin Cities, kicking off with a pair of sold-out New Year's performances at the Varsity Theater by Brandi Carlile, and ending with that pair PETA has not yet recognized for their important work saving horses.
In a music scene built around Minnesota nice, it's risky to name your band Haters Club, but the Minneapolis group is spreading their "hate" all over town. The Golden Age of Haters Club is a collection of songs that sit comfortably together, even when they shouldn't. With dynamic beats and abysmal hu ... More >>
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There is an element of exaggeration in all good storytelling -- and not to say that Luke Redfield is lying -- but his new album tells a sweeping tale of a man who has lived 100 lives in the ten songs off of Tusen Takk, the culmination of years of hard work and traveling. The album emanates ... More >>
Our annual Year in Music issue is online now, and hits stands tomorrow.As we were narrowing down the volumes of albums released this year for our Best Minnesota Albums of 2011 list, I couldn't help but be a little astounded at just how many high-quality releases were issued this year. And these a ... More >>
Compilation pays tribute to famous songwriter
Each year, it seems like at least one compilation is released that vies for a spot in the top local records of that year. For the past two years, the Minnesota Beatle Project has landed in the top Minnesota albums section of our Year in Music issue, and this November a new compilation that pays t ... More >>
Blessed album due March 1
Photos by Nick WosikaSoul AsylumDecember 17, 2010First Avenue, MinneapolisIt felt like the early '90s at First Avenue again, as a packed crowd awaited the highly anticipated first show by Soul Asylum at the venue since last December. Mysterious percussion and tool noises came from behind the scre ... More >>
AFI to play Epic, Vampire Hands interviewed, Atmosphere hits NYC & reactions to the Dead Weather at First Avenue.
Could Luis Palau's Christ-A-Thon save a wretch like me?
Benjamin Smoke's documentary study of a cult musician brings the viewer uncomfortably close to real pain
Vic Chesnutt goes AWOL, loses himself, and finds the missing and miserable soul of the South