The soul of rock n' roll doesn't live in a stadium--it resides in dive bars, in grungy clubs, in run-down venues where the floors are slick with a layer of spilled booze and stale sweat. Garage rock is a distillation of the spirit that makes ... More >>
Photos by Dave EckbladThe Black Lips April 23, 2011 Varsity Theater, Minneapolis Saturday night shows at the Varsity Theater are always kind of rowdy affairs. The venue in the middle of the University of Minnesota campus and inevitably drunken college kids are in attendance. This isn't a com ... More >>
"Talking about music is like dancing about architecture." - Steve Martin
Tattoos have been fully in the mainstream for well over a decade now. No one is surprised by much in the way of body art these days - I've got some, you've probably got at least one, maybe on your hand or something. They're probably dumb (mine are, at least).Nope, nothing's really shocking anymo- ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessBest Coast and Male BondingSeptember 17, 2010Triple Rock, MinneapolisBest Coast puts on a really odd live show. I was a big fan of Crazy For You when it was first released, egged on by her solid EPs from last year. But then Bethany Cosentino started showing up everywhere, alway ... More >>
Coverage of State Fair performances, Brother Ali dissects new album & Motörhead at First Avenue.
Muja Messiah honored in URB's "Next 100," NOMO hits Radio K, video of the Bad Plus at the Cedar.
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