Since The Garage opened in 1999, it has transformed from a coffee shop to a full venue that hosts today's up-and-coming artists as well as its share of national acts. Station 4 used to host many punk and metal shows in the past, but since it closed in 2013, the punk scene has moved about 20 minutes ... More >>
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Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week begins with a stylish 3D video from Father You See Queen. We've also got new clips from Allan Kingdom, Hollow Boys, Bora York, DJ Snuggles & Sean Anonymous, Brilli ... More >>
It's been a decade since a young P.O.S., a.k.a. Stefon Alexander, released his debut, Ipecac Neat. It was the first official Doomtree full-length that sparked their ascension from hip-hop outsiders to local legends and nationally recognized artists. The raw and uncompromising album draws equal inspi ... More >>
Welcome to Hot Dish's new series, "What's in your fridge?" where we give you an exclusive look at the insides of local celebrities' refrigerators, followed by a rapid fire round of questions about their eating habits. You know you're curious. We met up with Sean Anonymous at the South Minneapoli ... More >>
3OH!3 Varsity Theater, Minneapolis Thursday, October 31, 2013 Keeping with the Halloween spirit, 3OH!3 weren't their normal selves at the Varsity last night. The electro-pop duo from Boulder and their backing band were all dressed as characters from the 2004 weirdo-comedy Napoleon Dynamite. Nathan ... More >>
Rapper Botzy has been staying busy as usual, but since splitting with his band Culture Cry Wolf two months back, his efforts have been poured towards his solo record Buck Fotzy. Out on Fake Four this week, the record expresses a fresh artistic direction for one of the main pillars behind the yearly ... More >>
It's the last week of June and Uptown is hopefully back up and running. This weekend marks the Twin Cities Pride Celebration featuring performances from L'Assassins, Wiping Out Thousands, Mayda and much more. Tom Petty reunites with the Heartbreakers at the Target Center Saturday while Aesop Rock an ... More >>
ProfWith Mod Sun, Culture Cry Wolf and MetaFirst Avenue, MinneapolisSaturday, April 13, 2013"YOU CAN NEVER BE TOO BIG" was the all-caps slogan Prof wore on a black T-shirt Saturday. Though it might've been referring to his rising career -- and the recent double cover stories promoting his two sold-o ... More >>
It is with a cringe that we announce that Kenny Chesney is returning to Target Field for a performance next summer. Although the country star was not Gimme Noise's favorite during this summer's stop for his Brothers of the Sun Tour with Tim McGraw, Grace Potter and Jake Owen, that's not the problem ... More >>
Seattle MC Grieves has been on the road for quite some time. Playing shows in support of his Rhymesayers debut Together/Apart for over a year, Grieves winds down his tour this Saturday at First Avenue for his final show of 2012. We spoke to Grieves about life on the road, and what he has in store fo ... More >>
See Also:Local Frames: New videos from Now, Now, Howler, Bloodnstuff, Astronautalis, and morePoliça sign to Mom Pop, unveil Dark Star EPAs the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and ... More >>
See Also:Stone Arch Bridge Festival 2012: Dream Crusher interview in a limoSome rappers, especially locally, make cheesy beats on a computer, spit a couple bars at one local show then sit around and wine and bitch because Siddiq or Sims didn't come snatch em up because they totally killed it on that ... More >>
By Reed Fischer and Ian TraasSoundsetWith Atmosphere, Lupe Fiasco, Ghostface Killah & Raekwon, Astronautalis, Big K.R.I.T., and moreCanterbury Park Festival Field, ShakopeeSunday, May 27, 2012Related:Soundset 2012 evacuated amid tornado watchSoundset photos 2012Up until about 7:20 p.m., the fift ... More >>
Rapper Metasota decided he'd give us a gift for his birthday on January 19th with the free release of 9-track project H.I.P. (Happy I'm Present: 2 Week Theory), a solid and inventive album created on a whim in 14 days. The timeframe is beside the point, though. There are a number of strong idea ... More >>
Culture Cry Wolf is a band on the rise. The sextet, comprised of Botzy, Mike Daly, Daniel De la Torre, Druby Soho, Frankie Blydenburgh, and Jaime Pelaez has hit the music scene like a tropical storm with their new album, Día de los Muertos. They've earned praise for their ability to craft an ene ... More >>
Yellowcard with Every Avenue, Go Radio, Small Town HopeOctober 18, 2011The Varsity Theater, Minneapolis"You guys stay right there -- we're going to play some rock and roll songs for you," Ryan Key of Yellowcard states to a crowd that is old enough to drive, yet not old enough to drink. So ... More >>
Photos courtesy of RhymesayersThe gigantic celebration of hip-hop that is the Soundset festival is already this Sunday. Now in its fourth year, this overwhelming explosion of rap, turntablism, graffiti, breakdancing, custom cars, skateboarding, and merchandise has proven itself a draw outside of ... More >>
We had our photographers out in full force this weekend to catch everything from Warren G at Epic to Saturday's popular Lowertown Music Fest to the Menergy DJ night at the Kitty Cat Klub. Here's a sampling of some of the new music photography we have up on our site.
The compact disc has been like a trinket, a toy, a candy bar or a tabloid placed at the checkout counter to snake a bit more bread out of your near-empty wallet.
The popular jam band festival is throwing in the towel.
Losses include the Suburbs' Bruce Allen, Dinkytowner, and Myth
Williams was part of an... um... eclectic bill.
The Pretenders' venue changed again, Romana Falls and Le Loup announce TC dates & Zee Avi plays the Current.
Atmosphere announces a pair of First Avenue dates, the Noisettes play the Current & videos of P.O.S. at the Warped Tour.
Lucero set to return to the TC, new Eyedea and Abilities video & Warped Tour Coverage.
Recaps of Animal Collective's First Ave. show, P.O.S. DJs on the Current & new Soundset mixtape released.
Freelancer Steve McPherson talks to P.O.S. about Canadian bacon, beats, bonus tracks, and the intricacies of his sophomore album on Rhymesayers.
As a preview to the Cal Surf shoe party fronted by three of my favorite Doomtree members, here's an interview with Sims abo ... More >>
Seasoned professionals try to kick-flip the sleepy pop-punk revolution
Beautiful (mostly) and all yours, our sneek peek at the 6th Annual 'Sound Unseen'
We crowd-surfed with R.T. We bar hopped on light rail. And between some of our precious last sucks on a cigarette at the club, we scribbled it all down on a cocktail napkin.
Picked to Click Voters spew forth their most vehement opinions about the local music scene
Hail the Conquering Heroes: Polls and Praise for This Year's Best New Artists
From panel discussions to boobs aflame, feminism and punk rock form a holy union at Chicago's Ladyfest
Barroom intellectuals Dillinger Four try spazzing out instead of selling out
Bands are overbooked. Fans are staying home. As the music scene splinters, who's left standing?