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  • Blogs

    October 29, 2014

    John Kline's Descent From Patriot to For-Profit College Bodyguard

    By Cory Zurowski The marbled corridors of the Rayburn House Office Building are deserted at the moment, save for the tardy staffer bravely power-walking in masochistic heels. That wasn't the case five minutes ago. Then, the hallways of this four-story structure, home to U.S. representatives and t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Justin Vernon's Volcano Choir announce new album, Repave

    After making their stunning U.S. live debut with a memorable show at the Cedar Cultural Center back in March of 2011, Volcano Choir (a collaboration between Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and Wisconsin experimental rock outfit Collections of Colonies of Bees) are keeping their fruitful musical partnership ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Dark Dark Dark announce U.S. tour supporting Who Needs Who, record release show at the Cedar

    Minneapolis by-way-of New Orleans chamber folk outfit Dark Dark Dark have just announced the track listing and release date of their forthcoming new record, Who Needs Who. Their third full-length will be released on October 2, and the band has announced a large U.S. tour to celebrate their bold, str ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Brother Ali's Mourning In America tour dates, First Ave in October

    Related:Brother Ali arrested at Occupy Homes protest [VIDEO]After setting off the Entry back in May, rallying in Wisconsin, giving us a soulful, somber taste of his new record, and recently getting arrested to help bring attention to the foreclosure problem here in Minnesota, Brother Ali is finally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Magic Castles release "Death Dreams" video, touring with Brian Jonestown Massacre

    A ideal day such as this one is the perfect time to check out the blissful, sunny psych-pop featured in Magic Castles new video "Death Dreams." The local group playfully lists their sound as "mysticore," and that ambiguous description suitably fits their leisurely, psych-rock sound. The group ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Dawes and Blitzen Trapper to co-headline First Ave on November 4

    ​Roots rock fans, get ready: Dawes and Blitzen Trapper just announced a co-headlining bill that hits First Avenue on November 4th. Dawes will be continuing a seemingly never-ending tour behind their sophomore release, Nothing Is Wrong, which came out earlier this summer. They're also still rid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Death Cab for Cutie announce First Ave show, new album

    Photo by Danny Clinch​In addition to announcing the release of a new record, Codes and Keys, Death Cab for Cutie have unveiled the dates for a small tour today, including a stop at First Avenue on May 21.

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    America's Brainiest Metros list skips the Twin Cities

    Minneapolis: Not a Brainiest Metro.​We've got our big, fancy universities and our hi-tech marquee names here in the Twin Cities, but it's not enough, people. Our neighbors in Rochester, Madison, Ames and Iowa City all made it onto something called the Top 20 Brainiest Metros list. We did no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Gayngs release a live track & more tour details

    ​Well that took long enough. It seems like most have stopped sipping the haterade and are ready to accept that Gayngs' Relayted is beyond reproach (as usual, the Brits were there first). The converts are just in time, if poorly located. Gayngs will be hitting the road with the mesmeric herky-jerk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Gayngs touring this fall, playing Austin City Limits

    photo by: Leslie Plesser​You thought that was the last you'd hear or see of them - the outfit planning, the Prince sighting, the napkins. Gayngs is apparently far from over, which isn't surprising considering the invaluable press they've received and the warm critical reception to the record (Pitc ... More >>

  • Books

    September 19, 2001

    Terrorism Today

    A primer on avoiding yesterday's war