Way back in 2006, I bet the founders of Twitter had no idea the social-media platform would become the force it is today. Sure, you can interact with your friends and whatnot, but perhaps the coolest, most intriguing part of Twitter is the way it makes us music lovers able to connect with what our f ... More >>
In a digital age driven by social media, an artist can make a song and a name for themselves over the course of a single afternoon. With the assistance of some prominent shares and retweets, things can move quickly. With Picked to Click, Gimme Noise's ultimate aim is to give some well-earned attenti ... More >>
Unlike our gridlocked national bureaucratic bodies, effecting change on the local airwaves can be as simple as buying pint at Amsterdam Bar & Hall and having the liquid courage to speak up. The second running of 89.3 the Current's Music Meeting happens tonight in St. Paul, and it's an opportunit ... More >>
Make way for the youth of tomorrow. The three members of Minneapolis band Stereo Confession formed two years ago when they were merely 14, and while they may seem young, they are growing and quickly learning the ins and outs of what it takes to make it in the industry. Their newest album, First Comm ... More >>
Purling Hiss With Hollow Boys 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis April 16, 2013 Minneapolis music fans are a fickle lot. They turn out in droves for sold-out shows that turn out to be justified (Divine Fits, Tame Impala) and some that can't quite meet the hype (Alt-J, Wavves), yet on a Tuesday night in ... More >>
The sixth annual 80/35 Music Festival lineup is here! The yearly downtown Des Moines music event has hit upon some eclectic notes for headlining talent with New York rap heroes Wu-Tang Clan, and the David Byrne & St. Vincent collaboration leading the way in 2013.The event takes place Friday, Jul ... More >>
Wavves With FIDLAR and Cheatahs 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis Friday, March 29, 2013 Wavves, fronted by singer/guitarist Nathan Williams and bassist Stephen Pope, rolled into Minneapolis on Friday as part of a national, small-venue tour to promote their new album Afraid of Heights. Touring with Mom ... More >>
There's no question that since it's arrival on the local airwaves eight years ago, the Current has changed the musical landscape here in the Twin Cities. With their adventurous playlist, top notch in-studio performances, and sharp focus on Minnesota music, there would be few who would argue that the ... More >>
Plus, Brett Favre pube-gate leads to laughs while DRE Occupy scandal thickens
Eat your Herkimer out, Uptown. Northeast? Ain't Grumpy enough, apparently. Because according to what looks to be a pretty thorough Forbes study, the Twin Cities' hipster hotspot is the North Loop.SEE ALSO:-- Twin Cities overrated as a hipster haven, according to Travel Leisure-- 10 Things hipsters c ... More >>
With Jeff the Brotherhood and Those Darlins at the Cedar Saturday
Last year, Minnesota was named the Most Hipster State. We would've assumed 'Sota's hipsterness is concentrated in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, but a new list put together by Travel Leisure suggests that's not the case.Either that or both lists should be taken with a grain of salt. Actually, that's ... More >>
Courtesy of Nice PurseFor such an impressive local band, Nice Purse are pretty modest about their success. By their own admission, they didn't set their sights high when they started, and they still maintain an air of not caring about their growing popularity. For their blend of garage, punk ... More >>
Pitchfork ribbing is kind of like kickball, something people do perennially and with no really good reason. It's like baseball, right? It's been a minute since our tasteful overlords got some mud in their face, especially of their own making. So what a relief it was to see this morning, amids ... More >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzGang of FourFebruary 12, 2011First Avenue, MinneapolisThere is an odd juxtaposition present when you see Gang of Four in a live setting. Saturday at First Avenue they took the stage dressed like Carnaby Street dandies, and if you didn't know better you'd have thought you w ... More >>
Photos by Anna GulbrandsenBest Coast, Wavves, and No JoyFebruary 11, 2011Varsity TheaterIt's not often that an opening band steals the spotlight from two far more prominent headliners, especially by playing what amounted to only a 20 minute set. But that is just what happened at the sold-out Var ... More >>
For all you lucky ducks who don't work on the weekends, take heed: Sunday morning's got your number.
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 >>
Photo by Areca RoeWhat up, Wednesday? Today's the day we drop our old-school print edition onto newsstands across the city -- but you don't have to pick up a hard copy to read this week's music section. Here's a sampling of what we have in store for our readers:Phantom Tails unleash their freneti ... More >>
You may not have heard the name Clint Simonson before, but diehard music collectors know him as the mastermind behind De Stijl Records, the local DIY label that has, over the course of 60 releases, released some of the most cutting edge, experimental indie music going today. Simonson's "localism ... More >>
In such an ignominious decade, choosing valedictorian is no easy task.
We promise we won't mention his Barcelona meltdown. Whoops.
News on Brother Ali's forthcoming release, Tapes 'n Tapes announce intimate dates, Daniel Johnston to return to Minneapolis & next week's best new releases.
AFI to play Epic, Vampire Hands interviewed, Atmosphere hits NYC & reactions to the Dead Weather at First Avenue.
Who'da thunk it-- the kid stays in the picture.
"... and this little indie rocker cried 'wee wee wee' all the way home. "
It only took a few months for the lo-fi noiser to go from good bad to just bad.
The Chicago music critics opine on writing, journalism, iPods, and the future of the industry.
Feedback loops and busted eardrums are in store for you on May 21st.
Britney, Morrissey and Wavves hit Minneapolis, new 757s video, more new Dylan & next week's best new releases.
He's bored, and that makes 200 of us.
The beloved psych-rock quartet hits the road in March with daring noise rocker Wavves.
Aby Wolf, Yo! Majesty, Kevin Costner, free Andrew Broder and next week's releases including P.O.S., Handsome Furs & Wavves