Running down the Polica-led lineup of this year's festival
Allan Kingdom doesn't quit. Less than a week after dropping his first full-length album, Future Memoirs (produced primarily by Kingdom, with help from Jonathan Kaslow and Plain Pat of Kid Cudi fame) he was on his way to Canada to record with the Standard, his supergroup with St. Paul's Psymun, Spook ... More >>
The kooky band debut new album Whoopty Whoop
The Black Keys have just unveiled extensive plans for a 2014 world tour that stretches for most of the rest of this year. The dates are in support of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney's forthcoming eighth album, Turn Blue.Ever-changing, the Keys are toying with psychedelic rock on their newest single, ... More >>
The imaginative rapper takes the stage as part of First Avenue's Best New Bands showcase
Wildlife and John Mayer enthusiast Katy Perry will embark on an enormous North American tour later this year. The 46-city trek is in support of Prism, her third album of songs constructed with the help of pop hitmakers like Max Martin and Dr. Luke. The most notorious of the batch thus far being the ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we get into things with a brand new video from the Minneapolis trio Is/Is, a hazy, diamond-vision clip that captures the enthralling spirit of their new single, "H ... More >>
Claire Boucher is in every sense a product of buzz. Two years ago Grimes (Boucher's stage name), though already active and putting out material, didn't quite hold the same resonance that it does today. She signed to 4AD records and proliferated quickly through blog endorsements without all that much ... More >>
Minnesota music fans who were left despondent when Oasis broke up in 2009 got a bit of a boost when Liam Gallagher hastily assembled the remnants from his former group to form a new band, Beady Eye, who rolled through First Avenue in December. And now we finally have word that Liam's brother Noel, w ... More >>
Related:Justin Bieber's snake finds home at Owatonna Zoo (PHOTOS)The Justin Bieber experience is headed back to the Twin Cities in October. The Biebs just announced a fresh North American tour, and it includes about three months of dates beginning in late September, and continuing through most of Ja ... More >>
Officials moved on, but neighborhood never got help
‚ÄčOh lordy. It isn't time to think about SXSW already, is it? It seem like all that long ago that Minneapolis bands were swarming the streets of Austin, Texas in search of free beer and food trucks, and when Gimme Noise threw our first-ever Minnesota music showcase with First Avenue.But according t ... More >>
Joel Rosenberg passed away yesterday.Joel Rosenberg, the vocal gun rights advocate, has died. This morning, his wife Felicia Herman posted an announcement on his website "Free Joel Rosenberg," which he created to chronicle his public spat with Minneapolis Police Sgt. William Palmer. Under ... More >>
An exclusive interview with the band that keeps showing up outside of every one of your favorite concerts.
Photos by Erik Hess‚ÄčtUnE-yArDsMay 8, 2011Cedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisThere's something about tUnE-yArDs. Led by talented multi-instrumentalist vocalist Merrill Garbus, the now-quartet has been touring relentlessly for the past year and half, and it shows; while Garbus's live looping techniqu ... More >>
Drama and deceit in sports entertainment's inner circle
Minnesota State University-Mankato professor serves as expert witness in police shootings
The mysterious singer songwriter will release an album in 2010 on Drag City, and will play the Cedar this April.
Meager funding, no-show interviewees, makeshift sound studiosóproducing independent political documentaries is an uphill battle. But thatís the kind of fight director Dawn Mikkelson likes.
A short tour of some of the Twin Cities' historic recording studios
Canadian indians battle the Strib on clear-cutting
Local sci-fi author escalates from two-handed maces to concealed carry
Xcel Energy says hydroelectric power is clean and reliable. For the Pimicikamak Cree Nation, it constitutes an ecological, social, and moral catastrophe.
A body at rest becomes art in motion
St. Paul built a new hockey arena for the Wild and a new convention center for the city. Guess which one is losing money?
The Twin Cities' perennially popular minor-league team is looking for a bigger sandlot
The Guthrie's search for new digs casts the company in a Minneapolis development drama
Ten years ago Minneapolis officials turned the heart of downtown into a parking lot. Now they've got an even better idea
At 83, Angelo Giuliani is a talking book of Minnesota baseball lore.
A look at the coming battle over public financing for a baseball-only park, and an immodest proposal.