Against Me! First Avenue, Minneapolis Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Conventionally structured punk anthems sometimes feel manipulative. There's a kind of shout-along chorus that tickles the underside of your brain, triggering some long ago muscle memory and launching your fist upward with a defiant pump ... More >>
The stylish combination of comedy, music, and memorable unscripted moments has proven to be quite a winning formula for Wits, the provocative and always entertaining show put on by American Public Media and Minnesota Public Radio. The highly-anticipated lineup for the upcoming fall 2013 season of W ... More >>
This past weekend's Pitchfork Music Festival was tremendous. From R. Kelly's cavalcade of hits to the muscular fury of Savages in the hot sun to Lil B's doting fans, there were thousands of indelible moments on display in Union Park over the three-day fest. With help from photographer Erik Hes ... More >>
The Moldy Peaches' one-of-a-kind female voice Kimya Dawson, who has released albums titled Alphabutt and Thunder Thighs, is now on the same roster as Atmosphere and Brother Ali. Today, our local hip-hop juggernaut label Rhymesayers announced it is branching out into a strange pocket of indie rock wi ... More >>
By Ian S. Port"I'm kind of like Ron Swanson -- I fucking hate paperwork."Mike Donovan, figurehead of San Francisco rock band Sic Alps, is grinning in the kitchen of his ground-floor apartment, explaining what he likes about driving a cab for a living. Along with the fact that Donovan usually works o ... More >>
Last week, we reported that Let It Be Records' Ryan Cameron aired a justifiable grievance with Target. For some reason, a huge local company is holding on to a couple of letters that used to be part of the signage outside his shop for a private "art installation." Never mind that Target could likely ... More >>
Band sounds like revival of ’90s collegiate classics
Losses include the Suburbs' Bruce Allen, Dinkytowner, and Myth
Retribution Gospel Choir signs to Sub Pop, Brother Ali on NPR & BK-One interviewed.
Yo La Tengo & Noisettes schedule TC dates, Sonic Youth hits the Current and First Ave. & Jeff Hanson.
The Idle Hands announce new album, One For The Team set European dates & St. Vincent hits the Current.
For TV's Ian Rans, there's no such thing as an unhappy hour
Spiritual musicians lead their followers to the boat
Picked to Click XV
Never mind the Hang Ups...here's the Owls
X return with their original lineup for the first time in more than a decade
David Thomas channels the ghosts of Edward Hopper, Orson Welles, and his own past
After a 19-year hiatus, punk legends Mission of Burma reach for their revolver again
Uzbek beauties! Swedish peaceniks! Iranian mummies! A guide to the high-wire act otherwise known as the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival.
In a sad, familiar pattern, Mollycuddle release their best album, then break up
Romantic martyrs Joan of Arc sing post-rock hymns to doomed monogamy
You name it, the mayor's proclaimed it