The inventive musical output of Michael Yonkers sadly went under-appreciated and mostly ignored throughout most of his life. He was rediscovered by a new generation of fans due to De Stijl and Sup Pop's reissue of Yonkers' 1968 underground, psych-noise classic, Microminature Love, and Drag City's ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessOdd FutureOctober 12, 2011First Avenue, MinneapolisAs I figured, waiting in line I noticed a young crowd for Odd Future (the show was all ages, and was finished by the time most of-age shows even have doors); some from slightly out of the city limits, some with their mothers, a ... More >>
Band wants to get straight to the point
With 31 releases in 10 years, Rainer Fronz has learned a bit about the music biz: namely, to keep putting out records that he loves. Learning Curve started in 2001 and Fronz has maintained a steady stream of almost exclusively Twin Cities-based releases in the new millennia.He's seen bands like ... More >>
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