Drone Not Drones' 28-hour droneCedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisFriday, February 7 and Saturday February 8, 2014The local activist organization Drone Not Drones set up one of the most ambitious concerts in Twin Cities history with a 28-hour long rotating cast of drone musicians. It blended individu ... More >>
Starting tonight, the West Bank will be abuzz with vibrations far more hypnotic than afternoon stop-and-go traffic.The notorious 28-hour Drone Not Drones event benefiting Doctors Without Borders is nearly upon us. Low, Prairie Fire Lady Choir, BNLX, Gabriel Douglas, JT Bates, Martin Dosh, Jeremy Ylv ... More >>
Duluth rock experimenters Low performed a drone-fueled version of "Do You Know How to Waltz?" at Rock the Garden last year, and simultaneously sparked a new discussion about peace-minded thinking within music. The divisive 28-minute rendition was unusual, but get a load of what Drone Not Drones foun ... More >>
Duluth trio hits a 20-year high
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we kick things off with a spirited live clip from local trio Now, Now, shot during the band's recent tour stop in Chicago. We also share a feature that FUSE TV rec ... More >>
Heliotrope NineThe Lab Theater, MinneapolisSaturday, May 26, 2012Related:Heliotrope Nine night two at Lab Theater, 5/25/12Slideshow: Heliotrope 9 at the Lab Theater: FridaySlideshow: Heliotrope 9 at the Lab Theater: SaturdayThe Ninth Annual Heliotrope music festival wound down with a collective ba ... More >>
The festival marks another year of musical oddities
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We had 108 local music scene peeps participate in this year's Picked to Click poll. Below, you can judge -- er, "peruse" the ballots of each and every one of our voters, along with descriptions of their contributions to the local scene. For more on Picked to Click, check out this year's issue, al ... More >>
The bands who received nods in this year's Picked to Click poll aren't just limited to the 11 we featured in this week's issue. See below for a full list of all of the bands who received votes in this year's poll, with the total points awarded to each band.Remember: Voters were told to choose fiv ... More >>
photo via MNartists.orgLa Mano is the small comics-oriented-not-delimited press owned and operated by Zak Sally, former bassist of Low and generally prolific guy who has organized the second annual La Mano Report at Eclipse Records this Saturday. Seven bands including Gay Witch Abortion and ... More >>
Greetings, campers! In honor of this beautiful summer Friday, as you all pine to get up from your cubicles and out the door to get your weekend party on, I have a ton of great shows for you. Check it out:
photo via MNartists.orgLa Mano is the small comics-oriented-not-delimited press owned and operated by Zak Sally, former bassist of Low and generally prolific guy who has organized the second annual La Mano Report at Eclipse Records this Saturday. Seven bands including Gay Witch Abortion and Marij ... More >>
Treehouse Records owner Mark Trehus's new record label is a labor of love
Photo by Stacy SchwartzPeter Wolf CrierHappy hump day! As with every Wednesday, we're pleased to offer a fine selection of print articles about local music in addition to today's blog posts. If you don't have time to pick up an issue of City Pages today, you can peruse the print music section onl ... More >>
(This guy escaped from Coney Island) This week we have gallery show homage to Coney Island, a benefit for MN Fashion, and free music at the Triple Rock.
Art-A-Whirl weekend is upon us. Here's your guide to all the live music highlights this weekend, many of which are free. See anything we missed? Add your own Art-A-Whirl music events in the comments.FRIDAY, MAY 14Hoolie FestShuga RecordsFree; all agesIndoor stage:12:00 p.m. Acting Normal1:00 p.m ... More >>
Photo: Ted SalzmanSome of the heads behind the projectArt-A-Whirl quickly approaches, our cities' creatives plotting their innumerable takeovers of Nordeast, that part of Minneapolis where successful artists from Uptown seem to move. For our part, we would like to direct you to two can't-miss sho ... More >>
Photo by Adam BubolzPaul Metzger at Heliotrope 6The largest local noise and experimental music festival, Heliotrope, has just announced the lineup for its 7th annual installment. This year's festival will take place May 27-29 at the Ritz Theater in Northeast, and will cull from a vast pool of loc ... More >>
The fabled underground venue stages a last hurrah
Low march onward with 'Drums and Guns'
Rappers were hot. Smokers were cold. Rockers were on Myspace. And sometime after the last Katrina benefit, we wrote it all down for you.
Zak Sally turns his darkest thoughts into visceral, elliptically personal comics--but he doesn't really want to talk about it
Elusive Salamander prepares for Heliotrope '05
Underground movies and rebel music hook up in the Sound Unseen Festival
Is it time for a backlash against one of the Twin Cities' greatest local bands?
A radio pirate-turned-country rocker who doubles as a nanny. A newspaper that rips the establishment. A deconsecrated church. And a very quiet band called Low. Notes on a tiny counterculture.
Slug's love bug, Kat Bjelland's exorcism, Dave Pirner's throbbing shins: Ten years of local music served on ten great platters.
Low have been heckled by crowds and dropped from their label. Now Minnesota's quietest band returns with its best album yet.
Twin Cities music embraces the stage act with a Hillbilly Porn Opera, a Clown Lounge cabaret, and a transgendered "Fin de Siècle" floorshow