Live sound engineers are the unsung heroes of this song-and-dance routine we call rock 'n' roll. They show up first, leave last, and sometimes don't even get paid as much as the bartenders they work with. Their work day consists of battling complex and fickle equipment, soothing volatile egos, and h ... More >>
Many musical rivers to cross in these coming days. Jimmy Cliff at First Avenue on Thursday will be a featured part of it. This week in the Twin Cities begins with The Eagles at the Target Center while Iron & Wine plays across the street at First Avenue. Thursday, Portland-based Typhoon makes an ... More >>
In metal years, the Austin, Texas quartet the Sword are still a young band. With four records under their studded belts, they have produced quite a number of riff-heavy, thunderous, groove-oriented, Sabbath-inspired heavy rock -- including the band's latest and perhaps most ambitious, Apocryphon.Des ... More >>
If all of your friends are friends of love, then all of your friends are friends of Martin Dosh. Well known around town, Dosh will be holding a birthday party at the Turf Club tonight -- his first annual 40th birthday party, to be exact. You heard right: first annual 40th, and everyone is invited. T ... More >>
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See Also:Self-Evident solve the math-rock formulaZebulon Pike and the fastidious art of kicking assHardcore Crayons' "Sarcasmic" video comes out of hidingThe veteran Minneapolis rock trio Self-Evident celebrate the release of their adventurous sixth album, We Built A Fortress On Short Notice, with a ... More >>
A summer weekend is not complete without a festival/block party happening. St. Paul will be hosting the Twin Cities Jazz Festival in and around Mears Park. Heart and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts bring a taste of nostalgia to the suburbs at Mystic Lake, while Bethany Larson and the Bee's Knees play ... More >>
All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it."-Jean Cocteau
2 Live Crew are one of the headliners at this year's ZPCAnyone who tried to set foot on the West Bank last year during Zombie Pub Crawl can tell you that the once modestly sized bar crawl has gotten a bit too big for its britches. What started as a 150-person tour of Northeast bars later moved to ... More >>
Sandal weather is almost over, but sweater weather is almost here!
In my recap of the Pizza Luce Block Party from this weekend, I remarked that the free fest might end up being the highlight of the summer concert season. But it looks like we'll have a few other worthy contenders before the season is up -- two more late summer block party lineups have been reveal ... More >>
A mountain of wiensCelebrate your good old fashioned American freedom by checking out one of these great gorging opportunities this week in food. It's your American duty, folks.
Photo by Joey ClarkIn a surprising Facebook status update today, Margaret Lane, lead singer and guitarist in the local band Hildur Victoria, has announced her departure from the group.
The big news this weekend is tomorrow night's show at the 501 Club, which marks the last concert inside the venue before it closes down as well as the last gig for hip-hop duo MC/VL. But that's not the only thing going down this weekend -- here's a rundown of our top recommended shows happening F ... More >>
Enjoy a day of DarknessIt comes but once a year, and that day is tomorrow: Surly Darkness Day, when Surly Brewery releases its popular Russian Imperial stout known as Darkness.
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