Let’s face facts. When most people think of the Twin Cities, images of blizzard-like conditions and bitter, breathless cold crystallize in their minds as fast as a Minnesota quick-freeze.
If you ever wish your favorite rock gods would just rawk out like they used to, the Hold Steady aims to satisfy. The Brooklyn, N.Y., quintet is an indie-rock sensation by championing and recreating the big, dumb sounds of the ’70s and ’80s. Their new album is more of the same.
Although a new album is headed to stores in a couple of weeks, hard rock supergroup Audioslave chose to mine their impressive back catalog for their current North American tour.
After years of wallowing on the edge of obscurity, Minnesota trio Low is posed to claim a bigger slice of the indie rock pie with a new label and a new sound.
Chicago’s ever-evolving alt-rockers Wilco have hit the road again brandishing a new musical philosophy, a cache of new songs and yet another new lineup. David reviews whether these changes are for the better.
Fate seemed to be against Interpol during their recent concert stop in Minneapolis. Technical problems, poor sound mixing, sloppy playing and stiff competition from their supporting acts kept the New York band from living up to their promise and potential. Keep reading.
A once-in-a-lifetime list of classic rock god have joined forces for “Vote For Change” tour to raise money for and rally support for Democratic candidates. At the tour’s Minnesota stop, the “stars” literally aligned and with the help of surprise guest, left the audience exhilarated and wipe out. Read our Soundbytes review.
At a concert in Minneapolis on Sunday, Albuquerque’s the Shins demonstrate onstage why their taking the underground rock world by storm and why they’re more than the sum of their parts.
Consisting of only a couple of French guys toying with a few guitars and keyboards, you wouldn’t expect electronica innovators Air to be a great live act. You’re wrong.
Still frequently compared to the fellow male-female rock duo, the White Stripes, Denmark’s the Raveonettes proved at their recent Minneapolis concert Tuesday that they rock as hard — and as loud — as Detroit’s finest.