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First Annual Popsickle Festival to Take Over First Ave. on 12/18/10

December 14, 2010

What:  First Annual Popsickle Festival When:  December 18 - 3 pm Where:  First Ave and 7th St Entry - 701 First Ave. N Cost:   $22.50   Motion City Soundtrack is starting up a...

Another man’s opinions – Conrad Schoenleber’s best music of 2010

December 14, 2010

Best Albums of 2010: 1.  My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West 2.  Treats - Sleigh Bells 3.  Plastic Beach - Gorillaz 4.  Sigh No More - Mumford & Sons 5.  Sit Down,...

CD Roundup — Deadmau5, T.I.

CD Roundup — Deadmau5, T.I.

December 9, 2010

Deadmau5 Album: âÄú4x4=12âÄù Label: Ultra Records The most visually stunning electronic superstar since Daft Punk donned techno spacesuits, Deadmau5 and his oversized mouse head sure have...

Interview: Rob Halford

December 9, 2010

WHAT: Rob Halford and Ozzy Osbourne WHERE: Target Center âÄì 600 1st Ave N. WHEN: Sun. Dec 12 âÄì 7:30 p.m. COST: $29.50-$79.50                                ...

Ads from across the pond

December 2, 2010

WHAT: 2010 British Television Advertising Awards WHERE: The Walker Art Center âÄì 1750 Hennepin Ave. WHEN: Many dates through Jan. 2, starts Friday, Dec. 3 COST: $10   It hardly seems normal...

Art rock

December 2, 2010

WHAT: WAMarchy! featuring Off With Their Heads and The God Damn Doo Wop Band WHERE: Weisman Art Museum âÄî 333 East River Road WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 4, 8 p.m. COST: $16 for students and WAM members,...

Swagger of a college kid

Swagger of a college kid

November 24, 2010

  One night of luck can go a long way. During an evening of ecstasy-fueled revelry last New YearâÄôs Eve, rappers Matt Thornton and Matt Carter of Duenday (pronounced dwen-day) serendipitously...

(left to right) Ben Greenwald, Philly Williams, Joe Silberschmidt, and Jon Camp stand Monday night in the Keys 4/4 Kids warehouse.

In the name of harmony

November 24, 2010

  WHO: The Big Strong Men, Culture Cry Wolf, Dude Worthy, Jason Boots WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 24 âÄì 7:30 pm WHERE: Fine Line, 318 N First Ave. COST: $3 Too often Minneapolis bands focus more...

Minneapolis fry-off 2010

Minneapolis fry-off 2010

November 18, 2010

  The rules: one order of pork fried rice ordered during a busy period; in this case, 7 p.m. âÄîdinner time. The goal: Peg the best and most affordable fried rice in town. Making fried rice...

Rap and ego

Rap and ego

November 18, 2010

If ego were talent, Prof would be the best in Minneapolis. âÄúTen years ago I thought I was the shit, and I was, a lot of these other new rappers are these days too, but I still am,âÄù...

The Rockford Mules from left: Ryan Rud Erik Tasa, Joel Habedank and Craig Peck stand in the backyard of Craig’s South Minneapolis home on Monday.

The other side of town

November 11, 2010

WHAT: The Rockford Mules CD release show, The Gleam, Wizards Are Real WHEN: Sat, Nov 13 âÄì 9:30 p.m. WHERE: Cause Spirits and Soundbar, 3001 Lyndale Ave. S COST:$7   ItâÄôs easy to...

Tim and Eric article, great job!

Tim and Eric article, great job!

November 11, 2010

WHAT: Tim and Eric Awesome Tour, Great Job! Chrimbus Spectacular 2010 WHEN:Wed Nov 17, 8 pm WHERE: The State Theatre, 805 Hennepin Ave COST: $27.50 Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim are not your parentsâÄô...

Hair washing doesn't exist in the Indie scene

Reverbin’ with the Pomegranates

November 4, 2010

WHO:Pomegranates, Oh No Oh My, Early Umbrella WHEN: Thursday, November 4 at 7:30 pm WHERE: The Whole at Coffman Union COST:$3 for University of Minnesota students/faculty/staff, $5 for general public               ...

That's the shirt of a man who parties.

Don’t question the party!

November 4, 2010

Andrew W.K. hit himself in the face with a brick to cause the nosebleed that graces the cover art of his 2002 album, âÄúI Get Wet.âÄù When that didnâÄôt cause enough blood flow,...

The word of Ox

The word of Ox

October 28, 2010

He goes by Ox. "Not Julian, only my family calls me Julian." Ox fits. An imposing yet soft-spoken man in his mid-twenties (he refuses to share his age because it's "irrelevant"), Ox has declared himself...

How long does Justin Pierre have to tease that hair every day?

Where’s the synth?

October 28, 2010

WHAT: Motion City Soundtrack, Saves the Day, Saves the Day, Valencia WHEN: Thurs. Oct 28, 4:30 pm WHERE: First Ave., 701 First Ave. N COST: $25-28                  ...

The prickly Bill Burr

The prickly Bill Burr

October 21, 2010

WHAT: Bill Burr: You People Are All the Same WHEN: Oct. 22 âÄì 8 p.m. WHERE: Pantages Theatre, 824 Hennepin Ave. COST: $27.50   Bill Burr takes no prisoners. Pot shots at women, religion,...

Punk by the book

Punk by the book

October 21, 2010

WHO: The Magnolias, The Whole Lotta Loves WHEN: Sat, Oct 23 âÄì 9 pm WHERE: The 7th Street Entry, 701 First Ave. N COST: $8, 18+                  ...

Michael Larsen (Eyedea) of Eyedea & Abilities Passes Away

October 17, 2010

According to a recent facebook post on the Eyedea and Abilities fan page, Minnesota rapper Eyedea has passed away at the age of 28.  His cause of death is unknown.  The post was made by his mother...

Mallman Marathon

October 14, 2010

WHAT: Mark Mallman Marathon 3 WHO: Mark Mallman and a troupe of 75 backup musicians WHERE: The Turf Club, 1601 University Ave. W, Thurs-Sun or on webcast at markmallman.com COST: $7, 3-day pass (Friday-Sunday)...

Sam Adams plays Sigma Chi

October 14, 2010

WHO: Sam Adams, Ferris and G-Beck WHERE: The parking lot of the fraternities on the 1600 block of University Ave. WHEN: 6:30 p.m., Oct. 16. COST: $20   Sam Adams is from Boston and raps about partying,...

Wait a minute ... that's not an orange jumpsuit.

Weezy blasts off into space

October 14, 2010

How do rappers release material from jail? T.I. did it, DreâÄôs done it and now Weezy has the gall to drop a full album. His newest follows the themes of his past works: Mainly that Weezy does...

Get off your Facebook and go to a punk show

October 7, 2010

WHO: Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, Mister Fister   WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 7, 8:30 p.m.   WHERE: 400 Bar, 400 Cedar Ave. S   COST: $15   WeâÄôre wasting our...

Interview: Slash

September 30, 2010

With his cigarette, top hat and Jack Daniels, Slash personifies rock âÄònâÄô roll. The ex-member of Guns NâÄô Roses and representative of the golden age of hard rock is still making...

Skittish: Taste the rainbow

Skittish: Taste the rainbow

September 30, 2010

WHAT: Skittish WHERE: Acadia Café, 329 Cedar Ave. S WHEN: Oct. 9 COST: Free âÄì Zombie Pub Crawl Show   Jeff Noller has spent the last two years building his home studio. With...

D.I.Y. beer

D.I.Y. beer

September 23, 2010

Here in Minneapolis we like doing things ourselves. D.I.Y. is all the rage. We at A&E even do all our writing ourselves. That’s why we placed it upon our shoulders to bring you a guide to the...

Horror hits campus

September 23, 2010

Two university students are making a horror film in an attempt to inject energy into a “stagnant Hollywood.” Evan Kail and Matt Banks, two seniors in the Sigma Nu fraternity, plan to release...

Matching suit harmony for Bone Thugs.

Minnesota gets boned

September 23, 2010

WHO: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony WHERE: First Ave. 701 First Ave N WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 29th COST: $24   In 1991, things were looking good for Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. They had just met Eazy-E and signed...

Strike, beer!

Strike, beer!

September 15, 2010

Knocking things over and drinking is fun. Beer pyramids never last for just that reason. While under the influence, being destructive always seems constructive. Well, what if it actually was? We here at...

Look at those glasses, The Mountain Goats are totally indie!

A Local Home for All

September 9, 2010

In the center of an area of constantly changing ethnicities and ideas, the Cedar Cultural Center has had to evolve to keep up with the times. Once a bastion of hippie-liberal-organic-granola music, the...

How bright is Ratatat's future?

Ratatat-tat-tat

September 9, 2010

WHAT: Ratatat, DOM, Bobby Birdman WHEN: Sept. 11. 6 p.m. WHERE: First Ave. 701 First Ave. N COST: $20/$23 (Sold Out)   It’s not about the drugs. Ratatat producer, bassist and synth player,...

Dada Trash Collage release their

Weekend Culture Compass – From Taylor Swift to Dada Trash Collage

May 6, 2010

Thursday Music âÄî Cadence Hip-Hop Series An evening of Minneapolis hip-hop big shots Sims, Toki Wright and DJ Plain Ole Bill will be demonstrating their talents in the unlikely venue of the Guthrie...

Long hair on a

Pop punk redux

May 4, 2010

Sing It Loud ALBUM: âÄúEverything CollideâÄù LABEL: Epitaph RELEASE DATE: May 11 The era of Blink-182 is over. Pop punk is dead. In its place have emerged countless bands emulating the...

Interview: Craig Minowa of Cloud Cult

Interview: Craig Minowa of Cloud Cult

April 28, 2010

Whether theyâÄôre touring the country in a biodiesel van or recording at the studio on their organic farm, Cloud Cult may own the title of most environmentally aware band. With a new album to be...

Punks need to keep their feet dry too. 
PHOTO COURTESY LINDSAY HUTCHENS

Interview: Matt Hensley of Flogging Molly

April 21, 2010

WHAT: Flogging Molly, Big D and the Kids Table, The Riverboat Gamblers WHERE: First Ave 701 First Ave. N. WHEN: 6 p.m. Thursday, April 22nd COST: $30/$35, 18+ A proper mix of Irish and punk, Flogging Molly...

Jimmy2Times runs Get Cryphy!
PHOTO COURTESY ALEX UNCAPHER

Twin Cities best dance parties

April 14, 2010

For the wild children of the Minneapolis night, dance parties have become increasingly popular. Within the past two years, many DJ/dance parties have cropped up in many different watering holes and venues...

Interview: Monoxide of Twiztid

Interview: Monoxide of Twiztid

April 7, 2010

Twiztid WHEN: Thursday, April 1 WHERE: First Avenue, 701 First Ave. N. What can you expect before a Twiztid show? A bunch of self-described âÄúfreaksâÄù and âÄúweirdosâÄù...

PHOTO COURTESY MANCHESTERORCHESTRA.COM

Interview: Jonathan Corley of Manchester Orchestra

March 31, 2010

Emo-punk is a genre going through the final throes of death. Constantly derided and criticized by music junkies, few artists have a desire to make music that will be automatically pegged as repugnant....

 Big shadows on the walls and entranced faces are standard fare at a Moonstone Continuum show. PHOTO COURTESY ERIK HESS

Lunarianism 101

March 3, 2010

ItâÄôs not very often that a band bases their music on their own cult, especially one as weird as the Orthodox Lunarian Organization. But local six-piece Moonstone Continuum has done exactly that,...

PHOTO COURTESY ELECTRIC FETUS

‘Save this fetus!’ says local music community

February 24, 2010

WHAT: The Electric Fetus Reborn: A benefit for the Fetus & the American Red Cross relief in Haiti FEATURING: Mainroom: Cloud Cult, Roma Di Luna, Jeremy Messersmith, Trailer Trash, Unknown Prophets....

Wild Beasts played last night at the 7th Street Entry. PHOTO COURTESY TOM BEARD

Wild Beasts visit from overseas

February 17, 2010

With intellectual lyricism and complex songwriting, Wild Beasts are the next band the hipster elite will be ensuring you theyâÄôve already heard of. Coming out of Leeds, England, theyâÄôre...

Off with Their Head’s brand of angry, industrial elevator music is bringing them to new heights of success.
PHOTO COURTESY OF EPITAPH RECORDS

Interview: Ryan Young of Off with Their Heads

February 10, 2010

One of the last remaining vestiges of sincere punk rock, Minneapolis natives Off with Their Heads have just been signed with Epitaph Records. Gritty and angry, OWTH sounds like a barbaric, howling Rise...

Taylor Swift is no Juliet

February 10, 2010

Falling in love is complicated. Unless youâÄôre Taylor Swift, in which case everyday is a fairytale (and Kanye West is the wicked witch). SwiftâÄôs songs are the soundtrack to the archetypal/market-tested...

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Review: Beach House’s “Teen Dream”

February 3, 2010

Beach House Album: âÄúTeen DreamâÄù Label:Sub Pop Occasionally the buzz surrounding a band starts becoming more important than the music itself, and thatâÄôs exactly the problem...

Steps to make your own Christian rock band

January 28, 2010

âÄúPride and passion, physical attraction/ whatever situation youâÄôre in/ these temptations causing you frustrations/ what you need is a friend,âÄù preaches Mark Stuart in the...

PHOTO COURTESY THE MODERN RADIO RECORD LABEL

Modern Radio Records celebrates its first decade

January 20, 2010

WHAT: The Modern Radio Record LabelâÄôs two-day tenth anniversary celebration FEATURING: Friday: FT (The Shadow Government), Daughters of the Sun, The Chambermaids, Double Bird, Sheridan Fox (his...