The Minnesota Daily

All content by Dylan Hester
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Samples, sound effects and guitars

May 3, 2012

  What: Yann Tiersen with Felix When: 6 p.m., Saturday Where: First Avenue, 701 First Ave., Minneapolis Cost: $16, 18+ He’s best known as the man behind the score to the 2001 film “Amélie.”...

CD Review — “Europe” by Allo, Darlin’

April 26, 2012

  Artist: Allo, Darlin’ Album: “Europe” Record Label: Slumberland Records There is certainly no shortage of bands producing sunny indie pop. But very few of these have had success...

Reggae Beyond Marley: 10 Essential Records

April 19, 2012

With the release of the new, expansive Bob Marley documentary, it's clearer than ever that Marley is one of the 20th century's key musicians. But a reggae collection that stops with the Wailers...

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Review – “Marley”

April 19, 2012

  WHAT: “Marley” WHEN: Starts Friday WHERE: Lagoon Cinema, 1320 Lagoon Ave., Minneapolis When it was announced that “Marley” would be the first documentary on the quintessential...

Show Review: Porcelain Raft, Plastic Believers, Vague-à-bonde

April 7, 2012

Booming, anthemic-yet-melancholy electropop usually sounds like something to be heard in large, packed clubs. But the three artists who performed at the Entry last night - Vague-à-bonde, Plastic Believers,...

Taylor Trauger, a junior majoring in English and French, and Jen Rosenberg, a senior majoring in theater and English, look over a handmade poster for the Ivory Tower magazine teaser on Monday night in the basement of Lind Hall.

Student writers’ place to shine

April 5, 2012

  You’ve more than likely seen The Ivory Tower around campus, and maybe you’ve already submitted some work of your own. Produced entirely by students in the English department’s...

“One Second of Love” on the dancefloor

“One Second of Love” on the dancefloor

March 29, 2012

  WHAT: Nite Jewel, with Chairlift, and Claps, 18+ WHEN: 9 p.m., Saturday WHERE: Triple Rock Social Club, 629 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis COST: $12 in advance, $14 at the doors If last year’s biggest...

Taking “Wildlife” on the road

March 22, 2012

  What: La Dispute with Balance and Composure, All Get Out and Sainthood Reps When: 5 p.m., Saturday Where: Varsity Theater, 1308 Fourth Street SE The last time it was in Minneapolis, La Dispute was...

The relentless noise-collage of Black Dice

March 8, 2012

Ah, New York City: the hotbed for thousands of art-school synthesizer-based experimental music projects in the past decade. Of course, most of these have been long forgotten due to dramatically high pretension-to-inspiration...

CD Roundup: Magnetic Fields, The Men, Burial

March 6, 2012

Artist The Magnetic Fields Album “Love at the Bottom of the Sea” Label Merge Records   Ten albums in, The Magnetic Fields make a return to the sonic terrain they haven’t visited...

Exploding Bradford Inevitable

March 3, 2012

A sold-out audience sat in anticipation of Atlas Sound's loop- and feedback-based heart songs last night at the Cedar Cultural Center. The solo project of Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox, Atlas Sound...

Digital immersion as art

March 1, 2012

  Art(ists) on the Verge 3 When: Saturday, March 3 through April 15 Where: Soap Factory, 514 Second  St. SE Last year, a jury decided on the five artists to participate in their show. Each individual...

New Music from Phil Elverum

February 23, 2012

The perpetually moody and dynamic Phil Elverum is nothing if not prolific: under his moniker Mount Eerie (and before that, The Microphones), he has released an endless stream of woodsy psych-folk since...

The Souljazz Orchestra brings it all to the table

February 23, 2012

The Souljazz Orchestra with Brass Messengers and Peregrine Perspective When: 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25 Where: Triple Rock Social Club, 629 Cedar Ave. Cost: $10 Over the course of the past 10 years, The...

“Words at WAM” open mic to showcase student literary talent

February 21, 2012

Standing in front of a crowd to read a composition can be an equally daunting and rewarding experience. But to do so alongside fellow students and literary-minded individuals inside the Weisman Art Museum...

Culture compass — Umami, Oscar shorts and Nicki Minaj

February 9, 2012

  Thursday Hot Dish 3 The Trylon Microcinema 3258 Minnehaha Ave. 7:30 p.m. This is the third edition of a series in which six local storytellers tell their tales. Tonight's theme is âÄúStrangers...

“Dial M” brings more than murderous thrills

February 9, 2012

  "Dial M for Murder" When: Feb. 3 through March 18th Where: Jungle Theater, 2951 Lyndale Ave S. You may already know the plot but even if youâÄôve seen âÄúDial M for Murder,âÄù...

Sufi’s Meditation

Sufi’s Meditation

February 2, 2012

"MU.ZZ.LE" Artist: Gonjasufi Label: Warp Records A native of San Diego, Gonjasufi is an experimental music producer whose lo-fi electronic work falls somewhere between the boundaries of glitch-hop and...

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra at the Cedar

January 30, 2012

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra brought their rambling and righteous brand of chamber-rock to the Cedar Cultural Center last night. Originally a more subdued offshoot of seminal post-rock ensemble...

Basics of Tea

January 26, 2012

  I stand by the philosophy that any time is a good time for a cup of tea, but this is especially true at the beginning of the Spring semester. Temperatures have fallen, workloads are building, and...

A wide variety of tea waits on the shelf at Hard Times Café on West Bank.  Hard Times is one local café where fresh Loose Leaf Tea can be found.

Good Weather for Loose Leaf Tea

January 26, 2012

Sure, coffee may be the go-to drink when schedules are filling up, syllabi become foreboding and the bitter northern wind shows no sign of easing. But while itâÄôs great to help boost focus levels...

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Charlie Parr on fertile ground

January 19, 2012

  âÄúKeep Your Hands on the PlowâÄù Artist: Charlie Parr Label: House of Mercy The past decade or so of American indie rock has brought a revived interest in folk music. Regardless...