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This Is The Place

26 Jul

MTV Other shows a lot of local hip-hop a lot of love with This Is The Place: Minneapolis: A Place So Cold The Music Has To Be Hot. “Why just collaborate with one group of people when you can make stuff with everybody all the time?” True that, Har Mar Superstar. Get More: MTV Shows

2013 Basilica Block Party

16 Jul

“Ladies and gentlemen, in the spirit of full disclosure we should tell you that as a band we are a bastion of sin and every night we try to wash it away with Jerree’s beautiful voice,” Southwire frontman Ben Larson announced about his bandmate Jerree Small, as the Duluth band opened up the 2013 Basilica […]

This Is Not A Review of Art Garfunkel At The Cedar

8 Jul

This is not a review of Art Garfunkel at the Cedar Cultural Center on Saturday night. The legend, in bold italics capitals made it clear that attending the show meant writing no reviews, no critiques and no commercial coverage discussion. His manager came out at the beginning to say so and to plead for no […]

Dan Deacon and the Culture of Innovation

19 Jun

This piece was originally published on Springboard for the Arts’ Tumblr. Dan Deacon on the Walker Art Center garage from CakeIn15 on Vimeo. Over the weekend, 89.3 The Current and the Walker Art Center hosted Rock the Garden, one of the highlights of the Twin Cities summer concert calendar, which we cling to so tightly […]

Rock the Garden in Photos

17 Jun

Photos by Jenna Klein 89.3 The Current DJs David Campbell and Barb Abney Mimi Parker of Low Alan Sparhawk of Low Jason Narducy of Bob Mould’s band Bob Mould Bob Mould Brian Aubert of Silversun Pickups Joe Lester of Silversun Pickups Brian Aubert of Silversun Pickups Sarah Negahdari of Silversun Pickups and The Happy Hollows […]

Rock the Garden – Tweets, Instagrams & Videos

17 Jun

Tweets, Instagrams & videos from the CakeIn15 crew. @catiyas – So it rained, but then Dan Deacon played a magical garage show. Dan Deacon on the Walker Art Center garage from CakeIn15 on Vimeo. @catiyas – After 13 minutes of buildup, @danhuiting switches from the Steadicam to a tripod for Low. Low at Rock The […]

Anamanaguchi at the Triple Rock – May 26, 2013

3 Jun

By: Connor McDaniel In all honesty, I had gone into this show expecting to hate a large majority of what I heard.  I didn’t know all that much about Anamanaguchi other than the Slime Girls seemed to worship them, they liked 16-bit rainbow gifs, and they were still trying to ride that whole “nyan cat” […]

batteryboy at the Cake Shop

2 Jun

Last night, batteryboy kicked off a three week run up to the release of their record Up For Air with an all-acoustic show at the Cake Shop. With four drums arrayed around him and his guitar, Cobey Rouse confessed to nerves without having the PA to fall back on, or having his voice “drenched in […]

ANTIBODY WANNA DANCE: A Benefit for Erik Hess

24 May

We love Erik Hess – as a photographer, friend, competitor and collaborator, he’s the kind of generous and open-hearted documentarian that keeps the Twin Cities music scene vital and in the public eye. You’ve seen his photographs everywhere, as well as him – he’s one of the hardest-working guys in town, because he’s making photography […]

My Way Back Home: Caroline Smith

24 May

Hey, it’s a documentary on Caroline Smith, part of the new series from Pioneer Public Television called “My Way Back Home”! Looking forward to seeing more from them.