Category Archives: Reviews

Review – Le Petit Moulin – Collide Theatrical Dance Company

 

By Bev Wolfe

This was my first time attending a Collide Theatrical performance and it was definitely an experience. The performers do not speak onstage and, instead, seek to tell their story through dance and song. Continue reading

Review – MR DR – Summer in the Backseat EP

 

By Rebecca Marx, Photo Credit Stephanie Marie Victoria Braun

I can be a real sucker for a good ole bit of country and western rock, especially if it comes with that perfect male and female vocal blend that lingers, and alights together in all the right places. MR DR nails that on every “drunken love and sobering truth” track of their debut EP Summer in the Backseat. Continue reading

Review – All Natural Disaster – Pelicant

Rebecca Marx

Local band Pelicant released their record All Natural Disaster last year, and celebrated its release at the Minneapolis Eagles #34 Club this last weekend. The band never fails to display a tongue in cheek humor about their album, proclaiming that it was “25 million years in the making”, and referring to their release show in heady terms, calling it the:  “the Facebook event of the year.” Continue reading

Review – Dark Impulse EP – Drunken Mau

By Ann Treacy, Photo Credit Laurie Ingram

Dark Impulse is the debut EP for Drunken Mau (Michael Duren), a Minnesota native. It’s ambient techno synth. It’s the kind of music that wears just as well after midnight when the party is grooving as it does the morning after. Continue reading

Review – City Sounds EP – Warning Shapes

By Desney Cody

For those who love rock music, but find that today’s rock climate is just not satisfying their needs–if it all just all sounds the same, it’s not what it used to be or you just can’t vibe with it, then Warning Shapes’ new EP: City Sounds is for you.

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Event Review – Maha’s Local Music Showcase #2 – Maharaja’s 3/18/17

By Emma Andrews

On Saturday, March 18th in honor of his late daughter, Maharaja’s hosted an event featuring local musicians and artists, his hope is to continue this tradition of showcasing artists, music and otherwise for his daughter who hosted the event at the West 7th Maharajas location. Continue reading

Live Review – The Lowest Pair – The Dakota Jazz Club 3/2/17

By Rebecca Marx, Photo Credit Joseph Daniel Robert O’Leary

The Lowest Pair are underrated stars in the “Old Timey” Bluegrass music genre, though they seem humbled by the knowledge that they have successfully earned that moniker. Their sound is authentically backwoods Americana Roots with a modern twist, as though you could as easily stream their music right now as revisit them in a past life, or find them in Alan Lomax’s massive archive of folk music. Continue reading

Review – Maria and the Coins – Wide-Eyed and Restless EP

Emma Andrews

Maria and the Coins self proclaimed mini-album” EP–Wide-Eyed and Restless, which consists of three singles, debuted November 5th, 2016. This EP, although short, gets to the point with what they are trying to convey and have their image hold up to, and they do it gracefully and with ease. Continue reading

Event Review – Savage Aural Hotbed – Public Functionary February 10, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS, MN FEBRUARY 10: Savage Aural Hotbed perform at Public Functionary on February 10, 2017 in Minneapolis. © Tony Nelson

Rebecca Marx Photo/Video Credit Tony Nelson

Children do it, they grab any sort of utensil-like object and bang it, succumbing to the primal urge to make noise, to lay claim to a rhythm that exists within them somewhere. We have the same response when we satisfy the instinctual need to groove as we find ourselves nodding our heads or tapping our feet to a song. Musicians will tell you that nothing feels better than finding that beat or groove that is just right… Continue reading