TONIGHT: Black Blondie Tour Kickoff At XYandZ...
Black Blondie are kicking off their tour tonight at the XYandZ Gallery. Click here for details and their tour dates are below. May 11, 2010 - Iowa City, Iowa - The Mill May 12, 2010 - Columbus, Ohio - Carabar May 13, 2010 - Atlanta, Georgia - WonderRoot May 14, 2010 - Jacksonville, Florida - Aj’s Bar May 15, 2010 - Tampa, Florida - WMNF Tropical Heatwave Fest @ Crowbar May 16, 2010 - Ybor...
NEWS: LaLa To Shut Down
After Apple’s recent aquisition of internet music base LaLa, it looks like LaLa will be closing its doors. The above message was posted on LaLa earlier today and it pretty much says it all. Some bloggers are speculating that this is Apple’s first step in launching a cloud-based iTunes.com, which would open up a whole new market of non-committal music listeners to iTunes. At the very...
MP3: David Vandervelde - "Learn How To Hang"
*MP3: David Vandervelde - “Learn How To Hang” David Vandervelde has released a new digital single, “Learn How To Hang,” ahead of his upcoming tour with Delta Spirit. Tour Dates: 7/05/10 Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle* 7/07/10 St. Augustine, FL - Cafe 11*7/08/10 Orlando, FL - The Social* 7/09/10 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade, Hall Stage 7/10/10 Birmingham, AL - The...
VIDEO: Band Of Horses - "NW Apt."
MP3: Eminem - "Not Afraid"
*MP3: Eminem - “Not Afraid” The Eminem resurgence continues. “Not Afraid” is his latest single from his new album, Recovery, which will be out on 6/22. Official Site (Ian Anderson)
The Golden Age: Surf's Up
*MP3: The Beach Boys - “Surfin’ USA” The lyric insert in The Beach Boys’ 1971 album Surf’s Up is a photograph of a landscape of cracked desert earth in black and white. The implication is that the water has run dry—surf’s up, and everything is death and decay. The album’s cover art features a painted interpretation of the James Earle Fraser...
MP3: Interpol - "Lights"
*MP3: Interpol - “Lights” “Lights” is the latest from Interpol from their forthcoming LP. Download your mp3 for free on their official site. (Ian Anderson)
TOUR: The Mynabirds Announce U.S. Dates
*MP3: The Mynabirds - “Let The Record Go” The Mynabirds announced a batch of U.S. tour dates, with a stop in Minneapolis on 5/7 at the Cedar Cultural Center. Tour Dates: 4/30: Des Moines, IA, Vaudeville Mews 5/1: Omaha, NE, Slowdown 5/7: Minneapolis, MN, Cedar Cultural Center 6/1: Cleveland, OH, Beachland Tavern 6/2: Washington, DC, Black Cat 6/3: Brooklyn, NY, The Bell House ...
MP3: Anni Rossi - "Crushing Limbs"
*MP3: Anni Rossi - “Crushing Limbs” Anni Rossi is at it again. Her latest single, “Crushing Limbs,” is a definite departure from the stripped-down sound she began with on Rockwell, and it is also very good. Official Site (Ian Anderson)
MP3: The Books - "Beautiful People"
*MP3: The Books - “Beautiful People” The Books’ new album, The Way Out, will be out via Temporary Residence in July. Official Site (Ian Anderson)
MP3: Eminem - "Despicable" (Freestyle)
*MP3: Eminem - “Despicable” (Freestyle) Eminem pulls one out of the hat with this freestyle over Drake’s “Over”. (Ian Anderson)
TONIGHT: Yeasayer / The Besnard Lakes
Yeasayer are playing tonight at the First Avenue Mainroom with Sleigh Bells. Doors to this 18+ show open at 8pm, click here for details. *MP3: Yeasayer - “O.N.E.” The Besnard Lakes are playing tonight at the 7th St. Entry with The Small Cities. Doors to this 18+ show open at 8pm, click here for details. *MP3: The Besnard Lakes - “Albatross” (Ian Anderson)
MP3: Tokyo Police Club - "Wait Up" (Boots Of...
*MP3: Tokyo Police Club - “Wait Up” (Boots Of Danger) Tokyo Police Club’s new album, Champ, will be out on 6/8 via Mom + Pop. Official Site (Ian Anderson)
Best New Releases For April 27, 2010
Avi Buffalo - “Avi Buffalo” (Sub Pop) *MP3: Avi Buffalo - “Remember Last Time” Buy it on iTunes. B.o.B - “B.o.B Presents: Te Adventures of Bobby Ray” (Atlantic) *MP3: B.o.B - “Airplanes” (Ft. Hayley Williams) Buy it on iTunes. Cheap Trick - “At Budokan” (Friday Music - Vinyl Reissue) *MP3: Cheap Trick - “I Want You To Want...
VIDEO: Dosh - "Airlift"
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VIDEO: M.I.A. - "Born Free"
MIX: On The Road 12
As always, hitting the road on a tour always inspires a mix or two. The twelfth mix of the MFR “On The Road” series is a fun one, if you like what you hear, be sure to head to iTunes to pick the mp3 of your liking. *MP3: Jonsi - “Go Do” *MP3: Best Coast - “When I’m With You” *MP3: Drake - “Over” *MP3: LCD Soundsystem - “Change”...
TONIGHT: Free Energy at the Triple Rock Social...
*MP3: Free Energy - “Hope Child” Free Energy are playing at the Triple Rock Social Club tonight. Doors to this 18-plus show open at 10pm. Click here for details. (Ian Anderson)
MP3: Katy Perry - "Electric Feel" (MGMT Cover)
*MP3: Katy Perry - “Electric Feel” (MGMT Cover) Katy Perry performed a great cover of MGMT’s “Electric Feel” on Galaxy 94.3 this week. (Ian Anderson)
TONIGHT: Tapes 'N Tapes at the Cedar Cultural...
*MP3: Tapes ‘n Tapes - “The Dirty Dirty” MFR PRESENTS - Tonight is the awesome Tapes ‘n Tapes show presented by Radio Happy Hour, The Current and MFR. Chris Koza and Geoff Herbach are opening. Thanks to the amazing amount of people who entered into the contest for free tickets to the show and telling me all about your favorite Presidents. Click here for details. (Ian...
MP3: M.I.A. - "Born Free"
*MP3: M.I.A. - “Born Free” MIA’s new and still untitled album will be out in June and “Born Free” is now your soundtrack for the weekend. All around props. Shop for M.I.A. on iTunes. (Ian Anderson)
VIDEO: An Horse - "Postcards"
STREAM: The National's New Album In Its Entirety
The New York Times ran a great piece today on The National and are also streaming their new album here. Dig in, it’s a great combination. (Ian Anderson)
VIDEO: The Black Keys - "Tighten Up"
TOUR: The New Pornographers Announce North...
*MP3: The New Pornographers - “Your Hands (Together)” The New Pornographers have announced their first North American tour on their new album, Together, which will be out on 5/4 via Matador. Thursday, 5/06 - Woodstock NY, Bearsville Theate Mon, 5/31 – George WA – Sasquatch Music Festival Mon, 6/7 – Calgary AB – MacEwan Hall* Tue, 6/8 – Edmonton AB – Edmonton Event Centre* Wed, 6/9...
CONTEST: Win Free Energy Tickets
*MP3: Free Energy - “Hope Child” We are giving away two tickets to Sunday night’s Free Energy show at the Triple Rock Social Club. They are awesome, you will have a good time. To enter the contest, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and an answer to the following question: If you could create an ultimate 80s band, who would be the lead singer...
VIDEO: The XX - "Islands"
MP3/TOUR: Peter Wolf Crier - "Hard As Nails"
[LOCAL] *MP3: Peter Wolf Crier - “Hard As Nails” Peter Wolf Crier has released a new single, “Hard As Nails”, and a healthy pile of tour dates, with a Minneapolis date on 5/21 at the Turf Club: 05/21 Minneapolis, MN- Turf Club (CD Release Show) w/ Kill the Vultures 06/07 Columbia, MO- Mojo’s w/ Freelance Whales 06/08 St. Louis, MO- Off Broadway w/ Freelance...
The Golden Age: The Music of "Lost"
Television scores have never gotten a lot of attention in the world of music. Film scores often get the brunt of the exposure and accolades, while the music of the television world fades into the background, much like television actors. In recent years, a slew of made-for-young-people dramedies like The OC, Scrubs, and Chuck have made a conscious effort to incorporate and promote new pop...
NEWS: Voxtrot Announce Breakup
*MP3: Voxtrot - “Firecracker” One of my favorite bands, Voxtrot, have announced that they are breaking up. They have also announced a farewell tour, those dates and a complete statement from the band are posted on their website. (Ian Anderson)
NEWS: Phoenix To Score Sophia Coppola's New Film
*MP3: Phoenix - “Fences” Phoenix has announced that they will be scoring Somewhere, Sophia Coppola’s new movie. (Ian Anderson)
CONTEST: Win Tickets To Tapes 'n Tapes
[MFR PRESENTS] *MP3: Tapes ‘n Tapes - “The Dirty Dirty” We are giving away two tickets to Saturday night’s Tapes ‘n Tapes show presented by Radio Happy Hour, The Current and MFR. It will be an amazing show, Chris Koza and Geoff Herbach are opening. To enter the contest, please send an email to email@example.com with your name and an answer to the...
MP3: Band Of Horses - "Factory"
*MP3: Band Of Horses - “Factory” Band Of Horses released a new single-exchange for “Factory” off of their forthcoming Infinite Arms, out 5/18 via Brown Records/Fat Possum/Columbia. Download yours here: (Ian Anderson)
Best New Releases For April 20, 2010
The Apples In Stereo - “Travellers In Space And Time” (Yep Roc) *MP3: The Apples In Stereo - “Dance Floor” Buy it on iTunes. Caribou - “Swim” (Merge) *MP3: Caribou - “Odessa” Buy it on iTunes. Horse Feathers - “Thistled Spring” (Kill Rock Stars) *MP3: Horse Feathers - “Belly Of June” Buy it on iTunes. (Ian...
TONIGHT: The Antlers & Phantogram at the Varsity...
[MFR PRESENTS] *MP3: The Antlers - “Two” *MP3: Phantogram - “When I’m Small” The Antlers and Phantogram are playing at the Varsity Theater tonight. Doors to this 18+ show open at 8pm. Click here for ticketing details. Thanks to everyone who submitted you Val Kilmer contest answers! They were hilarious. (Ian Anderson)
MP3: Britney Spears - "Get It"
*MP3: Britney Spears - “Get It” “Get It” was the unreleased black sheep from 2003s In The Zone and Pretty Much Amazing posted today a YouTube video with the high quality version of the song that has finally been leaked, and of course I had to find a listenable mp3. It’s clearly not finished, but, c’mon, it’s “new” 2003 Britney and that...
STREAM: Minus The Bear's New Album In Its Entirety
Stream Minus The Bear’s new album, Omni, on KCRW. (Ian Anderson)
VIDEO: Record Club: INXS - "Need You Tonight" (Ft....
VIDEO: LCD Soundsystem - "Drunk Girls"
MP3: Bon Iver - "Come Talk To Me" (Peter Gabriel...
*MP3: Bon Iver - “Come Talk To Me” (Peter Gabriel Cover) For record store day, Bon Iver and Peter Gabriel released a crossed-cover split 7” in which they recorded great renditions of one song from the other’s catalog. The 7” is now available via Jagjaguwar. (Ian Anderson)
MP3: Blur - "Fool's Day"
*MP3: Blur - “Fool’s Day” The always excellent Blur have posted their record store day single for free on their website. Have a listen above and download your copy here. (Ian Anderson)
VIDEO: Jay-Z & Beyonce Perform "Young Forever" at...
TONIGHT: Voltage: Fashion Amplified / Dearling...
Tonight at the First Avenue Mainroom is the Voltage: Fashion Amplified show, featuring Ruby Isle, Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps, Mayda, Red Pens, and Blue Sky Blackout. Doors to this 21+ show open at 8pm, click here for details. *MP3: Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps - “Closing The Doors” *MP3: Red Pens - “Hung Out” Dearling Physique is celebrating...
NEWS: Electric Fetus Dubbed 13th Best Indie Music...
[LOCAL] Minneapolis’ Electric Fetus earned the rank of 13th best indie music store in the nation by SPIN. Congrats Electric Fetus, you deserve it! Click here to read the piece. (Ian Anderson)
VIDEO: Best Coast - "When I'm With You"
*MP3: Best Coast - “When I’m With You” MySpace (Ian Anderson)
TONIGHT: Dark Dark Dark Release Party at the Cedar...
[LOCAL] *MP3: Dark Dark Dark - “Bright Bright Bright” Dark Dark Dark are celebrating the release of their new EP, Bright Bright Bright, at the Cedar Cultural Center tonight. For ticketing information, click here. Official Site (Ian Anderson)
CONTEST: Win Tickets To Antlers/Phantogram
[MFR PRESENTS] *MP3: The Antlers - “Two” *MP3: Phantogram - “When I’m Small” The Antlers and Phantogram are playing at the Varsity Theater on 4/20 and we’re giving away two pairs of tickets! To enter into the contest, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and an answer to the following question: In seven words-or-less, how...
VIDEO: Morning Benders - "Promises"
VIDEO: Future Islands - "Tin Man"
TONIGHT: The Parker Quartet at the Varsity Theater
*MP3: The Parker Quartet performs Haydn’s “String Quartet in C major, Op. 20, No. 2” The Parker Quartet are playing at the Varsity Theater tonight. Doors to this all ages show open at 6pm. For ticketing infomation, click here. Official Site (Ian Anderson)