Indie Music News
Cold War II? Not so fast: Analysis
I received an email from a men’s clothing store recently informing me that "the clothes you loved in the 1980s are back and better than ever!" I was a teenager in the ‘80s and I am not sure this is a good thing: all that big hair, big shoulders and neon spandex. Still, there is certainly a scent of
Minneapolis locals share musts in the Twin Cities
With all eyes on Minneapolis this weekend and the highly anticipated game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots, the Super Bowl is a time for the Twin Cities to shine. And while it seems all anyone can talk about is the weather -- yes, it's cold, get over it -- "Good Morning
Hanson on 25 years of making music, avoiding pitfalls of fame
The band of brothers from Tulsa, Oklahoma, first burst onto the pop scene with their hit "MMMBop" in 1997.
Toad the Wet Sprocket’s Glen Phillips Talks About the 25th Anniversary of 'Fear'
This summer, Toad the Wet Sprocket are on tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of their breakout third album, “Fear.” The album contained such chart hits as “All I Want” and “Walk On The Ocean” and set the pace for later albums like 1994’s “Dulcinea” and 1997’s “Coil.” The band was a mainstay of
A Timeline of Prince's Final Days
The death of pop superstar Prince at the age of 57 shocked the world today. After the music icon was found dead in his Minnesota compound, Paisley Park, dozens of famous faces and millions of fans took to social media to express grief over the loss of the "Purple Rain" singer. To many, his death
NYC Man Loses Wallet, Gets a Brutally Honest Letter With Some of His Returned Belongings
When one New York City man lost his wallet, he did not expect to have it sent back to him. But this isn't necessarily a feel-good story of a Good Samaritan in a tough city. For Reilly Flaherty, 28, it was a bitter-sweet tale of greed wrapped up in a bit of altruism. "I thought everything was gone,
Music Reviews: The Latest From Calvin Harris, Neil Young, Ani DiFranco and Big Star
As the industry gears up for the coming holiday season, this week seems to be a moment to take a breath. There aren’t many high-profile releases this week, but the coming weeks will probably be monsters full of highly anticipated blockbusters. This week EDM-favorite Calvin Harris returns with his
Brooklyn Eighth-Graders Get Sony Record Deal
A trio of friends from Brooklyn, N.Y., who are not yet out of middle school have signed a record deal with Sony. Guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse, 13, bassist Alec Atkins, 13, and drummer Jarad Dawkins, 12, are the three members of the heavy metal band “Unlocking the Truth.” While other kids may be
Ariana Grande Sued for Allegedly Copying Song Lyrics
Singer-songwriter Ariana Grande is only 20, but many people in the music industry are already calling her the next Mariah Carey. Grande’s song, “The Way,” spent 26 weeks on the Billboard charts this year and led her to fame, but it has also landed her...
Bronze Radio Return: Band Finds Success in Marketing
You may not have heard of Bronze Radio Return yet, but with their songs licensed to more than 50 commercials and TV spots, you’ve likely heard its music. The six-man rock band met at The Hartt School, a music conservatory in Hartford, Conn. Drawing from varying...