Concert Review: Oh Wonder / LANY – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN – June 3, 2016

Published by JB on June 4, 2016 Oh Wonder / LANY – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN – June 3, 2016 Indie love, happy melodies, smiles and adoring screams were in the air for the entire two hours for 1028

Concert Review: The Fruit Bats / Andy C Jenkins at Woolys – Des Moines, IA – May 31st, 2016

Published by JB on 6/2/2016 The Fruit Bats / Andy C Jenkins at Woolys – Des Moines, IA – May 31st, 2016 Eric Johnson may go down in indie history as one of the more underrated singer-songwriters that your music friends have

Concert Review: Wolf Alice / The 1975 at Roy Wilkins Auditorium – St. Paul, MN – May 25th, 2016

Published by JB on May 28, 2016 Blame it on my age gap up against 97% of the crowd (the other 3% were the parents that opted to keep an eye on their children) but it speaks to the unwavering power of

Concert Review: Vérité at 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN – May 25th, 2016

Photography and review courtesy Joe Stadele for TWTHS.  Photos may not be used without consent and credit.  Published May 27th, 2016. On an evening in which Wolf Alice, The 1975 and The Kills were performing on nearby stages, it was fulfilling

Concert Review: Savages / Head Wound City – The Fine Line Cafe – Minneapolis, MN – May 21, 2016

Published by JB on May 22, 2016 Review by Renee Schaefer.  Photography by Jeffrey Becker. Concert Review: Savages / Head Wound City – The Fine Line Cafe – Minneapolis, MN – May 21, 2016 From the first notes of “I Am

Album Review: Kristin Kontrol / X-Communicate

Published by JB on May 19, 2016 by Jeff Becker Album release date:  May 27, 2016 Album Review: Kristin Kontrol  X-Communicate (8/10) Moving boldly from the garage to the dance floor. “Your unhappiness offends me”, sings the new Kristin Kontrol; formerly the gothic

1 paragraph Album Review: Fruit Bats – Absolute Loser

Published by JB on May 16, 2016 Album release date:  May 13, 2016 Album Review: Fruit Bats – Absolute Loser (9/10) Johnson’s finest Fruit Bats album to date; and that says a lot. Eric Johnson’s Fruit Bats moniker achieves near

Album Review: Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool

Published by JB on May 13, 2016 Album release date:  May 8, 2016 Album Review:  Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool 8/10 Radiohead challenges us.   Again. Somewhat surprisingly eschewing any resemblance of their rock and roll DNA, Radiohead adds to

Concert Review: Silversun Pickups with Foals + Joywave – May 4th, 2016 – Myth – Maplewood, MN

Photography and review courtesy Joe Stadele for TWTHS.  Photos may not be used without consent and credit.  Published May 12th, 2016. Satisfaction —  the one word that best sums up Silversun Pickup + Foals + Joywave lineup at the Myth in Maplewood

Concert Review: STRFKR & Com Truise & Fake Drugs at Woolys in Des Moines, IA. – May 6, 2016

Published by JB on May 7, 2016 Review: STRFKR & Com Truise & Fake Drugs at Woolys in Des Moines, IA. – May 6, 2016 A blitzkrieg of soaring synthesizers, bubbly bass guitars (well, I did see one) channeled with head-bobbing,

Radiohead’s new album – A MOON SHAPED POOL – available now!

Published by JB on May 8, 2016. It’s like Christmas in May, right? Click here to purchase the new Radiohead album A MOON SHAPED POOL in a variety of different formats.

Concert Review: Iggy Pop’s Post Pop Depression at Northrop – Minneapolis – April 4, 2016

Photography and review courtesy Joe Stadele for TWTHS.  Photos may not be used without consent and credit.  Published April 8th, 2016. I remember seeing Iggy Pop at the New Rock Fest ‘97 in Milwaukee, WI.  At the time, Pop was 49

Concert Review: Gary Clark Jr. and Carson McHone at First Avenue – Minneapolis – April 2, 2016

Published by Jeff Becker on 4/5/2016 Gary Clark Jr. and Carson McHone at First Avenue – Minneapolis – April 2, 2016 When the only complaint is the price of the tour poster (unsigned for $30), all is good here in

Concert Review: Chairlift with Starchild – The Fine Line Cafe – Minneapolis, MN – April 1, 2016

Published by Jeff Becker on April 2, 2016 Chairlift with Starchild & The New Romantic – The Fine Line Cafe – Minneapolis, MN – April 1, 2016 Caroline Polachek's sleek and sultry delivery mesmerized a well-behaved, bubbly, head-bobbing, over half-filled

Album Review: Chairlift – Moth

Published by JB on March 30, 2016 Release date: January 22, 2016 Album review:  Chairlift – Moth 7.5/10 Polachek goes on display again and rises above the pop masses Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly make up the dynamic Chairlift duo

Concert Review: Cloud Cult at the Temple Theatre – Viroqua, WI – March 5, 2016

Photography and review courtesy Joe Stadele for TWTHS.  Photos may not be used without consent and credit.  Published March 9th, 2016.   Wisconsin’s Driftless Area is a treasure trove beautiful hills and valleys, meandering creeks, small communities, farms and a place

Concert Review: Polica at First Avenue – Minneapolis – March 4, 2016

Photography and review courtesy Joe Stadele for TWTHS.  Photos may not be used without consent and credit.  Published March 7th, 2016.   After two nights of performance’s through out Minneapolis, Polica marked the “official: release of of their third album, United Crushers,

1 paragraph Album Review: Nada Surf – You Know Who You Are

Published by JB Release date:  March 4, 2016 Nada Surf –  You Know Who You Are ( 7.5/10) An album the recently departed Glenn Frey would probably love.   The driving-with-the-windows-down breezy, sunshine beauty of 'Friend Hospital' is the type

Album Review: Yuck – Stranger Things

Published by JB Released February 26, 2016 Yuck – Stranger Things (8/10) It says a great deal for a band that is only three albums deep into their catalog to be described as both the old-Yuck and the new-Yuck. From borderline

Album Review: Memoryhouse – Soft Hate

Published by JB on March 3, 2016 Release date:  February 9, 2016 "Sarah, say you'll go home You've been dead And I can't forget" Album review:  Memoryhouse – Soft Hate (8/10) With the interweb bringing us band after band tip-toeing

Concert Review: Wolfmother with Deap Vally at First Avenue – Minneapolis – February 24, 2016

Photography and review courtesy Joe Stadele for TWTHS.  Photos may not be used without consent.  Published February 28, 2016.   Wednesday night’s sold out performance at First Avenue was testament to Wolfmother’s strengths and the importance of live performance.  From Deap

Our 5 favorite never-before-seen concert photos of 2015

Published by JB on January 31, 2016 Our 5 favorite never-before-seen concert photos of 2015.  Click any pic to enlarge and be literally amazed at their high definition beauty!!!   (And because we love clicks!!  🙂 ) 5.  Taylor Swift (September, St.

Album Review: Savages – Adore Life

Published by JB Release date:  January 22, 2016 Savages – Adore Life ( 7/10) “What is the point To cry for life To cry about love To wait for her To wait for dying I can’t wait” from ‘The Answer’

TWTHS Top Five Albums of 2015

Published by Jeffrey Becker Sometimes two albums is better than one!! TWTHS Top Five Albums of 2015 Honorable Mention: Noel Gallagher – Chasing Yesterday Any cries for an Oasis reunion were extinguished with Noel Gallagher’s sophomore solo effort.   As Liam and

Album Review: Crocodiles – Boys

Published by JB on December 27, 2015 Release date: May 12, 2015 Album Review: Crocodiles – Boys 6.5/10 It’s never too late to review stuff. I know it sucks to say it again but sounding more and more like the Jesus

Album Review: Oh Wonder – Oh Wonder

Published by JB on December 20, 2015 Release date: September 4, 2015 Album Review: Oh Wonder – Oh Wonder 7/10 So, the new London pop duo consisting of Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West that comprises Oh Wonder boldly release an

Album Review: Coldplay – A Head Full of Dreams

Published by JB on December 12, 2015. Album Review:  Coldplay – A Head Full of Dreams Release date: December 4th, 2015 7/10 "under this pressure, under this weight, we are diamonds taking shape" from 'Adventure of a Lifetime' Somewhere during a seven album

Concert Review: GO96.3’s Snow Show ’15 @ Northrop Auditorium – Minneapolis – December 3, 2015

“This is honestly the best “seated” show we have played so far this year,” said Silversun Pickups’ Brian Aurbert. He then jokingly added,”This is literally one of our favorite cities in the world.  And we’ll say the same thing tomorrow