Concert Review: Veruca Salt with Charly Bliss – The Cedar – Minneapolis, MN – July 23, 2015

All photographs © Joe Stadele Photography for TWTHS. All rights reserved. Published 07/27/2015. The attitude was intact.  The guitars laid thick.  The sound levels pushed past 11.  Nostalgia was rightfully unnecessary. The reinvigorated Veruca Salt returned to Minneapolis for the second time since

Album Review: Tame Impala – Currents

Published by JB on July 24, 2015 Release date:  July 17, 2015 Tame Impala – Currents 9/10 Kevin Parker marries psychedelic dancefloor beats with chillwave grooves to near perfection on third LP Dizzying grooves backed with a chillwave (Washed Out-style)

Album Review: My Morning Jacket – The Waterfall

Published by JB on July 22, 2015 My Morning Jacket – The Waterfall 7/10 Release date:  May 4, 2015 For a band that is notorious for possessing such an eclectic pallet of sounds (that replicates almost no single band from the past), My

News: Inaugural Hinterland festival in Iowa features TV on the Radio, Brandi Carlile, Edward Sharpe, Lucius & more. July 31 – Aug 1.

Published by JB on July 19, 2015 Hinterland festival in Iowa features TV on the Radio, Brandi Carlile, Edward Sharpe, Lucius & more.  July 31 – Aug 1. Hinterland, a new, eclectic Des Moines festival coming at the end of

Review: Grace Potter – Brenton Skating Plaza – Des Moines, IA – July 17, 2015

Published by JB on July 18, 2015 Review: Grace Potter – Brenton Skating Plaza – Des Moines, IA – July 17, 2015 In our tiny slice of musical heaven of which we call indie (far away from those fans who

Review: 80/35 Festival – Jenny Lewis and Wilco – Des Moines, IA – July 10, 2015

Review: 80/35 Festival: Jenny Lewis and Wilco – Des Moines, IA – July 10, 2015 Published by JB on 7/15/2015 The 80/35 event has become the dominant (ok, competition is slim I know) festival in Iowa and has turned the corner

Review: Rock the Garden – Day 2: Modest Mouse – Babes In Toyland – Seun Kuti – JD McPherson – The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger – Walker Arts Center – Minneapolis , MN – June 21, 2015

All photographs © Joe Stadele Photography for TWTHS. All rights reserved. Published 06/24/2015. Day 2 of Rock The Garden 2015 was an eclectic stunner. Modest Mouse packed the hillside of the Walker Art Center for high-energy set of alt-anthems.  After an extended

Review: Rock the Garden – Day 1: Belle & Sebastian – Courtney Barnett – Conor Oberst – Walker Art Center – Minneapolis , MN – June 20, 2015

Published by JB on June 21, 2015. Rock the Garden festival – Belle & Sebastian – Courtney Barnett – Conor Oberst – Walker Arts Center – Minneapolis , MN – June 20, 2015 The outskirts of downtown Minneapolis for the

Review: Imagine Dragons – Metric – Halsey at the Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN – June 9, 2015

Published by JB on June 10, 2015. Review: Imagine Dragons – Metric – Halsey at the Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN – June 9, 2015 “I Want it all, I want it all, I want it all” from

Review: Best Coast and Bully at First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN – June 8, 2015

Published by JB on June 9, 2015 Review:  Best Coast and Bully at First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN – June 8, 2015 No longer part of the new indie darling group, Best Coast has been clubbing it, with a couple

Review: Noel Gallagher at the Pabst Theater – Milwaukee, WI – May 30, 2015

Review: Noel Gallagher at the Pabst Theater – Milwaukee, WI – May 30, 2015 Published by JB on May 31, 2015 Chasing yesterday’s Rock and Roll Star! Never one to hide in the corner, Noel Gallagher takes another further leap away

Concert Review: St. Vincent with Sarah Neufeld at Orpheum – Madison, WI – May 26, 2015

Photography and review by Joe Stadele for TWTHS. Published 05/04/2015 As brutal waves of rain gave way to blue skies and white fluffy skies, repeated patterns of rain and sunlight hit Madison, Wisconsin as fans (and the uninitiated) congregated at the

News: 80/35 festival announces July schedule with Jenny Lewis, Wilco and Weezer

Published by JB Schedule for 80/35 on July 10-11, 2015 Friday, July 10 Hy-Vee Main Stage 5:00 p.m. – St. Lucia 7:00 p.m. – Jenny Lewis 9:15 p.m. – Wilco Kum & Go Stage (free stage) 5:00 p.m. – Rome Fortune 5:45 p.m. – Fly Golden

Concert Review: Tame Impala and Mini Mansions at First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN – May 13, 2015

Concert Review: Tame Impala and Mini Mansions at First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN – May 13, 2015 Published by JB on May 14, 2015 A 105-minute tai dai musical revue marked the incomparable return of Tame Impala (the brainchild of Australian

Concert Review: Wolf Alice at Turf Club – St.Paul, MN – May 5, 2015

Photography and review by Joe Stadele for TWTHS;  Published 05/10/2015. Momentum has been on Wolf Alice’s side.  Thanks to recent local radio play, rock fans have been (finally) taking notice of the North London quartet.  But by no means are Wolf

Review: Death Cab For Cutie & The Antlers at the Northrop Auditorium in Minneapolis – May 2, 2015

Published by JB on May 5, 2015 Review: Death Cab For Cutie & The Antlers at the Northrop Auditorium in Minneapolis – May 2, 2015 The revenge of Ben Gibbard You can’t blame the man for being a little grumpy.

Album Review: Blur – The Magic Whip

Blur – The Magic Whip Published by JB on April 26, 2015 7.5/10 Can we not compare their legacy to Oasis – just one time please? The Magic Whip – Blur’s first album in Damon Albarn’s post-Gorillaz life is the catchy, sleek,

Concert Review: Primus and the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble – Minneapolis, MN – April 8, 2015

 Photos by Joe Stadele Photography .  Published 4/12/2015 by TWTHS. Believe it or not, Primus’ 2014 take on Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory was one of the best albums of the year; ambitious, fun, peculiar, loyal and progressively creepy. All

Concert Review: Father John Misty with King Tuff at First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN – April 4, 2015

Photos by Joe Stadele Photography.  Published by TWTHS, April 7, 2015 There’s no wonder his fans adore him.  Whether he’s sleekly dancing across the stage, throwing a microphone stand over the shoulder, standing on a bass drum, reaching out into

Concert Review: The Ting Tings and Kaneholler at Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN – April 3, 2015

Photos by Joe Stadele Photography.  Published by TWTHS, April 7, 2015 Neither The Ting Tings or Kaneholler were in the “Wrong Club” Friday night.  From the club thumping EDM to the positive vibes, both acts turned out a fun and

Concert Review: Belle and Sebastian / Honeyblood at the Capitol Theater / Overture Center – Madison, WI – April 4, 2015

Concert Review: Belle and Sebastian / Honeyblood at the Capitol Theater / Overture Center – Madison, WI – April 4, 2015 Published by JB on April 5, 2015 It had to take the biggest college basketball game in recent, local

Concert Review: Tweedy at the Englert Theater – Iowa City, IA – March 30, 2015

Tweedy at the Englert Theater – Iowa City, IA – March 30, 2015 Published by JB on March 31, 2015 It’s not like Jeff Tweedy is all that hard to find.  With what is at least his 3rd tour through

Album Review: Death Cab For Cutie – Kintsugi

Bitterness is a plate best served cold 8/10 Published by JB on March 29, 2015 Release date: March 31, 2015 “Was I in your way when the cameras turned to face you?  No room in frame for two” by Ben

News: Gentlemen of the Road – coming to Waverly, IA. June 19-20.

For two days, Waverly, IA. becomes the center of the music universe.  It’s true.  Welcome, Gentlemen of the Road. Featuring My Morning Jacket and The Flaming Lips as drive a lineup that includes Mumford & Sons, Dawes, Jenny Lewis, The Maccabees, The Very

Concert review: Sarah McLachlan – Mystic Showroom – Prior Lake, MN – March 7, 2015

Sarah McLachlan at the Mystic Showroom – Prior Lake, MN – March 7, 2015     Published by JB on March 9, 2015 Never veering off far at all from the formula that has served her so well for more than

Album Review: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Chasing Yesterday

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Chasing Yesterday 9/10 Published by JB on March 5, 2015 Release date:  March 3, 2015 Amazing sophomore solo effort dismisses any last desire for that prior band Half-way through the beautiful Chasing Yesterday album opener

Concert Review: Flyleaf at POV’s on 65 in Spring Lake Park, MN – February 25, 2015

Review and photography by Joe Stadele.  Published by TWTHS on 03/01/2015. Three things were evident by Flyleaf’s Minneapolis-area tour stop at Povlitzki’s on 65 [POV 65’s] on the 2015 SNOCORE Tour. The “May-era” Flyleaf are not dwelling on the past.

Concert Review: The Flaming Lips at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN – Feb 24, 2015

Photography and review by Joe Stadele for The Way That He Sings.  Published on 02/27/2015. For the fans and freaks in love with The Flaming Lips, Minneapolis has been the place to the past 12 months.  It all began with