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

Album Review: Milo Greene – Control

Milo Greene – Control 5.5/10 Published by JB on February 21, 2015 Release date:  January 27, 2015 Disappointing sophomore effort sees band veer away from the beautiful pop they found in 2012 Describing themselves as a cinematic pop band back

Album Review: The Decemberists – What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World

Published by JB, February 8, 2015 Release date:  January 20, 2015 Album Review: The Decemberists – What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World 7/10 In the diluted world of indie music few bands are able to retain a distinguishable

Concert Review: London Grammar at First Avenue in Minneapolis – Feb. 3, 2015

London Grammar are one of the most talented young acts in music.  On a snowy Tuesday evening, that sentiment was on full display as the UK trio easily won over a nearly sold out audience at First Avenue in downtown

Album Review: Belle and Sebastian – Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance

Published by JB on January 24, 2015 Release date:  January 19, 2015 9/10 “We move in space, and we can move in time Everything existed right from the start” from ‘The Power of Three”, Belle and Sebastian Stuart Murdoch always wanted to

Album Review: Echodrone – Five

8.5/10 Release date: February 24, 2015. Published January 13, 2015 by JB San Francisco’s shoegaze quintet Echodrone is raising their own bar – and at just the right time. Beginning out of the blue in early 2013 and through the

TWTHS Top Ten Albums of 2014

Published December 31, 2014, published by Joe Stadele and Jeff Becker   2014 may have been the best year in music in 20 years.  The fact Pink Floyd even released a new album, their first in 20 years, speaks for

TWTHS Top Ten Concerts of 2014

Published December 31, 2014 by Jeff Becker and Joe Stadele  2014 was an incredible year for music and live performances.  Photographers for The Way That He Sings covered over a hundred shows in 2014, from St. Vincent and The Black Keys

Concert Review: The Black Keys and St. Vincent at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO – Dec. 21, 2014

The Black Keys and St. Vincent in Kansas City. Published by JB on December 22, 2014 Old school Americana meets 2015 American art The wicked, stoic, robotic, mesmerizing, stutter-step style of Annie Clark with her virtuoso skills under the moniker of St.

Album Review: Foxygen – …And Star Power

Published by JB on November 29, 2014. Release date:  October 14, 2014. 7/10 ….And Hints of Greatness Brazen, 2-LP set is all over the board with more spaced-out 60’s and early-70’s flourishes Borrowing absolutely nothing from the last 3 decades

Concert Review: The Smashing Pumpkins at Thalia Hall in Chicago, IL – Nov. 26, 2014

Photography courtesy Joe Stadele for TWTHS, published 11/30/2014. Fans of The Smashing Pumpkins had a lot to give thanks for this Thanksgiving; particularly those lucky to get their hands on a ticket to the bands’ surprise hometown performance on November

Concert Review: First Aid Kit at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN – November 20, 2014

Published by Joe Stadele, 11/23/2014.  Photography courtesy Joe Stadele Photography. “All of these ghost towns I keep travelling through, All these traffic signs and lonesome bars blind the view…but there are things that line my path I just have to

Album Review: The Rosebuds – Sand+Silence

Published November 22, 2014 by JB Release date:  August 5, 2014 8/10 The ear test for any new Rosebuds album is if their album can continue the steam often generated by the lead-off track.   Historically, their wonderful indie pop

Album Review: Tweedy – Sukierae

Published November 19, 2014 by JB Release date:  September 23, 2014 8/10 As indie rock evolves from one trend to the next, it remains largely in love with bands that find a way to do it their way, and do