gorgon city

Gorgon City Tears It Up at First Avenue

If I were to ask you to come up with the makings of a party atmosphere, you probably wouldn’t respond with ‘Minneapolis on a Wednesday night’ in your first thousand answers. It might impress you, then, to know that Wednesday in Minneapolis is exactly where Gorgon City’s party played out....

RL Grime Halloween VII

RL Grime Drops ‘Halloween VII’ Mix Ahead of Halloween Weekend

RL Grime is back with his annual Halloween mix, two hours of the spookiest, darkest, droppingest tracks he can find. A perfect backdrop for adding those finishing touches to your costume, or for the last-minute mania for those of us who are better at procrastinating than, well, anything. Not much...

WaveStrip, Coded madness and genre chaos.

If your musical taste is heading in a experimental / memory inducing house music, then this Russian producer is your muse, the first thing I noticed is the great dynamics to WaveStrips style, from the Deep house electro to alternative and experimental, all this with the 80s FamiTracker style sounds...

dev09

Dev09 Forces Tough Conversation on ‘Oh Shit’

It’s not every day that you hear a song that somehow perfectly captures the numbing, wonky darkness of oxy, but if you’re reading this, Dev09 is here to let you know what that sounds like. The song tracks the young songwriter through crisis years she experienced in her move from...

dirtybird campout

Don’t just be prepared, be fabulous for Dirtybird Campout

It's about that time of year again where we kiss summer goodbye as we prepare for cooler months ahead, but it doesn't have to be a polite peck on the cheek. Have a full, awkwardly sprawling make-out session with summer by heading to Dirtybird Campout West and give summer the...

beck

Beck Dazzles at The Armory

A Beck concert is much like any other concert, except that it’s probably better than other concerts. Somewhere along the way, I lost sight of this and stopped going to Beck shows. The good news is that I broke my 20-ish year dry spell. The bad news is that I...

odesza

ODESZA Unleashes Secret Live Weapon, ‘Loyal’

The first time I heard the booming, hyper-cathartic horn and drum part of this track was at Odesza's Coachella 2015 set. I'd had it up to 'here' (motions a height taller than himself) with the desert heat and the walking and the impossible crowds, so I opted to take in...

nora en pure

Nora En Pure at Avant Garden 2018

The other two times I’ve seen Nora En Pure play were in the dark and sweaty confines of the Yuma tent at Coachella and nested deep in the trees at Electric Forest. Suffice to say, this was a drastically different looking and behaving crowd than the ones at those earlier...

virtual self

5 Things I Learned at Virtual Self’s Show at The Armory

Five things I learned at the Virtual Self show last weekend at The Armory in Minneapolis: 1. The person behind Virtual Self is the same one that is behind Porter Robinson, but Virtual Self’s music does not sound like Porter Robinson’s music. You know when you’re mad and you have...