10 Notable Minnesota Albums of 2018

Low ■ “Double Negative” If you were to stand on the shores of Lake Superior in February, you might be able to imagine how Low’s “Double Negative” came to be. Like the tumultuous stacks of ice that grow and break as waves crash onto the North Shore, the 12th studio album from the Duluth-based trio … [ Read more]

The Low Hum: Drone Not Drones’ 28 hours of tunes

Going into Drone Not Drones this past January, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Like a lot of people, I wasn’t very familiar with drone music. And as much as I enjoy live shows, I also value being in bed by midnight at the latest, so 28 hours of straight drone music was very much … [ Read more]

Spin Away the Winter Doldrums with These 9 Essential Local Albums

It’s hard to separate “winter” and “Minnesota” in terms of their connotation to one another, so why separate them? Winter is here, it’s in full force, and we might as well embrace it as best we can, so here is a list of nine quintessentially winter albums: local edition. Whether it’s titles, lyrics, artwork, or … [ Read more]

4 holiday shows for musicheads

We all have our holiday traditions that don’t change much from year to year. If you live in the Twin Cities, maybe it’s taking in the light shows along Nicollet Mall or Summit Avenue in St. Paul. But regardless of your traditions, no holiday season is complete without a little music. The best part of … [ Read more]

Alan Sparhawk’s creative process and Low’s new album, ‘Ones and Sixes’

The line starts to crackle as soon as Alan Sparhawk picks up the phone. As he greets me from his home in Duluth, Minnesota, the Low frontman’s voice booms and sizzles, as if it’s bristling against the wires in the phone line and wrestling to break free. Although I could easily adjust the volume, I … [ Read more]

A BLIND TASTING BEER FESTIVAL

Taste & Rate
48 Hazy IPAs

July 18, 2019 | 5:30–9:00pm
Upper Landing Park, St. Paul