Toots and The Maytals Tonight

(Photo of Toots Hibbert in Glasgow, Scotland this past August by Gordon Chalmers – click on photo for his Flickr feed) One of THE most legendary Reggae artists of all time will be playing at Trocaderos tonight. Personally, this will be my third time at a Toots show, but every one is just as good – if not […]

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Spoon Set Last Night

Spoon did a bang up, if not spectacular job last night at First Avenue. Much like the last time I saw them (2003 at Irving Plaza in New York), I was struck by just how good their albums are, and how great their reliance on spacing, gaps, the way things drop in and out, and […]

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I Am Not Moving To L.A.

I recently took a trip out to Los Angeles for a friend’s wedding. My fiance and I decided to make it a long weekend and spent the rest of the time mostly in West Hollywood with a trip out to Santa Monica Pier (which is a tourist trap) and Venice Beach (which was really cool.) […]

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New Minneseries Begins This Week

Hey all: It’s October, which can only mean one thing: Apples. No, wait: Leaves. No—it’s time for the start of The Plagiarists’ residency as the hosts of the Minneseries at the Nomad. This fantastic series happens EVERY THURSDAY and guess what else: it’s FREE. Super-FREE. Why aren’t you there right now? Tonight’s show will feature […]

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New White Light Riot Video

In this internet age, I have to wonder why more local bands aren’t making music videos to circulate on the web. It’s a great way to get to know a new band or get up to speed on a familiar act’s latest music, and actually seeing a band in action makes it a hell of […]

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Minneseries Tonight

Jeaneen Gauthier’s band, Jan will be continuing their stint as the Minneseries band of September. Minneseries is quite the happening on Thursdays over at the Nomad. Jan will be joined by the sweet and heartbreaking folk of The Cates and the punk rock of Delaminators. Add to that – David Beckey of The Autumn Leaves […]

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Welcome to Reveille Backstage!

This is the new Reveille Magazine blog. The purpose of this blog will be a place to post more personal and informal music news and links as well as offer a place for our readers to comment. This blog will also feature 2 new Reveille correspondents, Jen Paulson and Pat O’Brien (no not that one) […]

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Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago

Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago Self-released myspace.com/boniver virb.com/boniver Surely, you’ve experienced the scene I’m about to describe: It’s late, you’re sprawled on the couch, your boyfriend or girlfriend is already in bed, and you’re flipping around the channels. You land on some kind of drama, and it’s almost over—you get to it just in […]

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