I first heard Biffy Clyro in 2005 while I was on tour in the UK with my old band, Gratitude. The Scottish power trio was playing the Reading and Leeds festivals at the same time as us, and I heard snippets of their set as I roamed the grounds. Their jagged, quirky sound caught my ear and I filed their bizarre name away for future inspection.
The Gordon Parks Gallery at Metropolitan State University’s St. Paul campus hosted a reception on Thursday night, February 3, for In the Spirit, a new exhibit featuring the work of Ta-coumba Aiken. The showing includes mixed media paintings by the St. Paul artist who is perhaps best known for his public murals and his mentoring work with area youth.
Grant Hart played a solo set in Minneapolis at Cause Spirits and Soundbar on Friday, February 4—mere days after a fire consumed two rooms in the indie rock icon’s South St. Paul house and left him hospitalized for a few hours.