Summer Set Music and Camping Festival

The area's biggest music festival returns.

Pretty Lights invades Myth Nightclub

Pretty Lights + a full band = Holy melt your face off Batman.

Trampled by Turtles CD Release Party

Trampled by Turtles hosts an intimate show for the release of their new album "Wild Animals".

Polica on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Minnesota's own Polica makes an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Festival Palomino

Trampled by Turtles to headline Canterbury Park music festival on September 20th.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Zywiec's Haunting Experience

Looking for a little Halloween fun?  Well, we can recommend you check out Zywiec's Haunting Experience in Cottage Grove.  Last weekend we headed out with our middle schoolers for a good scare and it was a success!  It started with a haunted hayride, complete with clowns armed with chainsaws, and then wrapped up with the biggest haunted house I have ever been through.  Each section was about a 30 minute experience.  The haunted house was definitely the bigger fright.  I will save the details so I don't ruin it for anyone that may be going.  The line wasn't too bad, we waited about 20 minutes.  They also offer zombie paintball during the daytime that I am sure is a blast, pun intended.  If you go hungry or thirsty you are in luck too.  Zywiec's offered food on the grill, snacks, roasted nuts and a beer tent.  They are open Thurs-Sat and if you get your tickets online in advance you can save a couple of bucks.  I recommend you leave the little ones at home!

Zywiec's Haunting Experience
10900 E Point Douglas Rd S
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
 (651) 459-3001

Monday, February 6, 2017

Keller William Live at The Cedar Cultural Center

On the heals of the release of two new albums "Sync" a acoustic dance ensemble and "Raw" a new solo release , Keller Williams will be back in Minneapolis at the Cedar this coming Saturday 2/11.

If you are unfamiliar with Keller, you're really missing out.  From his creative collaborations with some of the world's most talented and eclectic artists to his "one-man-band" jam sessions, he has a vast body of work that truly has something for everyone.

Sync is the first studio album from the Keller's group KWathro, a blend of reggae, folk, jazz and dance that will have you on your feet for sure.  

For an evening of truly unique tunes, hit up Keller and his brand of unique, funky and fun.  You simply won't be disappointed

Get tickets HERE

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Neal Casal

  An Interview with Neal Casal 
Member of The Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Neal Casal, Tony Leone, Chris Robinson, Adam MacDougall, Jeff Hill
Photo courtesy of Jay Blakesberg

September 27,2016
By David Anderson
      Angela Weber 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Hinterland Music Festival - Preview

   With summer fast approaching so does the number of awesome festivals happening not just nationally but regionally. Here at MNunderground, we've got our annual trip to The Summer Set Music Festival already lined up. However this year we are branching out & packing our freshest gear and heading down to St. Charles, Iowa (outside of Des Moines) for the second annual, Hinterland Music Festival. Hinterland takes place on August 5th & 6th for 2 full days of great music. This festival screamed our name not just because of the amazing line up but because it’s a festival for people who love music and the outdoors. Don't get us wrong, the line-up definitely caught our attention when we first caught wind of this festival. With acts from all over the country, you get the perfect blend of artists to please even your pickiest friends. With acts like: Hayes Carll, The Turnpike Troubadours, Houndmouth, Cold War Kids, Grace Potter, Ray LaMontagne & the great Willie Nelson. 

Courtesy of Four Eyes Foto 
Definition of Hinterland: The land behind a river. The rural area near a city. A backwater. This could not be more telling of what to expect at this event.  This festival is a tents only campground, NO RVs or campers. No "glamping" here. Unless, you decide to take some of the neighboring hotels up on their reduced rates offered for Hinterland weekend and take the free shuttle to the festivities.  Unlike some festivals Hinterland makes is approved for all ages.. There is a family friendly environment, this will be an event you can take the whole family to (Children 12 & under have free admission with adult admission). The kiddos even have their own “Kinderland." The kid friendly corner of the festival made just for them. There is even a Family/Quiet Camping area available with quiet period from 10pm - 8am so you can get a good night’s rest before seeing your favorite acts. The General Store is also available for any staples you might have forgotten. Not to mention the countless vendors for crafts, food and more that will be available over the two days. 

Courtesy of Jeremy Kim Photography

So why not, wind down your summer with your buddies and road trip to Iowa to experience this unique and one of a kind festival. 

Courtesy of Jeremy Kim Photography

For more information please visit
Courtesy of Alexandria Crahan

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Cure @ Xcel Energy Center 6/7/2016

It had been 20+ years since The Cure had visited Minnesota, far too long for what proved to be an audience of true fans.  Ticket sales outstripped initial expectations so much so that they reconfigured the seating arrangement not once but twice.  With over 12,000 in attendance, it was clear that there is a strong fan-base here.

As the crowd funneled in and found their spots around the Xcel, The Twilight Sad took the stage.  A Scottish band with a moody pop rock sound, they were definitely had soul behind the music.

Once on stage, there was zero doubt that front-man Robert Smith hadn't lost a thing since their last visit.  The Cure obviously realized who their audience was and spent the bulk of the evening playing earlier work, only sprinkling in newer tracks sporadically.  

Playing a 3+ hour set, 35 songs and a mind boggling 4 encores, they left little doubt that they still have what it takes to rock with the best of them.  

Still comprised of long-time members, the sound of the band hasn't changed much over the years.  With Simon Gallup on the bass, he was a familiar face and his talents were unmistakable again last night.  

A new(er) member of the band, Reeves Gabrels brings his guitar skills front and center on many of the night's songs.  A long time member of David Bowie's bands, Gabrels has plenty of pedigree and talent.  

More than once we heard comments from audience members about how fantastic they sounded.  A couple of people even wondering if they were lip-syncing from a recording.  They obviously weren't, but it was a testament to the quality of their performance and the sound in the Xcel center last night.

Was it worth a 20 year wait to have The Cure back in Minnesota?  Absolutely!  We just hope they do it again far sooner than another 20 years from now.