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  • Rap duo Big Quarters make big waves

    published May 20, 2009

    Four years ago, City Pages ran a cover story on a young, burgeoning hip-hop group by the name of Big Quarters. The article followed... More >>

  • Magic Castles

    published May 20, 2009

    The name Magic Castles conjures up mythological tales of wizardry and adventure. As such, when imagining what a band by that name might sound... More >>

  • Pennywise

    published May 20, 2009

    From the time of their formation in 1988, SoCal's Pennywise have been one of punk's most consistent bands. Last year the group threw fans for a... More >>

  • Gene Ween

    published May 13, 2009

    While he's been playing with Scott Metzger, Dave Dreiwitz, and Joe Russo recently as the Gene Ween Band, Gene Ween will be performing a rare pair... More >>

  • Gene Ween

    published May 13, 2009

    While he's been playing with Scott Metzger, Dave Dreiwitz, and Joe Russo recently as the Gene Ween Band, Gene Ween will be performing a rare pair... More >>

  • Mike Watt & the Missingmen

    published May 13, 2009

    Chances are good that even if you can't name a song by Mike Watt, you know of him. Chances are good that you've seen MTV's Jackass; its... More >>

  • King Khan & the Shrines

    published May 13, 2009

    Notorious for their wild, occasionally nude live shows, King Khan and the Shrines have succeeded in building a sinister reputation in the States... More >>

  • Making Music: Dan Wilson

    published April 29, 2009

    Standing as the premier long-format live interview series in the Twin Cities, the University of Minnesota's Whole Music Club's "Making Music" has... More >>

  • Cloud Cult

    published April 29, 2009

    The last two months have been insanely eventful for Cloud Cult: The band completed the first leg of their current tour while playing a series of... More >>

  • Loney, Dear

    published April 29, 2009

    Loney, Dear, the nom de plume of Swedish singer-songwriter Emil Svanngen, has come an incredibly long way in six short years. Writing and... More >>

  • Mogwai

    published April 29, 2009

    Following a triumphant performance at last September's All Tomorrow's Parties festival in New York, a message was posted on Mogwai's website... More >>

  • Killswitch Engage

    published April 29, 2009

    Whether you call it melodic hardcore, metalcore, or simply metal, Killswitch Engage has been one of the few bands this past decade to successfully... More >>

  • M. Ward

    published April 22, 2009

    In his 2006 single, "Chinese Translation," M. Ward asked, "What do you do with the pieces of a broken heart?" And through his collaborative album... More >>

  • Travis

    published April 15, 2009

    Years before Chris Martin had the inspiration to bellow the moody, yawnish purr that contributed to Coldplay's eventual superstardom, Travis set... More >>

  • Dan Israel: See the Morning Light

    published April 8, 2009

    From a place of personal crisis comes See the Morning Light, the 10th solo album in roughly a decade from Dan Israel. Following 2007's... More >>

  • Quintron & Miss Pussycat

    published April 8, 2009

    With the release of last year's Too Thirsty 4 Love still fresh in listeners' minds, Quintron and Miss Pussycat return to headline the same... More >>

  • Tallest Man on Earth

    published April 1, 2009

    Though it might have some entertainment value, a musical performance by Bao Xishun, who the Guinness Book of World Records currently recognizes as... More >>

  • Wavves

    published April 1, 2009

    It's been included on a list of five of the most anticipated albums of 2009 on ABC News, and most recently it was given the coveted "Best... More >>

  • The Gaslight Anthem

    published April 1, 2009

    Last April, the Gaslight Anthem opened for Tim Barry and the Bouncing Souls at the Triple Rock Social Club. Now, less than a year later, the band... More >>

  • The Evening Rig sloughs off the 'Mats comparisons

    published March 25, 2009

    Listening to the Evening Rig is a bit like going back home and eating one of grandma's hearty, home-cooked meals—especially if your... More >>

  • Handsome Furs

    published March 25, 2009

    This past year has been a busy one for Dave Boeckner, an integral player in both Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs. First came the release of Wolf... More >>

  • Muja Messiah

    published March 18, 2009

    Those who hustle tend to get ahead in whatever their game of choice, and that fact isn't lost on local MC Muja Messiah, who at every turn concerns... More >>

  • Les Claypool

    published March 18, 2009

    Whether performing with Primus, his Frog Brigade, Fancy Band, or any number of other groups, Les Claypool has never been one to shy away from the... More >>

  • Katy Perry

    published March 18, 2009

    At last month's Brit Awards, Katy Perry beat out Beyoncé, Pink, and Santigold to capture the award for International Female Solo Artist.... More >>

  • His Mischief: The Perfect Lover

    published March 11, 2009

    The perfect lover. For each individual those words are likely to conjure a variety images. One might dream of Burt Reynolds tastefully covered... More >>

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