Jim Meyer

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  • 5 years ago | Picked to Click

    "Don't set out to raze all shrines--you'll frighten man. Enshrine mediocrity, and your shrines are razed." Ayn RandOn the 20th anniversary of Picked to Click, I would like to offer this local-music icon a worthy gift: early retirement...

  • 19 years ago | Longform

    The 12-year road from struggling bar band to major-label hopeful has not been easy for Christina Schlieske. Despite her widespread popularity, the leader of Tina and the B-Side Movement has polarized local music audiences like few others--a woman ...

  • 20 years ago | Essays

    "FRIENDS" ISN'T JUST the name of a hit TV show. Many local musicians feel that friends are also the only way to get gigs at 7th Street Entry or Uptown Bar and Cafe--longtime strongholds of original rock. If you doubt it, notice this year's so-call...

  • 20 years ago | Essays

    "REMEMBER THOSE OLD hi-fis where you could stack up the records?" asks Strawdogs leader John Eric Thiede. "When I was a little kid, my dad would stack up Louis Armstrong, and the Beatles' first album, the Firehouse Five, Petula Clark... I thought ...

  • 20 years ago | Essays

    THE LEGENDARY CURTISS A will not be performing at this Friday's 15th Annual John Lennon Tribute at First Avenue. But fear not: Beatle freak Curt Almsted will be there, along with numerous special guests, to once again perform Beatles tunes from ev...

  • 20 years ago | Pop Culture

    IF ANY POPULAR genre is ready for a punk-style insurrection, it's country music. It's been happening piecemeal for a while now. But there are a couple reasons why the mainstream press hasn't clicked with the new Americana: The artists have no fash...