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  • Sleeping in the Aviary

    published November 16, 2011

    Sleeping in the Aviary have always had a pop sensibility underlying their jangly indie-rock base. With their fourth record, You and Me,... More >>

  • Clashed Attitudes: What goes into hosting a radio show?

    published Nov 18, 2011

    Radio K listeners were treated to a new voice in July, when the University of Minnesota's radio station introduced Clashed Attitudes, a new punk themed show to their line-up. Hosted by students Gus a... More >>

  • Banner Pilot

    published November 2, 2011

    Sure, you may not see Banner Pilot on Jimmy Kimmel or Letterman, but the Minneapolis band has a loyal following, both at home and abroad.... More >>

  • Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls

    published October 19, 2011

    Having already conquered England, Frank Turner takes his band on a headlining U.S. tour, including Sunday's stop at the Triple Rock. Turner's... More >>

  • Eclipse Records talk about their new location
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    Eclipse Records talk about their new location

    published Oct 06, 2011

    Eclipse Records has had a challenging history, as has been covered rather thoroughly in the past by City Pages. The store spent 1999-2003 on Grand Avenue, re-opened on University Ave from 2008-2010, ... More >>

  • Twin Cities Zinefest

    published September 21, 2011

    Zine-making has a long history, perhaps as long as the printing press. Loosely defined, zines are self-published works, often of a personal... More >>

  • From the Back of the Room: Amy Oden talks about her women in punk documentary

    published Sep 20, 2011

    Punk rock prides itself for an inclusive environment--as a place for misfits and alienated souls to come together, despite differences. Of course, it only takes a few minutes at a concert to recogniz... More >>

  • Twin Cities Zinefest: A Q&A with Lacey Prpic Hedtke
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    Twin Cities Zinefest: A Q&A with Lacey Prpic Hedtke

    published Sep 20, 2011

    ​This year marks the eight annual Twin Cities Zinefest. Along with this anniversary come changes: The event is moving from Stevens Square to the more spacious Powderhorn Park building, and the after... More >>

  • Sleeping in the Aviary (CD-release)

    published September 7, 2011

    Sleeping in the Aviary have always had a pop sensibility underlying their jangly indie-rock base. With their fourth record, You and Me,... More >>

  • Superhopper's Kermit Carter talks Puppies & Trains and Kermit's Corner

    published Sep 08, 2011

    Puppies & Trains released their first single in July--a split with Dragons Power Up!--but the band members are far more active than their discography leaves one to believe. Consisting of ex-Superhopp... More >>

  • Private Dancer talk about what might be their final show
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    Private Dancer talk about what might be their final show

    published Sep 08, 2011

    Roughly one year after the release of Alive in High Five, their second album on Learning Curve Records, Private Dancer are (most likely) calling it a day. The classic rock-schooled, enthusiastic five... More >>

  • SoundCloud vs. Bandcamp: Local musicians weigh in

    published August 31, 2011

    When NewsCorp dumped MySpace for nearly one-quarter of its purchase price, it marked the dawn of a new era in internet music hosting. Over the... More >>

  • Much Worse talks DIY touring as they pack up to hit the road with Brain Tumors

    published Aug 26, 2011

    Much Worse started about five years ago and have become mainstays in the local hardcore scene. Sharing members with Frontier, Blue Ox, and Hunter, the four-piece group pulls from a lot of sources, fo... More >>

  • Nashville Pussy, the Dwarves

    published August 17, 2011

    "Vulgar" is the operative word Thursday night at the Triple Rock. Nashville Pussy and the Dwarves represent different sonic styles, but both... More >>

  • Har Mar Superstar debuting new project, Charles, at Pizza Luce Block Party
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    Har Mar Superstar debuting new project, Charles, at Pizza Luce Block Party

    published Aug 05, 2011

    It's been over a decade since Sean Tillmann adopted his Har Mar Superstar alter ego and eventually relocated to Los Angeles, CA. The Rocky Mountains couldn't separate Tillmann from his musical alumni... More >>

  • All City Slam to determine local slam poetry bragging rights

    published Aug 01, 2011

    ​"No team has ever won the National Poetry Slam three times in a row," slam master Sam Cook explains about the upcoming challenge for St. Paul's Soap Boxing team. "In fact, there is only one team t... More >>

  • Billy vs. Matt: A Red Hot battle in a box

    published Jul 27, 2011

    ​William Hessian and Matt Semke have known each other since they were classmates in Winona State University's art department. As their friendship developed, they also had a curious rivalry that culm... More >>

  • Peter Jesperson talks about the early days at Twin/Tone Records
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    Peter Jesperson talks about the early days at Twin/Tone Records

    published Jul 14, 2011

    Peter Jesperson's resume includes stints with Oar Folkjokeopus (now Treehouse Records), Jay's Longhorn Bar, Rev 105, and myriad other music-related jobs. Perhaps best known for co-founding Twin/Tone ... More >>

  • Hymie's Vintage Records' owners talk about the move

    published Jun 30, 2011

    Minneapolis has seen a lot of record stores rise and fall, with each closing being well documented. Ironically, the survivors are often overlooked in these stories. Founded in 1988 by Jim "Hymie" ... More >>

  • Sioux Falls label Init Records planning festival

    published Jun 28, 2011

    Steven Williams is a longtime supporter of local music. In 2001, he started the Mankato-based Init Records to release The Vidablue (later Ten Grand). In the ten years since, the label has relocated ... More >>

  • New Labor

    published June 22, 2011

    Led by funhouse punks New Labor, a blistering lineup will descend on Nick & Eddie's for the band's 7-inch release party. Vocalist Andy Bauer... More >>

  • Power of the Pint

    published June 15, 2011

    With the passage of the so-called Surly Bill, Surly Brewing Company can now get officially started on its proposed $20 million expansion to... More >>

  • Gay Beast announce 'indefinite hiatus'
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    Gay Beast announce 'indefinite hiatus'

    published May 19, 2011

    ​After six years, three full-lengths, and two European tours, Gay Beast has announced an "indefinite hiatus" following the departure of keyboardist/saxophone/vocalist Dan Luedtke. Earlier this spri... More >>

  • Voytek release their debut 7" this Friday at the Hexagon

    published May 18, 2011

    Voytek are set to transfer the party from the stage and into your household. That's right: the two year-old band is releasing their first piece of wax, and the celebration will be both dirty and ridi... More >>

  • The Sleaze and the Sinks to play reunion show

    published May 11, 2011

    On Saturday The Sleaze will be re-uniting at the Hexagon to celebrate the release of their posthumous single on Three Dimensional Records. The Sinks, also defunct, are planning a one-time reunion to ... More >>

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