Did y'all know that every Wednesday we take a brief respite from our blogging to put out a real, honest-to-God newspaper? One that you can pick up from a street corner newsstand to hold, flip through, and smudge up your hands with ink? Weird thought, I know, but bear with me. In this weekly bundle of papers titled City Pages, we often run features on one or two local bands, a CD review, and some show recommendations picked out just for you. Even devout readers of this blog might not see these pieces as they come out each week, so we'd like to interrupt your daily schedule of blog scanning to direct your attention to this week's print edition.
By David Hansen
With a new 7" under their belt (Charm), noise rock trio Gay Beast are getting ready to embark on their first tour abroad. We sat down to interview them about their upcoming expedition.
By Rick Mason
We review the latest disc from Pert Near Sandstone, our favorite local "new-timey" string band who veers into old-timey territory on their new release.
By City Pages music staff
We list our best best for shows to see this week, from Caroline Smith's CD-release show tomorrow night at the Fetus to Brad Paisley at the Xcel Center to the Snaps' CD-release at the 400 Bar.
Ray Cummings gives his play-by-play of the top singles released this week.