Weezer is the official band of AOL Instant Messenger. The years between 1996 and 2001, in which they went from well-reviewed one-hit-wonder to (briefly) unimpeachable generational touchstone, were peak-Buddy-List; in 2002 they demoed a song called "Private Message," which is exactly what it sounds l ... More >>
Your copy of Purple Rain sounds terrible. That's no knock against the music, that urgent neon bug-funk zeitgeist bomb Prince straddled and launched and screamed on as it blew up the world, kind of like what Slim Pickens did to that nuke in Dr. Strangelove but with more cream. That music still sti ... More >>
A new type of cold war has taken over the tech world
METZwith Buildings and Animal Lover 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis Monday, October 29, 2012 The art of noise was front and center last night in an ear-splitting bill topped by excellent Toronto trio METZ. Comprised of Alex Edkins (vocals/guitar), Hayden Menzies (drums) and Chris Slorach (bass), ... More >>
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Wall Street and Washington conspire to destabilize the U.S. economy, one barrel of oil at a time
What I love more than anything about the Twin Cities music scene are the various, and seemingly endless, aspects of permanence that forever radiates from both sides of the radio dial as well as our own turntables. The people who listen, love and perform never stop connecting. It's an infinite line i ... More >>
With our annual Best Of issue just around the corner, a strong contender for the state's Best Website has been created by an unlikely source: The Hells Angels.We all knew they could ride bad-ass hogs, but who knew the Hells Angels were also geeky HTML programmers? This website could kick Hunter S. T ... More >>
One student's tragic struggle inside the school district
Is Facebook over? New York Times says yes, but we're not buying it.
How a small chain of once-struggling radio stations grew into a giant of the media/entertainment complex
Days and nights in the belly of the video gaming beast
Two nice Minnesota boys and the healing power of satire
We search the airwaves for signs of intelligent life
It's an odd, autonomous, anomalous year for the 1998 City Pages New Music Poll.