• Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    Six worst words in music: Top tweets

    Nothing like a good Twitter meme to help pass the time on a Tuesday morning. Inspired by (or perhaps as an alternative to) our post on the six worst music words in the dictionary, imaginative Twitter users led by the always uproarious Wits host John Moe took to the hashtag #sixworstwordsinmusic to o ... More >>

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    August 12, 2013

    Summer Set Music Festival, day two, 8/10/13

    Summer Set Music Festival, Day Two With Girl Talk, Passion Pit, Blackalicious, SBTRKT, Zedd, MaLLy, and Doomtree Somerset, Wisconsin August 10, 2013 Replace the palm trees of Coachella with corn fields, or swap out Lollapalooza's dramatic Chicago skyline backdrop for rolling Wisconsin farmlands, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2013

    Alice Cooper: I'm woven into Americana

    Alice Cooper has been the reigning king of the shock rock genre now for nearly 50 years. He essentially defined the genre and a generation of heavy rock fans that delightfully thrive on the grotesque and extreme theatrical splendor that is the typical Alice Cooper performance. Notorious for throwing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Tommy Stinson, bassist for the Replacements, talks about the CC Club

    Tommy Stinson learned to play bass at age 11, and just a year later started strumming with the musicians, including his brother Bob, who would make up the Replacements. For this week's cover story on the CC Club, Stinson -- who now juggles multiple projects, including solo albums like 2011's "One Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    Producer Jack Douglas on John Lennon: "He was tired of being the fat Beatle"

    Jack Douglas has enjoyed a legendary career in music. After starting on Robert Kennedy's senatorial campaign, Douglas worked with a Who's Who of rock luminaries, from John Lennon and Yoko Ono to Aerosmith. Last weekend, he was in town recording a new single with The Oddfathers at Terranium Studio, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Why Prince should let Weird Al Yankovic parody his songs

    The undeniably white and nerdy Weird Al Yankovic has received the blessing of umpteen pop musicians for his humorous pursuits over the past three decades. "Smells Like Nirvana" victim Kurt Cobain even called him "America's modern pop-rock genious [sic]" in his journals. As a result, we have a lifeti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Dark Dark Dark at the Cedar, 10/03/12

    Dark Dark Dark with Mountain Man and Emily Wells Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis October 3, 2012 A series of strong, original female voices kept the packed Cedar Cultural Center entranced and thoroughly entertained on Wednesday night, as Dark Dark Dark celebrated the release of their glorious n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Bret Michaels talks Poison, reality TV, and his health ahead of solo show Saturday

    By Nicole CrosbieFormer Poison frontman Bret Michaels has kicked off his solo summer tour, and will perform at the Medina Entertainment Center this Saturday. See what Michaels has to say about reality television, his health, his new album, and reuniting with Poison in his interview with Gimme Noise.

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    ZZ Top at Mystic Lake Casino, 8/11/11

    Photos by Nikki Miller​ZZ Top August 11, 2011 Mystic Lake Casino "Can we play some bluuuues for you tonight?" growls Billy Gibbons, his lanky body adorned in a sparkly black Nudie suit, Dusty Hill to his right, similarly adorned, and Frank Beard behind them both on a skull-decorated, double- ... More >>

  • Music

    December 15, 2010
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    March 18, 2010

    Experience Hendrix obliterates The Orpheum

    Guitar Gods stop by on St. Patrick's Day to share some Hendrix tunes.

  • Music

    September 30, 2009
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    September 20, 2006

    Altering ELO's Eden

    Electric Light Orchestra reissues deliver—and dilute—paradise

  • Arts

    January 19, 2005

    And on the Ninth Day Sean Rested

    A blow-by-blow account of Slug's weeklong stand in the 7th St. Entry

  • Arts

    October 20, 2004

    Gently Down The Stream

    Singer-songwriter, music teacher, and new father Pete Hofmann sprouts his maritime lullabies behind locked doors

  • Columns

    May 26, 2004

    Ooh La La

    Local rocker starts the fight of his life--with a party

  • Music

    March 17, 2004

    Life, Liberty, And The Freedom To Throw Panties

    Local rockers Best Fight Story battle for the working man's rights

  • News

    January 28, 2004

    A Portrait of the Governor as a Young Weenie

    Grant Hart recalls his old classmate, Tim Pawlenty

  • Columns

    October 15, 2003

    Not Dark Yet

    David Wellstone and the promise of music

  • Music

    June 12, 2002

    One Non-Blonde

    Pink proves she's not just another Britney in a bottle

  • News

    February 20, 2002

    Radio Radio

    We search the airwaves for signs of intelligent life

  • Music

    February 6, 2002

    I Like the Spite In You

    On his new album, Sean Na Na has meanness to spare

  • Music

    June 20, 2001

    Cult of Personality

    A fond look back at Blue Öyster Cult's hits and misses

  • Arts

    July 5, 2000

    No. 1 Record

    Gary Louris and the Jayhawks have soared with introspective songs and rich melodies. Now, with their upbeat new album, Smile, the band is determined to fly up the commercial charts.

  • Music

    March 8, 2000

    Bummer Crop

    Korn's depressed rap-metal rocks freaks and saves geeks. But are they just yanking your leash?

  • News

    December 22, 1999

    Artists of the Year

    Framed, penned, screened, danced, sung, shot, delivered: City Pages lauds the artistic creations of 1999

  • Articles

    October 20, 1999
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    December 2, 1998
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    June 5, 1996