One year ago, Sara Montour and Steve Korf launched Live Letters, a brand that documents local music around town and also hosts small, intimate house shows at Montour's loft. Since Live Letters started, it has gained notoriety in small groups of fans and amongst musicians around Minneapolis as one of ... More >>
As the anticipation and excitement for the upcoming Record Store Day
on April 21 continues to grow, entertaining plans for the big day from
local record shops are beginning to be announced. First out of the gate
is Hymie's Vintage Records, who have a full-day of great music and
merriment plan ... More >>
Artists and bands alike rarely reach the age of maturity before they putter out or break up. Not so for Austin, Minnesota native Martin Zellar -- who has been making music since the early '80s. Zellar will be releasing his first album of original music since 2003 after a hiatus that h ... More >>
Each year, it seems like at least one compilation is released that vies for a spot in the top local records of that year. For the past two years, the Minnesota Beatle Project has landed in the top Minnesota albums section of our Year in Music issue, and this November a new compilation that pays t ... More >>
Photo by Dave HoenackMinneapolis 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" Peterson, Hymie's Vintage Records created a vinyl collector's emporium o ... More >>
Record Store Day, the annual celebration of good ol' fashioned
mom-and-pop music shops, seems to balloon into a bigger event each year.
Now in its fourth go-'round, RSD will overtake 18 different businesses
in the Twin Cities tomorrow--and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak
has even gone so far as ... More >>
As we mentioned last month, we have a record number of Minnesota bands heading down to Austin, Texas March 16-20 for the South by Southwest music festival. Naturally, there are more than a few showcases planned that feature all or mostly Minnesotan acts, starting with a string of SXSW send-off sh ... More >>
With South by Southwest less than a month away (the music portion kicks off on March 16), we thought it a good time to start compiling our list of Minnesotans making the haul down to Austin, Texas this year.At first glance, it looks like there will be quite a few bands repping our great state -- ... More >>
Photo by Emily UtneHaven't had a chance to saunter down to one of the bright red City Pages newsstands yet this week? Don't fret -- we've got all our print music content right here for you online. And you don't even have to put on pants!
In anticipation of their upcoming production of Unspeakable Things, a play based on the lives of eccentric St. Paul natives Donald and Howard Wandrei, the Sandbox Theatre has unveiled an online album of six songs penned by local artists just for the project.
Photo by Jonathan LevittTwin Cities-based singer-songwriter Ben Weaver is a man of many talents: Not only is he a nationally esteemed musician and award-winning poet, but he's also a passionate and forward-thinking culinary professional, working for Minneapolis restaurant the Craftsman. Starting ... More >>