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  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    The best indie musicians to follow on Twitter

    Way back in 2006, I bet the founders of Twitter had no idea the social-media platform would become the force it is today. Sure, you can interact with your friends and whatnot, but perhaps the coolest, most intriguing part of Twitter is the way it makes us music lovers able to connect with what our f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Rock the Garden Day 1, 6/21/14

    Rock The Garden Day 1with De La Soul, Matt & Kim, Best Coast, Jeremy Messersmith, and LizzoWalker Art Center, MinneapolisSaturday, June 22, 2014Rock the Garden's first two-day event kicked off on a sunny Saturday afternoon next to the Sculpture Garden. It was an incredibly apt setting for the go ... More >>

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    June 18, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    The best Twin Cities concerts of the week: 6/16-6/22

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar!

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    80/35 Festival reveals 2014 lineup

    Each summer for seven years now, our music-loving neighbors in Iowa set their sights on the 80/35 Festival, which routinely assembles one of the better lineups of bands in the area. The inspired assemblage of groups regularly attracts area fans and bands to Des Moines for the two-day music festival, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Rock the Garden 2014 lineup

    The 2014 Rock the Garden lineup is finally here! For the first time ever, the Walker Art Center/89.3 the Current venture has expanded to two days, and that means twice as many performers will hit the grounds next to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden for the weekend of June 21-22.The weekend's perform ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Whole Foods now selling vinyl at select stores

    As Minneapolis prepares for a downtown Whole Foods opening in September, we look to its stores on the West Coast, which are in the midst of a strange transition to vinyl retailers. This story originally appeared on LA Weekly's music blog, West Coast Sound."Pile on that kale salad," sings Taylor Gold ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2013

    The Replacements' full band lineup finalized for Riot Fest shows

    There was no question that Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson were going to be part of the upcoming Replacements reunion shows to be staged at the three Riot Fests in the coming weeks. However, lead guitar and drums were up for grabs. On Friday, the Star Tribune's Chris Riemenschneider reported that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    Best Coast at First Avenue, 7/31/13

    Best Coast with Prissy Clerks First Avenue, Minneapolis Wednesday, July 31, 2013 Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno of Best Coast brought their well-rehearsed, sun-soaked sound to First Avenue last night, providing a fitting soundtrack to an unseasonably mild late-July evening. For those of us who dr ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 31, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Wavves at 7th Street Entry, 3/29/13

    Wavves With FIDLAR and Cheatahs 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis Friday, March 29, 2013 Wavves, fronted by singer/guitarist Nathan Williams and bassist Stephen Pope, rolled into Minneapolis on Friday as part of a national, small-venue tour to promote their new album Afraid of Heights. Touring with Mom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    City Pages' inaugural 10 Thousand Sounds Festival lineup is here!

    With temperatures in the Twin Cities starting to head consistently north of freezing, chatter regarding summer music festivals is also on the rise. So it's as fine a time as any to proudly announce that City Pages has a live music event of its own coming up -- the inaugural 10 Thousand Sounds Festiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    The five biggest sellouts at SXSW

    SXSW is not a music festival so much as it is an experiment in excess. If Coachella is a glass of water that keeps getting bigger until it more resembles a kiddie pool, then SXSW is a flood with a neglected cup somewhere in the middle. The natural result is rampant crowds and ever more rampant lame ... More >>

  • News

    December 12, 2012

    Twin Cities Year in Music 2012

    From P.O.S. to Prince to Polica, 2012 was a golden year in Minnesota music

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Those Darlins on their stolen gear, embracing DIY, and Minneapolis

    The name Those Darlins may conjure up visions of sweet girls strumming out their feelings on an acoustic guitar, and the Nashville band are all of these things -- just swap the acoustic for an electric -- but they are definitely punk with a snarl. The band will be returning to Minneapolis on Novembe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Best Coast, JEFF the Brotherhood, and Those Darlins at the Cedar, 7/28/12

    See Also:Those Darlins robbed after show at the Cedar [PHOTOS]Slideshow: Best Coast at Cedar Cultural CenterSoundTown and Minnesota's music festival fatigueBest Coast, JEFF the Brotherhood, and Those DarlinsCedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisSaturday, July 28, 2012SoundTown's loss was Minneapolis's g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Those Darlins burglarized after show at the Cedar [PHOTOS]

    See Also:Best Coast, JEFF the Brotherhood, and Those Darlins at the Cedar, 7/28/12Some thieving lowlife swiped a pair of guitars from Those Darlins' tour van just hours after they performed with Best Coast and JEFF the Brotherhood at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis Saturday.Earlier in the d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Weekend Checklist: Best Coast, Dr. Dog, Bouncing Souls

    Although many had plans to go to Soundtown this weekend, the Twin Cities is still ripe with musical goodness. Dr. Dog makes a return visit to First Avenue's mainroom this Friday just as The Amsterdam wraps up Day Six of Wabasha Days with The Color Pharmacy. Saturday be sure to wa ... More >>

  • Music

    July 25, 2012

    Best Coast’s populist, polarizing brand of fun

    With Jeff the Brotherhood and Those Darlins at the Cedar Saturday

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    SoundTown and Minnesota's music festival fatigue

    See Also:SoundTown 2012 has been canceledSoundTown 2012 statement: Ticket threshold wasn't metSoundTown 2011: A first-ever adventure in SomersetIt's been almost a week now since word broke out that the SoundTown Music and Camping Festival is cancelled this year, just two short weeks before the gates ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    SoundTown 2012 has been canceled

    See Also:SoundTown 2012 statement: Ticket threshold wasn't metSoundTown 2011: A first-ever adventure in SomersetSoundTown 2012 lineup: Jane's Addiction, Florence the Machine, & moreMore cancellation news coming across today: SoundTown 2012 is indeed not happening, and artists are starting to s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    SoundTown 2012 lineup: Jane's Addiction, Florence the Machine, & more

    Related:Lollapalooza 2012 lineup announcedRiver's Edge Music Festival 2012 at Harriet Island lineupOn the same day Lollapalooza unveiled its extensive slate, we get the details on the SoundTown Music and Camping Festival as well. The yearly fest in Somerset, Wisconsin, brings Jane's Addiction, Flore ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    Five beach-party bangers, and the end of an era

    Yup, you guessed it: this is the end of this particular road, and 5ingles is headed to that great big blog column scrapheap in the sky. Five (!) years and God knows how many columns later, the time has come to call an end to acid-tongued assaults on dumb pop songs and obscure underground chestnuts.I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Atlas Sound at the Cedar Cultural Center, 3/02/12

    ‚ÄčAtlas Sound With Carnivores and Frankie BroylesCedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisFriday, March 2, 2012View a slideshow from the concert here. Love it or hate it, the modern indie blogosphere has the tendency to fixate on the personas of buzzed musicians. On one end of the spectrum sits Best Coast ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011
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    September 15, 2010