The reunited Replacements are hotter now than they were in their prime. Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson -- along with hired guns Josh Freese, Dave Minehan, and, for the time being, Billie Joe Armstrong -- are now headlining major festivals throughout the United States and Canada, along with rapidl ... More >>
If there's anything that can be said for Minnesota music in 2013, it will forever be minted as the year of the 80's Minneapolis "Heyday" band reunions.Famously, the Replacements reunited after years of nagging from their fans. Soul Asylum continued to soldier on in an amalgamation of themselves. Mos ... More >>
Desaparecidos With Birthday Suits First Avenue, Minneapolis August 28, 2013 Over the years, it has become quite obvious that Conor Oberst loves playing in Minneapolis. He has strong ties to the city through his former manager (and former 400 Bar owner) Bill Sullivan, and each riveting show he puts ... More >>
With 2012 breathing its final breaths, so is a West Bank landmark and live music institution. The 400 Bar, located at 400 Cedar Avenue in Minneapolis, is closing its doors after 17 years of hosting live music in its intimate environs.In recent months, the gritty bar's management team of Tom and Bill ... More >>
Guitarist Denver Dalley talks of revisiting old favorites after a decade
It made less history than '77 punk. It sold fewer records than Nirvana. But the suburban rebellion of Eighties America found its own potent way to say no.
The 11th Annual City Pages New Music Poll
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A bio-doc looks at the punks who changed the complexion of white rock
Computer wizards leave their bedrooms, rappers reach the stage, and the Mason Jennings Band creates the bar buzz of the decade. In the ninth annual City Pages New Music Poll, 60 local music fans pick the bands that made the biggest noise.
Five skeptical spin doctors probe for local music's pulse -- a City Pages roundtable
It's an odd, autonomous, anomalous year for the 1998 City Pages New Music Poll.
Bands are overbooked. Fans are staying home. As the music scene splinters, who's left standing?