After a rainy week, local breweries are starting to look ahead to festival season. Tickets are on sale, or go on sale soon, for events such as the 22nd Annual City Pages Beer Festival, All Pints North, Beer Dabbler at Twin Cities Pride, and Beer Dabbler Festival. Also on sale are Vine Park's tickets ... More >>
You may have never heard Corpse Reviver, but if you have an interest in traditional or "the old, weird America," there's a good chance you know their songs. Mikkel Beckmen, most often heard performing with Charlie Parr or the Brass Kings, is the group's percussionist. Adam Kiesling sets aside the s ... More >>
Going by the title of the Roots, Rock, and Deep Blues Festival alone, it would appear that there would be something for everybody at the South Minneapolis music festival. And, when you dig deeper into the stellar lineup for the day, you will find that to indeed be true, as a great, eclectic mix of b ... More >>
Say the closest you've come to experiencing the totally sweet SoCal, late-'60s country psychedelia of a band like the Byrds, live and in the present-day, has been seeing onetime frontman Roger McGuinn play the totally hoppin' (not really) Hopkins Center for the Arts, spring 2011. He's telling s ... More >>
The fourth annual Memory Lanes Block Party should once again fill Minneapolis's Memory Lanes parking lot with great music over the course of Memorial Day Weekend. The free, three-day, all-ages music fest will feature 29 wide-ranging bands spread out over venue's three separate stages, with p ... More >>
This is a weekend to explore new bands that are experimenting with new sounds. New pieces are created daily; included in this weekend's CD releases are Chastity Brown's highly anticipated album, Ghostmouth's brash collection, along with Janiva Magness and Josh Mogck's contributions to new music.
"My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary." - Martin Luther
A cure for cabin fever is a weekend full of music.
With only a few months under its eight-second-champion-sized belt buckle, the Schlitz Kickin' Country series has already established a fine local tradition of fine country records, fine country bands, and of course, The Beer That Made Milwaukee Famous. This Saturday, with a little help from DJ Tr ... More >>
City Pages file photoIf you don't make it down to the Mill City Museum tonight for Spider John Koerner and Tony Glover, you'll have another chance to catch Koerner this weekend when he plays Palmfest, the celebration of West Bank music that takes over Palmer's Bar each summer. This year's lineup ... More >>
While it seems like tempting fate to already start looking forward to the tail end of summer, the Minnesota State Fair free stage lineups should help us ease our way into the beginning of September. On the lineup this year are early-'80s Prince cohorts Morris Day and the Time, Johnny Cash's longt ... More >>
If you've picked up a copy of City Pages this week, you may have noticed that something is happening tomorrow over on the West Bank... Once you've read up on performers Dessa, the Book of Right On, and Culture Cry Wolf, check out the full schedule below for all the bands performing at Saturday's ... More >>
Project picks up where Belles Of Skin City left off
Gloria's Lobotomy by Rudy FigThere's never a week in the Twin Cities without great free stuff to do. This week's hot happenings include an incredible lineup at the Pizza Luce Block Party (Brother Ali! Dessa! Pink Mink!), sugary sweet art by Rudy Fig and Jeff Warner over at the Gallery at Fox Tax, ... More >>
Much in the spirit of the defunct CedarFest, the City Pages West Bank Music Festival will take over the West Bank neighborhood with a multi-venue local music extravaganza on Saturday, August 21. We are pleased to announce the initial lineup today, with many more acts yet to be added (including th ... More >>
The Cedar Cultural Center and Palmer's are teaming up to present the West Bank Deep Blues Festival later this month, and have announced a portion of the lineup for July 22 and 23. See below for the scheduled acts, and keep an eye on both the Cedar's site and Palmer's MySpace page for more informa ... More >>
So just how early do we all need to skip out of work today to make it down to the Taste of Minnesota? If you're hoping to catch local acts like Communist Daughter, Haley Bonar, and Willie Murphy, you'd best take a half day. Print out this schedule and show it to your boss; we're pretty sure they ... More >>
The ever-changing Friday night lineup for the Taste of Minnesota has been altered for (hopefully) the last time, with the addition of headliners Atmosphere and P.O.S, which were announced at Soundset on Sunday. The Walkmen have also been added to fill the slot left by Janelle Monae's cancellation ... More >>
More acts have been announced for the Taste of Minnesota this upcoming 4th of July weekend, and while some nights look a bit dismal (Gin Blossoms AND Counting Crows on the same night, oh my), the Friday night lineup booked by 89.3 the Current is shaping up to be amazing. Over the weekend, Taste a ... More >>
Art-A-Whirl weekend is upon us. Here's your guide to all the live music highlights this weekend, many of which are free. See anything we missed? Add your own Art-A-Whirl music events in the comments.FRIDAY, MAY 14Hoolie FestShuga RecordsFree; all agesIndoor stage:12:00 p.m. Acting Normal1:00 p.m ... More >>
The normally alcohol-dry Shuga will be celebrating Art-A-Whirl (which, news to me, is the largest open studio and gallery tour in America), by throwing a free, long, boozy muckraker called Hoolie Fest in and outside the store Friday, Saturday, and Suday May 14-16. Over 70 bands are scheduled to p ... More >>
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They say nothing's free. They were wrong.
The eclectic festival brought in fans and musicians from all over the world.
Local songs spun on today's Mischke broadcast.
The outdoor concert will feature the Pines, Pieta Brown, Ray Bonneville, and more.
Songs played on today's Mischke show, including the Brass Kings and the Open Bones.
Check out this guide to beer, dance, music, parades, and parties.
The 18th edition of Picked to Click is now online. After collecting 105 ballots from the Twin Cities' music experts, we ended up with an unusual amount of ties, landing 13 artists in the top 10.
Here are the 84 ballots counted in this year's Picked to Click poll, alphabatized by the voters' names. Ballots without numbers attached, or without otherwise specifying an order of preference, were counted "in no particular order," with each choice getting 3 points. (First choices got 5 points, sec ... More >>
In alphabetical order, here's a complete list of bands that showed up on ballots submitted to this year's City Pages Picked to Click "best new band" poll, which will be published this week: 40 Watt Bulb A Night in the Box Abzorbr Accelerated Love Affair After the Burial Akai Alison Scott Allison R ... More >>
Rock photo fans take note: the exhibit Daniel Corrigan Music Photography: The Analog Years opens Thusday, June 7 at the Mill City Museum and runs through September 30
Northeast bar teams with city of Minneapolis to throw unexpected acoustic music festival