The Chatterbox Pub unveiled a new happy hour menu two months ago. It included new food and drink specials, as well as $2 off everything on their regular beer and wine list. Much of the new menu is familiar happy hour fare: chili cheese fries, pork sliders, pub pretzels. But at the Highland Park a ... More >>
On the same day that Kanye West unveiled his dates, Jay Z has announced he's bringing his Magna Carter World Tour to North America in late 2013 and early 2014. Still hanging on and dominating after two decades in the rough-and-tumble rap game, Mr. Shawn Carter did it by becoming one of the best perf ... More >>
The twisted, lo-fi rock of Neutral Milk Hotel is about to get its most widespread live dissemination as Jeff Mangum's band will reuinite for several months of touring starting later this year. A band known for its neutrality -- a good 15 years worth -- has dates scheduled between October and June of ... More >>
The Walkmen kick off City Pages' inaugural music festival in the heart of downtown Minneapolis
According to our own cover story, Bobby "Rock Eagle" Drake (above) was an auto mechanic at Brookside Amoco in St. Louis Park just before he joined the Hold Steady in 2005. Since then, Drake's fortunes have changed -- drastically. Later this year, he and some of his New York pals in other bands, incl ... More >>
Punch will be expanding its mini empire of seriously good Neapolitan-style pizzas when it opens its eighth store in Woodbury, the company announced on its Facebook page. Punch says it has signed the lease and expects to open in June. Here's where you can find it.
What started as a side project where friends could get together to eat, drink, and jam, the Brooklyn band Punch Brothers quickly became something more. The band has toured non-stop since the beginning of 2012 -- they already made it to Minneapolis in early March -- in support of their last album, Wh ... More >>
The CMJ Music Marathon is a yearly underground music assault on New York (and Brooklyn too), and several performers with local ties are making the trip out to the East Coast. Much like South by Southwest, CMJ has a huge industry component attached to the glut of semi-discovered talent lurking in pre ... More >>
Rock the Garden may be sold out, but there's still plenty of music that can be heard outdoors this weekend with the Stone Arch Bridge Festival returning after not possibly happening. Jimmy Cliff will be rocking the MN Zoo while up-and-coming Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers bring their Americana flavo ... More >>
A look ahead at the season's hottest films
The recipe-swap, dinner-inspiration, and food-porn website Tablespoon, recently announced nominees for the Munchies, their first ever People's Choice-style food and restaurant awards. They're judged by an expert panel that includes hometown star Andrew Zimmern, and the nominees include well-kn ... More >>
The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our ... More >>
Photos by Nick WosikaTapes 'n Tapes February 25, 2011 First Avenue, Minneapolis The noise at First Avenue on Friday night was ramped up to surprising levels, and by the time hometown favorites Tapes 'n Tapes took the stage at 11:20 p.m., the crowd was more than ready.
Look deep into my olives and tell me what you see When Dan Esrig graduated with a degree in geography from Macalester College last year, he realized what he wanted was in his own back yard. He wanted to open a sandwich spot that would serve the student's need for late night, affordable food ... More >>
There's a feeling of closeness inherent in Brooklyn duo KaiserCartel's music, and it's so palpable that they can't even afford a single space between their names. Courtney Kaiser and Ben Cartel's songwriting, lyricism, and sense of melody are so interwoven that they become a thing of singular bea ... More >>
B FRESH PHOTOGRAPHYMictlan & POS in NY@CityPages caught up with @Doomtree on their WINGS TEETH tour in Brooklyn, 21 cities into their first-ever all-crew tour. In our exclusive "#TourTweets," find out who got their first tattoo on tothe road, who is the most homesick, and who was missing hi ... More >>
Summer concerts are jamming to the familiar hiss of hippie crack
Courtesy Twilight: EclipseAh, the glory of Photoshop's desaturation tool Yesterday marked the opening of Twilight: Tweengasm, and no power in the universe can stop a seething mass of blond 12-year-olds from streaming into theaters across America, where they will squeal in unison for two hours u ... More >>
(This guy escaped from Coney Island) This week we have gallery show homage to Coney Island, a benefit for MN Fashion, and free music at the Triple Rock.
flickr/yummyporkyHead-to-tail dining now includes eating fish spine. Tasting Table rounds up a list of New York restaurants that are serving up fried fish bones, described as tasting "crunchy and delicate as potato chips." Sushi restaurants in Japan have been in the habit of serving leftover ... More >>
Tick tock, stop watching the clock. It will only make you miserable. Instead, fill your head with all the awesome shows you've got to pick from this weekend. Here's our tops: Friday Red Sparowes (Los Angeles) like to say that they're "epic without the bombast and heavy without a single barre ... More >>
We just received word from Nyteowl that his CD-release show at the Hexagon Bar this Saturday is shaping up to be a fantastic lineup. In addition to the local electro-pop artist's headlining set, he will be joined by popular duo Lookbook, Foodteam, Cepia, and Brooklyn-by-way-of-Minneapolis electro ... More >>
Photo by Ben ClarkSolid Gold at SXSW 2010While in the midst of one of their first multi-city US tours, Minneapolis dance-pop quintet Solid Gold received a hard blow. Their van was broken into and half of their gear was stolen, including a few very essential pieces from their live show, which reli ... More >>
Surly Brewing was named the number one brewery of the last decade by the online web series "Beer Nation."