The exclusive, limited-edition releases aren't the only things that get music fans to come out in droves on Record Store Day. Many local, independent record shops go all out for the big day, bringing in a strong lineup of bands, food, and refreshments for their patrons, making the event that much mo ... More >>
DJs, local artists, and the music community muse about what makes the radio station so revolutionary
The 14th annual Sound Unseen Film/Music/Art Festival is set to take place November 13-17, and details are emerging for some of the wonderful plans for this year's festivities. All of the musical performances at this year's Sound Unseen will be taking place at Amsterdam Bar and Hall in St. Paul. The ... More >>
Twin Cities music fans might feel like the whole town is turning into one big flea market this coming weekend. Not only is First Avenue hosting a garage sale on Sunday, but Rhymesayers' Uptown record store Fifth Element is opening up for its annual Parking Lot Sale on Saturday.In addition to debutin ... More >>
The Great Rock and Roll Swap Meet has grown in both stature and popularity over the years, so much so that organizers had to move the event from the Hexagon to the Turf Club in order to have more room. The fourth annual Rock 'n Roll Swap Meet is set for January 25 at the Turf, and promises the bigge ... More >>
Here are the raw lists from many of City Pages' contributing writers and photograghers for the finest shows they attended this year. Hint: It's all over the place!See Also:Best Twin Cities concerts 201250 Awesome Concert Photos from 2012Best Twin Cities songs 2012: Staff lists Best Twin Cities album ... More >>
The waterfall of opinion flows s'more today with a collection of the best albums released locally in the Twin Cities in 2012. As opposed to the list that appeared in this week's issue, these are 14 distinct opinions on what was impressive in the past year, and a bunch of links to the related stories ... More >>
See Also:Slideshow: Amadou & Mariam at the Cedar Cultural CenterCedar Cultural Center named best World Music venueThe Cedar's African Summer Music Series begins tonightTwo musicians from Mali and a footloose cosmopolitan chart the peaks and valleys of globalism Amadou & MariamCedar Cult ... More >>
This is going to be a Super Bowl Weekend...of music. Let's just hope the Black Eyed Peas don't show up. Madonna, on the other hand...
No matter how accustomed to Minnesota winters that you are, they eventually take their toll on everyone. The shortened days, the bitter cold, the treacherous roads all wear on all of us to varying degrees as winter just drags on.But in the case of Tasha Pruitt, last winter was especially cruel ... More >>
St. Paul singer/songwriter and guitar-wizard sideman Terry Eason has two big landmarks to celebrate this week. Not only is he turning 50, but he will be completing his massive "Song-A-Day" project that he has successfully kept up this past year.
Jewbilee! is a highly entertaining holiday alternative to Christmas Eve for Jewish people and non-Jewish alike. This new "holiday" began seven years ago when local multi-faceted creative artist/musician/DJ/journalist Danny Sigelman, living in Austin, Texas at the time, was inspired to create some ... More >>
Low, Doomtree, Brute Heart top best local releases
Look up the term liminal phase on Wikipedia and you will be met with the meaning: The transition (liminal) phase is the period between states, during which one has left one place or state but hasn't yet entered or joined the next. Minneapolis band Liminal Phase's music shares many of ... More >>
Photo by Carter Grimes for City PagesThere's a new Cuban band in town, and they've been making waves in south Minneapolis thanks to a weekly spot they're holding down at Nicollet's Driftwood Char Bar. To find out more about what Malamanya is all about, City Pages writer Danny Sigelman met up with ... More >>
It's been a rainy start to our summer so far, but that hasn't stopped Twin Cities fans from busting out their ponchos and going outdoors to take in live music. Between Rock the Garden, Soundset, the Warped Tour, and shows at the Minnesota Zoo's amphitheater, concertgoers have had plenty of chances t ... More >>
Photos by Danny SigelmanI was putting my camera away and pulling out the records from my bag in between sets at last night's simmering Ramsey Lewis Trio performances, the second of two nights, at the Dakota Bar and Grill when I saw him visiting with some folks in the audience.
Photo by Erik HessMark Mallman kicked off his third marathon performance at the Turf Club at 4 p.m. on Thursday afternoon to a small but intent crowd and several video cameras (watch the live stream online here). Gimme Noise will be checking in on Mallman as he attempts to play for 78 hours strai ... More >>
Mark Bringardner shows off his KISS memorabiliaJust in case you haven't picked up an issue of this week's City Pages, allow us to direct your attention to a must-read article by Danny Sigelman on what it means to be a lifelong fan of KISS.
Photos by Steve CohenThe first weekend of the 2010 Minnesota State Fair might have ended with the usual fireworks but started off with a whole lot of cornball ridiculousness courtesy of Friday's Grandstand headliners, Toronto's contribution to the '70s prog genre, Rush.Before sunset a short film ... More >>
Last weekend was nuts. Our photographers were out in full force throughout the weekend, capturing shots of everything from Melissa Etheridge at the O'Shaughnessy to the wild art parade in Riverside Park to Chromeo at First Avenue. Here's a rundown of the concert photography we've posted on our si ... More >>
Fork the power, people!Back in the '90s, the kids sucked on pacifiers and went to warehouse raves. In the 2000s, they're dancing in photography studios while discussing animal welfare, competing in an organic meat raffle, and sipping locally brewed beer. This Friday, July 23, from 6 p.m. till "w ... More >>
Local radio DJ Danny Sigelman catches us up on a few great bands he's discovered while living abroad in China.
Check out these art openings and parties this Saturday.
A full listing of the 105 ballots received for this year's best-new-bands poll.
Slogan aside, 89.3 limits its list of songs
Danny Sigelman craves more than playing other people's music
Polls and punditry for the best new bands in town
Hail the Conquering Heroes: Polls and Praise for This Year's Best New Artists
Former Accident Clearinghouse and Florida guitarist Mike Brady goes it alone with a domestic space opera and a new album
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.
35 concerts to soundtrack your summer.
It's an odd, autonomous, anomalous year for the 1998 City Pages New Music Poll.