Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else.Concept records get a bad rap, a really bad rap. I blame it on Yes. On paper, something that mixes 17th-century blank verse and the crown prince of t ... More >>
Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else.The Catholic Church figured out something during the middle ages: If you build a church to look like a castle, the serfs will feel safe in its massive ... More >>
Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else.My first record-buying experience at Northern Lights was a bit like losing my virginity. It was a little awkward, a tad messy, a whole lot of embarrassm ... More >>
Trevor "Trouble" Andrew lives a life at 31 most guys would envy at any age: He's a professional snowboarder turned musician who now finds himself on tour with Yelawolf, and he gets to design products for cool lifestyle companies like Native Shoes, Yes and Analog. Oh, and did we mention Andrew's a ... More >>
See Also: Local Frames: New videos from Poliça, Paper Tiger, Sleep Study, and more Local Frames: New videos from Now, Now, Howler, Bloodnstuff, Astronautalis, and more As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with ... More >>
Kevin Bowe has seen it all in the Twin Cities. After cutting his musical teeth opening for the Replacements and Hüsker Dü in the '80s, Bowe later directed his talents towards songwriting for artists as diverse as Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Etta James, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and 3 Dog Night. He ... More >>
City Pages was born before Heath Ledger and Aaliyah and has outlived them both. We're older than Christina Aguilera, Jason Schwartzman, and Cory from Boy Meets World. This week marks the 30-year anniversary of the name change from Sweet Potato to City Pages.The new name was simply and succinctly ... More >>
Have you seen the excellent blog the good folks at Hymie's find the time to maintain when they're not slinging selections from their collection of some of the most eclectic vinyl in town? I frequently come across their posts, which are impressively regular and even more impressively knowledge ... More >>
For my 30th birthday weekend, I plan to do what any 60-year-old worth their weight in mashed potatoes would do. While my friends attend underground shows and record store appearances with the rest of the children of the baby boom and beyond, I will be squirming in my seat with excitement over ... More >>
Situated between Cuddle Day and Man Watcher's Day, a badass country playlist celebrating the day to tell everyone to shove it.
Celebrating the 10 winners of this year's best-new-bands poll
For TV's Ian Rans, there's no such thing as an unhappy hour
I'm okay. You're okay. Metallica are not okay until they stop being a bunch of friggin' wimps
From the garbage house to the club with P.O.S. and his Doomtree crew
The Dirtbombs blow Motor City out of the garage
Hippie-hating punk rockers, captured on film! Remembering The Clash with a new DVD
How three Midwestern boys reached jazz nirvana
Road-tripping to Texas for South by Southwest
Reviewing local players and plays in the spirit of cultural authority Larry King
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 Sex Pistols doc The Filth and the Fury brings punk's founding antichrists down to human scale
How Amphetamine Reptile changed American music--and then went into the bar business
Local Christian music builds a hardcore faith with a punk-rock choir
Jailhouse Rock and Viva Las Vegas turn Hollywood's first rock star from a kid into a King.