Emily Utne

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    July 31, 2014

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon August '14

    NOW OPEN Agra Culture Kitchen & Press (City Pages First Look) 2939 Girard Ave. S., Minneapolis Aki's Bread Haus Bakery (City Pages First Look) 2506 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis Cafe Zentral Soo Line Building, Marquette & 5th, Minneapolis Dong Hae Korean Grill & Sushi 251 1st Ave. N., Minneapoli ... More >>

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    June 26, 2014

    The 8 best and worst places to take your Tinder date in the Twin Cities

    Ah, Tinder, the dating app dedicated to judging books by their covers: See a photo of a potential date, then swipe the screen to the left if you aren't interested or swipe to the right if you want to know more. It's the Cupid Shuffle of the next generation (though it often goes to the left, to the l ... More >>

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    March 27, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. Let's begin with an ethereal new video from Is/Is, which was directed by City Pages Art Director, Emily Utne. This week also brings new clips from Black Diet, Battlerat, Por ... More >>

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    March 13, 2014

    Top 10 meatballs in the Twin Cities

    On Monday Slate published an interactive graphic called the "United Steaks of America", a sort of meat heatmap, a meatmap if you will, of all the 50 states and their respective official meats. It's not a very scientific group of findings. They basically picked the meat or dish or novelty protei ... More >>

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    February 28, 2014

    The best Twin Cities music photographer 2014 poll winner is...

    Getting to know the work of dozens of music photographers working locally over the past couple months has been a joy. After receiving nominations for more than 100 shooters for the best music photographer in the Twin Cities, we narrowed it down to 20 finalists. We profiled them and got a lot of prof ... More >>

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    February 27, 2014

    10 essential tips for live music photographers

    Live music photography is hard work, and it's even harder to thrive while doing it. Lining up a quality shot is part of the equation, but a good concert photographer must also have a clue. We recently profiled 20 of the best Twin Cities music photographers, and asked each for "dos and don'ts" for at ... More >>

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    February 21, 2014

    Vote for the best music photographer in Twin Cities!

    It comes down to this. Gimme Noise asked for your nominations for best Twin Cities music photographer, and you gave us 104 people taking pictures locally! We narrowed the field to 20 finalists, and then profiled each of them.Now, it's time for the final round of voting. Below is a poll to show your ... More >>

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    February 20, 2014

    Best Twin Cities music photographers 2014 finalist: Emily Utne

    Gimme Noise has selected 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. Read all of the profiles here. Emily Utne is the City Pages art director. Her styling and vision have shaped numerous shoots with local musicians, and several have become covers for the magazine. See Also: ... More >>

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    February 4, 2014

    The best music photographers in the Twin Cities: 2014 finalists

    After a couple of months of research and deliberation -- and thousands of viewings of microphones and punk singers' teeth -- we have chosen the finalists for the best music photographers serving the Twin Cities. And, there's a twist. Since we received a ridiculous amount of quality submissions, we e ... More >>

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    November 26, 2013

    The 104 Twin Cities music photographers you nominated

    We asked, and you nominated your favorite Twin Cities photographers like crazy over the past week. With 675 comments and nearly that many emails to work with, we received more than 100 serious submissions. Now, with the help of a local panel of writers, editors, musicians, and others, we'll discuss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Calling all interns! City Pages accepting fall internship applications

    It's the middle of August, which can only mean one thing: Steamy. Hot. Weather. Well, okay, maybe not so much before this week, but just wait until you walk out that door this morning.(No need to thank us for the heads-up.) But it can mean a lot of other things, too -- chief among them for all you y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Top 15 places to eat with kids in the Twin Cities

    For parents who love good food, finding a restaurant that they and their kids will enjoy is like finding gold. The criteria can be formidable: The atmosphere should be fairly casual and noise-tolerant, so kids and adults can relax; the menu should offer simple and familiar food for kids but sophis ... More >>

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    October 16, 2012

    Picked to Click XXII rolls out live at 2 p.m.

    For those of you who can't tune to 89.3 FM the Current in at work, keep refreshing Gimme Noise  after 2 p.m. We'll be counting down live with each of our ten Picked to Click finalists right here.Special thanks to writers Natalie Gallagher, Jeff Gage, David Hansen, Andrew Penkalski, Jack Spencer ... More >>

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    September 25, 2012

    Top 10 sandwiches in the Twin Cities

    The venerable sandwich has long been lauded as the ultimate portable meal, and yet the best sandwiches are well worth sitting down for and lingering over. We've eaten our way through umpteen slices of rye, torpedoes of baguettes, and towers of toast (not to mention the meats-and-cheeses situation) t ... More >>

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    June 20, 2012

    City Pages wins 15 first place SPJ awards -- a new record

    Last night's Society of Professional Journalists Page One banquet was a banner event for City Pages.We won 15 first place awards -- the most in our history -- while competing in the 50,000-plus circulation category with the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press.Here's a rundown of our award-winning pieces:

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    May 15, 2012

    Poutine round-up: from classic to "obscene"

    Admittedly, we're not exactly on par with Canada when it comes to the availability of poutine. In fact in Quebec, where the dish is said to have originated, you can order a side of the cheese-curd and gravy-covered fries at any McDonald's. We'll probably never get to that point (do we really want to ... More >>

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    April 6, 2012

    Premiere: Is/Is "Fire" video

    Related:Is/Is light "Fire" from debut III, out in AprilMinneapolis rock trio Is/Is has created a stunning new music video to accompany the release of their full-length album, III."Fire" is a molten, sludgy track cooled slightly by guitarist Sarah Rose's precision lead vocals, and fits within the fra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    The Best of Hot Dish: January 23-27, 2011

    Emily UtneThis week, we visit Social House.​​It is time to wrap up another fine week at the Hot Dish as the local scene bursts with super sexy food action. Let us tell you all about it with a few of the week's top stories. ~In the "Now Open" category we take a looksie at Eli's seco ... More >>

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    December 21, 2011

    Artists of the Year, Northeast's Pearl Studio featured in this week's City Pages

    Photo by Emily UtnePearl Studio owners Zach and Noah Hollander​With the year-end review season in full swing, this week marks the publication of our annual Artists of the Year issue, which pays tribute to 15 local and national artists whose voices rose above the din in 2011. 

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    December 16, 2011

    Top 10 pizzerias in the Twin Cities

    Eat your heart out, Dominos​The Twin Cities is bursting with killer pizza. Some of the pizzerias on our Top 10 list are cultural institutions that staked out their place in the pizza hall of fame years ago. Others are newcomers, bursting onto the Twin Cities dining scene with all the fury of a ... More >>

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    December 16, 2011

    Best of Hot Dish, December 12-16, 2011

    Emily UtneA slice and a sip to keep you warm.​It's been a fine week here at the Hot Dish with the holidays nearly upon us. We hope you're having fun decking the halls and getting jolly. We've had a lot of great food and drink news to share this week--here are a few of our top stories.~We bring bac ... More >>

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    December 6, 2011

    Doomtree share their holiday memories

    ​Pick up a copy of this year's Winter Guide issue of City Pages and you'll notice that Doomtree is not only featured on the cover and in an interview about their new album, No Kings, but that they've invaded our entire damn publication. Many of our Winter Guide tidbits and listings are availa ... More >>

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    November 1, 2011

    Buffalo Moon walk like Egyptians in new 'Moses Baby' video

    Photo by Emily Utne​In what looks like a Bollywood take on Egyptian history, Buffalo Moon took the opportunity to show off their tongue-in-cheek side in the new video for "Moses Baby," which just dropped today. The video stars lead singer Karen Freire (who also directed the vid along with Kev ... More >>

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    October 26, 2011

    Buffalo Moon, Reckless Ones profiled in this week's City Pages

    Photo by Emily Utne​One of the largest releases in the Twin Cities this week is the newest effort by bossa nova-inspired quintet Buffalo Moon, Selva Surreal, which City Pages writer Jeff Gage says "sounds like the work of a band that's figured out its true identity." Jeff also interviewed the band ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Top 5 restaurants within walking distance of the Chain of Lakes

    Great food abounds near the Chain of Lakes​Now that spring has finally kicked winter to the curb, activity on Minneapolis's Chain of Lakes is swarming with those gratefully relieved of cabin fever. Releasing all that pent-up energy is bound to work up an appetite, but who wants to cut the day ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011

    Zoo Animal, the Goondas cover Bob Dylan

    Photo by Emily Utne​As part of an overwhelming display of love for Bob Dylan on his 70th birthday this past Tuesday, Radio K invited four different local bands into their studios to play three-song sets of Bob Dylan covers. All four bands offered up interesting takes on some of the Minnesota-born ... More >>

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    May 20, 2011

    Adam Svec releases "Weaks in the Waves" tonight at Cause

    Emily Utne​All too often overlooked, Adam Svec has quietly put together a consistently enjoyable body of music that continues to evolve with each album. Gimme Noise had the pleasure of catching up with the busy singer for a beer at Bryant Lake Bowl in ahead of tonight's release party at Cause. ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    Where can I find a good biscuits and gravy?

    Emily UtneBe'Wiched Deli makes a mighty fine biscuits and gravy.​A reader writes: I'm looking for good biscuits and gravy. I found the Best Of this subject from 1998, with a blurb, but I didn't see what restaurant in which the article was written. Can you give me any clues?

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    April 11, 2011

    Smack Shack's lobster roll: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 25

    Emily UtneIt's finally food truck season!​Early this week, we're told, Smack Shack should be rolling its big white truck into its downtown Minneapolis parking spot at First Avenue and Fourth Street North to kick off its outdoor season. (Don't worry, Northeasters, it'll still be at the 1029 Bar ... More >>

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    November 10, 2010

    Steve Schussler's workshop: amazing behind-the-scenes photos of theme-restaurant king

    Emily UtneTake a tour of Schussler's fantasyland...​In this week's Dish column, we went behind the scenes with theme restaurant king Steve Schussler, touring the workshop where he houses displays for several of his new restaurant concepts. Emily Utne took some stellar photographs of Schussler' ... More >>

  • News

    October 20, 2010

    Picked to Click 2010

    Pink Mink lead the pack in our 20th annual best-new-bands poll

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    October 7, 2010

    Travail Kitchen and Amusements crib sheet

    Emily UtneGet the dessert tasting.​Here's a quick recap of this week's Dish column on Travail Kitchen and Amusements with the essentials of what you need to know when you go to the new Robbinsdale restaurant: Who should go: Anybody who's short on cash but looking for gourmet grub in a relaxed ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010

    Audiofile Engineering, Ben Weaver featured in this week's City Pages

    Photo by Emily Utne​Haven't had a chance to saunter down to one of the bright red City Pages newsstands yet this week? Don't fret -- we've got all our print music content right here for you online. And you don't even have to put on pants!

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    August 10, 2010

    Chromeo, Art Parade, Melissa Etheridge, and more photos from the weekend

    ​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 >>

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    August 9, 2010

    Macy's Glamorama 2010: Dazzling or dud?

    Photo by Emily Utne​On Friday evening the annual fashion gala Glamorama was held at Orpheum Theater. Some wondered if it would be a predictable evening of mediocre clothing and embarrassing dance numbers. Unfortunately, their suspicions proved correct. Follow the jump for a review of Macy's (less ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010

    Zoo Animal, Heliotrope featured in this week's City Pages

    Photo by Emily UtneZoo Animal​In case you haven't picked up a print edition of City Pages yet this week, here's a brief rundown of our music content, which is all available online for your perusal.Zoo Animal release new self-titled albumBy Jeff GageWe talk to Zoo Animal about their sophomore relea ... More >>

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    April 21, 2010

    Laura Fulk Autumn/Winter 2010: The photos

    Emily Utne for City Pages​ One of the Twin Cities' best designers debuted her Autumn/Winter 2010 line at the McNamara Alumni Center last night. No seam was left unstitched in Fulk's grand presentation, her vision for next season mixing both bright and drab with a wide array of texture. Click here ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Voltage: Fashion Amplified - The gateway fashion show

    Emily Utne for City Pages​ Judging by the wide variety of audience members at Voltage: Fashion Amplified on Friday night at First Avenue, it's clear that this fashion event has hit the mainstream. For people who have yet to uncover the raw talent of the fashion industry in Minnesota, Voltage acts ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Voltage 2010 music highlights: Mayda, Red Pens, more

    Photo by Emily Utne​Voltage: Fashion Amplified filled up First Avenue once again Friday night, giving the local trendsetters a chance to check out five great Twin Cities bands in addition to the usual fashion show fare. I'm not going to pretend that I had the slightest clue which designers had the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Christopher Straub: The One-Man Show

    This week, Straub checked yet another event off his list and presented his goods at the holiday fashion show, "Tis the Season to Glitz and Glam" at the W Hotel.

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    October 27, 2009

    Raveonettes dazzle First Avenue

    The Raveonettes put on an cool, assured display of their signature noise pop at First Avenue Monday night.

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    October 2, 2009

    The Friday 5: Bachmann, Fashion Week, crazy crash & more

    The 5 most-viewed items from this week.

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    September 18, 2009

    5 Questions with 'dark fashion' designer Mackenzie LaBine

    Screw all this springy, cute fashion. We're going DARK.

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    August 31, 2009
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    August 18, 2009

    Slideshows: Lusurfer, Sneaker Pimps, and Glamorama

    Our photographers caught a full range of shows over the weekend.

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    August 17, 2009

    Macy's Glamorama reveals fall's fashion trends

    The Twin Cities got a sneak peak of fall fashion trends this weekend, and Stacey's got the wrap-up.

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    July 31, 2009

    Blacklist Vintage: A finder's paradise in Minneapolis

    Minneapolis is a great place for retro lovers thanks to shops like Blacklist on Eat Street.

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    July 22, 2009

    Sonic Youth dote on the Eternal at First Avenue

    The band focused on their new material at a very sold-out show.

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    June 19, 2008

    Breakfast of Champions 6/19: Fundamentally changing our legacy

    Between the iPhones made of gold and lascivious headlines, we photograph the Black Angels and muse about how a short series in a team sport can define your legacy.

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    March 25, 2008
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