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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The past week has seen City Pages shining a light on one of the Twin Cities' more underrated rock bands, three-piece act Is/Is. In fact, we put them on the cover of the newspaper with an in-depth story about their unique adventure out to Joshua Tree National Park, which you can still grab a copy of ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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:
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Photo by Emily UtnePearl Studio owners Zach and Noah HollanderWith 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.
Eat your heart out, DominosThe 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Photo by Emily UtneIn 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 >>
Photo by Emily UtneOne 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 >>
Great food abounds near the Chain of LakesNow 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 >>
Photo by Emily UtneAs 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 >>
Emily UtneAll 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 >>
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?
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 >>
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 >>
Pink Mink lead the pack in our 20th annual best-new-bands poll
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 >>
Photo by Emily UtneHaven'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!
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 >>
Photo by Emily UtneOn 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 >>
Chances are you have seen Emma Berg around Minneapolis with her signature Louise Brooks-style jet black bob. Emma is one of the Twin Cities' most fashionable ladies, and one of our most unique women's wear designers. She chatted with City Pages about her start as a designer, her inspiration, and ... More >>
Photo by Emily UtneZoo AnimalIn 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Photo by Emily UtneVoltage: 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 >>
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.
The Raveonettes put on an cool, assured display of their signature noise pop at First Avenue Monday night.
The 5 most-viewed items from Citypages.com this week.
Screw all this springy, cute fashion. We're going DARK.
Photo highlights from the weekend.
Our photographers caught a full range of shows over the weekend.
The Twin Cities got a sneak peak of fall fashion trends this weekend, and Stacey's got the wrap-up.
Minneapolis is a great place for retro lovers thanks to shops like Blacklist on Eat Street.
The band focused on their new material at a very sold-out show.