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    October 22, 2014

    Cardboard Prince Is Going to London

    Earlier this year, the City Pages staff met Prince -- the cardboard cutout, that is. We soon discovered that he loves scenic adventures around Minneapolis. He also loves pancakes because they have a lot in common, thickness-wise.We'll admit the last couple of months indoors have been hard on him. Ev ... More >>

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    May 22, 2014

    Metronomy: I was desperately trying to make something that felt like the summer

    The U.K. electro-pop outfit Metronomy has already charmed much of the music world. Their sun-drenched ode to a leisured life, The English Riviera, was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize in 2011. Those shimmering numbers -- along with an impressive array of popular remixes by founder Joseph ... More >>

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    March 19, 2014

    The world of Howler's sophomore album

    The local band follows up their successful debut with World of Joy

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    March 12, 2014
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    January 8, 2013

    Potter's Pasties to open storefront in Dinkytown

    It's an awfully long, dark season to suffer through without the comfort of those hearty hand pies we've come to love. Luckily, we've just received news that tantalizingly soon, we will be able to fulfill our Potter's Pasties craving year round.Alec Duncan, who owns the trucks with his wife, Fiona, t ... More >>

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    December 12, 2012

    Hyde Park on Hudson depicts a randy Roosevelt

    Bill Murray is a marvel as FDR

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    October 26, 2012

    Morrissey postpones U.S. tour to be with his ailing mother

    Morrissey just announced he has postponed the remainder of his U.S. tour dates. Earlier this week, the ex-Smiths crooner put on hold all of his shows this week up until Monday's stop in Minneapolis, but he has now decided to reschedule all of the concerts so he can spend time with his ailing mother ... More >>

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    October 19, 2012

    2:54 on coming to America, touring with the xx, and (of course) Prince

    When Colette Thurlow answers the phone from her band's London practice space, there's a peal of noise that comes through the line. For a moment, there's just static, followed by a few trickling bass notes. "Can you hear me okay?" she asks with a half-giggle, her voice a gentle lilt. "We're having ou ... More >>

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    October 10, 2012

    STNNNG's Chris Besinger on his band's new record and playing Shellac's ATP festival

    After slaying the First Avenue crowd during their opening set for Shellac back in September, local quintet STNNNG got a burst of additional good news when Shellac asked them to play in their curated All Tomorrow's Parties festival in Camber Sands, England, at the end of November. The three-day festi ... More >>

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    June 19, 2012

    Lisa Marie Presley: There's nothing worse than celebrity offspring

    After a seven-year hiatus from music making, rock 'n' roll heiress Lisa Marie Presley is back with her own voice. Storm & Grace is her third studio album, and it's nothing like her previous albums -- the pop-centric To Whom It May Concern (2003) and Now What (2005). Here, she is a bold songwrite ... More >>

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    June 13, 2012
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    May 4, 2012

    Retribution Gospel Choir's Alan Sparhawk: I don't write intentionally

    Related:Retribution Gospel Choir releases free EP (DOWNLOAD)Retribution Gospel Choir would not be the band you go to for power pop gems, clapping verses, and cowbell-fused tunes. Best known as Low frontman Alan Sparhawk's other (very loud) baby, RGC has a reputation for bringing frenzied, serious ... More >>

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    April 2, 2012

    Ting Tings' Katie White: We need to write songs when we're depressed

    ​Four years ago, two unassuming musicians from Northwest England caught the attention of the music world with the explosive, sassy single: "That's Not My Name." Their fast success brought dance-pop duo the Ting Tings (Jules de Martino and Katie White) an impressive record deal, worldwide touring, ... More >>

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    March 13, 2012

    Five best early 2012 iTunes free MP3s

    ​iTunes' miserly propensity to give away a pittance of free mp3s by new and emerging artists is a sort of open secret, a veritable whisper in the blogosphere's never-settling echo chamber of mp3s and streams and tour-date listings. It'd be nice to be able to tell you that everything Apple has dole ... More >>

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    December 27, 2011

    Best nationally released albums of 2011

    ​It's a good thing we waited until the last week of 2011 to publish our final best-album lists, since a few bands managed to eke out stellar releases just this December (the Roots' undun and the Black Keys' El Camino in particular made their way onto a few staffers' lists). With only a few da ... More >>

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    December 16, 2011

    Top 10 indie songs of 2011

    Photo by Stacy SchwartzThe Joy Formidable at SXSW 2011​2011 was a damn good year for music. When compiling this list of what are, in my opinion, the best songs released this past year, I had to continually keep myself on task, resisting the temptation to listen to the full album by each of the ... More >>

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    December 2, 2011

    Laura Marling at the Cedar, 12/01/11

    ​Laura MarlingDecember 1, 2011Cedar Cultural CenterThe last time Laura Marling performed in Minneapolis was in 2008, when she was only 18 years old. She played for about 25 of us at the 400 Bar as the opening act for Johnny Flynn, with a then unknown Mumford & Sons serving as her backing ba ... More >>

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    November 2, 2011
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    October 26, 2011

    Oliver Twist

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    October 24, 2011

    Good deeds, a beer dinner, and afternoon tea this week in food

    Food Day arrives at Coffman Union​In the lead-up to everyone's favorite candy-laden holiday it can't hurt to embrace some healthier activities before you go full-on gut-rot. Thankfully this week in food brings both the first Food Day at Coffman Union and a great charitable opportunity at Soler ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011
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    August 10, 2011

    Panic On the Streets of London: 5 songs for the U.K.

    ​By all indications, this probably isn't a fun time to be living in England. The British Empire continues to crumble, the Big Society is a joke, the commoners remain in the vise grip of Royal Wedding Fever, and, well, bands of rioting youth are laying waste to the major cities, smashing and burnin ... More >>

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    July 19, 2011

    Yuck make their Twin Cities debut tonight at the Varsity Theater

    ​When Jonny Rogoff answers the phone from London, one thing stands out: he sounds like a kid. Even when he's tucked in behind his drum kit during one of Yuck's concerts--his large afro bobbing gently to the rhythm of the music, a fuzzy beard lining his chin--he looks like a shy, baby-faced version ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011

    Olivia Tremor Control coming to the Varsity on September 12

    ​Athens-based indie rock forerunners and psych-pop purveyors Olivia Tremor Control re-emerged last fall with their first track in over a decade, "North Term Reality," and it was enough to spark the interest of fans of the early-'90s experimental rock band and spurn more recording projects and a pr ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    Rebel cheese-lovers chase Double Gloucester downhill

    http://www.teamsnap.com/bizarre_sports/cheese_rolling.phpAll for the love of cheese​Broken bones, sprained ankles and concussions are just a few of the typical injuries sustained at the annual Cooper's Hill cheese-rolling event in Gloucestershire County, England. Ambulances are on hand, as w ... More >>

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    December 22, 2010
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    November 30, 2010

    2011 album trainspotting: Why not start now?

    ​Here's a little free, unsolicited, pre-Christmas advice from Gimme Noise: Do let the iTunes gift cards Santa leaves behind burn a metaphorical hole in your stocking. No pain, no gain, after all - and if you're willing to hold your zombified-consumer rifle fire for a little while, the new year pro ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010

    A modest proposal for putting faded pop stars out to pasture

    ​Phil Collins is marginally famous for being the drummer/singer for Genesis, a UK outfit initially known for immersive prog-rock epics like Trespass and Selling England By The Pound, until they sold out and went commercial. He is slightly more well-known for contributing to Disney film soundtracks ... More >>

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    September 15, 2010

    MIA exhibit 'Embarrassment of Riches' opens Friday

    Martin Parr, Cambridge, England, from "Luxury" series, 2005 (printed 2008), The Linda and Lawrence Perlman Photography Endowment 2009.42.2​​Starting this Friday through January 2, 2011, museum-goers at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts will get a chance to witness how wealth--or lack there of--h ... More >>

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    February 4, 2009

    Celebrity Dish: Swervedriver's Jez Hindmarsh's Beef in Guinness

    Swervedriver drummer Jez Hindmarsh shares his recipe for beef in Guinness. Yes, beer, meat, and rock-n-roll from The Hot Dish.

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    January 30, 2009

    SPL to rattle bones tonight at Barfly's Loft

    Portland's SPL stops in to Minneapolis to deliver a dubstep beatdown and steal some of the spotlight from the Brits.

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    September 12, 2007

    Tonga dumps U.S. at Rugby World Cup

    The U.S. squad's apparent best shot at victory in the ongoing Rugby World Cup fizzled out this morning against the mighty Tongans. The Americans were a slight favorite going into the contest owing to their City Planner: Monday 12/11

    Sean Lennon @ First Avenue From today's A-List: "Friendly Fire, the new sophomore disc from John Lennon's youngest son, should prove to those who doubted the twentysomething charms of his 1998 debut that Sean inherited more than his dad's fortune. A self-consciously mature step away from the debut' ... More >>

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    March 1, 2006

    Truth Is

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    Truthmaze (a.k.a. Truth Maze, a.k.a. B Fresh) has one of the longest-running careers in Minneapolis hip-hop. I caught up with him via cell ... More >>

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    February 27, 2006

    2/27: Morning Communique

    Kottke abandons blogging for a living, voting machines reveal more 2004 election chicanery, 50 animals in casts, Thanksgiving W action figure, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

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    December 19, 2005

    12/19: Morning Communique

    Brits are older than first thought, boys come to those who wait, listen to The Office's Ricky Gervais at work, take another cruise on the Poseidon, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

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