• Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Summer Set Music Festival, day two, 8/10/13

    Summer Set Music Festival, Day Two With Girl Talk, Passion Pit, Blackalicious, SBTRKT, Zedd, MaLLy, and Doomtree Somerset, Wisconsin August 10, 2013 Replace the palm trees of Coachella with corn fields, or swap out Lollapalooza's dramatic Chicago skyline backdrop for rolling Wisconsin farmlands, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    Marilyn Manson at Myth, 7/2/13

    Marilyn MansonMyth, St. PaulTuesday, July 2, 2013Security held down the large black curtains as fans eagerly await their haunting hero. Suddenly the room went dark. Operatic waltz music began to play over the speakers. A tall, menacing shadow appeared with a mic stand outstretched in one of his gang ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Fitz & the Tantrums at Varsity Theater, 6/17/13

    Fitz & the Tantrums with Saints of Valory and Ivy Levan Varsity Theater, Minneapolis Monday, June 17, 2013 Fitz & the Tantrums could write the textbook entry on how to turn a Monday night show into a party. Flying high on their radio-baiting new album More Than Just a Dream, the band confi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Haters Club on hating, the Beatles, and surfing

    In a music scene built around Minnesota nice, it's risky to name your band Haters Club, but the Minneapolis group is spreading their "hate" all over town. The Golden Age of Haters Club is a collection of songs that sit comfortably together, even when they shouldn't. With dynamic beats and abysmal hu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Ficshe casts a spotlight on the Twin Cities' dark music scene

    Photo by Fairshadow Photography​The Twin Cities has a thriving dark music scene. There are local industrial, metal, goth, electronic, and darkwave bands with devoted followings. Ground Zero is where you'll often find them. But this scene has too much boundless creative energy to be contained.

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Steve Angello at Epic: Win tickets today on Facebook

    ​Stockholm-based house DJ Steve Angello is coming to Epic in Minneapolis this Friday night, and we want to send one of our readers to the party for free. Angello, who broke out in 2004 with his remix of Eurythmics "Sweet Dreams," has since blossomed into a producer and owns the label Size Records.

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Mashups of the Week: Annie Lennox, Iron Maiden vs. the Monkeys & more

    The best of the week's mashups including Korn, ABBA, Iron Maiden, the Monkeys, Lily Allen, White Lies, Salt-n-Pepa, and an authorized Annie Lennox megamix.

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2008
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    October 11, 2006

    City Planner: Thursday 10/12

    From today's A-List: "Funkier than electroclash, grittier than most Prince homage, J*DaVeY's "Dirty Love" is neck-deep in the kind of synths that Van Halen once deemed macho.

  • News

    June 8, 2005

    Minnesota's Fifty Greatest Hits

    The greatest Minnesota-made records of all time

  • Music

    April 14, 2004

    Real Life Rock Top 10

    Special absurdity of the media present, ineffability of the aesthetic past edition

  • Books

    January 5, 2000

    Little Monrovia

    They can quote the Constitution and sing "The Star-Spangled Banner." Their ancestors hail from Virginia. Meet the Twin Cities' newest African immigrants.

  • News

    March 10, 1999

    Dream Hoops

    Over the last 40 years, the Red Lake Warriors have known high hopes, humiliation, and off-court tragedy. Now they're getting ready to make history.

  • Music

    June 17, 1998
  • Music

    March 25, 1998

    Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves

    With the Gay 90's breeding discontentment among its namesake patrons, what is queer in clubland?

  • News

    January 21, 1998
  • Arts

    July 16, 1997

    PICKED TO CLICK PART 7: It's New to You!

    The 1997 City Pages New Music Poll
    Moon's Over Minneapolis: Brother Sun Sister Moon rise in the north

  • Music

    October 16, 1996

    Sex, Death, and Samba

    Pet Shop Boys warm up with Bilingual.

  • Music

    August 7, 1996
  • Music

    October 25, 1995