The secluded Pachyderm Recording Studio in Cannon Falls has seen some of the most celebrated groups of the past 30 years roll into town and bash out some of the best records of the modern rock era. As the studio enters a new era with Duluth's Trampled by Turtles recording their latest album there wi ... More >>
Low taught us how to drone, Prince brought back breakfast, and there were a million reunions
This week marks the beginning of October. Why not celebrate fall with some rad tunes? Thursday brings the rapper Le1f to First Ave to get us dancing. Friday the ever ambient Why? plays the Fine Line, while local boppers Teenage Moods release their latest cassettes. Saturday, KT Tunstall is welcomed ... More >>
By Mark Kartarik Cory Chisel, the Candles, Ariel Denae, and Space Woman With special guest Norah Jones 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis Monday, August 12, 2013 A small crowd gathered around the 7th St. Entry stage as the Americana-folk rock opening band Space Woman quietly began playing the first songs ... More >>
Here are the raw lists from many of City Pages' contributing writers and photograghers for the finest shows they attended this year. Hint: It's all over the place!See Also:Best Twin Cities concerts 201250 Awesome Concert Photos from 2012Best Twin Cities songs 2012: Staff lists Best Twin Cities album ... More >>
Southeast Engine is an Ohio alt-country band that charges down the open highway pinned between grit and grace. Singer Adam Remnant's voice is one-of-a-kind in that it has an everyman's quality -- even if you're hard-pressed to find anyone who sounds quite like him. For those enraptured by the vocal ... More >>
Illustration by Johnnie CluneyCreepiest rendering of Mason Jennings ever?"We have made it people, we have finally made it." Recent Picked to Click champs the Cloak Ox were the latest in a long string of Twin Cities acts to proudly announce that they'd recorded a session with Illinois-based record ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenWith only a couple of weeks left until the release of their reunion record, Mockingbird Time, the Jayhawks are flying into overdrive with a series of promotional shows, downloads, and appearances, including a recent stop at Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion last wee ... More >>
Photos by Denis Jeong PlasterApril is continuing to roar by us at a steady clip, and this past weekend our local scene was so bustling that we had to export some of our musicians out to Indio, California before the whole town overflowed.
Longstanding Twin Cities-based supergroup Golden Smog have announced a two-night stand at the Fine Line, Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16. According to a press release from the Fine Line, the performance will feature all of the band's core members: Marc Perlman and Gary Louris (The Jayhawk ... More >>
So here's a string of words I never thought would appear in the same sentence: Recording site Daytrotter recently invited Naughty By Nature to their Illinois studios for a session, with locals Solid Gold sitting in as their backing band. Wait, what?
Prince, Gayngs, Gigamesh, and many others dot the calendar
Hot on the heels of this weekend's wildly successful hat trick of Doomtree Blowout shows in the Mainroom, the Aster Cafe has announced a very cool New Year's Eve show in their limited-capacity space with Dessa. As we wrote about last month, the Aster has recently been revamped as an intimate "lis ... More >>
The Sound Unseen festival, which celebrates independent films about music, will celebrate its 11th season with a dozen films at three separate locations October 6-10. This season, the festival will show a selection of films at the Southern Theater on the West Bank in addition to hosting events at ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenThe Jayhawks blew us away when they played their three-night stand at First Avenue earlier this month, but their performances in the Twin Cities weren't limited to the Mainroom; the band also rehearsed together for the few days leading up to their shows, performed an in-studi ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenOn May 22, Gary Louris returned to home to Minnesota from a solo acoustic tour, joined by friends Marc Perlman & Tim O'Reagan (The Jayhawks), Jim Boquist (Son Volt, Paul Westerberg) and vocalist Janey Winterbauer (Astronaut Wife, Janey and Marc) at the Broadway Theater in ... More >>
Jayhawks fans have a lot to celebrate in the coming months: In addition to reissuing the out-of-print The Jayhawks album on May 18, the band will reunite with lead singers Mark Olson and Gary Louris to play three nights at First Ave June 19-21, and Olson will release a new solo album later this y ... More >>
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The Dead Weather schedule Minneapolis date, Bob Dylan retains #1 spot in the U.K. & the Boss plays the Xcel.
Metallica to play Target Center in October, new Kristoff Krane announced & Man is Doomed profiled
Stream new Bob Mould, Dan Auerbach played the Current, Tapes 'n Tapes in DC & reactions to Brother Ali's new EP
Blitzen Trapper FAIL, Element closes, Atmosphere announce tour & news on next week's new releases
NME shows love for Solid Gold, No Doubt to play Xcel, Tapes 'n Tapes interviewed & Last of the Record Buyers footage
Brother Ali added to Atmosphere tour, P.O.S. profiled, Solid Gold head overseas
Atmosphere announces tour dates, Cloud Cult to release DVD, new STNNNG & M.anifest profiled
A roundup of our special online-only Mark Olson and Gary Louris features, which accompany this week's article about the former Jayhawks.
Catching up with some of the 'Hawks' most prominent members
P.O.S. tops Billboard chart, the Hopefuls tour dates, St. Paul Slim on B96 & Haley Bonar records Daytrotter session
Lykke Li plays the Varsity, Artist Meets Artist announced and new music from Mouthful of Bees
Olson & Louris on Letterman, new music from the Evening Rig & "Spiral Bound" photos
Ouija Radio's Christy Hunt will play Letterman next week with her more prominent national band, the Von Bondies.
Flight of the Conchords to play Northrop, Messersmith on NPR & stream P.O.S.'s "Never Better"
New Muja Messiah, a new Hootenanny podcast & updates on Tapes 'n Tapes & Mark Olson and Gary Louris
Stook and the Jukes make music for the corner bar and, um, Amsterdam?
A birthday bash exposes our highly incestuous scene
Local rocker starts the fight of his life--with a party
Twenty years ago Safety Last made rockabilly cool in the punk-rock Twin Cities. Now they're making a quiet comeback in the age of swing.