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 >>
Caitlin Rose With Andrew Combs and Martin Devaney Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis April 8, 2013 Caitlin Rose has the type of easygoing, affable Southern charm that can win over any audience. But more importantly, she's got the songs that can silence and stun any crowd as well. Both of those en ... More >>
The South By Southwest Music Conference seems perfectly timed each year with the exact moment when bands and music fans from the North have reached their collective breaking points with the interminable winter months, and communally head down to Austin, Texas in a grand, musical migration. Despite ... 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 >>
Release shows at 7th St. Entry and First Avenue
Related:Minneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.Minnesotans need to remember to exhale sometimes -- especially fresh on the heels of being ranked as the number two music scene in the country. Shouldn't it be enough to simply enjoy a rich history of quality musicians blossoming from f ... More >>
Minnesotans need to remember to exhale sometimes -- especially fresh on the heels of being ranked as the number two music scene in the country. Shouldn't it be enough to simply enjoy a rich history of quality musicians blossoming from fertile local soil? For those times that worrying that people ... 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 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 >>
That's right, more lists!
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
Catching up with some of the 'Hawks' most prominent members
Lykke Li plays the Varsity, Artist Meets Artist announced and new music from Mouthful of Bees
New Muja Messiah & Slug, TC Hip Hop Award winners & Story of the Sea reviewed
Ouija Radio's Christy Hunt will play Letterman next week with her more prominent national band, the Von Bondies.
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?
Rick Fuller turns his back on MTV to preserve the history of the local music scene.
Mark Olson lost his house and his wife, but hey—he's got a great new album
The Dixie Chicks ask for a cease-fire and sympathy
A birthday bash exposes our highly incestuous scene
The greatest Minnesota-made records of all time
Local rocker starts the fight of his life--with a party
The 11th Annual City Pages New Music Poll
Slug's love bug, Kat Bjelland's exorcism, Dave Pirner's throbbing shins: Ten years of local music served on ten great platters.
After languishing on Music Row, Kelly Willis pulls up roots and moves to alt-country