Glen Hansard First Avenue, Minneapolis September 29, 2012 At the start of Glen Hansard's enthralling two-hour set at First Avenue on Saturday night, the Irish singer/songwriter took a moment to say sorry to the crowd: "I feel like apologizing that we're playing such an early show tonight. Usually, ... More >>
September is ending with a bang! Big names and local favorites are invading the music scene this weekend. Michael Kiwanuka plays the Fine Line while Mint Condition sets the mood at First Avenue. Saturday, The Ben Folds Five will make an appearance at The State Theatre while Sunda ... More >>
Approximately 10 years after the release of his debut EP So Pretty, Kid Dakota's fourth album Listen To The Crows as They Take Flight is out today on Graveface Records. With a decade worth of vocal heavy songwriting under his belt, Dakota has worked at honing his explosive melodic tenor into a mu ... More >>
Photos by Nick WosikaPearl Jam September 3, 2011 Alpine Valley Music Theater Pearl Jam kind of painted themselves into a corner with this one. The band that rose from the ashes of Mother Love Bone spent their first few years as the biggest band on the planet (their sophomore release Vs. broke re ... More >>
At a mere 23 years old, Czech-born singer and songwriter Markéta Irglová has already enjoyed success in the United States, both as the co-star of the sleeper hit Once (which won an Oscar for Best Original Song) and as her film co-star Glen Hansard's bandmate in their touring project the Sw ... More >>
Photos by Jon BehmEddie Vedder and Glen Hansard July 2, 2011Orpheum TheaterEddie Vedder's stated goal in picking up the ukulele over a decade ago was to make that happy little instrument sound as sad as he was. And while there certainly was plenty of sorrow imbued in Vedder's songs Saturday ni ... More >>
"Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless."-Calvin (Calvin & Hobbes)
In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Pearl Jam announced last night that it will be hosting a full weekend of festivities called PJ20 -- and the festival's destination is only about a six-hour drive from the Twin Cities at East Troy, Wisconsin's Alpine Valley. All of the bands on the bill ... More >>
Two critically acclaimed frontmen from divergent rock backgrounds will converge to play solo sets at the Orphuem on July 2: Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, who is touring in support of his new solo album, plus the Swell Season and the Frames' Glen Hansard (perhaps best known to mainstream audiences for ... More >>
Photos by Tony NelsonThe Swell SeasonJuly 25, 2010First AvenueThe Swell Season, still buoyed by their Oscar win for Best Original Song in 2008 and the success of their recent album Strict Joy, have played the Hollywood Bowl and Radio City Music Hall in 2010, selling out both of the venerable (and ... More >>
Band's tale is a rags-to-riches story
Photo by Bill PhelpsDon't have time to grab a hard copy of the City Pages today? Never fear, we've got you covered online. Here's a rundown of all the music articles running in this week's print edition:Doomtree's Paper Tiger steps out with Made Like UsBy Jeff GageWe sit down with producer Paper ... More >>
The Once co-stars were enchanting live.
At their CD release show, The Absent Arch seamlessly transitioned their warm living room folk to the rock club.
Thirty movies. Nine days. A cultural odyssey.