Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. A striking new video from Tiny Deaths begins Local Frames this week. We've also got new clips from Brother Ali, Chastity Brown, Dessa, and Light Black. We're also featuring ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We start things off this week with Trampled By Turtles performance on the Late Show with David Letterman. We're also featuring a great collection of new music videos from Ti ... More >>
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Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. A dynamic new video from recent Rhymesayers signee, Dem Atlas, leads off this week. Dig in for fresh clips from Bomba de Luz, Doe Paoro, Courageous Endeavors, and a behind-t ... More >>
During Minnesota winters, bands hole up in their studios, bedrooms, or basements and fend off the crippling cold by creating fresh material that they typically begin sharing with us around spring. This year is clearly no exception, as a slew of highly anticipated local albums are set to be released ... More >>
The extensive Northern Spark 2014 schedule is now live! The all-night arts festival hits Minneapolis on Saturday, June 14 (and the wee hours of Sunday, June 15). This year, there are a ton of area musicians taking part in the festivities. Dosh, GRRRL PRTY, Greycoats, Chris Koza, Brute Heart, Anonym ... More >>
The Parlour Suite is a little different from the last time we heard them. Now with drummer Josh Caro, the group that began as a husband and wife duo of Inga and Joel Roberts teamed up with producer Grant Cutler (Wolf Lords) to bring out a darker side of the band. If their last album, Everyone's Look ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we get things started with a new video from Holographic Sands, drawn from their just-released EP on Forged Artifacts, Water Bodies. We've also got new clips from A ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we kick things off with a Dan Huiting-directed City of Music video for Volcano Choir, who are set to play a sold-out show at First Avenue this Friday. We're also f ... More >>
Twin Cities band Step Rockets is exploding indie rock by exploring psychedelia, modern pop hooks, and worldly grooves. The band is working on new music, but in the meantime has exclusively dropped us a new single called "Kisser." The piece is a whip-smart song that has fallen into an endless, kalei ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We kick off this week's Local Frames featuring an ethereal new video for A. Wolf & Her Claws, which sadly might be the last artistic statement you see from the project f ... More >>
The Walkmen kick off City Pages' inaugural music festival in the heart of downtown Minneapolis
Could there be a better group than the Chalice to play host to 10 Thousand Sounds' first go around? In short, no. It's only been 12 months since these three ladies dropped their first single, "Push It," but they've been quick to leave a mark with their brash, sassy, and fun-loving brand of hip hop. ... More >>
Joey Kantor has an intense way about him. He speaks with his hands a lot, and when he's thinking about a question, his eyes lose focus. Responses tumble out of him unchecked -- you wouldn't expect less from a guy who can't seem to turn his brain off. Good thing, because Kantor's debut solo record, ... More >>
As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before. While it's im ... More >>
See Also: Aby Wolf bares claws, drops single Aby Wolf and Her Claws' experimentation pays off In this digital age of MP3s, BitTorrents, and Soundcloud files, music fans have consistently sought out a more personalized, intimate engagement with the songs and albums that move them, which is one of th ... More >>
With this weekend's River's Edge Music Festival, next weekend's Twin Cities Jazz Festival, and the just announced Wabasha Days Saint Paul, the city that always sleeps is starting to really look alive for music fans.Presented by Lowertown Dutch-inspired pub the Amsterdam Bar and Hall and 89.3 the Cur ... More >>
On their new album, Everyone's Looking, Minneapolis duo the Parlour Suite cut a deep path of their very own right from the start; high and steady, bright and scintillating. Some bands lose their songs through over-complication; but this husband and wife team of Joel and Inga Roberts know that car ... More >>
Emeli SandéDakota Jazz Club, MinneapolisMarch 5, 2012It's not too often that an artist on an inaugural four city U.S. publicity tour makes a stop in Minneapolis. Typically, they just stick to the coasts and catch us after they have already started making big waves in America. But thankfully t ... More >>
Janell MarieIt's all change these days for Holly Newsom and the band she calls Zoo Animal. A few months ago, her longtime bandmates, bassist Tim Abramson and drummer Thom Burton, both left the group. The tireless songwriter has responded with an excellent new EP, Departure, a record she claims sh ... More >>
The sonic experimentalism of Halloween, Alaska has always lent itself well to potential remixes. And while the latest effort from the Minneapolis quartet, All Night The Calls Came In, is a more refined, focused album than their more expansive past work, the musical groundwork has been laid fo ... More >>
Look up the term liminal phase on Wikipedia and you will be met with the meaning: The transition (liminal) phase is the period between states, during which one has left one place or state but hasn't yet entered or joined the next. Minneapolis band Liminal Phase's music shares many of ... More >>
"Oh how I feel alive and through autumn's advancing / We'll stay young, go dancing."-Death Cab for Cutie
The Plastic Constellations were something special when they first made an impression on the Twin Cities music scene of the mid-'90s. At the time the teenaged band started things up in their parent's basement and managed to finagle their Hopkins High School superiors to let them use school time to ... More >>
Minneapolis has no shortage of venues. However, the city also has no shortage of quality bands in search of a stage either. Popular downtown restaurant Hell's Kitchen recently threw their hat into the venue ring, seeking to better utilize their stage and sound system. The restaurant prides ... More >>
Photos courtesy Christian EricksonThe inside of the Zeus Jones office in Uptown is a sleek, ultramodern-looking space. Its marble walls and high ceilings show off treated wood and aged brick that contrast smartly with the dark, shining floor below. A long table stretches the length of the main ro ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessAby WolfSouthern Songbook: Desire and DeathFebruary 14, 2011Southern Theater, MinneapolisAs I walked up to the theater last night, I squeezed my date's hand. "This should be nice, huh?" I said as he held the door open for me. And then my eyes focused on the description of the e ... More >>
Photo by Tony NelsonOn Wednesday night, seven new Twin Cities bands (and one remote participant, Hastings 3000), gathered in the First Avenue Mainroom for the annual Best New Bands showcase. Dan Huiting (who produces the weekly City of Music series) was on the scene with his camera and created a ... More >>
Highlighted as one of the Best New Bands of 2010 at tonight's showcase at First Ave, Hastings 3000 is perhaps one of the most enigmatic musicians to emerge locally this past year. He has made a name for himself with his incendiary, multi-instrumental freakouts, always clad in an eerie, antelope-l ... More >>
The big news this weekend is tomorrow night's show at the 501 Club, which marks the last concert inside the venue before it closes down as well as the last gig for hip-hop duo MC/VL. But that's not the only thing going down this weekend -- here's a rundown of our top recommended shows happening F ... More >>
Photo by Erik HessWhen Surfer Blood came through town to play the Varsity Theater earlier this month, we were quick to post a recap and photo slideshow of their performance -- and now we're excited to share even more documentation of the rising indie band's local appearance.Thanks to our friends ... More >>
Tracy O via Flickr.comThis week we have literary readings, free concerts, movie screenings, art happenings, and more. Take a look after the jump.
Craiglist and calling cards birth Fake Places, one of the Cities' most exciting new bands
Over the course of three separate interviews for today's Lookbook cover story, I inevitably ended up with more material than I could fit into a 3500-word profile. Here's a few extra tidbits and thoughts from singer Maggie Morrison and guitarist/composer/effects maestro Grant Cutler.Maggie, on the ... More >>
(Image by The Cleveland Kid) This week in Freeloader Friday we have artwork by John Lennon, a road trip to Elk River, and tons of weekend festivals.
Nikki & Andrew doing research In this first installment of Rational Dialectic, Andrew Flanagan and Nikki Miller meet up at GAYNGS HQ - Nick & Eddie - with laptops in tow, to discuss the local phenomenon (and soon to be worldwide sensation) GAYNGS. Andrew and Nikki do not wi ... More >>
Lookbook, Grant Hart, Gay Witch Abortion, Off With Their Heads, and many more blaze their own trails at the festival
Simply put, it was the place to be Saturday night.
It's time for MEEEEEEAT!