Subject:

Greg Norton

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2014

    10 Reasons St. Paul Is an Underrated Music City

    When you're trying to assert yourself as a premier Midwestern city that celebrates music, it's not ideal to have a shouting match with the folks just across the river. The case for Minneapolis's musical greatness is nothing new -- First Avenue, Prince, Paul Westerberg, etc. -- but don't count out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Tribute to the Replacements at First Avenue unveils 2013 lineup

    As Minnesota music fans await a local Replacements gig following their recent string of reunion shows in Toronto, Chicago, and Denver, we can at least get to hear the raucous songs of our favorite bar-band played by a slew of area groups at the end of November. The date and musical lineup for the a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    An argument for Grant Hart's The Argument

    Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else.Concept records get a bad rap, a really bad rap. I blame it on Yes. On paper, something that mixes 17th-century blank verse and the crown prince of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 4/24-4/30

    It's the last week of April, and the snow is finally melting away. Wednesday, local favorites Poliça play a show in the First Avenue Mainroom, while songwriter Josh Ritter plays a set the next night. Mill City Nights also welcomes Mindless Self Indulgence as new local band Ginkgo plays a set at the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 24, 2013
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    January 22, 2013

    Hüsker Dü to rerelease debut single for Record Store Day

    Not to be outdone by all of the noise that their Twin Cities brethren the Replacements have made as of late, Hüsker Dü just announced plans to release some early songs the band recorded at the Old Blackberry Way studio back in 1980 for this year's Record Store Day on April 20th. The four songs we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    The Bad Plus' Dave King: Our music has a lot of information in it

    Dave King has an all-caps approach to his creative existence. The Bad Plus drummer has so many projects whizzing around in his shaved dome that you should probably just consult his website to get the level of familiarity necessary. In short, he could put out albums in 2013 with Dave King's Trucking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Five Minnesota albums deserving of a 33 1/3 book

    ​The 33 1/3 pitches are open again! For music obsessives, this long-running series of short books devoted to iconic albums has been a great resource for amusement and exhaustive reporting. Two personal favorites from the series are Carl Wilson's tome about Celine Dion's Let's Talk About Love and C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Greg Norton jams with Hüsker Dü tribute band in Chicago

    ​Every city seems to have their share of them--tribute cover bands who tackle the prodigious back catalogs of classic (and not so classic) rock bands who have long since fizzled out, or arena acts which people at dive bars refuse to pay top dollar to see. In the case of Chicago's cleverly name ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Meat Puppets at the Turf Club, 11/12/11

    Photos by Nikki Miller​Meat Puppets November 12, 2011 Turf Club There's something magical about seeing old SST bands. I doubt it's that the L.A.-based punk/hardcore/jazz label necessarily had a strong influence on the bands whose records they put out, but rather that founder Greg Ginn had his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    50 cool facts about the Minnesota music scene

    Here's a not-so-secret fact about Minnesota music: People love to talk about how much they love the scene here. Musicians from both out-of-state and the Twin Cities have gone out of their way to pen odes to our town and its vibrant community, from Atmosphere to Lucinda Williams Tom Waits to Mark Ma ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 24, 2011
  • Music

    August 24, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Bob Mould at the Dakota Jazz Club, 6/15/11

    Photos by Stacy Schwartz​Bob Mould June 15, 2011 Dakota Jazz Club, Minneapolis Though he hasn't lived in the Twin Cities for quite some time, singer/songwriter and now author Bob Mould still has one of the most loyal hometown audiences anyone could ask for. Seeming as much eager to please as ... More >>

  • News

    December 15, 2010

    Twin Cities Year in Music 2010: The highlights

    Prince, Gayngs, Gigamesh, and many others dot the calendar

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2010

    Mark Mallman Marathon 3 live blog, day 2

    Photo by Erik Hess​While the rest of us slept last night, tucked away warm in our beds, Mark Mallman continued laboring away during the first overnight lap of his Marathon 3, which continues through Sunday.We're picking up where we left off last night to find out how the Marathon is going so far - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Kings Wine Bar has a new chef--and a famous face on staff

    Chef Reilander handles a pig.​Kings Wine Bar's chef Chad Reilander and his crew have been on the job a little over a month, and the menu shows their presence. With a slew of new lunch and dinner items, the restaurant is focusing more on main dishes but still offering small-plate and late-night opt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Jeremy Messersmith, Blue Sky Blackout, and more CD-release shows this weekend

    ​It's a local CD-release extravaganza this weekend, with bands unveiling new albums in seemingly every club across town. Here's our top picks for the must-see album release shows:FRIDAYJeremy Messersmith CD-release Cedar Cultural Center We like Jeremy Messersmith. A lot. Have you noticed? And we'r ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    April 15, 2009

    Harbor View Cafe, Norton's, and Nosh are great road-trip restaurants

    Finish with dessert at Stockholm Pie Company—pie so good you'll cry

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2007

    Husker who?

    Bob Mould column City Paper blog.jpg
    Bob Mould has a new column in Washington D.C.'s City Paper, Greg Norton will be celebrating t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2006
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    July 11, 2006

    7/11 Morning Communiqué

    Mayor of Bogota, NJ, offended by Spanish-language billboard, husband and wife in Kansas run for same House seat, bid late and win big at eBay, make your own Chewbacca puppet, really expensive domain names, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Music

    March 2, 2005

    Hooray for Fake Jazz

    GST's opium den-meets-lobster shack instrumentals

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2004
  • Restaurants

    December 11, 2002

    Pride of the Prairie

    Heartland serves purely Midwestern ingredients in pure French style

  • Arts

    December 8, 1999

    Hart On His Sleeve

    With Good News for Modern Man, Grant Hart pulls away from his past--while keeping an eye on the rear-view mirror

  • News

    August 4, 1999
  • Restaurants

    March 17, 1999
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