I am what is referred to as a F33.2. On the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, this means that I have recurrent, severe depressive disorder without psychotic symptoms. It means that my depression comes from a place that is hard to climb out of, that ... More >>
I put on the Ramones' classic 1977 record Rocket to Russia recently in an attempt to join all of my Facebook friends in their collective sadness at the recent death of Tommy (Erdyli) Ramone. I used to love this record, but now, even though I wanted to feel some sense of loss, it became more and more ... More >>
Future IslandsWith Ed Schrader's Music BeatTriple Rock Social Club, MinneapolisFriday, March 28, 2014Samuel T. Herring is to indie rock what Louis C.K. is to comedy. Both men are extraordinary creatives inhabiting the black T-shirted bodies of the everyman. They eschew makeup, glitz, and artifice. T ... More >>
FLAG With T.S.O.L., Cerebral Ballzy, and Off With Their Heads First Avenue, Minneapolis September 13, 2013 For decades-old punks FLAG (original members of Black Flag who are prevented from using the band name by Greg Ginn), there really isn't any wistfulness for one to get lost in. Their frenetic, ... More >>
The film achieves the impossible: freeing three wrongly convicted men
The upcoming documentary Downloaded takes a look at the rise and fall of Napster and includes interviews with a Who's Who of the music industry.And at 2:41 of the trailer, you'll see a City Pages cover.
Henry Rollins Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul Thursday, September 27, 2012Henry Rollins' spoken word appearance at the Fitzgerald Theater on Thursday night was funny, sad, tense, energetic and probably at least mildly offensive to some. (His repeated use of the word "faggot," used while illustrating hi ... More >>
The increasingly popular Minnesota Public Radio show Wits has just announced that they will be putting on their first ever fall season of the highly enjoyable comedy-music-conversation program. The well-liked events pair an eclectic mix of talented comedians, actors and musicians along with host Joh ... More >>
Photos by Tony NelsonU2 with InterpolJuly 23, 2011TCF Bank Stadium, MinneapolisThese reviews are inevitably for fans, yet I find myself writing for U2-haters. One friend left a message during the show on Saturday wondering why I was there. Would anyone at the TCF Bank Stadium that night have aske ... More >>
Please be thinking "bacon" please be thinking "bacon"The thing about rounding up scary music videos for Halloween is that so rarely are they actually scary; Michael Jackson as a zombie/werewolf/come hither teenager? Meh. Alice Cooper, GWAR, Rob Zombie, Slipknot, Insane Clown Posse...NOT SCARY. ... More >>
Henry Rollins talks like deep sea divers explore--he dives in, he brings you with him, and he puts the pressure on right away and never comes up for air. This skill's been honed by over 30 years of live performance, from his early days in the DC music scene and his years as the most mercurial lea ... More >>
Holy Crap! It's Art-a-Whirl weekend! Non-stop art and rock and roll takes over NorthEast this weekend with art shows, all-day indoor/outdoor performances, some bands floating down the river in houseboats, and general festival madness for 72 straight hours. This annual tradition is so broad an ... More >>
Black Monk Time resurrected by Seattle's Light in the Attic label
Former punk icon to yell at great length in upscale Minneapolis theater.
Next month is gearing up to be a crazy time for live shows. Here's a list to help you plan out a successful Rocktober 2008.
A guide for taking the guesswork out of MSPIFF
Doc-making punks discuss their decline of Midwestern civ
How Minnesota musicians revived '60s rockers the Monks
They scream. They wear tacos for underwear. Meet Faggot, rock's next big gay thing.
Indiana to produce pro-life license plates, Church of Scientology to sponsor NASCAR, eating Monkey Chow for a week, a love letter from Henry Rollins to Ann Coulter, Pee Wee is back, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
The Bush Administration's plans for Iran, robots exploring the Antarctic, order your company's own anthem, Titanic 2: The Surface, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Government's civil liberties board only on paper, Henry Rollins reported to Aussie Nat'l Security for reading a book, Antarctic penguin cam, weinerwhistles, and more...
Poster designers Seripop have seen the future. And it's fluorescent green.
Charlie's Angels fly off the summer-movie radar in 'Full Throttle'
It made less history than '77 punk. It sold fewer records than Nirvana. But the suburban rebellion of Eighties America found its own potent way to say no.
From panel discussions to boobs aflame, feminism and punk rock form a holy union at Chicago's Ladyfest
The never-ending showdown between a relentless poetic provocateur and the back-patting literary establishment that shudders at the very sound of his name
Trail of Dead revive pure punk energy with Madonna