Ian Rans

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. Maria Isa gets things started this week with a fresh new video. New clips are here also from Bob Mould, Trampled By Turtles, What Tyrants, the Cavalier Crooks, Suzie, and a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Antibody Wanna Dance: A fundraiser for photographer Erik Hess

    Chances are that you've probably never heard of Erik Hess. But if you keep up at all on the local music scene, and especially if you read this blog, then you've no doubt seen his photography before. Hess is one of our nightlife's most vibrant and prolific voices; on any given night, he's likely out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    MN Musicians Vote No! benefit at Triple Rock: Dave Pirner, Dillinger Four, & more

    With Election Day just over a month away, many us are probably growing tired of the endless stream of campaign commercials and relentless sloganeering ringing out from most media outlets. But one of the definite advantages of any election year are the special Benefit Concerts which bring together ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Literary Death Match's Todd Zuniga discusses Mark Mallman, 'Paper Darts,' and his beauty routine

    ​Since 2006, Todd Zuniga has been holding Literary Death Matches across the world. The event promotes local talent by giving them an opportunity to perform in a rollicking night of trouble-making. This Thursday, Zuniga will hold his sixth Twin Cities Death Match at the Nomad World Pub. During the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    10 best music costumes from First Ave's Halloween bash

    ​Ok, ok, one more Halloween post and then WE ARE DONE. Until next year.First Avenue's Mainroom was packed to the rafters last night for their annual Halloween bash, and we had photographers roaming the scene to snap all of the great costumes. As with last Saturday's Too Much Blood dance night, we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    New Year's Eve concert guide

    ​With New Year's Eve falling on a Friday this year, the concert calendar is looking downright epic. From freebie shows to high-profile benefits, the selection for this year's Big Night Out has a little something for every kind of showgoer. Here's a rundown of your options for Friday night, broken ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Halloween 2010 concert guide

    ​Got your Star Trek costume all laid out, belly full of candy, pumpkin carved, and still don't know what to do with yourself this Halloween weekend? Don't fret, we've got a host of musical options at your disposal. Here's a rundown of some of the best Halloween-themed concerts happening this weeke ... More >>

  • 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 9, 2010

    Mark Mallman Marathon 3 live blog, day 3

    Photo by Erik Hess​Mark Mallman passed the halfway point of his Marathon 3 performance at 7 a.m. this morning, and isn't due to wrap up until 10 p.m. last night. We jogged alongside Mallman yesterday from 10 a.m. until about 3:30 a.m., and you can read our recap and see some incredible photo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Drinking with Ian at the Grammys

    Minneapolis's favorite talk show host takes a tour of music-industry hell.

  • Music

    November 26, 2008
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    August 8, 2007
  • News

    December 15, 2004

    Local Music Yearbook '04

    We crowd-surfed with R.T. We bar hopped on light rail. And between some of our precious last sucks on a cigarette at the club, we scribbled it all down on a cocktail napkin.

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2004
  • News

    May 9, 2001

    Picked to Click

    The 11th Annual City Pages New Music Poll