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Fourth of July weekend has plenty in store for Minneapolis. Friday and Saturday, First Avenue will be hosting Bathysphere, a two day psych rock festival featuring bands such as A Place to Bury Strangers and Dean & Britta doing Galaxie 500 songs, and locals such as Pony Trash, Flavor Crystals, Pa ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties.This week we lead off with an Alice In Wonderland nightmare clip from the atmospheric Minneapolis garage rock quartet, Crimes, taken from their new record, Thin Sunlight, whic ... More >>
Jackson Browne with Sara Watkins State Theatre, Minneapolis Sunday, October 28, 2012 Jackson Browne took the stage at the State Theater last night with an easy, mellow smile -- a vibe he stuck with for his lengthy set, to no one's dismay. Browne has a long-standing career as a singer-songwriter ... More >>
See Also:Rage Against The Machine: The Battle of Minneapolis, part deuxBrother Ali to join Tom Morello at rally to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott WalkerDeep within a recent New York Times profile we discover that Mitt Romney's running mate Paul Ryan is a Rage Against the Machine fan. While the Wisconsi ... More >>
See Also: Bob Dylan to receive Presidential Medal of FreedomBob Dylan announces release date and tracklisting for TempestSpeculation about Bob Dylan's 35th studio album has been flying around since early March, when Los Lobos frontman David Hidalgo gave an interview to the Aspen Times. In t ... More >>
Related:Brother Ali on Occupy Homes and the foreclosure crisisBrother Ali: My fans are kicking the sh*t out of me over Trayvon MartinOur neighbors in Wisconsin are in the midst of a potential political upheaval, and several well-known musicians are stepping in to rally support for the recall of Gov. ... More >>
By Reed Fischer and Ian TraasSoundsetWith Atmosphere, Lupe Fiasco, Ghostface Killah & Raekwon, Astronautalis, Big K.R.I.T., and moreCanterbury Park Festival Field, ShakopeeSunday, May 27, 2012Related:Soundset 2012 evacuated amid tornado watchSoundset photos 2012Up until about 7:20 p.m., the fift ... More >>
Unless you're Bobby McFerrin, you can probably understand the oxymoronic comfort that comes with being sad. There's solace to be found in the drawn shades, the blanket piles, and the tears. Few understand this better than Nona Marie and the Choir. The harmony-fueled side project of Dark Dark Dark ... More >>
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Clarence Clemons, the spirited saxophonist who has held down a prominent spot in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band since the early '70s, has suffered a stroke. The AP is reporting that someone close to Clemons confirmed the stroke but currently does not have any additional information about Clemo ... More >>
An extra day to the weekend? We'll take it!
Promo photo by Bonnie SchiffmanThe print edition of City Pages drops today, and in this week's issue you'll find two very different but equally enlightening music articles -- the first digging into the making of a new Replacements documentary, which is screening tonight at the Women's Club and to ... More >>
The Jackson Browne show scheduled at the State Theatre tonight has been canceled due to illness. The SoCal songsmith is in the midst of a solo acoustic tour; he was just in Madison last night, and has tour dates booked through the end of June.UPDATE: The Hennepin Theatre Trust has announced that ... More >>
Campbell may have knocked Tucker's teeth out in their '81 match, but the old man's 73 now while Tucker's a spry 51. Gonna be a nail-biter, folks.
Coverage of State Fair performances, Brother Ali dissects new album & Motörhead at First Avenue.
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.
Minnesota-born Paul Nelson was a '60s folk revival pioneer and a founding father of rock writing
The wait is over, folks: 1. Joni Mitchell, Court and Spark 2. Richard and Linda Thompson, I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight 3. John Cale, Fear 4. Big Star, Radio City 5. Steely Dan, Pretzel Logic 6. Bob Marley and the Wailers, Natty Dread 8. New York Dolls, In Too Much Too Soon 9. Jackson Brow ... More >>
Paul Westerberg talks about drinking, depressed fans, and finding a reason to live
Next week Red House Records issues a momentous tribute album of Pete Seeger's songs. But after 15 years at the margins of American music, this St. Paul label proudly aims to stay there.