As the holidays near, so does City Pages Cocktailian, a spirited affair celebrating the best that Minnesota distilleries and mixologists have to offer. Join us for the revelry on Thursday, December 11 at Varsity Theater. See also: Local Spirits: A look at Twin Cities micro-distillers
Shoring up a year of food-centric events (get your Iron Fork tickets while you still can), City Pages is introducing a celebration dedicated to the art of craft cocktails and fine spirits. Cocktailian will take over the Varsity Theater on December 11, and presale tickets are available now. See also ... More >>
Paul Weller with DJ Jake Rudh Varsity Theater, Minneapolis September 10, 2014 After more than a 20-year absence from local stages, U.K. rocker Paul Weller triumphantly returned to Minneapolis last night to show his musical progeny exactly how it's done. The always stylish Modfather delighted the so ... More >>
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The exclusive, limited-edition releases aren't the only things that get music fans to come out in droves on Record Store Day. Many local, independent record shops go all out for the big day, bringing in a strong lineup of bands, food, and refreshments for their patrons, making the event that much mo ... More >>
Twin Cities music venue vet Billy Sverkerson died early Sunday morning. The well-known and well-liked figure in the local scene was most recently employed at First Avenue, but his career in the music business traces back to the late '70s when he started working at the 400 Bar and eventually became a ... More >>
BNLXFest II With BNLX, Gloss, Blue Sky Blackout, Wiping Out Thousands, Fury Things, Frankie Teardrop, Two Harbors, Pink Mink, Flavor Crystals, and DJs Jake Rudh and Ricky Maymi Cause Spirits & Soundbar, Minneapolis November 15-16, 2013 Throughout the two fast-paced nights of BNLXFest II at Caus ... More >>
Believe it or not, June is less than a week away. Cedar Cultural Center welcomes the Howlin' Brothers Wednesday and Brooklyn duo Savoir Adore the next day. Devendra Banhart celebrates his birthday at Mill City Nights Thursday, while LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy plays the First Avenue Mainroom. Fri ... More >>
You're a dance maniac. A cocktail special and conversational atmosphere aren't enough to attract your patronage. You're the type that needs the exhilaration of flashing lights, hair-raising sound, and an adequate space to show off those moves. While this beat-chasing schedule might sound exhaustin ... More >>
The '90s officially came to a close a little bit more than 13 years ago, but their profound and strange cultural touchstones are not forgotten. Most importantly, the music lives on with the help of DJ Jake Rudh, who celebrates the 12th anniversary of his hip dance party Transmission with a night of ... More >>
The long-standing dance tradition in the Twin Cities known as Transmission is about to reach a dozen years in existence. Jake Rudh's new wave and goth party known for its delicious combing of '80s delights in that vein is celebrating its 12th birthday with a First Avenue Mainroom party in March!Rudh ... More >>
Laurie Anderson performs Dirtday!Walker Art Center, MinneapolisFriday, November 2, 2012I've always felt music is the best when it's performed live. Typically the best musicians are also great storytellers. Thus it was a double dose and once again a special ephemeral moment that Laurie Anderson share ... More >>
See Also:Jake Rudh talks about taking Transmission to the CurrentJake Rudh's Transmission dance night celebrates 10 yearsSlideshow: Transmission at First Avenue: Jake Rudh & fans celebrate 10 years Even Martha Quinn still wants her MTV. The original MTV VJ from back in the '80s (when the channel ... More >>
The best thing about Rock for Pussy is obviously that the charity event, now entering its ninth installment tonight, provides funds for local forlorn cats and kittens in need of a helping paw. But not far behind is that the event, organized by the Current's Mary Lucia and a team of musicians, has su ... More >>
DJ Jake Rudh's new wave dance party Transmission is a Minneapolis institution -- and now a radio show! This Friday, the celebratory nature of the night gets an extra boost as the festivities shift to First Avenue's Mainroom for the 11th anniversary of the weekly dose of retro cool.What we know fo ... More >>
With Valentine's Day fast approaching, you may be wondering what you get your sweetie. This weekend features several great parties that should entertain as well as enable you to shop for the holiday. In addition to these events for lovers, this edition of Freeloader Friday has tons of art shows, ... More >>
It's a short week this week, which means that Wednesday night is actually Friday night for most of us working stiffs. Thanksgiving Eve is notoriously one of the busiest club nights of the year, and this time around is no exception. With First Ave's Mainroom occupied by the annual Ike Reilly gig, ... More >>
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 >>
Photo by Dave Eckblad for City PagesDance nights are big on Thanksgiving Eve. Everyone has the next day off, and there's probably more than a few people who anticipate a massive caloric freefall and want to get their bodies moving before the tryptophan coma. This year, there's a fantastic option ... More >>
The Twin Cities are experiencing a bit of an '80s new wave renaissance at the moment. With Jake Rudh's popular British dance and new wave night Transmission taking up a residency on the Current's airwaves and expanding into larger and larger rooms (like the upcoming gig on Thanksgiving Eve at the ... More >>
Meet your new radio jock Look at that face -- is that a face that belongs on the radio? Solely, surely not. Before the Current snagged the city's best DJ for a new show named after his popular Transmission dance night, Jake Rudh was out in front of the decks and the dance floor more often than no ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessRebel Rebel: Rock for Pussy 8June 10, 2011First Avenue, MinneapolisNow in its eighth go-round, the annual David Bowie tribute-meets-cat shelter fundraiser Rock for Pussy has become one of the most predictably fun nights in local music, as shown by the large turnout and vibrant ... More >>
New wave has a home in Minneapolis every week
Jake Rudh in full effectEarlier this week, we told you about local music lover Jessa Alt entering the Mad Men Casting Call contest for a second consecutive year, and mod madness continues just days later with yet another Minneapolis contestant throwing his hat into the ring: veteran local DJ an ... More >>
Photo by Jake RudhDJ Jake Rudh will continue his monthly "Music" series at Kings Wine Bar with an all-local mix tonight, which is named after the Replacements song "Left of the Dial." The photo above is just a small sampling of the albums that Rudh will pull from during tonight's three-hour set, ... More >>
Jake Rudh and Steve Seel will co-DJ at tonight's "Music for Restaurants."
We Sang. We Danced. We Set things on Fire. And Sometime after the Bar Closed, We Wrote It All Down for You.
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