Starting tonight, the West Bank will be abuzz with vibrations far more hypnotic than afternoon stop-and-go traffic.The notorious 28-hour Drone Not Drones event benefiting Doctors Without Borders is nearly upon us. Low, Prairie Fire Lady Choir, BNLX, Gabriel Douglas, JT Bates, Martin Dosh, Jeremy Ylv ... More >>
The moody atmospherics of Halloween, Alaska have returned with an EP of covers titled Liberties. Drawing from songs popularized by Portishead, Sade, Neko Case, Pat Benatar, Journey, and Stevie Nicks, the group embrace some of the most powerful female vocalists of our time -- and Steve Perry too. "I ... More >>
One year ago, Sara Montour and Steve Korf launched Live Letters, a brand that documents local music around town and also hosts small, intimate house shows at Montour's loft. Since Live Letters started, it has gained notoriety in small groups of fans and amongst musicians around Minneapolis as one of ... More >>
Art-A-Whirl Day 1The 331 Club, Northeast MinneapolisFriday, May 18, 2012Related: Slideshow: Art-A-Whirl 2012: Friday's Music Art-A-Whirl Day 2 in Northeast Minneapolis, 5/19/12The oldest section of Minneapolis came alive this weekend with art, culture, love, and best of all, music. Although it may o ... More >>
4th Annual Lyn-Lake Festival Lyndale Avenue South at 29th Street South, Minneapolis May 20, 2012 Slideshow: Lyn-Lake Street Festival 2012The day started off a little rocky on Sunday at the 4th Annual Lyn-Lake Street Festival as Koo Koo Kanga Roo had their set pushed back 40 minutes or so due to the ... More >>
Local icons: "We're letting all the sounds in now"
Self-titled album both robust and dramatic
It all makes sense. For those wondering how local musicians like James Diers, Haley Bonar, Jeremy Ylvisaker, JT Bates, Jake Hanson, and Mike Lewis find the time to spawn so many amazing, collaborative projects, the answer is simple: They all share a practice space. And unfortunately, that practic ... More >>
Photo by Nikki MillerLast night at the Turf the Bust Buddies, a group of close girlfriends from St. Paul, pulled together an impressive lineup to raise money for the Susan G. Komen 60 mile, 3-Day Walk for the Cure. With live room sets by Sean Na Na, Martin Devaney Band, Puppies and Trains, an ... More >>
"For our mothers, sisters, wives, and ladyfriends" is the tagline on this lovely piece of phoenix art with heart. This show has pulled together a motley gang of local talent, including a return of sorts for Sean Na Na -- what ever happened to Lucky Jeremy anyways? Rockers for Knockers is a benefi ... More >>
They paralleled the feeling of anxiety in the air as everyone was abuzz about the looming, ever darkening clouds overhead.
The MinnEconomy series continues tonight with two cool in-store performances.
Britney, Morrissey and Wavves hit Minneapolis, new 757s video, more new Dylan & next week's best new releases.
James Diers and David King's new album tickles as it goes down
Halloween, Alaska re-releases debut
Enhanced CD sadly lacking footage of Ev playing beach volleyball with O.C. cast An expanded version of Halloween, Alaska is set for an April 26 release on East Side Digital. The disc (which is pushing the release of a follow-up into the fall) includes multimedia extras like lyrics and an instru ... More >>
To those who have recently begun to rock, we salute you
They got hassled by the FBI. Todd Rundgren drank all their Foster's. And now they're breaking up. After teetering on the edge of big-time success for over a decade, 12 Rods remember what it's like to be a popular Twin Cities band--and what it's like to pa
Halloween, Alaska play electronic pop to seduce the cylons
The naked truth about putting together a regional showcase like the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival. And a revealing body of blurbs about the best and the not-best of the fest.
The Mpls/St. Paul International Film Festival swaddles the Cities in cinema
Emo finds some unlikely champions in a culture critic, jazz virtuoso, and two rock-scene vets
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the multiplex...
Movie theaters used to have majestic screens, rocking chairs, and real butter. Some still do.
It's an odd, autonomous, anomalous year for the 1998 City Pages New Music Poll.
We list the best of the best of 1997.
The 1997 City Pages New Music Poll
Moon's Over Minneapolis: Brother Sun Sister Moon rise in the north
That's a bigger question than usual in our 1996 new music poll.