Early Tuesday afternoon one of the sewers in the North Loop started spewing smoke into the neighborhood. SEE ALSO: Massive Uptown Fire engulfs building near Lake Street and Irving Avenue
Valentines Day week has arrived! Whether you plan on celebrating Valentines Day with a special someone, alone, or with your multiple cats, be sure to check out Lucy Michelle & The Velvet Lapelles' Greatest Valentines Mixtape show at the Cedar Cultural Center. On Friday synth-pop band Usonia rele ... More >>
Former City Pages web editor Jen Boyles lives in the Whitney Square building at 2nd Avenue North and 2nd Street in the North Loop, near where yesterday's water main break occurred.SEE ALSO: Downtown Mpls water main break: No poop in the North Loop Boyles and her fiance went to sleep last night still ... More >>
YelawolfWith Vajra, Trouble Andrew, and RittzEpic, MinneapolisOctober 19, 2012 Yelawolf was in a weird mood from the jump on Friday night at Epic. And by jump I mean the shocking plummet he took from the second-floor balcony at the club in the beginning of his set. Hands down the most memorabl ... More >>
See Also:Best of Lollapalooza 2012 day two: Twin Shadow, Franz Ferdinand and moreBest of Lollapalooza 2012, day one: Afghan Whigs, Die Antwoord, and moreJustice at Lollapalooza, 8/5/12What have we learned following Lollapalooza 2012? Not only do reunions (Afghan Whigs, Black Sabbath, At the Drive-in ... More >>
See Also:Ten things your Lollapalooza outfit says about youBlack Sabbath at Lollapalooza, 8/3/12M83 at Lollapalooza, 8/3/12The first of three days of music in the hot cauldron of Grant Park in Chicago is now one for the history books. Black Sabbath (or at least three-quarters of them) got back toget ... More >>
Joan Jett & HeartMystic Ampitheater6/29/2012Few opportunities as golden as this one arise for the nostalgic classic rockers in town to relive their youth in one show -- and outdoors, no less. That was the case this past Friday night -- a steamy one to be sure at 92 degrees -- when Joan Jett & ... More >>
If it really is all about the economy, stupid, then President Obama's reelection prospects are more precarious this morning than they were yesterday. Obama is in the Twin Cities today. He'll give a speech at Honeywell's Golden Valley facility this morning before heading downtown for a string of fund ... More >>
The Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch, best known as MCA, has died at 47. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 after a tumor was discovered in his salivary gland, and had been in treatment since that time.Related:Adam Yauch, RIP: A Life in PhotosCompared to the high nasal proclamations of Ad-Rock and Mike D' ... More >>
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It's been another big month for concert photography on the Gimme Noise blog and in City Pages -- so big, in fact, that one of our photographer's photos of the Flaming Lips ended up on the cover of the paper last week (well done, Erik Hess!). See that photo and nine other favorites from the month bel ... More >>
Miss Jackson if you're nastyBy Jen Boyles & Ian TraasAs a pop icon, Janet Jackson can do pretty much whatever she wants. If she went on a tour centered around singing her favorite polka tunes, the tickets would still sell out within minutes. Luckily for us, Janet's preparing a no-filler show ... More >>
Photo by Nick Patton for City PagesThis past Saturday, First Avenue transformed into a rattling raver underground and fans across the Midwest came to dance for hours on end to five rooms of national and local DJs. We had three photographers on the scene to capture every outfit, every DJ, every be ... More >>
DJ ShadowJuly 17, 2011First Ave, Minneapolis"Do you think you know how this beat goes?"The question felt like a taunt. DJ Shadow stood inside the large, white ball set up in the middle of stage, tucked in behind his spread of mixers and a tangle of wires. He looked out over the Mainroom with a large ... More >>
City Pages took home 11 first place trophies at the annual Society of Professional Journalists Page One banquet last night, beating both the Star Tribune and the Pioneer Press for the third year running.The Pioneer Press had an outstanding showing this year with 9 first place awards, while the St ... More >>
Headlining DJ Reid Speed from LA The third installment of ESP Woody McBride's rave-in-a-club circus is upon us, set to rattle downtown Minneapolis for 9 hours straight this Friday with 60 DJs of both local and national acclaim and stretching First Avenue to five stages instead of three. Sponsore ... More >>
Photo by Jen Boyles Beastie Boys DJ and and mad professor of all things turntablism Mix Master Mike is coming to Epic next month for a headlining show celebrating Mardi Gras. The show, scheduled for March 4, was just announced Thursday afternoon. Mike was last in the Twin Cities stumping for Bara ... More >>
Getting crafty with Sims' new albumWhen Doomtree crew member Sims stopped by the Gimme Noise offices a couple of weeks back to drop off preview copies of his new solo album, he made a point to give us a special promotional item that would help us to enjoy the new record. That key item? A box cutt ... More >>
Jen Boyles interviews Inspectah Deck.Inspectah Deck of Wu-Tang Clan talks to City Pages Web Editor Jen Boyles in an exclusive video interview backstage at the Wu's sold-out show at Epic Sunday night. Born Jason Hunter, he and his large and long-loved clan of New York rap personalities delivered a ... More >>
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Stacey Schwartz photographs work by Christopher StraubFriday night was all about fashion at the Graves 601 hotel. Fashionistas mingled before models hit the runway in the latest designs from Amanda Christine, Calpurnia Peach, Cliché, Drama, Karma, Kjurek Couture, Local Motion, Tendercuts, and ... More >>
Fashionistas of Minnesota mark your calendars: ENVISION Artopia is set for Friday, September 17 at Graves 601 Hotel. The evening features fashion from designers and local boutiques, creative hairstyling, and live music. It also serves as a great ramp up to MN Fall Fashion Week, which kicks of ... More >>
Metric / Alex Uncapher for City PagesSummer means two things in the Twin Cities: going "up north" and outdoor concert season, both activities releasing all the built-up cabin fever that comes along with being a Minnesotan. From the Basilica and Luce block parties to Stone Arch and Lyn-Lake fests ... More >>
Our web editor Jen Boyles is currently across the pond, and last weekend she visited Pilton, England along with 250,000 music fans for Glastonbury. Check out her photos from the festival below, including shots of Fatboy Slim, Kelis, Muse, and more.Slideshow: Glastonbury 2010
Home run balls aren't exactly flying out of Target Field . . . yet.
Check out our handy guide to events around town raising money for Haiti.
Coachella 2010 just might include a pair of shiny, robotic alumni.
Adjust the volume, you say? Gladly.
Probably should get in line at your lunch break for this one.
We tell you what songs are thrilling us right now. And yes, there are 9 of 'em. Listen here.
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The time has come to purify our hearts and minds of the guilty pleasures in our iPods. You could be next.
Watch Mark Wheat get treated to mylar 'I Love You' balloons.
Like the Oscars, the Minnesota Music Academy's "Minnies" (or Minnesota Music Awards) at First Avenue tonight will be fun to participate in, fun to watch, and fun to make fun of (and I say this as someone onstage being made fun of). Somebody back me up: Aren't these things, you know, culturally inter ... More >>
Jen Boyles on the local dance-music scene's continued woes Being an electronic-music lover in Minneapolis is a frustrating affair these days, and our weekend entertainment options are only getting slimmer. The drought became more pronounced this month when First Avenue--just five years ago a dance- ... More >>
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.
Two cities, twelve months, a million reasons to rock!
We sent a team of trained researchers and documentarians into the wilds of the Twin Cities in search of music in its native habitat. Here are the field notes from Friday, February 15--the day that would not end.
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