Everyone's a critic -- except in Minnesota, of course. Well, we're just as judgmental if not worse in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, but you'd hardly detect it from any publicly circulated opinion on the matter with a byline. Actually, I take that back. Those charged with writing criticism often get shun ... More >>
Pink Mink lead the pack in our 20th annual best-new-bands poll
"Don't set out to raze all shrines--you'll frighten man. Enshrine mediocrity, and your shrines are razed." Ayn RandOn the 20th anniversary of Picked to Click, I would like to offer this local-music icon a worthy gift: early retirement.
A full listing of the 105 ballots received for this year's best-new-bands poll.
Here are the 84 ballots counted in this year's Picked to Click poll, alphabatized by the voters' names. Ballots without numbers attached, or without otherwise specifying an order of preference, were counted "in no particular order," with each choice getting 3 points. (First choices got 5 points, sec ... More >>
Lament of the empty-handed fan
In the past year, Prince has become a Jehovah's Witness, bitched about the record industry, canceled a national tour, and delayed the release of his new CD. But he doesn't want to talk about it.
A few days at the races with St. Paul mayoral candidate Jay Benanav
Slug's love bug, Kat Bjelland's exorcism, Dave Pirner's throbbing shins: Ten years of local music served on ten great platters.
It's an odd, autonomous, anomalous year for the 1998 City Pages New Music Poll.
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.
Choice Rocks, Ball Busts
Makers who mattered in 1995