Justin Baker

  • Feature

    June 19, 2013

    Your guide to 10 Thousand Sounds Festival

    The Walkmen kick off City Pages' inaugural music festival in the heart of downtown Minneapolis

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    My mom reviews Pitchfork's top tracks of 2012

    By Justin BakerWe just wrapped another year of wall-to-wall critics' lists, and the Pitchfork staff provided a carefully curated subset of hip music of last year. How does this music sit with the rest of the population? To  partly answer that question, we asked someone untainted by current musi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Of Monsters and Men vs. Japandroids: Two two-night stands

    By Justin BakerThere may not be two bands that have accelerated more rapidly and ridiculously to mass music geek adoration in 2012 than Of Monsters and Men and Japandroids. These are bands that were barely on the popular radar a little over a year ago that are now in the midst of U.S. victory laps ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Bruce Springsteen's evangelical nation baptized me in St. Paul

    By Justin BakerI have spent almost a decade goofing on my former boss and his Bruce Springsteen superfandom. As my adult music appreciation has grown, the issue has become amplified, and I've unfairly been branded a youth hipster and a full-blown cynic.So began my ex-employer's quest to engineer ... More >>