Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else.Disco has gotten a bad rap, in spite of the fact that a lot of commercial rap is based on disco. People love to tell you disco sucks and they only ... More >>
The boys in Free Energy are musicians who know what they want. And if they don't know what they want, the Philadelphia via Minneapolis power pop quintet has a knack for finding the production talent who does.Their meticulously crafted debut, Stuck on Nothing, came out of left field back in 2010. The ... More >>
Mission Of Burma 400 Bar, Minneapolis September 27, 2012 The legendary post-punk band Mission Of Burma hit the 400 Bar on Thursday night intent on not only solidifying their venerable status with the old-guard of the local music community, but adding to it, as the power-trio out of Boston delivered ... More >>
See Also: Steve Albini on 20 years of Shellac, handling hecklers, and AC/DC's brilliance Shellac's Todd Trainer on Minneapolis drummers, and today's music climate Bob Weston on LCD Soundsystem, Arcwelder, and All Tomorrow's Parties Shellac's 20th Anniversary Show with Bellini and STNNNG First Aven ... More >>
See Also:Steve Albini on 20 years of Shellac, handling hecklers, and AC/DC's brillianceBob Weston on LCD Soundsystem, Arcwelder, and All Tomorrow's PartiesHard to believe 20 years have gone by since heavy rockers Shellac formed in Chicago in 1992. It began with engineer and guitarist Steve Albini ... More >>
See Also:Steve Albini on 20 years of Shellac, handling hecklers, and AC/DC's brillianceIt has already been 20 years since Shellac came together in Chicago in 1992 as an informal collaboration between engineer and guitarist Steve Albini and Minneapolis-based drummer Todd Trainer. Shellac was full ... More >>
With LCD Soundsystem gone, London's electro-soul rockers Hot Chip picked up the reins to create a dance record strong enough to carry us through summer. In Our Heads is massive enough in scope for impulsive physical movement, but also articulate in a way that satisfies even when the champagne's run ... More >>
The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our ... 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 >>
Grammy-winning rock duo the Black Keys, who took home trophies this year for Best Alternative Music Album, Best Recording Package, Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocals, are returning to the Twin Cities on July 3 to play the Roy Wilkins Auditorium with openers Cage the Elephant.
I know, I know: I missed a couple weeks there, didn't I? Settling into a new year is always an awkward proposition for me - the date change, transitioning into a whole new set of releases, the January blahs. I'm over all that shit now, though, so let's kick off 2011 with a (belated) bang, shall w ... More >>
From beginning to end, 2010 has kept us busy running from venue to venue in pursuit of some phenomenal live music. Gimme Noise's team of writers and photographers fanned out across the Twin Cities to catch as many shows as we could, and each of us ended up with our own diverse and distinctive lis ... More >>
Photo by Stacy SchwartzMumford & Sons at the Varsity Theater last MayNow, before you get all bent out of shape with this list, let me point out that just because I feel a band or an artist is overrated doesn't mean I don't like them or their music. It just conveys my belief that the massive ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessLCD SoundsystemOctober 23, 2010Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St. PaulWith 10cc's oddly creepy art/soft rock hit "I'm Not In Love" serving as the intro to the set, there was electricity in the air, something not often found in the cavernous confines of Roy Wilkins Auditorium regardles ... More >>
Like a puppyJeremy Messersmith's recently released video for his song "Tatooine" is a fucking adorable little construction paper synopsis of the Star Wars OT (original trilogy, hello?) set to a sparse guitar and piano whisper of a song.And, since we're total nerds, we're taking the occasion to re ... More >>
Photo courtesy subMercerSausage-obsessed DJ My Cousin Roy, aka Roy Dank, has been super busy lately. Actually, it's kind of unfair to refer to him only as a DJ, since Roy juggles spinning records all over the world, throwing parties, making tracks, and running both a record and clothing label out ... More >>
Exactly a month after announcing that LCD Soundsystem would play the Roy Wilkins Audiorium this fall, the venue has finally released details about the ticket price and sale date. The LCD Soundsystem show, which features openers Hot Chip, will take place on Saturday, October 23, and tickets will g ... More >>
National music blog Consequence of Sound is reporting that LCD Soundsystem will hit the road this fall for tour of Australia, the US, and the UK with Sleigh Bells and Hot Chip. The dance-tastic indie band, led by James Murphy, will come through St. Paul on October 23 to play Roy Wilkins Auditoriu ... More >>
Never underestimate a collective of geeks working towards a seemingly unmarketable goal fueled by passion alone. A decade and a half ago in Minneapolis, a couple of them created the online only music review site Pitchfork Media. Back then, the Internet was still in its infancy, a diso ... More >>
Photo by Tony NelsonGuante and Big Cats!We've got another great week of music content loaded onto the site -- see below for a rundown of the music section that appears in the print edition of City Pages this week.Guante: A warrior with wordsBy Michael L. WalshSpending an afternoon with the talent ... More >>
The California festival runs April 16-18.
Turn off the lights and grab a glowstick (no, wait - don't). It's time to get funky nostalgic.
Ex-local lads were 2nd best newbies at CMJ, quoth the Georgia mag.
How could this be anything less than one of the best parties summer has to offer?
My favorite music right now is the new album by De La Soul, Are You In?: Nike Original Run--a new take on rap-rock-techno in 45 bracing minutes, with production by Detroit's Young RJ and Chicago duo Flosstradamus, with the latter mixing the results into one continuous track.This is also De La's fir ... More >>
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