• Blogs

    November 14, 2014

    The 10 Most Underrated Guitarists in the History of Rock

    While traveling a few weeks ago, I could not stop listening to Mutiny on the Bay, the searing collection of '80s Dead Kennedys performances released in 2001; East Bay Ray, it occurred to me, is one of the most underrated guitarists in the history of rock. To me, being underrated doesn't mean that a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Vincent A Restaurant crafts specialty burgers for different stages of the Tour de France

    One of the Twin Cities' favorite Frenchmen is about to prove his Gallic mettle with his own take on the Tour de France. Vincent Francoual, chef and owner of downtown Minneapolis's Vincent A Restaurant, has plans to launch a line of burgers in honor of the world's biggest cycling event.The burgers ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    Eagulls: America is about 100 times bigger than England

    Spring graduation season is big business here in the U.S., fueling the flip side of the back-to-school retail push and encouraging fond nostalgia for those carefree college days in all of those that were lucky enough to finish. Roughly a year ago, across the pond in northern England, the members of ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 4, 2014
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    March 11, 2014

    Top 10 best albums recorded at Pachyderm Studio

    The secluded Pachyderm Recording Studio in Cannon Falls has seen some of the most celebrated groups of the past 30 years roll into town and bash out some of the best records of the modern rock era. As the studio enters a new era with Duluth's Trampled by Turtles recording their latest album there wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    D'Angelo and ?uestlove at First Avenue, 6/23/13

    D'Angelo and QuestloveFirst Ave, MinneapolisSunday, June 23, 2013Long before D'Angelo ever hit town for his two-man show in the Mainroom with Questlove, one thing seemed like a safe bet: there was no telling just who was going to show up. Would it be the impossibly sexy soul singer who created Voodo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    Django Django and Night Moves at First Avenue, 3/16/13

    Django Django With Night Moves First Avenue, Minneapolis March 16, 2013 For their debut Minneapolis performance, the U.K. electro-pop sensation Django Django eschewed the more modest local introductions of their fellow Mercury Music Prize nominees (and eventual winner) Alt-J, and brazenly scheduled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    SXSW announces first 2012 showcasing bands, including Minneapolitans Howler

    ​Oh lordy. It isn't time to think about SXSW already, is it? It seem like all that long ago that Minneapolis bands were swarming the streets of Austin, Texas in search of free beer and food trucks, and when Gimme Noise threw our first-ever Minnesota music showcase with First Avenue.But according t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Rusko talks Minneapolis, fan gifts and YouTube

    ​Internationally renowned producers rotate through Minneapolis every week now as dubstep takeover seems increasingly more imminent, with acts like Skrillex, Benga and our own Vaski hypnotizing the young electronic music crowd with every wicked wobble and sadistic bass attack. This week one of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Rusko returning to First Avenue on 4/20

    Alex Uncapher for City PagesRusko at First Avenue last April​In what we hope becomes a yearly tradition, dupstep heavyweight Rusko returns to First Avenue again this April and on his most favorite of all "holidays": 4/20.  If you've a sensitivity to a certain funky smoke wafting about, we sug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Cat Eyes on the Catwalk: Fashion's Night Out at June Resale

    ​One of our favorite shops in the Twin Cities, June is doing Fashion's Night Out in style. The evening is part of an  annual event founded in New York City in an effort to make shopping exciting again--even in these tough economic times.

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Rusko talks Major Lazer tour, roots and dubstep

    Rusko / Photo by Dan Wilton​Modern dubstep is heralded as the only relevant heir to drum n' bass, pioneered by artists like Burial, Caspa, Joe Nice, Skream, and more recently, Rusko. The punk-haired kid from Leeds has been called the king of the electro spin-off of this dark genre that slows the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Wild Beasts seduce the 7th St. Entry

    Never mind the bullocks, these blokes put on a blimey good show.

  • Calendar

    February 17, 2010
  • Music

    February 17, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Revisiting Reissues: Hits and misses from re-releases in the '00s

    A sampling of what made (re)collecting the old faves so fun, and frustrating, in the aughts.

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2008

    Claude Von Stroke to hit the VIP at First Ave.

    Superstar DJ to make a rare small room ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2008

    No Faking: Peter S. Scholtes reviews the Mekons with Greil Marcus

    Both Marcus (of the Bay Area) and the Mekons (of Leeds, Chicago, and elsewhere) have ties to the Twin Cities: Marcus through family and former City Pages staff, the Mekons through the ... More >>

  • Music

    May 30, 2007

    Dust Bowl Jubilee

    Charlie Parr comes out of the garage with album of homestyle blues

  • Restaurants

    May 30, 2007

    Vice City Party

    New Uptown hotspot restaurant Miami is retro Scarface meets Go-Go's bliss: Cool like neon, hot like cuties, silly and fun as kids

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2006
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    March 1, 2006

    Truth Is

    Truthmaze (a.k.a. Truth Maze, a.k.a. B Fresh) has one of the longest-running careers in Minneapolis hip-hop. I caught up with him via cell ... More >>

  • Music

    April 3, 2002

    Freeze Frame

    This is the sound of Brit hip hop. Or is it hip Britpop? Sometimes with Hood, it's hard to tell

  • News

    July 25, 2001

    Purple Hazy

    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.

  • Arts

    July 16, 1997

    PICKED TO CLICK PART 7: It's New to You!

    The 1997 City Pages New Music Poll
    Moon's Over Minneapolis: Brother Sun Sister Moon rise in the north