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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Alex Uncapher for City PagesRusko at First Avenue last AprilIn 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 >>
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.
Rusko / Photo by Dan WiltonModern 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 >>
Never mind the bullocks, these blokes put on a blimey good show.
A sampling of what made (re)collecting the old faves so fun, and frustrating, in the aughts.
Charlie Parr comes out of the garage with album of homestyle blues
New Uptown hotspot restaurant Miami is retro Scarface meets Go-Go's bliss: Cool like neon, hot like cuties, silly and fun as kids
This is the sound of Brit hip hop. Or is it hip Britpop? Sometimes with Hood, it's hard to tell
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.
The 1997 City Pages New Music Poll
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