Liam Benzvi

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2014

    Strange Names post "Ricochet" from debut album, Common Attraction

    Fresh off Strange Names being announced as one of the performers at the Current's 9th Birthday soiree, the guys have revealed a new single, "Ricochet." The song from former Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak's favorite new band will appear on Liam Benzvi and Francis Jimenez's debut full-length album, Comm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    10 Thousand Sounds festival 2013: A music and photo timeline

    10 Thousand Sounds Festival Free Energy, Greg Grease, The Chalice, Strange Names, Prissy Clerks Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota June 22, 2013 Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak defiantly proclaimed early on at Saturday's 10 Thousand Sounds Festival that, "A little rain isn't going to keep Minnesotans fro ... More >>

  • 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

    June 13, 2013

    Strange Names: We understand short attention spans

    Strange Names have slowly built momentum in the Twin Cities and beyond, and even placed seventh in our Picked To Click poll in 2012. The inventive electro-pop duo of Liam Benzvi and Francis Jimenez bonded over a shared love of music while sharing a dorm at the U of M. That creative partnership bloss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we kick things off with a fresh, raucous new video from Prissy Clerks, who just celebrated their first ever live appearance in New York City, and are now starting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    City Pages' inaugural 10 Thousand Sounds Festival lineup is here!

    With temperatures in the Twin Cities starting to head consistently north of freezing, chatter regarding summer music festivals is also on the rise. So it's as fine a time as any to proudly announce that City Pages has a live music event of its own coming up -- the inaugural 10 Thousand Sounds Festiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Twin Cities Best New Bands at First Avenue, 1/11/13

    First Avenue's Best New BandsWith the Chalice, Wiping Out Thousands, John Mark Nelson, Actual Wolf, Eleganza!, Strange Names, and Bomba de LuzFirst Avenue, MinneapolisFriday, January 11, 2013 With 50 percent of the 2012 Picked to Click cast on display, plus Eleganza! and Bomba de Luz for good measur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    Local Frames: New videos from Mike Mictlan, Lucy Michelle & the Velvet Lapelles, Brother Ali, and more

    As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before. While it's im ... More >>

  • Music

    October 17, 2012

    Picked to Click 2012

    After hundreds of ballots and votes, the best of the best new bands have been chosen