Lindsey Thomas

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    12 Rods Announce January Reunion Show

    They're back! After 11 years apart, 12 Rods are re-aligning for a one-off reunion show. "Through three albums and a rotating cast of band members, the group won over fans and frustrated publicists with a sound too tech-savvy to be grunge, too soulful to be synth pop," Lindsey Thomas wrote in 2004 a ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013

    Patty Andrews, last remaining Andrews Sister, dead at 94

    At Are You Ready for the Country, there are two things we love: close-harmonizing sibling acts, and tough old broads. And so, we're sad to report that Patty Andrews, the last surviving member of The Andrews Sisters, died on Wednesday at the age of 94.Andrews was interviewed by City Pages' Lindsey Th ... More >>

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    June 22, 2012

    The Onion stops printing in Twin Cities, closes A.V. Club in four markets

    Today marks the final day of The Onion's local presence in the Twin Cities. Both the print publication of the satirical newspaper, owned by the Pioneer Press, and the companion A.V. Club coverage of local arts and entertainment have closed for financial reasons, according to A.V. Club's Jason Zabel. ... More >>

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    March 13, 2012

    Chris Cook defense: Red neck marks may have been from hickey, not strangulation

    ​When police arrived at the home of Vikings cornerback Chris Cook last October 22, they found his girlfriend sitting on the living room floor, crying and holding the right side of her head as her nose bled. Chantel Baker told police she was beaten and strangled by Cook, and he was eventually ch ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012

    Bon Iver ninth-best in Pazz & Jop 2011 Poll

    ​Bon Iver's Bon Iver was obviously a bit of a local success story, and we rightfully felt the need to put his bearded, thoughtful mug on our cover last fall. (Read Andrea Swensson's cover story here.) Our beloved sibling paper the Village Voice showed some serious (but not ultimate) dedication to ... More >>

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    January 25, 2007
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    January 4, 2007

    1/4 Morning Communiqué

    Italy lobbies the UN for a global ban on the death penalty, Boston twins born in two different years, religious groups campaig ... More >>

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    December 27, 2006
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    December 20, 2006

    Local Music Yearbook '06

    Prince went to Vegas. Smokers went to Maplewood. Tapes 'N Tapes went to the moon. And sometime after the last zombie dance party got busted, we wrote it all down for you.

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2006

    10/11 Morning Communiqué

    China cracks down on leg-lengthening surgery, a look inside a "consecrated virgin" ceremony, Indian Christians give Slayer the b ... More >>

  • Movies

    August 16, 2006

    Righteous Babes, Old Joys

    Sound Unseen is a nostalgist's toyland

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    March 17, 2006

    3/17: Morning Communique

    Reservoir of water ice discovered on Mars, Star Wars coming to TV in 2008, Halliburton provides questionable water to U.S. troops, the story behind Horshack's laugh, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

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    March 1, 2006

    3/1: Morning Communique

    Everyone gets to go to UC Berkeley, Ice Age blondes had more fun, Dubai firm in port deal boycotts Israel, musicians say no to Hummers, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

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    December 20, 2005

    12/20: Morning Communique

    Christian nudist camps, calls for Bush's impeachment, pathetic media meltdowns of 2005, Fatboy Slim's cover of "The Joker," the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

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    December 19, 2005
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    December 7, 2005

    Cold Weather Culture

    Eleven things we're looking forward to that aren't the spring thaw

  • Music

    November 30, 2005

    Noisy Neighbors

    Seven new local releases for jazzheads, historians, and fans of Bob

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2005

    Nightstand Confessional

    In honor of this week's Zak Sally leaves Low on a high note

    Low bassist Zak Sally announced to Pitchfork today that he is leaving the 12-year-old Duluth-born band.


  • Music

    October 12, 2005

    Big Hits of Mid-America, Volume 412

    Five new local CDs Range from Spaghetti Westerns to pot paeans

  • Arts

    October 5, 2005

    Sweet Sixteen

    Beautiful (mostly) and all yours, our sneek peek at the 6th Annual 'Sound Unseen'

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2005

    9/30: Morning Communique

    A congressman returns DeLay PAC money, the Danish Air Force compensates a part-time Santa over a dead reindeer, Brian Wilson on your phone, the Minnesota blog of the day, and more...

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2005

    MMA meltdown, Best New Bands Poll results is for Minnesota music buffs today, if you've been able to get on the site (there were server problems until a few minutes ago). Picked to Click XV actually features ten articles on the Top Ten most-voted-for new bands (Brother and Sister's Top 5 lists are a highlight), along with a co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2005

    Your guide to the 2005 Minnesota Music Awards

    Like the Oscars, the Minnesota Music Academy's "Minnies" (or Minnesota Music Awards) at First Avenue tonight will be fun to participate in, fun to watch, and fun to make fun of (and I say this as someone onstage being made fun of). Somebody back me up: Aren't these things, you know, culturally inter ... More >>

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    September 16, 2005

    9/16: Morning Communique

    Legislation that would allow the Environmental Protection Agency to temporarily suspend or relax its rules because of Hurricane Katrina is being prepared by the Republican chairman of the Senate Environ ... More >>

  • News

    August 31, 2005
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    August 10, 2005

    Live Nude Theater Cheap Cheap Cheap!

    (Okay, a few of the performers in the nation's biggest Fringe Festival aren't nude. but a lot of them are.)

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    August 5, 2005
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    July 14, 2005

    The Go Team! signs to Columbia, buys new pom-poms

    The Go Team!, praised and blamed earlier this year by Lindsey Thomas, has signed to Columbia Records, home to Bessie Smith and other acclaimed acts.

  • News

    June 8, 2005

    Minnesota's Fifty Greatest Hits

    The greatest Minnesota-made records of all time

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    June 8, 2005

    How Could You Idiots Forget...?

    Ten (or eleven) more Funkytown favorites

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2005

    6/7/2005: The Morning Communique

    [CITY PAGES BLOGS] Steve Monaco's got last week's answers and winners, and this week's Monday Movie Quiz at Couch Pundit. Does your ass have what it takes to be on the cover of "Born in the U.S.A.?" Lindsey Thomas at This is Pop turns us on to a place that recreates album covers... and you're the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2005

    We got the Jack

    MSP gets new music format, single-entendre headlines Our favorite '80s station, Mixx 104.1, flipped formats yesterday to the Jack. CP's own Lindsey Thomas has the press release. And the Pioneer Press treats it as the second coming. And here's the playlist from the first two hours yesterday. The Jac ... More >>

  • Music

    April 13, 2005

    In Da Club: STNNNG at the Entry and Buck 65 at the Quest

    Rockers avoid collision at Entry show, Rapper-storyteller impresses drunks in bathroom

  • Arts

    March 30, 2005

    Two Diaries from South by Southwest #19, Part One

    What's the Only Industry That Holds Its Trade Show Around a Keg?

  • Music

    March 9, 2005

    La-La (Means I Love You)

    Coming alive with Ashlee Simpson, Brother and Sister, Soweto Gospel Choir

  • News

    December 29, 2004

    Artists of the Year

    12 Rods, Jon Stewart, Howard Stern, Quentin Tarantino, Garrison Keillor, MF Doom, Lawrence Lessig, Randi Rhodes...

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    December 15, 2004

    Local Music Yearbook '04

    We crowd-surfed with R.T. We bar hopped on light rail. And between some of our precious last sucks on a cigarette at the club, we scribbled it all down on a cocktail napkin.

  • News

    November 24, 2004

    Picked to Click

    To those who have recently begun to rock, we salute you

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2004
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    November 3, 2004

    The Voters Speak

    CP reporters interviewed early voters around the metro area on Tuesday morning. Heres what some of them had to say about whats at stake.

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    September 28, 2004
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    September 22, 2004

    Social Studies

    It is a happy, happy thing indeed that the happy hour endures

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    August 11, 2004
  • Music

    July 28, 2004

    Let It Blurb

    Ouija Radio: Last Night on Earth, Terry Eason: Bees Will Bumble

  • Restaurants

    July 14, 2004

    Vintage Bargains

    One more reason to toast: Half-price wine nights have caught on all over the Twin Cities

  • Restaurants

    July 7, 2004

    The Late Late Show

    Every meal's a winner: An Emburger-free list of after-hours alternatives

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    December 17, 2003


    City Pages scribes chime in with their top tens

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    December 17, 2003

    Local Music Yearbook '03

    We Sang. We Danced. We Set things on Fire. And Sometime after the Bar Closed, We Wrote It All Down for You.

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    September 17, 2003

    Everybody Wins

    Polls and punditry for the best new bands in town

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