The ukulele pop-folk hybrid of Lucy Michelle frequently deals in the complex issues of love. Earlier this year, stripped of her Velvet Lapelles, she expressed these feelings on her first solo album, Attack of the Heart. Now, in a love letter of civic pride, Michelle is singing the praises of the Min ... More >>
The singer-songwriter explores anxiety with the touching album Attack of the Heart
Valentines Day week has arrived! Whether you plan on celebrating Valentines Day with a special someone, alone, or with your multiple cats, be sure to check out Lucy Michelle & The Velvet Lapelles' Greatest Valentines Mixtape show at the Cedar Cultural Center. On Friday synth-pop band Usonia rele ... More >>
Lucy Michelle, a name often associated with her bandmates the Velvet Lapelles, has decided to strike out on her own for a solo project. Titled, Attack of the Heart, the project is expected to see the light of day next year.In January, Michelle is heading out to play a bi-weekly residency at Hollywoo ... More >>
MN Music-on-a-Stick With Semisonic, The Jayhawks, Dessa, Jeremy Messersmith, and Lucy Michelle and the Velvet LapellesMN State Fair Grandstand, St. PaulFriday, August 31, 2012After a summer of record temperature highs, August was the perfect month for outdoor shows, ending with MN Music-on-a-Stick a ... More >>
On Sunday, the Linden Hills restaurant Tilia hosted it's second-annual Augtoberfest block party. Droves of people came down to celebrate with the restaurant, which catered a variety of food and beverages as well as live music and other goodies. Some of the the sights from the outdoor extravaganza i ... More >>
Fourth album from the Twin Cities sextet
Childhood and growing up have always been the central themes in Lucy Michelle's music. There's a deep desire to hold onto youth that courses through her lyrics, and seeps through the music, right down to the loose, freewheeling way that she and her Velvet Lapelles put their songs together. Even as M ... More >>
See the people and the space.This week's Dish column reviews Tilia, chef Steven Brown's new restaurant in Linden Hills. For a peek into the space and a few glimpses of the people who made it happen, check out this video created by the marketing agency Fast Horse, owned by Brown's partner, J ... More >>
"Works for Words" with Jeremy Messersmith, Chris Koza, Dessa, Aby Wolf, Lucy Michelle, Brian TigheApril 9, 2011Fitzgerald Theater, St. PaulI've said this before, but it's something that bears repeating: Last month, coming down off the rush of seeing 60 Minnesota bands take over Austin, Texas for SX ... More >>
A night out with the gypsy-folk troupe
Photo by Tony NelsonWe sent writer Jeff Gage out on a fun assignment this week, tagging along with seven-piece band Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles for an excursion at the Bryant-Lake Bowl. It'd been two years since we'd caught up with Michelle and her gang -- they hadn't been profiled sinc ... More >>
The Sweet Colleens perform amidst a flurry of showsRocktober is in full swing, and the Cedar Cultural Center doesn't intend to slow its pace as we head into November. The all-ages venue is hosting an impressive run of shows over the next 20 days, squeezing in 22 separate events by an eclectic arr ... More >>
The Memory Lanes Block Party takes place this Saturday and Sunday on the pavement outside Memory Lanes in South Minneapolis, starting at 3 p.m. each day. As with past years, the block party organizers have done a great job of lining up a wide range of familiar local acts, from No Bird Sing to Bla ... More >>
As part of the ongoing "City of Music" series, which showcases local bands performing in unique settings, we are pleased to partner with MPLS.TV to present this new video of Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles. The video was shot by Dan Huiting and produced by Ryan Warner and Chris Cloud. Enjoy ... More >>
The Honeydogs are headlining the Mainroom at First Avenue this Saturday with Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles and Anders Ponders, which makes it a great time to revisit some of the band's best tracks from their 16-year career. The band is offering up a free stream of their 35-track compilati ... More >>
We've got a weekend full of record release shows, touring bands, and DJ nights galore for you.
Featuring Cusack, of course.
Jeremy Messersmith, Lucy Michelle, Ice Palace, Mark Mallman, and others have teamed up for a Beatles tribute CD which will benefit local schools.
The former Picked to Click finalists play a free show tonight before a screening of Cool Hand Luke.
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The local record store is launching a new program, MinnEconomy, geared at promoting local artists and bands.
City Pages' annual round-up of the best new musicians
In our biggest Picked to Click poll yet, more than 100 experts sound off on the best up-and-coming bands
The 18th edition of Picked to Click is now online. After collecting 105 ballots from the Twin Cities' music experts, we ended up with an unusual amount of ties, landing 13 artists in the top 10.
A full listing of the 105 ballots received for this year's best-new-bands poll.
With the Velvet Lapelles, Michelle brings heavenly ukelele music to the Twin Cities