Martin Devaney

  • Calendar

    November 5, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Record Store Day 2014: Twin Cities events guide

    The exclusive, limited-edition releases aren't the only things that get music fans to come out in droves on Record Store Day. Many local, independent record shops go all out for the big day, bringing in a strong lineup of bands, food, and refreshments for their patrons, making the event that much mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    The best Twin Cities concerts of the week: 4/14-4/20

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar!

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2014

    Hymie's announces 2014 Record Store Day Block Party lineup

    Record Store Day in the Twin Cities has become a bigger deal with each passing year. Music fans in the area have not only come to depend on the thrill of tracking down the numerous exclusive releases that are featured on RSD, but also the unique events that most independent record stores plan for th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 1/21-1/28

    This blustery week in the Twin Cities 89.3 the Current will be hosting their 9th Birthday Bash in the First Avenue Mainroom over the weekend. Acts will include Lizzo, Har Mar Superstar, Strange Names, Howler, Heiruspecs and more. The Cedar Cultural center will also be hosting a benefit for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    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. We get things going this week on Local Frames with a premiere of the brand new video from Twinkie Jiggles Broken Orchestra, a new project led by local music luminary Sean Mc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 10/2-10/8

    This week marks the beginning of October. Why not celebrate fall with some rad tunes? Thursday brings the rapper Le1f to First Ave to get us dancing. Friday the ever ambient Why? plays the Fine Line, while local boppers Teenage Moods release their latest cassettes. Saturday, KT Tunstall is welcomed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Pizza Luce Block Party is back! 2013 lineup announced

    There was not a Pizza Lucé Block Party in 2012, but the tradition has returned with a twist. Yes, there will be a party this year, but it's moving to downtown to celebrate the pizza chain's 20th year in business.The lineup for the 10th annual Block Party so far includes eight acts, including Bloodn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Art-A-Whirl 2013 music lineups at 612Brew and Indeed Brewing announced

    The stellar music lineup at the 331 Club this weekend certainly isn't the only thing worth seeking out at this year's Art-A-Whirl. In addition to the fine locally created original artwork on offer as well as art studios opened up for tours, there are plenty of other terrific lineups that should keep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 5/15-5/21

    Finally! The weather is starting to catch up with the time of year. Just in time for Northeast's annual celebration, Art-A-Whirl. Featuring creative works from all over Minneapolis, the 331 club will be hosting local favorites such as Gospel Gossip, Carroll, Prissy Clerks, Crimes and more. Minneapol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 4/24-4/30

    It's the last week of April, and the snow is finally melting away. Wednesday, local favorites Poliça play a show in the First Avenue Mainroom, while songwriter Josh Ritter plays a set the next night. Mill City Nights also welcomes Mindless Self Indulgence as new local band Ginkgo plays a set at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Caitlin Rose at Triple Rock, 4/8/13

    Caitlin Rose With Andrew Combs and Martin Devaney Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis April 8, 2013 Caitlin Rose has the type of easygoing, affable Southern charm that can win over any audience. But more importantly, she's got the songs that can silence and stun any crowd as well. Both of those en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    Gastro Non Grata: Marrow Inamorata

    The unholy matrimony of raw and roll is set to rock the Triple Rock Social Club once again.  Gastro Non Grata's next event is one for lovers: featuring killer tunes, food from one of the hottest new restaurants of this young year, and as always, the Dead Meat Door prize courtesy of Clancey's Me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    St. Paul proclaimed Friday was Leah Rule Day

    Hundreds of friends and family members gathered at the Cedar Cultural Center on Friday to pay tribute to Leah Rule, a fixture at the Turf Club and the Twin Cities music scene. She passed on December 21, 2012, following a journey with cancer of unknown primary (CUP). Though there were moments of sadn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Weekend Checklist: St. Vincent, Father John Misty, Girls Got Rhythm Fest, Daughtry

    Girl power without the Spice Girls is alive and well these days, and the Amsterdam Bar and Hall will be celebrating this weekend with the Girls Got Rhythm Fest in St. Paul. If you're feeling young, stop by Station 4 to check out pop-punk group Go Radio with This Providence; if not, St. Vincent and C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Slim Dunlap fans hosting St. Paddy's Day Mad Ripple Hootenanny

    ​Rock singer-songwriter (and ex-Replacement) Slim Dunlap has faced a slow recovery since suffering a stroke in February. According to the Current, he's making progress steadily, and is no longer in intensive care. Dunlap's many friends have decided to raise spirits and quite a racket in honor of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Thanksgiving Weekend Checklist: Jeremy Messersmith, the 4onthefloor, Mason Jennings, Replacements Tribute

    ​Take time away from shopping and eating this weekend to enjoy some shows.

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Eclipse Records talk about their new location

    Eclipse Records has had a challenging history, as has been covered rather thoroughly in the past by City Pages. The store spent 1999-2003 on Grand Avenue, re-opened on University Ave from 2008-2010, and is now settling into a downtown St. Paul location that, no doubt, owner Joe Furth would like to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Stone Arch Festival of the Arts dissolves: An open letter from music booker Stacy Schwartz

    ​Sad news to hit the local arts world today: The long-running Stone Arch Festival of the Arts, which annually showcased over 200 artists and four free stages of music along St. Anthony Main, will be no more. The festival's founder, longtime local music advocate Ira Heilicher (son of legendary Soma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    A Tribute to the Replacements, 11/26/10

    Photos by Erik Hess​A Tribute to the Replacements' TimNovember 26, 2010First Avenue, MinneapolisReported with special help from Robyn LewisNow in its third installment, the Thanksgiving weekend tradition of reveling in the songs of the Replacements has grown into a gigantic local music event, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Heiruspecs' Sean McPherson slings food recommendations

    Whether you want vegetarian Ethiopian or a solid strawberry shake, Sean McPherson has your rec.​Sean McPherson is a busy guy: When he's not working in McNally Smith College of Music's hip-hop department, he's hosting trivia around the Twin Cities with Trivia Mafia or playing with his band Heir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Halloween 2010 concert guide

    ​Got your Star Trek costume all laid out, belly full of candy, pumpkin carved, and still don't know what to do with yourself this Halloween weekend? Don't fret, we've got a host of musical options at your disposal. Here's a rundown of some of the best Halloween-themed concerts happening this weeke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Saint Paul Art Crawl, Curtiss A's John Lennon tribute: Freeloader Friday

    Photo by wwarby via Flikr​ Once again we find ourselves fast approaching a weekend filled with tons of free things to do. The entire city of St. Paul will be loaded with free art shows, concerts, parades, demonstrations, wine tastings, and more thanks to the Saint Paul Art Crawl. Other events of n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Eclipse Records now closed

    City Pages file photo​Eclipse Records, the beloved St. Paul record store and all ages venue, is being forced to vacate its space and is now closed. Rumors of the store's closing started flying this morning, and were confirmed when the Current's Barb Abney tweeted that she had spoken to Eclipse co- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Art by Curtiss A, Wants vs. Needs: Freeloader Friday

    Art by Curtiss A​It's another strong weekend for free stuff to do. There's dance parties like Wants vs. Needs, and parties including the Red Stag Block Party. Music and art will collide with a gallery show featuring Curtiss A, and the Soap Factory hosts an expo dedicated to the best in comic, zine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    West Bank Music Festival set times

    ​If you've picked up a copy of City Pages this week, you may have noticed that something is happening tomorrow over on the West Bank... Once you've read up on performers Dessa, the Book of Right On, and Culture Cry Wolf, check out the full schedule below for all the bands performing at Saturday's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Ryan Paul & the Ardent, Fan Fiction, Bethany Larson play free show tonight

    Flyer design by Ryan Paul​As with many Wednesday night gigs at the Kitty Cat Klub, tonight's show with Ryan Paul & the Ardent (who we profiled in a recent issue of City Pages) is totally free. What's even better is that Ryan Paul will be joined by two promising opening acts: Fan Fiction, Marti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    The Southern Theater announces its 2010-11 season

    ​(Coming soon: Ananya Dance Theatre. Photo by V. Paul Virtucio)Now in its second century as an entertainment and performance space, the Southern Theater has released its full schedule for 2010 and 2011. According to the press release, this season will feature work by 27 choreographers and over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Rockers for Knockers reunites St. Paul faves at Turf

    Photo by Nikki Miller​Last night at the Turf the Bust Buddies, a group of close girlfriends from St. Paul, pulled together an impressive lineup to raise money for the Susan G. Komen 60 mile, 3-Day Walk for the Cure. With live room sets by Sean Na Na, Martin Devaney Band, Puppies and Trains, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Al Kooper honored at the Dakota Jazz Club

    All photos by Steve CohenAl Kooper with Ashleigh Still and Alison Scott​A sizable crew of esteemed local musicians gathered at the Dakota Sunday night to pay tribute to rock 'n' roll legend Al Kooper with a set of covers that spanned his entire career. According to photographer Steve Cohen, Al him ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 28, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Record Store Day returns!

    ​The third annual Record Store Day is quickly approaching! The yearly celebration of our vast nation's stalwart independents arrives this Saturday, bringing to early-rising hands ultra-limited releases from John Lennon to Joy Division, in-store performances everywhere, free food, and a lamentably ... More >>

  • Music

    January 28, 2009

    Gimme Noise weekly wrap-up: Joke bands, Vampire Hands

    News and notes from the City Pages music blog

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2008

    Heiruspecs drop new video for "Get Up"

    heiruspecsicon.jpgAttention local hip-hop fans: here's a preview from the forthcoming Heiruspecs album, due out December 13.

  • Calendar

    August 27, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 11, 2008

    Over the Weekend: August 8-10, 2008

    crossingguards.jpgLots of bad stuff happened this weekend. Luckily, there was also plenty of sunshine and beer available for consumption. Here's a recap of the Pizza Luce block party.

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2008

    Over the Weekend: July 25-27, 2008

    crescentmoon-thumb.jpgA wrap-up of this weekend's shows, including Western Fifth, Crescent Moon and the XYZ Affair.

  • Music

    November 21, 2007
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    September 5, 2007
  • Unknown

    May 30, 2007
  • Music

    August 30, 2006

    Don't Mess with Kansas

    Notes from the North vs. South Music Festival

  • Music

    May 24, 2006
  • Blogs

    July 21, 2005

    Robert McCreedy on high praise and needless malaise

    Robert McCreedy, former member of the reverb-drenched country outfit The Volebeats, will mark the release of his second album at the Turf Club this Friday. McCreedy was introduced to country while working in his grandpa's record store in the Detroit suburbs. He played in psychedelic garage bands as ... More >>

  • News

    November 24, 2004

    Picked to Click

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

  • Columns

    July 14, 2004

    Eyes Wide Open

    Let us now praise nameless peaceniks and hippies

  • News

    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.

  • News

    September 17, 2003

    Everybody Wins

    Polls and punditry for the best new bands in town

  • Music

    November 28, 2001

    Neighborhood Watch

    Fireball Espresso Café Keeps an Eye on Local Hip Hop

  • Music

    August 2, 2000

    Funk Is Instrumental

    The teenage Heiruspecs put live horns and guitars back into hip hop

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