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    September 22, 2014

    Aphex Twin's New Album Syro: Totally Worth the 13-Year Wait

    I'm ostensibly here to talk to you about electronic music pioneer Aphex Twin's new album, Syro. First, I need to admit to some Pavlovian conditioning. Over the years I've grown unreasonably excitable by the first few bars of "Xtal," the first track on his debut album, Selected Ambient Works 85-92. E ... More >>

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    July 24, 2013

    15 gorgeous GIFs from Pitchfork Music Festival 2013

    This past weekend's Pitchfork Music Festival was tremendous. From R. Kelly's cavalcade of hits to the muscular fury of Savages in the hot sun to Lil B's doting fans, there were thousands of indelible moments on display in Union Park over the three-day fest.  With help from photographer Erik Hes ... More >>

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    March 22, 2013

    Gospel Gossip record release at 7th Street Entry, 3/21/13

    Gospel Gossip record release with Ex Nuns, Hollow Boys and Flavor Crystals 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis Thursday, March 21, 2013We've missed you, Gospel Gossip. It's hard to believe it, but right around three years ago you seemed poised to break out of the local shoegaze scene you helped spearhead, r ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Best Twin Cities concerts 2012: Staff lists

    Here are the raw lists from many of City Pages' contributing writers and photograghers for the finest shows they attended this year. Hint: It's all over the place!See Also:Best Twin Cities concerts 201250 Awesome Concert Photos from 2012Best Twin Cities songs 2012: Staff lists Best Twin Cities album ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012

    Five underrated records of 2012

    New music came at us from all angles in 2012, to the point where we give something a cursory listen, hastily tweet out our opinion about it, then quickly move on to the next hot song/band of the moment. Within that constant deluge of music and the instant social media dissection of its merits (or la ... More >>

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    October 30, 2012

    METZ at 7th St. Entry, 10/29/12

    METZwith Buildings and Animal Lover 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis Monday, October 29, 2012 The art of noise was front and center last night in an ear-splitting bill topped by excellent Toronto trio METZ. Comprised of Alex Edkins (vocals/guitar), Hayden Menzies (drums) and Chris Slorach (bass), ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    METZ on sharing F*cked Up's practice space and life in Toronto

    The result of punk eating itself, getting horrible heartburn, and trying to remove the offending article by cutting open its chest with a chainsaw is METZ. The Toronto trio of Alex Edkins, Hayden Menzies and Chris Slorach recently unfurled a brilliant, blistering self-titled album via Sub Pop, and t ... More >>

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    August 21, 2012

    Archers Of Loaf's Matt Gentling on cult status, the reunion, and witnessing a stabbing on the road

    Archers of Loaf are the very definition of the '90s stalwart alt-rock band. They toiled in relative obscurity while many of their contemporaries made it big and ruled the airwaves for a good decade or so. Those who knew them loved them like a small child loves a puppy: with a bursting-at-the-seams e ... More >>

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    July 18, 2012

    Buildings on strip clubs, throwing beers, and touring

    Buildings are a Minneapolis noise-rock three-piece gaining a lot of traction in the U.S. and beyond, since February's release of their outstanding second record, Melt Cry Sleep (doubleplusgood). Singer/guitarist Brian Lake, drummer Travis Kuhlman, and bassist Ryan Harding look like mild-mannered guy ... More >>

  • News

    March 26, 2003

    The Changing Face Of War

    A groundbreaking 1989 essay on "Fourth-Generation Warfare"

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    December 1, 1999

    This Means eWar!

    Online retailing giant plays legal hardball with a similarly named group of digital artists