The media blitz for Polica's second album is in full swing this week. Today, the group dropped a new single from the forthcoming Shulamith, which is due October 22 via Mom Pop.Much like the earlier song, "Tiff" featuring Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, "Chain My Name" is aggressive. The difference, howe ... More >>
Michael Gaughan takes his rap act to San Francisco
What I love more than anything about the Twin Cities music scene are the various, and seemingly endless, aspects of permanence that forever radiates from both sides of the radio dial as well as our own turntables. The people who listen, love and perform never stop connecting. It's an infinite line i ... More >>
If you have a sweet tooth, mark your calendars for Friday, April 20. Gastro Non Grata, the collective "chef-driven labor of love" headed by organizers Craig Drehmel and Jeff Mitchell has announced its next event, and it features a killer lineup of pastry talent.Tunes will be provided by the Cactus B ... More >>
Jim Marshall, the man behind one of the most iconic images in rock history, died on Thursday at the age of 88. His black Marshall amplifiers were corded to some of the greatest guitarists to pick up the instrument: Jimi Hendrix, the Who's Pete Townshend, Eric Clapton, and countless others. And then ... More >>
Leave it to the Turf Club to have something this audacious planned for 4/20. The evening is hilariously billed as 'Wade Boggs Wicked Boston Baked Bash,' and will feature a merry band of local characters all presenting something vaguely Bostonian throughout the night. Of course Marijuana Deaths ... More >>
Number 42: Edie Overturf City: Minneapolis Years spent living in MN: 18 monthsPrint artist, painter, and sculptor Edie Overturf may be new to the Twin Cities art scene, but her impact has already been felt. With the folks at Kick.Stand.Press, she recently helped co-found Leg Up Studio, a coopera ... More >>
Number 43: Tina Blondell City: Minneapolis Years spent living in MN: 15 There are no pop-culture icons featured in Tina Blondell's portraits. Instead, she chooses to capture regular folks in a moment in time. Recent pieces have included a gleeful female drummer ready to jam, a man casuall ... More >>
There are plenty of sappy, romantic things to do in the Twin Cities over the weekend before Valentine's Day, but more than likely there isn't anything as interesting and decidedly off-the-wall happening as Ice Rod's Chatroulette show Saturday night at the Turf Club. Michael Gaughan will once ... More >>
Number 44: Kick.Stand.Press City: Minneapolis, MN Years spent living in MN:The current bout is 2.5 yearsAs anyone who has ever spent time watching HGTV knows, a good wallpaper job can make or break a room. Gilpin Matthews and Lauren Schuppe, co-founders of Kick.Stand.Press, specialize in making t ... More >>
Number 45: Frank Gaard City: Minneapolis Years spent living in MN: 45 yearsFor the past 40 years, notorious artist Frank Gaard has added a healthy dose of color, criticism, and humor to the local creative scene. His work knows no boundaries, as he often draws inspiration from a mix of subjects, ... More >>
Two months ago, Gimme Noise announced our first ever cover art contest, the prize being a print of Michael Gaughan's beautiful painting of Eyedea that we commissioned for the annual "Year In Music" issue in December.Well we received a lovely little email today from a (super awesomely-named) ge ... More >>
Though they have issued a steady stream of releases for a few years now, Minneapolis label Totally Gross National Product seems to be on an upswing lately, collaborating with a vast network of experimental artists that span and combine elements of electronic, rap, dance, and rock music.
Last month, we ran an Eyedea City Pages cover giveaway and had a tremendous response -- almost 300 people entered in the contest, and 15 won prints of the cover created by local artist Michael Gaughan. The result was a touching tribute to Micheal Larsen in the form of his own words and songs, and ... More >>
As part of our annual "Year in Music" issue last December, we commissioned local artist and musician Michael Gaughan to create a watercolor portrait of Micheal Larsen, a.k.a. Eyedea, for the cover of City Pages. The result was astounding -- Gaughan produced an emotional, moving tribute to his fal ... More >>
We have a few very special surprises in store for City Pages readers this week, as we reflect back on developments in the Twin Cities scene with our annual Year in Music issue. One of the largest and saddest moments of the year came in October with the passing of beloved rapper, writer, and artis ... More >>
It's turkey week and the usual travel snafus are starting. As I type this, it is 8AM and I am on a Delta flight out of Minneapolis bound for Georgia. I have been up since 4:30 and my flight has already been changed four times. Alas, if you are sticking around the Twin Cities the next few days, don ... More >>
In the wake of November 9's momentous Celebration of the Life of Mikey "Eyedea" Larsen at First Avenue (and yesterday's sad news about the cause of Larsen's death), two additional fundraisers and memorial concerts are being planned in the local rapper and musician's honor.
Self portrait by Benjamin Fredrickson wearing Pleasure Principle & Boy of London, Jeremy Scott, Dr. Martins and Grey Ant glassesMinneapolis style maven Benjamin Fredrickson is one of the city's most provocative photographers. Fredrickson's avant-garde look and serious love of fashion also ... More >>
photo by: Nick VlcekICE ROD. If you don't know anything about him, he's the rapper persona of artist Michael Gaughan (maybe you've seen his gorgeous paintings for the Gayngs and Moonstone records), a guy who writes songs that at face value seem jokey ("Your Body Is a Sk8park"), but upon deeper li ... More >>
Photo by Denis Jeong PlasterThe rapper Eyedea--Michael Larson off the stage--isn't one to paint himself into a corner. What he brings to the stage as an emcee is only one piece of what he does, and he keeps himself plenty busy, even when he's not on tour with his DJ partner Abilities. Between his ... More >>
As anyone who ever went to a First Amendment Arts show knows, the space was too small for something so big. The gallery, which is are partnered with screen print artists Burlesque of North America, are moving upstairs to more spacious digs.
As if this past weekend wasn't already spilling over with amazing local music (between Gayngs, Art-A-Whirl, and the Lyn-Lake fest there were only a scant few hours without shows), Har Mar Superstar and P.O.S are teaming up to play a last-minute show at the Entry tonight, as Har Mar announced duri ... More >>
Nikki & Andrew doing research In this first installment of Rational Dialectic, Andrew Flanagan and Nikki Miller meet up at GAYNGS HQ - Nick & Eddie - with laptops in tow, to discuss the local phenomenon (and soon to be worldwide sensation) GAYNGS. Andrew and Nikki do not wi ... More >>
Event helped early careers of Brother Ali, Toki Wright
If you thought their music was breathtaking and expansive, wait til you see the album jacket.
The hip-hop duo debuted material off of their forthcoming album, By the Throat.
Sample a track from the new album by Kill the Vultures, due out next week.
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Here are the 84 ballots counted in this year's Picked to Click poll, alphabatized by the voters' names. Ballots without numbers attached, or without otherwise specifying an order of preference, were counted "in no particular order," with each choice getting 3 points. (First choices got 5 points, sec ... More >>
The sibling rock duo are looking for anyone interested in skateboarding to star in the video for "I'm Gonna Do Something Awesome with My Life."
They scream. They wear tacos for underwear. Meet Faggot, rock's next big gay thing.
Brother and Sister inspire another day of gymnastics, capture the flag, and waterslides. Oh, and music.
Email from Michael Gaughan (of Ice-Rod and Brother and Sister fame; more here): "Hey everybody. Do you need an internship? I need interns to help organize public performance art pieces. please send a letter of interest and resume via e-mail. From Michael." Gaughan is probably one of the more fun and ... More >>
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