The 33 1/3 pitches are open again! For music obsessives, this long-running series of short books devoted to iconic albums has been a great resource for amusement and exhaustive reporting. Two personal favorites from the series are Carl Wilson's tome about Celine Dion's Let's Talk About Love and C ... More >>
Experimental legends lose the noise, keep the joy
Hurricanes, war, avian flu, locust plagues, that annoying song you couldn't get out of your head. It wasn't the greatest of all possible years. Nor was it halfway decent. But to prove that it wasn't all bad, we asked 29 writers to rave about the ar
Praise and blame for the season's multi-disc collections
How often do you get to see two great Prince films on the big screen in one week in his hometown? The "psychobiographical" fiction known as Purple Rain screens tonight at 9:00 p.m. at the Regal Brookdale Center 20 theater (6420 Camden Ave N, Mpls., 763.566.3456). The classic and rarely screened conc ... More >>
Beautiful (mostly) and all yours, our sneek peek at the 6th Annual 'Sound Unseen'
The greatest Minnesota-made records of all time
Scissor Sisters' disco pop delivers a queer ear for the straight guy
Iraq. SARS. Jay Leno, Still on television practically every night. Yeah, 2003 was about as much fun as a social disease.
City Pages scribes chime in with their top tens
The legendary bands. The terrifying toilets. An oral history that goes so far behind the music it will leave you at a gun range beneath the stage.
Snow in Africa, thieving Santa, and porn under the tree
Two cities, twelve months, a million reasons to rock!
Musicians and critics discuss their favorite aural aphrodisiacs
From escapist entertainment to aesthetic ecstasy: Twenty-nine writers script valentines to twelve months of culture
Admired by rappers and ravers alike, DJ Boogie brings X-rated "ghetto house" to Minnesota
Slug's love bug, Kat Bjelland's exorcism, Dave Pirner's throbbing shins: Ten years of local music served on ten great platters.
Computer wizards leave their bedrooms, rappers reach the stage, and the Mason Jennings Band creates the bar buzz of the decade. In the ninth annual City Pages New Music Poll, 60 local music fans pick the bands that made the biggest noise.
The music industry released 30,000 albums in 1998. You can live without 29,990 of them.
35 concerts to soundtrack your summer.