Once upon a time in Phoenix, in the fall of 1980, my high school journalism teacher, Mrs. Finerman, was standing before the class, her voice thick with Willy Wonka mystery. "This is a very special room," she told us. "Years ago, right here, a man by the name of Vincent Furnier wrote for this school ... More >>
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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The Dead Milkmen were a special band to many in the '80s. While there were those that gravitated toward underground punk music with an aggressive edge and political bent, there were some of us who weren't all too upset with our parents and didn't identify with the standard punk uniform of the ... More >>
Lead guitarist on posers, touring, and vegetarianism
How a tracksuit-wearing homophobe became the MN GOP's favorite preacher
It seems like pretty much every pop star on the Top 40 charts is planning to make their way to the Twin Cities this summer to play one of our two arenas, and this new date comprises a handful of high-profile stars: Lil Wayne will steer his tour toward St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center on August 9 wit ... More >>
Do they claim Minnesota or Brooklyn?
It only took a few months for the lo-fi noiser to go from good bad to just bad.
The No-No's are breaking out of the punk clichés and making waves on their own terms
"The Next Big Thing" looks to live up to his WWE moniker in the UFC
They scream. They wear tacos for underwear. Meet Faggot, rock's next big gay thing.
Tonight we're gonna party Maplewood-style
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