Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to celebrate Prince's 55th birthday. And while the Purple One's prodigious back catalog and outsized persona will always be one of the charismatic beacons for the Twin Cities music scene (and the world), there is no question that as of late, his output has ... More >>
The 4onthefloor with Eric Koskinen Turf Club, St. Paul Thursday, April 4, 2013You know what you getting when you go to a 4onthefloor show. It's never anything less than the most fun you'll have that week, regardless of what else may happen. The only question is exactly how much fun it will be. At th ... More >>
Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else.My first record-buying experience at Northern Lights was a bit like losing my virginity. It was a little awkward, a tad messy, a whole lot of embarrassm ... More >>
By Tony NelsonLast Waltz TributeThe Cabooze, MinneapolisFriday, January 4, 2013Billing themselves as Big Pink, local music vests Rob Hilstrom, Jon Herchert, Chad Whittaker, Dave Russ and Pete Sands became the Band to host the 8th Annual Tribute to the Last Waltz, the Band's 1976 farewell concert tha ... More >>
Yeah! It's time to run down the year in live music GIFs. This Black Sabbath fan from Lollapalooza this summer embodies how psyched we are to share these with you.With help from photographers Erik Hess, Anna Gulbrandsen, and Stacy Schwartz, this was a year for the already excellent visual representat ... 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 >>
Being in a band is a big commitment. Getting married is an even bigger commitment. Minneapolis duo The Sudden Lovelys fit both of these criteria. After working diligently to release three full-length albums in one year, Paige Ferraro née Prescher and Danny Ferraro took some time off between touring ... More >>
See Also: Slideshow: Neil Diamond at Xcel Energy CenterNeil DiamondXcel Energy Center, St. PaulWednesday, July 11, 2012With the spate of festival and concert cancellations announced over the last few days (even you, Hoobastank?!), it certainly was nice to have a sure thing to depend on Wednesday nig ... More >>
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 >>
Newcomers prepare to release their first CD
"Keep [romantic karaoke] classy. Don't be creepy and sing 'Angel Eyes' to someone you just met."
Celebrating the 10 winners of this year's best-new-bands poll
The best of the week's mashups including Korn, ABBA, Iron Maiden, the Monkeys, Lily Allen, White Lies, Salt-n-Pepa, and an authorized Annie Lennox megamix.
Everything sublime and ridiculous about the 1970s, summed up in two and a half minutes.
The Walkmen's Hamilton Leithauser will not be ignored
Vladimir Dikarev and Natasha Dikareva reach back and find beauty
With sparrows squawking in the distance, Fog subverts new-age music for the old-soul set
How three Midwestern boys reached jazz nirvana
Without Ventura, the Independence Party may come of age
Celebrity supernova Jennifer Lopez opens her mouth and makes the world a sadder and lonelier place
Director Jane Campion strips away her pretensions in Holy Smoke
Even in the Giuliani era, the New York Film Festival brings the beautiful and the blasphemous to American shores
Is swing swung? Has jungle been tamed?
Rock makes an unruly return to the garage with a Rhino reissue of the Nuggets collection