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.There is a quote from the actor Cary Grant about what's it like to be him: "Everyone wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant." That has ... More >>
The Midnight Evils, notorious for their off-the-rails rock shows, return for what promises to be a killer reunion show after more than six years since they broke up. Since forming in 1998, they were voted City Pages Best Rock Band in 2003 and 2005, and Best Band to Break Up in the Past 12 Months in ... More >>
Hypnotic groove psychedelic rock trio Mother of Fire are known for creating intensely haunting, loud,
mesmerizing shows in unique environments. In DIY spaces (their favorite) art
galleries, punk squats, house shows, and even rock clubs, they transport listeners
visually as well as sonically. Thei ... More >>
There is an element of exaggeration in all good storytelling -- and not to say that Luke Redfield is lying -- but his new album tells a sweeping tale of a man who has lived 100 lives in the ten songs off of Tusen Takk, the culmination of years of hard work and traveling. The album emanates ... More >>
Photos by Erik Hess
Daytrotter's Barnstormer 4
April 26th, 2011
Free Range Film Fest Barn, Wrenshall, MN
When I heard that the Daytrotter crew were planing to put on a barn show just over two hours away from Minneapolis, my attention was piqued. Daytrotter has created over five years o ... More >>
Bachmann fakes her family story.There are some cultures in which telling self-serving lies about your own ancestors would be so shameful as to be inconceivable. Michele Bachmann's culture is apparently not one of these.
Bachmann, who's flirting with a presidential run, was in the early-prima ... More >>
After a century of empty promises, Minneapolis officials are finally poised to spruce up the polluted waterway that meanders through the city's north side. What changed? The buying power of the people who will live there.
Márta Sebestyén & Muzsikás work in Budapest to preserve their country's oldest folk traditions. The only things distracting them are world tours, earnest foreign musicians, and unexpected Grammy awards.