• Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Terma Festival at the Belmore/New Skyway Lounge 2013 lineup

    Downtown Minneapolis is going to be darker and weirder than usual come mid-September due to the arrival of Terma Festival. The two-day event, held at the Belmore/New Skyway Lounge, features a lengthy slate of artists from the local community and beyond who embody musical experimentation. The lineup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    The Onion calls for rioting in Madison in commemoration of final print issue

    Shouting fire in a crowded theater is a crime. So if there really is rioting in Madison tonight, might the editors of The Onion find themselves in legal trouble?THE BACKSTORY: The Onion discontinues print publication in Madison, its original marketProbably not. But still.

  • News

    July 17, 2013

    Ex-Bradlee Dean employee slams "sham" ministry

    Jake Dagel claims Dean's organization was "cultic" and mistreated its members

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Jake Dagel, former Bradlee Dean employee, discusses working for his "cultic sham ministry"

    As 20-year-old Jake Dagel flew from Nashville to Omaha late last month, he finally had time to reflect on the things he'd experienced while working for Bradlee Dean's "You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International" ministry for the previous seven weeks.THE BACKSTORY: Bradlee Dean's ministry is a cul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Cold War Kids' Nathan Willett: We're not Radiohead. We're not going to make a record every three years of 11 perfect songs.

    Cold War Kids broke onto the national music scene in a major way with their rousing 2006 debut full-length, Robbers & Cowards, and have spent the better part of their career trying to not only live up to those lofty standards, but to build on it. And while 2011's Mine Is Yours was somewhat of an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    STNNNG's Nate Nelson revisits his basement show past

    By Kyle ImesThere has always been an underground music scene in the Twin Cities in some capacity, but it's easy to overlook. Before Facebook and MySpace, finding the basement, loft, or re-purposed public space was largely word-of-mouth. Thanks to a friend's older brother, I was allowed to tag along ... More >>

  • Movies

    November 14, 2012

    Lincoln stands tall

    Daniel Day Lewis lends the president real flesh, blood, and spark

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Matt and Kim at First Avenue, 11/7/12

    Matt and Kim With OberhoferFirst Ave., MinneapolisWednesday, November 7, 2012Matt and Kim is a simple name and simple setup, with just Matt Johnson on keys and vocals and Kim Schifino on drums, but the duo's show is anything but simple. With an elaborate back screen, flashing lights, balloons, and c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    Conor Oberst at Fitzgerald Theater, 9/20/12

    Conor OberstFitzgerald Theater, St. PaulThursday, September 20, 2012Still a relatively youthful 32 years old, pride of Omaha Conor Oberst has already clocked roughly 14 years as a working musician. During that span he's followed his independent-minded muse fervently, spurning opportunities to cash i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    White Light Riot on why the band is breaking up

    See Also:White Light Riot ready to rebound after record label dispute"Bands are a very fragile, very ethereal thing. Almost like if you look at them too hard, they disappear," said the Cars' guitarist Elliot Easton in an interview with City Pages.  Such is the case for Minneapolis band White L ... More >>

  • Music

    August 15, 2012

    Inaugural Knotfest brings metal to Somerset

    Slipknot promises apocalyptic chaos and stink

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Brother Ali's Mourning In America tour dates, First Ave in October

    Related:Brother Ali arrested at Occupy Homes protest [VIDEO]After setting off the Entry back in May, rallying in Wisconsin, giving us a soulful, somber taste of his new record, and recently getting arrested to help bring attention to the foreclosure problem here in Minnesota, Brother Ali is finally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota songs: The complete list

    Related:Top 20 best Minnesota musiciansFirst Avenue's 20 best concertsFirst Avenue's 20 best concerts: Readers' picks50 cool facts about the Minnesota music sceneCountless songwriters have found inspiration in the Land of 10,000 Lakes over the years, and even more have hit upon something revelatory ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota songs: #10-1

    Related:Top 20 best Minnesota songs: #20-11Top 20 best Minnesota musiciansFirst Avenue's 20 best concertsCountless songwriters have found inspiration in the Land of 10,000 Lakes over the years, and even more have hit upon something revelatory about Minnesota without ever becoming full-time residen ... More >>

  • Music

    March 21, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    St. Vincent rebukes crowd during Pearl Jam cover, adds First Ave. show

    ​Those of you who didn't get a chance to see St. Vincent's entrancing sold-out performances at the Walker in October (and even those of you who did) now have another opportunity to see Annie Clark and company bring the songs of Strange Mercy to life, as St. Vincent have just announced a stop a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Northfield Target employee to deliver "Save Thanksgiving" petition to CEO Gregg Steinhafel

    Target: no sight for tired worker's eyes.​The rage has come home to roost. On Monday afternoon, Seth Coleman,  a seasonal Target employee in Northfield, will deliver a hard copy version of the "Save Thanksgiving" petition to the retailer's headquarters on Nicollet Mall. "My choice is stay ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Anthony Tolliver has a handle on his property

    The Wolves reserve mixes business with basketball.

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Now Now kick off two-month tour

    ​Local rock trio Now Now (formerly known as Now, Now Every Children) are one of the many Twin Cities bands who will caravan down to Austin, Texas this year for the SXSW festival, but they're getting a head start -- the band is already on the road and will complete a full lap of the US that won't f ... More >>

  • Music

    October 13, 2010

    STNNNG behind the music

    An oral history of Smoke of My Will

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    'Jim Thome At The Plate' rocks on video

    Jim Thome at the bat​Starting about the time his Labor Day home run hit the flag pole at Target Field, everyone's been expecting big things out Jim Thome and the rest of the Twins as they head into their playoff run this week against the Yankees. We've named Thome our Twin of the month. Sport ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Matt Capps and Danny Valencia atop list of Twins playoff unprovens

    Will the postseason greenhorns be up for the pressure?

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Toby Keith meet-and-greet, Trailer Choir, and Marty Stuart this weekend

    ​Many of us, our friends over at Hot Dish not excluded, have buzzed about Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill, which opened earlier this summer in St. Louis Park. "I hear they have a mechanical bull!" "Mechanical bull?!?" "Down-home Southern comfort food? Say what?" "Will Toby really put a bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Peter Wolf Crier to tour with Rogue Wave and Midlake

    Photo by Stacy Schwartz​Though the pair hasn't even wrapped up their current stint with Heartless Bastards, Peter Wolf Crier will hit the road in September for another high-profile tour, this time with Rogue Wave and Midlake. The duo will stop in St. Paul to play the Lowertown Music Festival on Ju ... More >>

  • Movies

    December 2, 2009

    George Clooney in Up in the Air

    Juno director Jason Reitman is in the pilot seat

  • Music

    February 25, 2009
  • News

    July 2, 2008

    Poolside Manners

    After banning a three-year-old from swimming, grown man still fears cooties

  • Music

    January 30, 2008
  • Restaurants

    August 15, 2007

    Surly Nation

    Need a drink? Yeah, It's been that kind of month. So how about a local surly ale?

  • Arts

    June 27, 2007
  • Unknown

    May 9, 2007
  • News

    July 19, 2006

    What Rhymes With Seimone Augustus?

    The critics may say the WNBA game lacks poetry. Stephen Burt is determined to give it some.

  • News

    September 7, 2005

    No Money Down! A Lifetime to Pay!

    Welcome, friend, to the booming field of "subprime" mortgages. Think you can't afford a house? You're probably right, but that won't stop us from putting you in one!

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2005

    43 speaks

    43 speaks 1: See the funny working people! (Nebraska, Feb. 4) When promoting social security reform with 'regular' citizens in Omaha, Nebraska, President Bush... met Mary Mornin, a woman in her late fifties who told the president she was a divorced mother of three, including a 'mentally challenged' ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    December 8, 2004

    Single Malt: Innumerable Bottles

    The rarest single malt scotches in all the world can be found in Minnesota, if you only know where to look

  • Columns

    October 13, 2004

    Why We Fight

    What is, and isn't, at stake in beating Bush

  • Columns

    September 1, 2004

    The Black Box Election

    That chill in the air means October surprise season is upon us

  • Arts

    July 21, 2004

    Notes of a Dirty Young Extra

    Love is a hot dog from Hell on the race track set of the new Bukowski film

  • News

    June 9, 2004

    Wet Hot American Summer

    You scrubbed radioactive toilets. You fleeced tots at carnivals. You ground the beaks off baby birds. You sent City Pages your summer job stories--and we didn't even give you minimum wage in return.

  • Music

    October 29, 2003

    The Filth and the Fury

    The Dirtbombs blow Motor City out of the garage

  • News

    September 24, 2003

    The Child Hatchery

    In South Minneapolis, a last remnant of Dr. Martin Couney's freak show preemies

  • Movies

    September 3, 2003

    Bidding Adu

    Twin Cities filmmaker Ayesha Adu does dogme without didacticism

  • Movies

    December 25, 2002

    Middle-Aged Crazy

    Jack Nicholson's 'Schmidt' makes the white working class look funny

  • News

    July 26, 2000

    Poker Faces

    Looking for a painless way to lose your shirt? Head down to the Canterbury Card Club, where bad luck comes in spades, some lucky schmo is always raking in all the chips, and even if you win the house takes its cut.

  • Music

    April 12, 2000

    Great American Novel

    Minnesota's own Dr. Demento talks about corporate radio, the Meat Puppets, and 30 years of weird records

  • Music

    August 18, 1999

    Bombs Away

    Noise artist Bombardier drops some of electronic music's fastest and hardest beats--and waits for the explosion

  • News

    August 11, 1999

    Fall Out

    The military turned Ron Falcon into an officer, a gentleman, and a doctor. When the brass discovered he was gay, they kicked him out and sent him the bill.

  • News

    July 28, 1999
  • Books

    July 9, 1997
  • News

    February 12, 1997

    Out With the New, In With the Old

    In Minneapolis and elsewhere, proponents of the New Urbanist planning movement are promising a new tomorrow -- one that looks a lot like yesterday.

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