Chef John "Blüd Hammer" Hurkes, creator of the Slayer Pizza, is back -- and this time, his blasphemous cuisine will be available for public consumption at the Bulldog Northeast in Minneapolis. From October 28 to October 31, the Satanic chef will cater to foodies and horror fanatics alike with his s ... More >>
What do you do when you lose your dad to a devastating illness while also undergoing a divorce? You sing a country song, of course, which is how local singer Jennifer Markey coped with a rough year she endured a decade ago. The country music stuck -- she and her band The Tennessee Snowpants are now ... More >>
When you attend as many shows as the Gimme Noise folks do, you get to know your bartenders. Quite often, the person you see behind the bar is also a familiar face behind the bass, the guitar or drum kit. Among numerous musician and music-affiliated bartenders in this music city, here are a few I see ... More >>
Gastro Non GrataGastro expands to a two-day affair!Gastro Non Grata has proved so successful that it's holding a two-day food and music extravaganza this weekend to benefit the Ritz Theater in NE Minneapolis. The November 12 show features chef Philip Becht (Modern Café) and Steven Brown ... More >>
Three-day blowout planned with The Melvins, Gay Witch Abortion, and more
It's a big week for local music: Amphetamine Reptile Records is turning 25 years old and hosting a three-day blowout this weekend at Grumpy's Downtown and Northeast. Saturday's sold-out show features performances by the Melvins, Boss Hog, Today is the Day, God Bullies, Hammerhead, the Thrown Ups, ... More >>
Are bands, like acne, just an adolescent rite of passage?
How Amphetamine Reptile changed American music--and then went into the bar business
The 1997 City Pages New Music Poll
Moon's Over Minneapolis: Brother Sun Sister Moon rise in the north
That's a bigger question than usual in our 1996 new music poll.