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 >>
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The 1997 City Pages New Music Poll
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That's a bigger question than usual in our 1996 new music poll.