Paul Sprangers

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    10 Thousand Sounds festival 2013: A music and photo timeline

    10 Thousand Sounds Festival Free Energy, Greg Grease, The Chalice, Strange Names, Prissy Clerks Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota June 22, 2013 Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak defiantly proclaimed early on at Saturday's 10 Thousand Sounds Festival that, "A little rain isn't going to keep Minnesotans fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2013

    10 Thousand Sounds festival schedule and set times

    Finally, our first 10 Thousand Sounds show is this week! Today we can release the schedule and set times for our featured performers the Walkmen (above), Free Energy, Greg Grease, Strange Names, Prissy Clerks, and our hosts the Chalice. The show is this Saturday, June 22, at 8th Street and Hennepin ... More >>

  • Feature

    June 19, 2013

    Your guide to 10 Thousand Sounds Festival

    The Walkmen kick off City Pages' inaugural music festival in the heart of downtown Minneapolis

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Prissy Clerks' Clara Salyer: My dad thought we were playing THE Shea Stadium

    The buzz surrounding Prissy Clerks has grown so steadily that this spring the Minneapolis indie rockers even played a show at Shea Stadium. Granted, it wasn't the same Shea Stadium that the Beatles and the '86 Mets made famous -- no, this was an underground club in Brooklyn that "borrows" its name w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    Strange Names: We understand short attention spans

    Strange Names have slowly built momentum in the Twin Cities and beyond, and even placed seventh in our Picked To Click poll in 2012. The inventive electro-pop duo of Liam Benzvi and Francis Jimenez bonded over a shared love of music while sharing a dorm at the U of M. That creative partnership bloss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    The Chalice: Collaborating in Minneapolis has helped us all out

    Could there be a better group than the Chalice to play host to 10 Thousand Sounds' first go around? In short, no. It's only been 12 months since these three ladies dropped their first single, "Push It," but they've been quick to leave a mark with their brash, sassy, and fun-loving brand of hip hop. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Free Energy's Paul Sprangers: I can look like an idiot and dance like a monkey

    For a lot of us, Free Energy is already that band. The dance-rock group with heavy Minnesota ties has a reputation for making people move their bodies, and no amount of Midwestern stoicism can slow that down. Love Sign, the Philly-based act's latest, is brimming with cowbell, sing-along choruses, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    City Pages' inaugural 10 Thousand Sounds Festival lineup is here!

    With temperatures in the Twin Cities starting to head consistently north of freezing, chatter regarding summer music festivals is also on the rise. So it's as fine a time as any to proudly announce that City Pages has a live music event of its own coming up -- the inaugural 10 Thousand Sounds Festiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Free Energy at the Turf Club, 1/26/13

    Free EnergyTurf Club, St. PaulSaturday, January 26, 2013Saturday night's sold-out Free Energy show at Turf Club indicates that there are still plenty of feverish locals who can only be cured by more cowbell. It seems like a calculated decision by the band to start every show they play with cowbell ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Free Energy's Paul Sprangers: We're not trying to be like the Strokes or Jet

    The boys in Free Energy are musicians who know what they want. And if they don't know what they want, the Philadelphia via Minneapolis power pop quintet has a knack for finding the production talent who does.Their meticulously crafted debut, Stuck on Nothing, came out of left field back in 2010. The ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 23, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    Dream Brother collaborates with Grant Cutler on two new tracks

    One For The Team's Ian Anderson sure knows how to pick collaborators for his Dream Brother project. Dream Brother's first release, Haunted Heart/Pretty Eyes, featured indie rock heavyweights John Vanderslice and Free Energy's Paul Sprangers. And now Anderson has tapped Grant Cutler (formerly of Look ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    The Current's 6th Birthday Party at First Avenue, 01/21/11

    Photos by Stacy SchwartzThe Current's Jim McGuinn with Mayor RT Rybak‚ÄčThe Current's 6th Birthday Party (Featuring Free Energy, Brother Ali, Jeremy Messersmith, Roma di Luna, and Trampled By Turtles)January 21, 2011First AvenueThe Current has had such an impact on the local music scene in its six s ... More >>

  • Music

    June 23, 2010

    Mates of State, Idle Hands, and more

    Critics' Picks for this week

  • Calendar

    June 16, 2010
  • News

    May 23, 2007

    Cursing a blue streak

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  • Blogs

    May 10, 2007

    The Hockey Night call it quits

    Paul Sprangers, leader of the superb, semi-local band the Hockey Night, announced today on the indie music website Daytrotter that the band has gone gentle into that good night. It's actually not terrible news for Hockey Night fans. Sprangers will continue to make music with Scott Wells, HN's other ... More >>

  • Music

    July 20, 2005

    Tonsil Hockey

    Puckish Hockey Night frontman Paul Sprangers opens up