Trey Anastasio BandFirst Avenue, MinneapolisTuesday, February 4, 2014Trey Anastasio last performed on the First Avenue stage 21 years ago. The Phish frontman returned with a six-piece backing band to make up for his long absence with a three-hour, two-set performance on Tuesday night. The sold-out c ... More >>
Dawes with Field Report Varsity Theater, MinneapolisTuesday, December 31, 2013Tuesday night in Minneapolis was freezing, but California band Dawes loved the city enough to spend the biggest party night here anyhow. It was the second of two nights at the venue. Minneapolis fans sure were grateful for ... More >>
Last month, Low played a universally acclaimed set at Rock the Garden. Everyone in attendance -- and we especially mean everyone on Twitter -- eagerly applauded this 27-minute rendition of one song as an artistic triumph. And then, out of nowhere, the Duluth trio pulled a complete 180 this past week ... More >>
El-P, Killer Mike, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, and DespotFine Line Music Cafe, MinneapolisThursday, July 5, 2012See Also:Slideshow: El-P and Killer Mike at the Fine LineEl-P on Prince, his mother, and full-band rap shows as "dusted out Phish concerts"Killer Mike on being unhappy with Obama, and zombie ... More >>
Independent hip-hop trailblazer El-P is currently riding his career's highest critical wave. With his new album Cancer4Cure, as well as producing the new Killer Mike album R.A.P. Music, and a well-received performance on Late Show With David Letterman, things are coming together for the Brooklyn nat ... More >>
Related:Record Store Day 2012: Keep independent Twin Cities shops openDo Twin Cities record stores need Record Store Day?Slideshow: Record Store Day 2012Record Store Day 2012 was the biggest yet, as hosts of Twin Cities record stores gathered their enthusiasm and planned parties. Gimme Noise went in ... More >>
Atlas Sound With Carnivores and Frankie BroylesCedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisFriday, March 2, 2012View a slideshow from the concert here. Love it or hate it, the modern indie blogosphere has the tendency to fixate on the personas of buzzed musicians. On one end of the spectrum sits Best Coast ... More >>
No one should be particularly shocked that the 2012 Bonnaroo lineup circulating yesterday that we thought was fake turned out to be... fake.Today, however, the real deal emerges. And, aside from the notable absence of Prince (and Corrosion of Conformity), the thing is still remarkably similar to ... More >>
It is with a bit of skepticism that we present the 2012 Bonnaroo lineup, which has yet to be officially confirmed by anyone aside from "the internet." has since been confirmed, and the real lineup can be found here.It would be impressive to see Prince emerging from an enormous purple tent wearing ... More >>
Photo by Dave Eckblad When it comes to the local dance music scene, you'd be hard pressed to find a guy who's been around longer than Steve "Centrific" Seuling. When he's not warping minds with his renowned marathon sets of deep techno at Midwest clubs and campouts or throwing his own off-the-gri ... More >>
Radiohead has a long history of music video weirdness.Anyone who has seen Radiohead's latest music video for the song "Lotus Flower" knows one thing is certain: Thom Yorke has some moves. The five-minute video off the recently released King of Limbs is comprised entirely by tight shots of ... More >>
Summer concerts are jamming to the familiar hiss of hippie crack
Concert photography from Friday and Saturday nights.
I dunno ladies, he ain't that skinny. But he sho' can sing.
JT Bates, Jeremy Hanson, Arlen Peiffer, and Anthony Poretti tell it like it is
Hazeltine tips, history, predictions, and some video from practice day #2.
New Kristoff Krane and Black Blondie on the way, P.O.S. covers Pearl Jam, Metallica to play Target Center & next week's best new releases.
Name change and new record see group reinventing the jam band
Chad Whittaker: Respected local sideman, woulda-been Beach Boy, and now (finally) solo artist
'TRL' feeds thin gruel to its audience; kids beg for more
Puckish Hockey Night frontman Paul Sprangers opens up
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.
The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival's Middle Week Has Hits, Sleepers, and Snoozers
For 13 years publisher Bill Lawrence has specialized in tales of graft and greed on the rez. He knows it's a dirty job, but no one else is doing it.
How one reluctant hippie embraced the smell of patchouli and the sound of Minnesota's preeminent jam band, the Big Wu
Squarepusher and Autechre make techno with teeth
35 concerts to soundtrack your summer.
Five skeptical spin doctors probe for local music's pulse -- a City Pages roundtable