Randy Hawkins

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    First Avenue adds a restaurant, revamps its VIP Room for 40th annivesary

    A preview of Greg Gossel's mural in First Ave's Record Room​First Avenue turns 40 years old this weekend, and over the years it has undergone plenty of changes and faced numerous challenges--outside competition, a changing music economy, change of owners, and the evolving face of downtown Minneapo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2007

    Brother Ali, you got any hand grenades?

    During the first month of Brother Ali's 2007 U.S. tour, road manager Randy Hawkins somehow kept graffiti taggers away from the Minneapolis rapper's trailer--that is, until the first spray paint appeared in Charlottesville a few weeks ago. "Since then, it's been tagged about 8,000 times," says Hawkin ... More >>

  • News

    June 8, 2005

    Minnesota's Fifty Greatest Hits

    The greatest Minnesota-made records of all time

  • Arts

    November 10, 2004

    First Avenue's Black Tuesday

    In the 24 hours before First Avenue declared bankruptcy, employees were told to cash their checks, gather their things, and wait.

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2004
  • News

    April 21, 1999

    Scene Not Heard

    Computer wizards leave their bedrooms, rappers reach the stage, and the Mason Jennings Band creates the bar buzz of the decade. In the ninth annual City Pages New Music Poll, 60 local music fans pick the bands that made the biggest noise.