A preview of Greg Gossel's mural in First Ave's Record RoomFirst 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 >>
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 >>
The greatest Minnesota-made records of all time
In the 24 hours before First Avenue declared bankruptcy, employees were told to cash their checks, gather their things, and wait.
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.