For those of you who can't tune to 89.3 FM the Current in at work, keep refreshing Gimme Noise after 2 p.m. We'll be counting down live with each of our ten Picked to Click finalists right here.Special thanks to writers Natalie Gallagher, Jeff Gage, David Hansen, Andrew Penkalski, Jack Spencer ... More >>
The infectious rock stylings of the Small Cities get highlighted this weekend as the band releases a breakthrough of a new album, With Fire. Rob van Alstyne did an in-person interview with the guys recently, and whether or not there was giggling involved, there was plenty to tell. Read the story ... More >>
As is the yearly tradition, we're publishing the ballots of all 115 of our Picked to Click voters for your perusal. Check out all of this year's contributors below, and thanks to all the writers, photographers, label owners, club bookers, DJs, and local music experts for weighing in on th ... More >>
The three musicians of Megafaun hardly need an introduction around these parts. In addition to being familiar faces in the live formation of Gayngs, brothers Phil and Brad Cook and Joe Westerlund have a long history with fellow Eau Claire native Justin Vernon, having formed Megafaun immediately f ... More >>
This week's print edition of City Pages is currently being delivered to hundreds of stands around the Twin Cities. Here are some of the pulse-pounding stories you will find inside:On the Cover: Andy Mannix brings us some investigative food reporting and a fascinating character portrait of a local ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Ghost in the WaterHusband-and-wife duo Nathan and Mandy Tensen-Woolery have been on the scene for quite some time; you may recognize them from their work in the jangly, brooding rock band Fitzgerald. Recently, the duo have abandoned the guitars and xylophones for a synth-pop ... More >>
Photo by Alexandra ValentiOkkervil River is a big name in the indie rock sphere, and the Austin, Texas-based band has been written up by everyone from Pitchfork to the New York Times during their nearly decade-long career. But what many in the Twin Cities might not know is that lead singer Will S ... More >>
We had 108 local music scene peeps participate in this year's Picked to Click poll. Below, you can judge -- er, "peruse" the ballots of each and every one of our voters, along with descriptions of their contributions to the local scene. For more on Picked to Click, check out this year's issue, al ... More >>
Photo by Emily UtneHaven't had a chance to saunter down to one of the bright red City Pages newsstands yet this week? Don't fret -- we've got all our print music content right here for you online. And you don't even have to put on pants!
by Andrea Swensson & Andrew FlanaganIf CD releases shows are riches, we certainly have an embarrassment of them this weekend in the Twin Cities. Here's a rundown of some of the must-see album release shows and other hot concerts happening in town over the next few nights.
Photo by Ben StannardThis Saturday, two separate and ever-evolving bands with two entirely separate interpretations of indie folk will come together for a dual CD-release show at First Avenue. In honor of this huge show, we sat down with members of both Dark Dark Dark and Roma di Luna to talk abo ... More >>
Photo by Allison AllenIn case you haven't picked up a print edition of City Pages this week, we'd like to direct your attention to this interview with Doomtree producer and former Plastic Constellation Lazerbeak, a.k.a. Aaron Mader, who is releasing his solo debut next weekend at the Fine Line.
In addition to an interview with Pavement's Bob Nastanovich about the iconic indie band's reunion date in St. Paul this weekend, we have a trio of local CD reviews available to our readers in this week's print edition of City Pages. All three artists -- electro funk band Estate, country singer Je ... 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 >>
Photo by Nick VlcekLocal indie-pop band Fort Wilson Riot is preparing to release its sophomore album at the Kitty Cat Klub this weekend, and in preparation for their release show we sat down with the band (now a two-piece with Amy Hager and Jacob Mullis) to talk about their ever-evolving soun ... More >>
Photo by Elli RaderHallelujah for hump day. Here's a sampling of the music content that you'll find in the print edition of this week's City Pages, which hits stands today.Ryan Paul & the Ardent prepare for EP-release By Rob van AlstyneWe talk to the evolving singer-songwriter about his tumul ... More >>
Dusty Hoskovec Coming to a bright red stand near you sometime very soon, here are the stories from this week's print edition:Chastity Brown releases High Noon Teethby Rob van Alstyne
A rocker with gospel grounding and a politically minded artist who
largely writes about matters of the heart, C ... More >>
TarltonExtra! Extra! We've got a turbo music section in the print edition this week, and it's all because of the big pair of Gayngs "Last Prom on Earth" shows this Friday at First Avenue. Read on for more about our Gayngs interview and two other features on fantastic local musicians, or pick up a ... More >>