Down in the Flood, a new documentary chronicling the early collaborative years of Bob Dylan and the Band, debuts on September 25. Making a documentary on these musicians is not a new idea -- we've already seen Martin Scorsese's No Direction Home and The Last Waltz, to name just two -- but given the ... More >>
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Yup, you guessed it: this is the end of this particular road, and 5ingles is headed to that great big blog column scrapheap in the sky. Five (!) years and God knows how many columns later, the time has come to call an end to acid-tongued assaults on dumb pop songs and obscure underground chestnuts.I ... More >>
Following last Friday's yearly tribute to the Replacements at First Ave--this year's headline featured a star-studded performance of the Replacements' debut album, Sorry Ma, I Forgot To Take Out The Trash--we thought it would be interesting to dig through the CityPages archives and look at some o ... More >>
Except with no Replacements music
Photo by Thierry ArdittiWhen it was time for Greil Marcus to start his reading last night at Magers and Quinn, he suddenly realized that his emcee had gone missing--off, he later suggested, to use the bathroom. So the 65-year old author, perhaps the most famous of all living rock critics, walked ... More >>
Think 2010 was full of ridiculous, over-the-top moments in pop music? Just wait until you see what 2011 has in store. As part of our year-in-review blitz, we took a look in our crystal ball to make some projections for the year ahead...
A Badly Broken Code was also praised by Robert Christgau on NPR.
Why Lemons is like Tom Waits for Prince Fans
Sarah Askari gives 3121 a good sniff (and a bad review)
In the wake of pay-cut announcements at the Village Voice last week, senior music editor Robert Christgau fires off this no-holes-barred letter to Voice writers. "Many believe this is an attempt by management to render the paper more salable and/or to prove to bigger bosses present and future that t ... More >>
Failed frozen-waffle jingle leads to year's best 51-song album
12 Rods, Jon Stewart, Howard Stern, Quentin Tarantino, Garrison Keillor, MF Doom, Lawrence Lessig, Randi Rhodes...
Lucinda bids Dylan good morning, Patti Smith greets Baghdad, and Greil Marcus says goodbye
The Walkmen make you stop thinking in terms of "albums." This music is made for a mix.
A snarky writer thinks he's America's greatest living punk
The 11th Annual City Pages New Music Poll
From escapist entertainment to aesthetic ecstasy: Twenty-nine writers script valentines to twelve months of culture
I went to CMJ Music Marathon 2000 and all I got was this lousy tote bag
35 concerts to soundtrack your summer.
We list the best of the best of 1997.
Two books look at the his and hers of pop music fandom.