Howler With Frankie Teardrop and Whatever Forever Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis March 20, 2014 Those wondering where all the guitars have gone in the modern Twin Cities music scene would have been best served by heading down to the Triple Rock last night. The small club was appropriately dec ... More >>
Clara Salyer and Howard Hamilton have injected a raucous edge to the Twin Cities music scene for years. Their last group, Prissy Clerks, placed high in our 2012 Picked to Click poll and won Best Rock Band in City Pages' 2013 Best Of issue. The pair are shifting gears a bit with a new project, Whatev ... More >>
Where would we be without women in music? Specifically, where would we be without the women in the Twin Cities music scene? On Wednesday, the Amsterdam Bar and Hall will be hosting Celebrate Women in Music, an event that aims to shed light on the hard work and talent of some of the mo ... More >>
One-man-masked-band Hastings 3000 is in the midst of his first tour, which will find him jetting out to the West Coast, Hawaii, and Japan. Here's the fourth installment of his tour diary (first installment here, second here, third here). Check back over the next week for more updates from his t ... More >>
Pink Mink lead the pack in our 20th annual best-new-bands poll
Three-day blowout planned with The Melvins, Gay Witch Abortion, and more
The third in a series of four free outdoor events will take place tonight with R&B/pop powerhouse Mayda, a fierce and talented young artist who commands audiences with her punchy, funky hooks and larger-than-life stage presence. Mayda was awarded the title of "Best R&B Artist" in this yea ... More >>
Photo by Nikki MillerGastro Non Grata June 27, 2010 First Avenue Last night in the First Avenue Mainroom, 7th Street Entry and Record Room, Gastro Non Grata pulled off a pretty freakin' incredible feat: assemble three rooms full of hungry music fans and present to them nine bands, three DJs, ... More >>
Photo by Kevin WilliamsWell, this development certainly bodes well for local music fans... Thanks to LOL/OMG for turning us on to new local band Pink Mink, which we immediately recognized as a conglomeration of some uber-talented local musicians: Christy Hunt (the Von Bondies, Ouija Radio) and Ar ... More >>
Suits set to play CD-release show at the Turf Club
"Keep [romantic karaoke] classy. Don't be creepy and sing 'Angel Eyes' to someone you just met."
Tom Loftus and Peter Mielech still manning local label and website
Ex-Selby Tiger Nathan Grumdahl's one-man-band hits the Internet with a charming pop single and accompanying video.
At last, Minneapolis and Denton, TX set their affections on record.
Strut and Shock ignite on their debut full-length
Why Picked to Click may have already broken up Mouthful of Bees
It Didn't Start with Babes in Toyland: A Short and Eccentric History of Women in Local Music, 1931-Present
How wigs, karaoke, and Fargo birthed So Fox
The Voltz electrify you with a minimalist garage stomp
Polls and punditry for the best new bands in town
Monarques float on more than hype
Two cities, twelve months, a million reasons to rock!
On his new album, Sean Na Na has meanness to spare
You too could be mayor of St. Paul! Just answer a dozen of the most preposterous, frivolous, and insultingly direct questions you could ever hope to encounter in your whole squirming political life.
Sean Na Na blows his own horn with dark, potent pop and not-so-ridiculous R&B
Storming the stage with postpunk pirates Lifter Puller
With a messy start and a star-making buzz, the Plastic Constellations have emerged as local rock's fountain of youth
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.
St. Paul's Selby Tigers combine songs of innocence with punk-rock experience
If a local CD falls into the retail bins, does it make a sound? Peter S. Scholtes reviews this month's batch of releases.
It's an odd, autonomous, anomalous year for the 1998 City Pages New Music Poll.