Shel Silverstein

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    The Uncluded: We cry a little, shake our asses a little -- it's nice

    Folk rock singer/songwriter Kimya Dawson and rapper/producer Aesop Rock have crafted numerous musical works and have fused their musical strength to form the Uncluded. The duo recently released their debut, Hokey Fright on Rhymesayers. They will be taking over The Cedar Cultural Center Stage wi ... More >>

  • Feature

    June 19, 2013

    Your guide to 10 Thousand Sounds Festival

    The Walkmen kick off City Pages' inaugural music festival in the heart of downtown Minneapolis

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Greg Grease: I like to change people's minds

    Named City Pages' Best Hip-Hop Artist of 2013, Minneapolis rapper Greg Grease has embraced high-concept inspiration throughout his burgeoning solo career -- a Laurence Fishburne movie, the mighty wordsmith Shel Silverstein, and now, one of the first successful black singers, Nat King Cole. Last D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    Top ten country kiss-off songs for Valentine's Day

    Country music has given us some of the sappiest most godawful finest, most touching love songs of the last several decades, but when it comes to break-up songs, that's where the genre truly earns its keep on the charts. We picked the most vengeful, the most spiteful, the most downright angry country ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Loretta and Doolittle Lynn got married 65 years ago today

    Child marriage in coal mining country. Infidelity, alcoholism and gospel music. Loretta Lynn's success as a recording artist seems improbable unless one considers the rich vein of songwriting material that was her birthright. And it was on this day in 1948 that Lynn married Oliver Vanetta Lynn, Jr., ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Prissy Clerks and Gimme Noise go shopping at Treehouse Records (INTERVIEW)

    See Also: Basilica Block Party 2012 lineupThe Avett Brothers' Seth Avett on Rick Rubin, political fans, and the band's legacy The Lumineers on Craigslist, Denver, and Basilica Block PartyGimme Noise wants to help our Twin Cities musicians push this envelope of rock 'n' roll shit-shooting, and it's s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    The Fiery Furnaces at the Cedar, 5/13/11

    Photos by Nick Wosika​The Fiery FurnacesMay 13, 2011Cedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisThe Cedar Cultural Center possesses a particular vibe, an approximation I'd place somewhere between a playhouse and a time-fragmented sixties gymnasium. The overhead music is fantastic; finely curated Latin Am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    10 country songs about fightin'

    ​On this day in country music history, in an evening session in a studio on Nashville's storied Music Row, Johnny Horton recorded "The Battle of New Orleans." While his version became the best known over the years, peaking at Number One on both Billboard's Hot Country Singles and its Hot 100 lists ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 12, 2011
  • Music

    October 6, 2010
  • Calendar

    September 29, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Minnesota Fringe 2010: The early numbers are very, very good

    Licking the competition: "An Adult Evening With Shel Silverstein" at the Minnesota Fringe​The Minnesota Fringe Festival enjoyed a surge in popularity over the four-day opening period from last Thursday to Sunday. In figures released yesterday, the Fringe announced that 18,895 tickets were sold, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    2010 Minnesota Fringe: massive coverage begins a week from today

    Seeing the cosmos in your underwear: "The Failed Voyage of the Failed Ororo" at the Minnesota Fringe​ Work is proceeding fast and feverish on next week's first installment of CP's two-part 2010 Minnesota Fringe Festival coverage. For the August 4 issue, we'll have a long feature on a theater that ... More >>

  • Music

    May 18, 2005
  • Arts

    April 19, 2000

    Song and Dance

    Crime pays in The Gangster Musical; romance founders in Adventures in Love

  • Feature

    July 1, 1999
  • Feature

    September 1, 1998

    Slang Smarts

    How standard words and ideas attached to "giftedness" fall short