When you're trying to assert yourself as a premier Midwestern city that celebrates music, it's not ideal to have a shouting match with the folks just across the river. The case for Minneapolis's musical greatness is nothing new -- First Avenue, Prince, Paul Westerberg, etc. -- but don't count out ... More >>
The local legend takes us inside the ring with one of the most successful pro wrestling news sites around
The Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch, best known as MCA, has died at 47. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 after a tumor was discovered in his salivary gland, and had been in treatment since that time.Related:Adam Yauch, RIP: A Life in PhotosCompared to the high nasal proclamations of Ad-Rock and Mike D' ... More >>
There was absolutely zero chance that Madonna wasn't going to capitalize on her Super Bowl appearance this past weekend. Although it's unlikely that Madge will be able to pack M.I.A. (and her itchy middle finger), Nicki Minaj, and Cee Lo Green in her suitcase for this May-November excursion aroun ... More >>
The story behind the iconic St. Paul venue
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 >>
Drama and deceit in sports entertainment's inner circle
Jon Bream is one of the longest-running popular music critics in the United States, having reviewed concerts for the Minneapolis Star Tribune since 1974 (when it was still the Minneapolis Star). He is "author-in-chief" of a massive new book about Led Zeppelin, Whole Lotta Led Zeppelin: The Illustrat ... More >>
All the leaves are green and the skies are blue for David Beckey's Autumn Leaves
A comic-book version of a day in the life of The Soviettes
St. Paul built a new hockey arena for the Wild and a new convention center for the city. Guess which one is losing money?
How Prince's revolution was won--and where it got him
Over the last 40 years, the Red Lake Warriors have known high hopes, humiliation, and off-court tragedy. Now they're getting ready to make history.
Monster Magnet's new alloy of heavy metal salvages the most unholy of musical forms
The Minnesota Wild hockey hoo-ha is a high-stakes political power game featuring a lineup of heavy hitters--and you can't tell the players without this City Pages program.
"The troubling part comes when you look at your market: It's too small to support two major facilities plus the Metrodome and all your other smaller venues."
Critics say St. Paul's STAR program is being mismanaged
Norm Coleman's glitzy deals have charmed business and the press. But guess who's left holding the bag.
St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman hopes to land a new hockey arena before this year's elections.
Hockey in St. Paul: the other major league boondoggle.