Local psych-folk act Magic Castles' mystical music now has the golden chance to expand its reach. A self-titled, double-vinyl album was recently released via Brian Jonestown Massacre frontman Anton Newcombe's own A Records imprint. On Saturday, they celebrate with an album release party at the Kitty ... More >>
Stage artists converge for experimental theater festival
Once upon a time, candy rapper Vanilla Ice was known to rock a house or two - or at least the recreation-center 13th birthday parties of herbs who didn't know any better. Today, Vanilla Ice would like to teach you, real-estate newbie, how to cold rock a couple houses, or maybe a fuck-load of hous ... More >>
Critics' Picks for this week
Considering the band's work as uber-leftist liberal-arts cirriculum
Every year I make mix CDs of my favorite tracks, with one song per artist per disc. Here's the '08 edition, local and national. It's all from 2008 unless otherwise specified, but there are a few oldies. At the bottom are my year-end lists, because I know you needed more of those. Happy holidays! MN ... More >>
Giacinto Scelsi extracts universal truth from one note
The Danforths plan a very special evening
Puckish Hockey Night frontman Paul Sprangers opens up
All the leaves are green and the skies are blue for David Beckey's Autumn Leaves
Austin's American Analog Set take on the myth of Texas
Two young curators with strikingly different styles make Sonic Circuits a joltingly diverse electronic-music festival
Elastica's punk comeback makes something out of saying nothing
Three reissued fusion flops from the 1970s give free-jazz giant Ornette Coleman back to the freaks
A walk through D'Angelo's hotly awaited, strangely elusive masterpiece, Voodoo
With his first American tour and a new album, Livro, avant-pop's Brazilian uncle rewrites the book of love
Under the name Radar Threat, Benji Gross visits a retrograde world of analog instruments and the Atari 2600
Experimental film pioneer Stan Brakhage explores the fertile territory of the mind's eye
35 concerts to soundtrack your summer.
It's an odd, autonomous, anomalous year for the 1998 City Pages New Music Poll.
Bang a Gong: Harry Partch on one of his musical contraptions.
Nashville's newest cover girl Shania Twain hits the showroom floor.
Charting a path between electronica and the old one-two-three-four, Polara's intrepid space-rock earned them a coveted deal with Interscope Records. As the band learned, it won't cure all their ills. But it beats a sharp stick in the eye
With a sophomore record finally in the stores, a single in the hit film Chasing Amy, and their first real tour underway, the agoraphobic Hang Ups may finally get their due