The Minneapolis music scene and MTV get an enjoyable look back in a clip recently unearthed marking First Avenue's 20th anniversary. Hosted by British VJ Dave Kendall, the segment features plenty of vintage footage of Prince, the Replacements, Soul Asylum, the Mighty Mofo's, Man Sized Action, and mo ... More >>
Things get better with time, and so has Minneapolis band Street Hassle. The group has been together for ten-plus years, but are just now releasing their debut album. How do they describe their sound? Rock, indie, garage? No need to categorize the band, but their new album Feeling Machine creates a s ... More >>
Related:First Avenue: An archived history via flyers, riders & contractsFirst Avenue's 40 years of rock 'n' rollTop 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete listFirst Avenue is undoubtedly among the premier rock clubs in the country -- possibly the world. Since 1970, the building at the interse ... More >>
Related:First Avenue's 40 years of rock 'n' rollTop 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete list50 cool facts about the Minnesota music sceneMinneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.First Avenue is undoubtedly among the premier rock clubs in the country -- possibly the world. Since 197 ... 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 >>
T.V.B.C in 2011: Freddy Votel, Adam Linz, Paul MetzgerThere are really just two types of music people in the Twin Cities.There are those that undyingly love the band T.V.B.C. completely with every essence and fiber of their soul after first hearing the band sometime since they started back in 198 ... More >>
Photo by Sarah SanduskyThere's always been one consistent thing about First Avenue, throughout the years: the staff comes with a deep love of music. From the door person who frisks you at the door to the booking agent in the office, the staff has always been made up of people who liked the music ... More >>
Katherine Kersten unleashes gay panic in the Strib
For a good cause, DEMO brings back videos of the '80s
Prince went to Vegas. Smokers went to Maplewood. Tapes 'N Tapes went to the moon. And sometime after the last zombie dance party got busted, we wrote it all down for you.
Sound Unseen is a nostalgist's toyland
What song do you play to end a 10-year gig?
A hazy look back at the Tim-era Replacements' five-night stand at the Entry
We crowd-surfed with R.T. We bar hopped on light rail. And between some of our precious last sucks on a cigarette at the club, we scribbled it all down on a cocktail napkin.
In the 24 hours before First Avenue declared bankruptcy, employees were told to cash their checks, gather their things, and wait.
Singing the victory anthem of the "loosers" on Nov. 3
What Steve McClellan's pink slip said
Kids don't follow: The real school of rock
Why do we stay?
The legendary bands. The terrifying toilets. An oral history that goes so far behind the music it will leave you at a gun range beneath the stage.
Scenes from the new Triple Rock Social Club
Your local movie-rental store, marked for death?
The most powerful radio and concert chain hires the most powerful man in local dance music. For Clear Channel and Rich Best, it's business as usual.
City number-crunchers say the plan to renovate another old theater is a money pit
Rocking The Body at the Target Center; teenage kicks at the Ave.
Dylan does Duluth; To Ave. and Ave. not
One missing performer. Two angry promoters. One thousand irate fans.
Bands are overbooked. Fans are staying home. As the music scene splinters, who's left standing?