During the encore of the Eels performance at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, a surprise guest for the ages came along. Journey's best-known vocalist Steve Perry, who has kept a low profile since he left the band in 1998, took Sunday's show in an unexpected direction.After performing "It's a Moth ... More >>
Summer un-officially began this month as pitchers and catchers reported to Florida to mark the start of another season of trying to survive in Twins territory. Even though about 12 inches of snow covers Target Field, we can still daydream of April 1 when the skies will be blue, and Joe Mauer and Jus ... More >>
Journey, Pat Benatar featuring Neil Giraldo, Loverboy September 2, 2012 Minnesota State Fair Grandstand Looking kind of like what a band of dudes who jam out in a suburban basement to Loverboy tunes might look like, the Canadian band Loverboy took to the stage as the sun set on an amazing Saturday ... More >>
Minnesota Independent made some serious cuts to their staff yesterday and the exiting employees don't have good th ... More >>
Yesterday I mailed this note to my colleagues at the paper. I should add a thank-you to all the readers I've spoken to and corresponded with through the years. My last day will be February 16. The image, by the way, is of ex-Journeyman Steve Perry as Robocop, and it's from one of the many tribut ... More >>
Village Voice Media today announce Cleveland Scene managing editor Kevin Hoffman will take over for departing editor Steve Perry early next month.
We caught up with Keith Ellison last night at his Trocadero's victory party, just before he went downstairs to greet the crowd around 9:00.
Everybody knows she's hot for Jesus--but is she too hot for Minnesota? Concerned Citizens of City Pages (note to the dimmer right-wing bloggers and kettle-stirrers out there: that acronym is CCCP) explores the question in this satiric, guaranteed-100-percent-fabricated campaign video.
On our collective discomfort with JonBenet Ramsey, from a January 1997 column by City Pages Editor Steve Perry...
In response to a series of inquiries and complaints--a vastly disproportionate share of them from reporters in other media--City Pages editor Steve Perry made the following statement about this week's Best of the Twin Cities blurb for Best Cheap Thrill, which named crystal meth the winner...
Snapshots of a long-shot season to come
THE LINEUP Shannon Stewart, LF: Like his new teammate Rondell White, he's a pretty good player on the downhill side of a career marked by extraordinary physical wear and tear. Stewart's 32 now, and last year he dropped 60 points apiece from his on-base (.380-.323) and slugging (.447-.388) percenta ... More >>
News of a Sept. 10 benefit for New Orleans relief at the Cabooze plus more links at Complicated Fun. And read Steve Perry's straight-talking commentary and links at Blotter today. Me, I just can't accept that the cradle of jazz has met a watery grave. I won't accept it.
[CITY PAGES BLOGS] Jack Sparks busts on Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham for distracting people from his recent chicanery by bringing up a flag burning amendment The Other Side of Country. Steve Perry turns us on to Kennedy conspiracy theorist turned movie business columnist Edward Jay Epstein at Cult ... More >>
Exchange: Springsteen in St. Paul Jimmy Gaines and Steve Perry on the Devils & Dust solo acoustic show Where: Xcel Energy Center, St. PaulWhen: Tuesday, May 10 Setlist: My Beautiful Reward Reason to Believe Devils and Dust Empty Sky Youngstown If I Should Fall Behind Long Time Comin' Silver Palom ... More >>
Exchange: Springsteen live in St. Paul Jimmy Gaines and Steve Perry go two rounds on Bruce Springsteen's solo acoustic show last night at the XCel Center in St. Paul. Read the exchange.
Exchange: After a rotten season, whither the Wolves? And, heresy of heresies: why not trade KG? by Britt Robson and Steve Perry Perry: Your column today pretty much nails the Wolves' season, but there was one thing it left me wondering: Besides the addition-by-subtraction of getting shut of Sam Cas ... More >>
And, heresy of heresies: why not trade KG? Britt Robson's last regular-season Wolves column sums up the team's many failures; here he jousts with Steve Perry over an immodest proposal to consider a Kevin Garnett trade as part of the team's upcoming overhaul. Read their exchange here
Exchange: Perry and Scholtes on Bruce Springsteen Devils & Dust listening party Steve Perry: First I'll say that I don't trust my impressions of anything I've heard once, particularly since we only heard half the record. (And for the record, the half of the closely guarded Springsteen launch codes ... More >>
Notes from the road
Twins/Angels Game 1, Cards/Giants Game 1
Twins/Angels game four - Cards/Giants game three
Twins/Angels Game 3
Cards/Giants Game 2, plus notes on managers
Twins/Angels Game 1
Twins/Angels Game 5
In the past year, Prince has become a Jehovah's Witness, bitched about the record industry, canceled a national tour, and delayed the release of his new CD. But he doesn't want to talk about it.
A journey through City Pages' past.
Even as she paints Sharon Sayles Belton as an opportunist, mayoral candidate Barbara Carlson has changed her position on a new, publicly funded Twins stadium.