• Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    The Mercury Music Prize is far superior to the Grammys

    For a high school/college kid in the early '90s, it was easy to get fed up with the U.S. mainstream's increasingly homogenized take on popular music -- especially whenever the disappointing Grammy Awards came around every February. The Grammys have always had an elderly, buttoned-down air to their w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Street Hassle: Ten years is about four months of actual practice

    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 >>

  • Music

    November 7, 2007

    Great Scots!

    From the scene that shaped Franz Ferdinand and the Fratellis comes the next hot Glaswegian group, 1990s

  • Columns

    May 10, 2006


    A coalition of independent record stores hangs on for dear life

  • Music

    November 10, 2004

    Do You Want New Wave Or Do You Want The Truth?

    Earnest Brits bring punk out of the past and into the Futureheads

  • News

    December 17, 2003


    City Pages scribes chime in with their top tens