When musicians become directors, they should be required to start by making short films. Such legislation might have saved us from the feature-length cinematic sadism inflicted upon us by David Byrne, Fred Durst and John Doofus Mellencamp. Chris Mars, former drummer of the irreplaceable Replacements ... More >>
Love it or loathe it, but Crave is a big deal around these parts. Maybe you tend to just think of it as a place for "mall dinner," but Crave's kingdom (which started out in the Twin Cities and quickly expanded into the national scene) is ruled by all kinds of food professionals with impressive pedig ... More >>
The Twin Cities have long had a burgeoning independent metal scene, but few breakout stars. In the '80s, Powermad benefited from the major label rush to take advantage of aggressive trends and briefly joined the Metallicas and Slayers of the world. The group recorded a pair of records at Prince's Pa ... More >>
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September 11, 2012See Also:Metric let their hearts bleed all over First AvenueThe State Theatre is a gorgeous venue, but it's not exactly the first place that comes to mind when you think "rock show." But as Metric first took the stage last night, ... More >>
Mayda's Boomerang Tour diary: 6/10/12 - 6/17/12Mayda tells us her survival tactics for life in the Twin CitiesMayda releases music video for 'The Panthers'
It's been nearly a year since Mayda released Tusks In Furs in September 2011, and the tiny artist has been quite busy. Over the cours ... More >>
Cupcake will try its luck at Mall of America
Top 10 cupcake shops in the Twin Cities
Kevin Van Deraa wins $50,000 on TV's 'Cupcake Champions'
Flush from his win of Cupcake Wars' "Cupcake Champion" series, Cupcake owner Kevin VanDeraa was looking into opening a second location on Grand Ave ... More >>
The Midnight Evils, notorious for their off-the-rails rock shows, return for what promises to be a killer reunion show after more than six years since they broke up. Since forming in 1998, they were voted City Pages Best Rock Band in 2003 and 2005, and Best Band to Break Up in the Past 12 Months in ... More >>
Best Buy has been beseiged by bad news this holiday season. Could one of the Twin Cities' largest companies be on the road toward ending up in the tar pit of retailers along with Circuit City and Ultimate Electronics?Possibly. A Forbes piece published yesterday makes a strong case that Richfield- ... More >>
The Twin Cities electronic music scene is having a bit of an age crisis, and Minneapolis' own dubstep boy-wonder Vaski is right smack in the middle of it. A bassy lo-end sound made up of skittery, planetary beats, dubstep has produced an entire second generation (or third, depending on your pers ... More >>
This turkey just wanted a nice place to sit.It's pretty much universally accepted that turkeys are colossally stupid. We can now also confirm not only this, but also that they're also pretty damn tough.Or, at least one of them, namely the bird that flew into Kathy Ganzer's house -- the hard way.G ... More >>
A.J. OlmscheidKopplin moves its coffee--and hot chocolate--across town. Andrew Kopplin, proprietor of Kopplin's, announced news that's been long in the making: He's moving his Highland Park coffee shop across town to Merriam Park.
The new spot, on the intersection of Cleveland and Marshall, ... More >>
Courtesy Justin Johnson.After three and a half years, Justin Johnson will be let go from the Minneapolis Fire Department.It was late November, and Justin Johnson was watching a Thanksgiving youth hockey tournament at Braemar Ice Arena, an Edina rink where he worked part time as an EMT.
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Photo by Shawn Brackbill BY IAN POWERIn the print edition of this week's City Pages, we have an interview with Matador signee and Philadelphia indie rocker Kurt Vile, who is coming to the Varsity Theater next Monday with Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth. What follows is the extended transcript of Ia ... More >>
Martin OuimetBaker Solveig Tofte, making use of her weaving skills
Solveig Tofte's baked goods are familiar to fans of Turtle Bread Company and Tofte's farmer's market stand, Sun Street Breads. Recently, Tofte announced she would leave Turtle Bread to take Sun Street from summer staple at th ... More >>
Joshua Radin has been called the Whisper Rock King. His music breaths like airs of emotional estrogen out into the world of women and lovers alike. If you've seen Scrubs, House, One Tree Hill, and of course -- you guessed it -- Garden State, you've heard Radin. Emotional is probably too underwhel ... More >>