Part of the reason that Record Store Day has grown in popularity over the years is the wide array of exclusive releases that bands put out specifically for the event. Whether it's limited 7-inches, vinyl reissues, or deluxe box sets that you set your sights on, the sheer amount of cool, unique album ... More >>
BNLXFest II With BNLX, Gloss, Blue Sky Blackout, Wiping Out Thousands, Fury Things, Frankie Teardrop, Two Harbors, Pink Mink, Flavor Crystals, and DJs Jake Rudh and Ricky Maymi Cause Spirits & Soundbar, Minneapolis November 15-16, 2013 Throughout the two fast-paced nights of BNLXFest II at Caus ... More >>
In the late '80s and early '90s, the Stone Roses flirted with the chance to become the biggest rock band in the world. But of course, that didn't happen that way. A new documentary called Made Of Stone revisits the madcap history of these influential lads from Manchester, and captures the brilliance ... More >>
Gospel Gossip record release with Ex Nuns, Hollow Boys and Flavor Crystals 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis Thursday, March 21, 2013We've missed you, Gospel Gossip. It's hard to believe it, but right around three years ago you seemed poised to break out of the local shoegaze scene you helped spearhead, r ... More >>
Here are the raw lists from many of City Pages' contributing writers and photograghers for the finest shows they attended this year. Hint: It's all over the place!See Also:Best Twin Cities concerts 201250 Awesome Concert Photos from 2012Best Twin Cities songs 2012: Staff lists Best Twin Cities album ... More >>
A ideal day such as this one is the perfect time to check out the blissful, sunny psych-pop featured in Magic Castles new video "Death Dreams." The local group playfully lists their sound as "mysticore," and that ambiguous description suitably fits their leisurely, psych-rock sound. The group ju ... More >>
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 >>
DJ Jake Rudh's new wave dance party Transmission is a Minneapolis institution -- and now a radio show! This Friday, the celebratory nature of the night gets an extra boost as the festivities shift to First Avenue's Mainroom for the 11th anniversary of the weekly dose of retro cool.What we know fo ... More >>
There's something oddly appropriate about the first Friends Like These show in several years happening on Friday the 13th.
Photos by Mike MinehartMachine 22Black Box Revelation with Machine 22, Porcupine and DetourNovember 14, 20117th St. Entry, MinneapolisI arrived during of Porcupines from LaCrosse, Wisconsin, one of my favorite bands I've recently discovered. One of my favorite songs, "Rooftops" from their 7" spli ... More >>
The Black AngelsThe Black Angels with Dead Meadow and SpindriftOctober 17, 2011Fine Line Music Cafe, MinneapolisIt was an eerie dream-like night of cinematic psychedelia as the Black Angels, Dead Meadow, and Spindrift, three of the more fantastic contemporary psychedelic bands in the U.S., c ... More >>
Things are usually pretty quiet in the Twin Cities on Memorial Day weekend -- that is, if you don't count Soundset, Heliotrope, and the Memory Lanes Block Party, three of the biggest independent celebrations of music you can get in town. In fact, I'd say that with those three amazing events, Memo ... More >>
They're not from the future, but they definitely have some kind of time traveling space pod.
The Hearts We Broke on the Way to the Show makes long-awaited debut this month
Rock the Garden update, Metric to play First Avenue & recaps of Prince's three shows last Friday
New Kristoff Krane and Black Blondie on the way, P.O.S. covers Pearl Jam, Metallica to play Target Center & next week's best new releases.
New Bob Mould track released, Prince's drops new albums online (sort of) & the Evening Rig interviewed
Longtime local psych-rockers release sophomore album
Dig the Psychedelic Democracy of First Communion Afterparty
Nick Robin's vision of self-reliance
Let It Be Records Is Closing Faced with news that his building would be turned into 46-story condo tower later this year, Let It Be Records owner Ryan Cameron had two choices: relocate or close. "It was me who made the decision not to relocate," he says, speaking over the phone Thursday afternoon. " ... More >>
What's the Only Industry That Holds Its Trade Show Around a Keg?
'DIG!' plays both sides of a rock 'n' roll classic
I went to CMJ Music Marathon 2000 and all I got was this lousy tote bag