The Cars (Band)

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    White Light Riot on why the band is breaking up

    See Also:White Light Riot ready to rebound after record label dispute"Bands are a very fragile, very ethereal thing. Almost like if you look at them too hard, they disappear," said the Cars' guitarist Elliot Easton in an interview with City Pages.  Such is the case for Minneapolis band White L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Lollapalooza: Day 3 at Grant Park, Chicago, 8/7/11

    Photo by Denis Jeong PlasterMudslide city​When you've spent your entire weekend at Lollapalooza, the third day is exhausting. A few fresh faces with single day passes milled through the crowd, but the vast majority of party people were obviously tired and hungover.  The final day of the festi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    The Cars at First Avenue, 5/17/11

    Photos by Steve Cohen​The CarsMay 17, 2011First Avenue, MinneapolisFirst Avenue's Mainroom seems to be making a habit of hosting larger-than-life (and larger-than-club-sized) musical icons this year. Between Lauryn Hill in January, Paul Simon earlier this month and last night's Cars show, one of o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    The Cars: The extended interviews

    ​In anticipation of tonight's sold-out Cars gig at First Avenue -- the band's first time performing at the club since forming in 1978, parting ways in 1988, and regrouping last year -- we caught up with all four surviving members of the band for an interview. That article is featured on the cover ... More >>

  • Music

    May 11, 2011

    The Cars' Ric Ocasek on reuniting after two decades apart

    Band appeared on very first cover of Sweet Potato, a.k.a City Pages

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    The Cars featured on the cover of City Pages, as a tribute to our very first issue of Sweet Potato

    ​32 years ago, a monthly music magazine called Sweet Potato debuted in the Twin Cities. A perusal of that first issue is a fascinating glimpse at our music history; ads for now-defunct music shops like Third Stone Music and the Wax Museum frame interviews with Lamont Cranston, Little Feat's Lowell ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    The Cars coming to First Avenue on May 17

    ​The Cars announced a short tour today via an extremely brief status update on their Facebook page, sparking hundreds of fans to ask questions like is this an April Fool's joke? Are you pulling our chain? IS THIS REAL LIFE?

  • Calendar

    January 16, 2008
  • Music

    August 1, 1979

    The Cars Shift Into Overdrive

    Originally printed in Sweet Potato, vol. 1, issue 1, August 1979