Those of us fortunate enough to enjoy the snowy holiday season from the warmth of our windowsills don't often think about how the same climate can turn deadly in a heartbeat for the homeless. Local rapper Tall Paul knows how brutal those conditions can be. Growing up in South Minneapolis and working ... More >>
Adam Ant & the Good, the Mad & the Lovely Posse With Prima Donna Mill City Nights, Minneapolis September 1, 2013 Adam Ant, the pirate punk hussar of British pop music, made his grand return to Minneapolis on Sunday night, delighting a roomful of his dedicated fans with a nearly two-hour set ... More >>
If these walls could talk. Urban Lights is one of the longest-running -- and underrated -- music shops in the Twin Cities, and is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this Saturday at Nomad World Pub. That's a pretty big deal; anything lasting 20 years in these ADHD days is nothing short of a miracle, ... More >>
Wits with Rufus Wainwright & Kristen SchaalFitzgerald Theater, St. PaulFriday, April 12, 2013Friday night's performance of Wits should be renamed Charms, for that was how an evening with Rufus Wainwright and comedian Kristen Schaal is best summed up. The show was sold out, and host John Moe than ... More >>
Rufus Wainwright With Adam Cohen and Krystle WarrenMN Zoo Amphitheater, Apple ValleySaturday, August 11, 2012See Also:Slideshow: Rufus Wainwright at MN ZooRufus Wainwright: forever talented and always entertaining. To a hushed, sold-out audience, the singer approached the darkened stage to open with ... More >>
Laura MarlingDecember 1, 2011Cedar Cultural CenterThe last time Laura Marling performed in Minneapolis was in 2008, when she was only 18 years old. She played for about 25 of us at the 400 Bar as the opening act for Johnny Flynn, with a then unknown Mumford & Sons serving as her backing ba ... More >>
B FRESH PhotographyPrepare your party guests for a roller ghoster of a nightIt's that time again: finalizing plans for your Halloween party, and getting your scares in a row. City Pages has saved you the trouble of putting together a spooky mixtape, as we present our Halloween Soundtrack Vol. 1.& ... More >>
The mixtape roundup returns with another batch of tracks culled from the best local rap of late. Enjoy! Stream the album below or download here, and read on for some additional background on the artists featured in the roundup.
We're still sifting through the onslaught of interviews and other coverage that took place over the week of SXSW, but this caught our eyeballs: Apparently Owl City's next record is going to feature some sort of collaboration with OutKast's Big Boi.
Local Don Juans use Mystery Method
Jimmy2Times gets us in the Dre Day spirit with a new mix featuring Dre, Snoop, NWA, Lady of Rage and more.
Meet the boys behind the rowdiest party in town, and get a free DJ mix, too.
Famous actor-director cements his career in 2009
For a genre that's been declared dead a dozen times over, hip hop had a pretty good (if splintered) decade.
The Songs We Can't Escape
Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg try to keep their gangsta-rap bona fides
R. Kelly TP.3 Reloaded Jive/Zomba I was more than a little conflicted about hard I fell for 2003's Chocolate Factory and 2004's Happy People/U Saved Me, R. Kelly's one-two punch of flawed masterpieces. So in a way I'm relieved to report that his new one, TP.3, mostly ranges from dull to dire. "TP" ... More >>
Corporate rap cipher 50 Cent sleeps his way to the top
Aspiring Hip-Hop Mogul Top Tone Taps Into the Deepest Wells of American Optimism--But Keeps Coming Up Dry
Rising rap star Slug is a master at putting words in order. Now why won't his life fall into place?
1999 brought a cinematic bounty to the art house and the multiplex alike
David Fincher's Fight Club turns macho discontentment into the ultimate dick flick
How five loudmouth newsies built an information dynasty.