The Sex Pistols

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    July 29, 2014

    10 classic punk records that are actually awful

    I put on the Ramones' classic 1977 record Rocket to Russia recently in an attempt to join all of my Facebook friends in their collective sadness at the recent death of Tommy (Erdyli) Ramone. I used to love this record, but now, even though I wanted to feel some sense of loss, it became more and more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Six punk bands we should shut up about already

    I have an embarrassing tendency to bait people into conversations where I just talk about cool things I am doing. Surprise, right? While it likely stems from being bored with hearing of the mundane achievements of others (babies, crappy jobs, cars), there is a part of me that figures it must stem fr ... More >>

  • Arts

    September 11, 2013

    The Jungle revisits Sam Shepard's Fool for Love

    The theater delivers a short, sharp, and shocking show

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    Tom Hazelmyer: I've been too busy to get excited about Bash 13

    In addition to providing the music world with Amphetamine Reptile's infulential record releases and album art for 27 years now, Tom Hazelmyer has also brought some of the best bars to the Minneapolis area with his Grumpy's franchise -- clubs that have also hosted some memorable AmRep-based performan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Neon: We like what Oasis did and what they stood for

    One of the many joys of attending Winona's Mid West Music Fest is the chance to discover young, up-and-coming bands from the area that haven't quite made waves in the Twin Cities music scene. This year, my favorite discovery of the entire festival was Neon, a band of talented teenagers from LaCrosse ... More >>

  • News

    May 15, 2013

    Dark Clouds: Embedded with Minnesota's misfit fans

    How Minnesota United FC's diehard soccer fanatics became a force to be reckoned with

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    Richard Hell: I'm more at ease now in my own skin

    Of all the legendary figures and over-the-top characters to come out of New York's '70s punk scene, there were few who were more influential than Richard Hell -- and probably none who were as mercurial. He was a founding member of three groundbreaking bands -- Television, the Heartbreakers, and his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    Dinosaur Jr.'s Murph on playing drums after a car accident, CBGB's, and J's inspiration

    Dinosaur Jr. re-emerged stronger than ever with with I Bet on Sky, their tenth record, and third since they reunited back in 2005. Beginning in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1984, Dinosaur Jr. pioneered alt-rock with their metal-tinged grunge and post-punk and thrash rock, creating an entirely new sound ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Steve Albini on 20 years of Shellac, handling hecklers, and AC/DC's brilliance

    It has already been 20 years since Shellac came together in Chicago in 1992 as in an informal collaboration between engineer and guitarist Steve Albini (ex-Just Ducky, Big Black, Rapeman) and Minneapolis-based drummer Todd Trainer (ex-Rifle Sport, Brick Layer Cake). Shellac was fully formed when Alb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    First Avenue's 20 best concerts: The complete list

    Related:First Avenue: An archived history via flyers, riders & contractsFirst Avenue's 40 years of rock 'n' rollTop 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete listFirst Avenue is undoubtedly among the premier rock clubs in the country -- possibly the world. Since 1970, the building at the interse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    First Avenue's 20 best concerts: #20-11

    Related:First Avenue's 40 years of rock 'n' rollTop 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete list50 cool facts about the Minnesota music sceneMinneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.First Avenue is undoubtedly among the premier rock clubs in the country -- possibly the world. Since 197 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Replacements Archives: Pow! Go the Replacements

    ​Following last Friday's yearly tribute to the Replacements at First Ave--this year's headline featured a star-studded performance of the Replacements' debut album, Sorry Ma, I Forgot To Take Out The Trash--we thought it would be interesting to dig through the CityPages archives and look at some o ... More >>

  • Music

    May 26, 2010
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    March 20, 2010

    Fucked Up gets naked and muddy at SXSW

    Fucked Up had barely hit a note before Damian "Pink Eyes" Abraham, an overweight hairy man, began bashing his mic over his head.

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Baby Dee anounces new album, tour

    The mysterious singer songwriter will release an album in 2010 on Drag City, and will play the Cedar this April.

  • Music

    October 15, 2008
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    May 14, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 31, 2008

    No Faking: Peter S. Scholtes reviews the Mekons with Greil Marcus

    Both Marcus (of the Bay Area) and the Mekons (of Leeds, Chicago, and elsewhere) have ties to the Twin Cities: Marcus through family and former City Pages staff, the Mekons through the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2007
  • Movies

    November 7, 2007

    No Future? Not Exactly

    The Clash's Joe Strummer transcends punk, and the music lives on

  • Arts

    October 31, 2007

    A Closer Look at Evil

    A new production of 'Richard III' paints an intimate portrait of Shakespeare's famous villain

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2005

    Let It Be Records Is Closing

    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 >>

  • News

    July 28, 2004

    I Hate 1984

    The music and movies were epochal. The politics were abysmal. A poison valentine to the year that won't go away.

  • Columns

    June 23, 2004

    That Summer Feeling

    Jonathan Richman, modern lover

  • Books

    October 15, 2003

    Never Mind The Sex Pistols, Here's Neal Pollack

    A snarky writer thinks he's America's greatest living punk

  • Music

    September 24, 2003

    New York State of Mind

    The Fever play pure Gotham City rock--so what if people hear it in New Jersey?

  • Music

    August 20, 2003

    Primal Screen

    Hippie-hating punk rockers, captured on film! Remembering The Clash with a new DVD

  • Music

    July 23, 2003

    Rock Bottom

    After grieving over a friend's suicide, Toys That Kill kick some life back into punk

  • Music

    December 4, 2002
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    January 16, 2002
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    September 5, 2001

    This is Hardcore

    It made less history than '77 punk. It sold fewer records than Nirvana. But the suburban rebellion of Eighties America found its own potent way to say no.

  • Arts

    February 28, 2001

    The Discovery Channel

    The Walker's eighth "Women with Vision" series offers global cinema as a form of self-understanding

  • News

    December 27, 2000

    Artists Of The Year

    From escapist entertainment to aesthetic ecstasy: Twenty-nine writers script valentines to twelve months of culture

  • News

    September 13, 2000

    Lost In Space

    How can you sample the Statue of Liberty? What is Wile E. Coyote standing on when he runs off a cliff? Solving the riddles of the universe with digital artist Paul Higham

  • Music

    August 16, 2000
  • Arts

    February 2, 2000

    The Sundance Shuffle

    Hollywood shifts to the slopes for another week of reeling opportunities

  • Arts

    October 27, 1999

    Fight the Future

    Cloud 9 sexes God, queen, and country; The Tomorrow Project creeps in its petty pace

  • Music

    July 14, 1999

    Round Robyn

    English pop's square peg finds a new circle

  • Arts

    June 16, 1999

    Dope, Guns, and Settling Down

    How Amphetamine Reptile changed American music--and then went into the bar business

  • Arts

    January 13, 1999

    For the Record

    The music industry released 30,000 albums in 1998. You can live without 29,990 of them.

  • Arts

    November 4, 1998

    From Flannel to Glitter

    Yanni rocks the keyboards--and other odd tales from the Twin Cities' glam-rock scene

  • Music

    October 14, 1998

    Psychotic Reactions

    Rock makes an unruly return to the garage with a Rhino reissue of the Nuggets collection

  • Music

    July 15, 1998

    It Don't Mean a Thing...

    ...if it ain't got that swing. But is this dip into the past just a blip on the screen or a full-blown movement?

  • News

    June 10, 1998

    Band Stand

    35 concerts to soundtrack your summer.

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    January 21, 1998
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    August 21, 1996
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    June 19, 1996
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    May 22, 1996