Minneapolis residents produce more patent applications per capita than all but three American cities, according to a new Forbes analysis.SEE ALSO: NYC editor disses Minneapolis's awesome parks: The city "is in like, Canada or something" [UPDATE]In fact, in the whole wide world, there are only eight ... More >>
As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before. While it's im ... 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 >>
Last November, a talented array of modern musicians (including Dave Grohl, Britt Daniel, Ryan Adams, Craig Finn and Tad Kubler) gathered at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles to celebrate and pay tribute to the music of Bob Mould. Those of us who weren't able to travel to the West Coast to ... More >>
By Kati Heng White Rabbits With The Farewell Circuit Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis Monday, October 15, 2012 Leave it to White Rabbits to liven up a Monday. And if you're already out, why not dance? Walking onstage at to about a minute of horribly shrill droning sounds, the band was met wit ... More >>
The Twin Cities will be steeped with indie-rock this weekend with The Shins at the Orpheum Theatre and Leslie Feist opening the MN Zoo's Music in the Zoo series. Cute pop band Bella Ruse will be leaving Minneapolis for Columbus soon, so make sure to catch their free show at the Lake Harriet Bandshel ... More >>
"I started playing music in sixth grade," says the Portland-based musician Trevor Dahl, who performs as Plug in Stereo and opens for He Is We at the Varsity Theater tonight. "Playing acoustic guitar, and playing in all different types of bands, rock, pop, even hardcore stuff." Dahl, who has locks th ... More >>
Related:The Brick moves four sold-out shows, unveils renovation plansFun. at Myth, 4/13/12Gimme Noise: Fans start 'The Brick MN Sucks' siteMinneapolis' Mastodon devotees will have to make the drive up to the Maplewood megaclub Myth after another sold-out Brick show shifts to a bigger room. The chang ... More >>
Radiohead certainly had the most pre-festival buzz for Saturday, but once we got there, we found there was so much more to be excited about. Be it the seeing the reclusive Jeff Mangum, the underrated fIREHOSE or closing out the evening with a ferris wheel ride with Radiohead as the soundtrack, our t ... More >>
Related: SoundTown 2012 lineup announced River's Edge Music Festival 2012 at Harriet Island lineupYet another festival lineup came hurling toward the concert-going set late last night and it's a good one. This year's Lollapalooza performers include a bevy of top-tier Billboard-charting acts -- start ... More >>
Related:Review: Jane's Addiction at The Brick Gimme Noise: Fans start 'The Brick MN Sucks' siteThe Brick apologizes for Jane's Addiction show, offers refundFun's show moved to Myth as the Brick undergoes renovationsAEG Live's new Minneapolis venue the Brick has decided to forgo another Jane's Addict ... More >>
Local indie-rock quintet Big Lake have captured the hearts of Twin Cities music fans in rather small doses, releasing one all-too-brief EP after another, in addition to their captivating, but all-too-infrequent, live shows. But while fans of the band wait patiently for a full-length album fro ... More >>
Read more:Jane's Addiction fans criticize the Brick, form "The Brick MN Sucks" siteJane's Addiction at the Brick, 3/19/12Monday evening's Jane's Addiction show at Minneapolis' new Warehouse District venue the Brick was marred by a ton of problems for those who attended. Social networks exploded T ... More >>
You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that nearly every building gets used as a music venue during the annual music festival. And starting Thursday, writers and photographers from the music blogs of the Village Voice Media empire plan to go to as many of them as we possi ... More >>
The mysterious Marilyn Manson has emerged with a fresh U.S. tour in support of the forthcoming eighth album, Born Villain. This is the first Minneapolis show for the band since 2009's stop at the State Theatre. It also adds to the slate of concerts that includes the Shins, Jane's Addiction, and I ... More >>
The temperature at the old Club 3 Degrees is heating up as the Brick finally added some more concerts to its schedule. When the March 19 Jane's Addiction show was the only thing on the schedule, Gimme Noise expressed some worry and concern about the Warehouse District venture. As things have fill ... More >>
James Mercer has had no shortage of creative outlets over the last few years. But his main band, the Shins, have kept remarkably quiet since 2007's Wincing The Night Away, other than announcing that they were leaving their longtime label Sub Pop in '08. Mercer has now formed his own record la ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenBroken BellsDecember 6, 2010First Avenue, MinneapolisIf you were not at Broken Bells at First Avenue on Monday night, you missed what was probably one of the tightest rock shows to pass through the venue this year. Seriously. (No, for real. I'm not just saying that to be a je ... More >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzRogue Wave/Midlake/Peter Wolf CrierSeptember 20, 2010First Avenue, MinneapolisThree varied but passionate bands played to a small but devoted crowd at First Avenue on Monday night, and each group took their time finding their footing before delivering stirring sets that cl ... More >>
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