Just after 9 a.m. we'll announce which local artist tops the poll of critics, promoters, fans, and general scene know-it-alls we call Picked to Click. This field features budding stars from both sides of the Mississippi, an age range of nearly half a century, genres that haven't even been invented ... More >>
Ryan Adams Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis Monday, October 13, 2014 Here's how Ryan Adams beat back a case of the Mondays in Minneapolis. He retreated to his man cave, cracked open a ginger ale, plugged in a Strat he'd just bought, and played a few songs with some buddies. This Adams-curated scen ... More >>
What Tyrants | 7th St. Entry | Tuesday, August 26 One of the more important aspects of being in a band together is trust. It's something that the brothers in What Tyrants have had a lifetime to develop. "Kyle and I have been playing together since second grade," says lead vocalist and guitarist Sean ... More >>
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The Black Lips with Natural Child Turf Club, St. Paul Sunday, April 27, 2014 With all of the shiny new plastic popping up in St. Paul's broad-shouldered Midway neighborhood, rock 'n' roll relics like the Turf Club become even more vital. In just about a month, the landmark venue will close for much ... More >>
Titus Andronicus With Lost Boy 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis August 31, 2013 Patrick Stickles clearly isn't over the thrill of finally getting to see the Replacements. The Titus Andronicus frontman penned an impassioned and adoring 9,000 word screed for Spin following the beloved Minneapolis band's r ... More >>
In countless ways, youth has bypassed baseball as our national pastime. You see evidence of this fetish everywhere -- even in otherwise "normal" people who are suddenly being stricken with Bieber Fever, Taylor Swiftitis, or what could only be described as paranoid delusions of One Direction. (The ma ... More >>
David Allan Coe famously said that the perfect country and western song requires the following five components: Mama, trains, trucks, prison, and gettin' drunk. With all due respect to Mr. Coe, one subject seems absent: farmin'. Farming has been a part of country music since -- well, we guess the ... More >>
Ryan Paul Plewacki comes clean on addiction and folk music
This week marks 10 years since the national release of Minneapolis rock heroes Flipp's Volume. Known for their incredible promotional stunts, the band celebrated the release by playing full concerts in three lucky fans' garages in one day. I happened to be one of those lucky fans. Ten years later, I ... More >>
Lisa Marie Presley Fine Line Music Cafe, MinneapolisTuesday, June 19, 2012 View a slideshow here.If you're going to listen to Lisa Marie Presley, the first thing you need to realize is that while she might be the daughter of the king of rock 'n' roll, she is not the same person. Times are differen ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Michele Bachmann: Hot?Michele Bachmann was named the 50th hottest woman in politics by Complex magazine yesterday, joining a distinguished class of objectified politicians from around the globe. Sexist though the magazine's list is, Complex tries its best to offer salient political commentar ... More >>
Michele Bachmann's campaign is fading fast. If you squint, it disappears completely.That's partly because Bachmann's poll numbers have moved from the basement to the underground bunker. And it doesn't help that her staffers are beginning to pack up and move away for greener, saner pastures. But, ... More >>
The Who? for a conservative generationMichelle Bachmann announced the names of three musicians who will play for Team Bachmann at the Iowa Straw Poll August 13. Country music singers Richie McDonald and Tim Rushlow, who's recorded with Jeff Foxworthy and describes himself as a "bro in the k ... More >>
Philly rocker lives the dream
Photo by Shawn Brackbill BY IAN POWERIn the print edition of this week's City Pages, we have an interview with Matador signee and Philadelphia indie rocker Kurt Vile, who is coming to the Varsity Theater next Monday with Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth. What follows is the extended transcript of Ia ... More >>
A mediocre movie also featuring Julia Roberts
It's time for Michele Bachmann to fess up: She doesn't really hate government handouts, she loves them -- any time they benefit her personally or politically. The latest case in point: NBC is reporting that the Christian counseling business she runs with her husband, Marcus, has been the benefic ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Nato ColesNato Coles has been involved in the Midwest DIY scene for several years, first gaining notoriety with Milwaukee's Modern Machines before moving to Brooklyn and recently settling in Minneapolis. In his first year in the Twin Cities, Coles has established the "borderline ... More >>
As we reported last week, BET is awarding Prince a "Lifetime Achievement" award during their televised awards ceremony this Sunday evening. To prepare, we've amassed a selection of our favorite moments from Prince's lengthy and often astounding career.Dig, if you will, a handful of Prince's fines ... More >>
Twin Cities scene veteran Chris Koza goes for broke with ambitious project
Our Tweeps weigh in about spooky songs.
Isbell leaves his band, his wife, and his sanity behind
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Name change and new record see group reinventing the jam band
The man behind radio's most unpredictable show says it's just real life
A rundown of video highlights from the last 46 years of Dylan's impressive, unpredictable career.
Underpants, Shakespeare, and Giant Squirrels
A Cameron Crowe fan takes the long, strange trip to 'Elizabethtown'
Nelly featuring Tim McGraw, "Over and Over"
Local rocker starts the fight of his life--with a party
It's been a bad year for Lucky Jeremy, but bad years make great albums
An Affection for Boobs and a Taste for Karo Syrup Turns a Bloomington Basement into a Splatter-Cinema Studio
Faced with a lawsuit from their idol, online Prince worshipers turn the tables on the Artist
Four years ago Lee's Liquor Lounge was just another dying neighborhood bar. Then this guy Nate calls the owner, Louie, and the place turns into--well, no one is quite sure what. But there's nowhere else like it.