We all know it, but it's time to show it. Urban Outfitters is a creative wasteland, a shortsighted cul-de-sac of trends and trash-culture bent for capital gain -- one large, unthinking slab of cultural masturbation. But, by and large, it's a beast we ourselves feed. Like creepers to a drug deal we l ... More >>
Popular culture these days is like a black hole, sucking up all elements of the underground and spitting them back out in a more easy-to-swallow format. It's getting harder and harder to retain true underground status with Urban Outfitters and Hot Topic trying to make a buck off it. Here in Minnea ... More >>
Smash Mouth with Sugar Ray and the Gin Blossoms State Fair Grandstand Friday, August 23, 2013 Friday night State Fair goers took advantage of the perfect summer evening and stepped into a time machine for the Under the Sun tour with Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, and Gin Blossoms at the State Fair Grands ... More >>
As Minneapolis prepares for a downtown Whole Foods opening in September, we look to its stores on the West Coast, which are in the midst of a strange transition to vinyl retailers. This story originally appeared on LA Weekly's music blog, West Coast Sound."Pile on that kale salad," sings Taylor Gold ... More >>
Miike Snow With Niki and the DoveFirst Avenue, MinneapolisTuesday, October 16, 2012If you are going to attend a Miike Snow concert, it is best to bring a pair of sunglasses. Perhaps that is why lead singer Andrew Wyatt had a pair on the entire evening, to block out the amazing, but amazingly bright, ... More >>
"Minneapolis was one of the highlights of my entire life, and my last show in the city was at the Varsity in 2009. I am sort of daunted by the idea that I have to one-up that experience," divulges Kathleen Edwards. The Canadian singer will be back in town on Friday evening -- for a rescheduled show ... More >>
Art-A-Whirl Day 1The 331 Club, Northeast MinneapolisFriday, May 18, 2012Related: Slideshow: Art-A-Whirl 2012: Friday's Music Art-A-Whirl Day 2 in Northeast Minneapolis, 5/19/12The oldest section of Minneapolis came alive this weekend with art, culture, love, and best of all, music. Although it may o ... More >>
Photos by Tony NelsonEllie Goulding August 4, 2011 Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis Ellie Goulding is pretty much pop royalty, and rightly so--beyond singing at the Royal Wedding in April, the electro-pop songstress knows how to command a stage with energy and snap. Her voice falls somewher ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessBest Coast and Male BondingSeptember 17, 2010Triple Rock, MinneapolisBest Coast puts on a really odd live show. I was a big fan of Crazy For You when it was first released, egged on by her solid EPs from last year. But then Bethany Cosentino started showing up everywhere, alway ... More >>
Corey Tenold, founder of the local menswear blog, Trnds.com, chatted with City Pages about how Trnds was founded, his inspiration, and more.Jane Belfry: Why and when did you decide to start Trnds?Corey Tenold: I've always had a niche for anything web related. I've tried to blog, personally, but coul ... More >>
Film delivers lobotomized entertainment to battle Febrary's doldrums
Even the meatgrinder of cool couldn't touch these.
Best song title: "If It Moves Then Shoot It"
A local lawyer fights to save babies from circumcision
Jab me with pins! Feed me lettuce! Insult my ass! How I became a (not-so-super) model for Voltage, Minneapolis's rock 'n' roll fashion show
I love the camera. Why won't the camera love me back?
Who needs rock when you can sit down and watch someone else talk about why music rocks?
With devotees frantic to save the club that introduced the world to the Ramones, the Talking Heads, and Blondie, we decided to ask for an opinion closer to home. Coincidentally, a few TC bands (come on, the Hold Steady are just as much ours as Brooklyn's) played their first (and maybe last) show at ... More >>
The crystalline beauty of Air's 'Talkie Walkie' doesn't get lost in translation
Lou Reed struts like Brando; a NASCAR Nazi salute; and voting isn't just for old people
Days and nights in the belly of the video gaming beast
Road-tripping to Texas for South by Southwest
Local musicians split with their bands in order to form the pop group Divorcee
Who needs Paris when there's haunted mini-golf, moonlight bowling, and a wild, wild river right in your back yard?
We list the best of the best of 1997.