"Listen to me closely as the story unfolds. This could be saddest story ever been told." That's how Prince begins his first new material since reteaming with his longtime label, Warner Bros. Aside from some occasional laser blasts "The Breakdown" is a timeless -- and sad -- ballad that could date ba ... More >>
Prince and Warner Bros. are back in business. Today, the Purple One and his long-time label through his most commercially successful '70s, '80s, and '90s work have hatched an agreement that will bring out unreleased material from the many songs tucked in his vault, a 30th anniversary reissue of Purp ... More >>
Rom-coms used to be a cash cow -- and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?
After a chat with Melvins frontman Buzz Osborne for City Pages' Amphetamine Reptile cover story back in July, it became quite clear that he was opinionated and acerbic, especially when it came to music (a point proven even further during Buzz's engaging interview with Cyn Collins). Now, in a recen ... More >>
Los Amigos Invisibles have the kind of sound that puts the dance in the pants of six-year-olds and 60-year-olds alike. It's irresistibly funky, a sort of crazy Latin-jazz fusion that happens when you blend smooth disco with salsa instincts. For years, the band and press have been calling this unique ... More >>
If you haven't heard Atlas Genius yet, fret not. Chances are, the Aussie indie pop band will be comfortably squished between the likes of MGMT and Arcade Fire in your rotation soon enough. After the release of their catchy debut EP Through the Glass, the band is on the road with the Silversu ... More >>
The director discusses Joaquin Phoenix and researching Scientology
A look ahead at the season's hottest films
Gigamesh is on deck to be your next favorite producer, having already remixed the likes of Foster The People, Radiohead, Lykke Li, Estate and so many others. He's also the guy who's responsible for the ever-so-danceable Mike Posner hit "Cooler Than Me," and recently spent some time in Miami worki ... More >>
Photo by Andrea SwenssonThere's nary a music-related (or even tangentially music industry-related) corporation who hasn't jumped on board this week's SXSW festival, so it's no surprise that MTV lept at the opportunity to smash their MTVu Woodie Awards in between all the other myriad events happen ... More >>
The 30 second T.V. spot features Karen O's original music.
Rob Delaney puts the blue in Bloomington all weekend long.
Finished with my woman 'cause she -- wait, hold on a sec, what?
Every year I make mix CDs of my favorite tracks, with one song per artist per disc. Here's the '08 edition, local and national. It's all from 2008 unless otherwise specified, but there are a few oldies. At the bottom are my year-end lists, because I know you needed more of those. Happy holidays! MN ... More >>
The Twin Cities-based laugh factory offers smart hope in dumb times
A tree-swingin' monkey lover tops this week's pop culture picks
Top Ten Movers This Week at Eclipse Records
Absurd bagpipes and half-assed prog retreads sink the White Stripes' latest manifesto
PSP players, tonight you game in hell
The great Minnesota brain freeze: 82 chances to cheat with Google and win valuable prizes!
My adventures (so far) in the screenwriting trade
We at City Pages are seething with jealousy--I mean teeming with pride--that our own Diablo Cody is fast becoming an in-demand screenwriter. In June, Mandate Pictures announced that it was developing Cody's debut script, Juno, a dark comedy about a teenage girl who shags her study buddy, gets pregna ... More >>
A quintet of Hollywood anomalies from blockbuster season
Jay-Z and Nas celebrate their rise to above-averagedom
The sexual harassment movie that Pawlenty won't pay to see
Five crappy best-ofs, one preachy live disc, and a partridge in a pear tree
Hollywood slams skate culture in 'Grind'
Paul McCartney leaves us feeling white, Delillo makes critics see red, and Luc Sante remembers the blues
'2001' brings its enormous mysteries into the third millennium
Music, mayhem, materialism: Experiencing the rhapsody and the industry of Miami's Winter Music Conference
How much worse can Modern Rock radio get? You have no idea...
Taken for granted and foregone?
Twice the ambition, half the vision