With only one full day left in his term as mayor, R.T. Rybak offered up this tweet on New Year's Eve night:Happy New Year,n hope for no snowstorm or other catastrophe in the next day so I can go out with a whimper as befitting a happy lame duck.-- Mayor R.T. Rybak (@MayorRTRybak) January 1, 2014 Jus ... More >>
In the old Masonic Building at Sixth and Hennepin, now part of the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, a new restaurant serving sophisticated American bar food and takeaway deli sandwiches (from their M To-Go area) quietly opened earlier this month. They're doing everything from morning ... More >>
Minnesota Monthly has released a list of the Twin Cities' most powerful leaders calling the shots, and a few names from the music realm popped up there. The most recognizable to a regular Gimme Noise reader would be Doomtree rapper Dessa, who was the final entry in the 75-person tally.And we're not ... More >>
Walker Art Center's annual avant-garde festival defies definition
An inside look at the brains behind all the zombies
Due to the 102° fever of singer Fat Mike, tonight's NOFX show at the Cabooze has been postponed. The celebrated Los Angeles punk band were set to play the West Bank club this evening along with local luminaries Dillinger Four, but the show has been called off. Ticket holders should contact the Join ... More >>
See Also: Talib Kweli talks about his new tour, album, and role models in hip-hop The name of the festival might be a bit unfamiliar, but for local hip-hop fans the stellar lineup certainly won't be. The Hip-Hop Harambee Block Party is set to take place on Saturday, September 15 in the Nomad World ... More >>
OPENAida2208 W 66th St., Richfield Butcher and the Boar (City Pages preview)1121 Hennepin Avenue, MinneapolisCinita's of Mexico6042 Nicollet Ave, MinneapolisD Spot new location near Battle Creek1993 Burns Avenue, St. PaulDroolin' Moose9424 Lyndale Avenue S., BloomingtonEat Street Social (Cit ... More >>
"Not for nothing is their motto TGIF - 'Thank God It's Friday.' They live for the weekends, when they can go do what they really want to do."-Richard Nelson Bolles
Photos by Erik HessOrion Treon of Phantom TailsPizza Luce Block Party 2011August 13, 2011Pizza Luce Uptown, MinneapolisThough there are still a few worthy contenders left this summer (especially next weekend's double-header of the SoundTown Music Festival in Somerset and the West Bank Music Fest ... More >>
Photos by Wade Wenzel Big Business, Torche, Helms AleeJuly 29, 2011Triple Rock Social ClubThat unholy rumble you might have heard emanating from the Triple Rock on Friday night was one of the best (and heaviest) triple-bills the West Bank is bound to see all year, as Big Business, Torche, and H ... More >>
Photo by Alex UncapherBOMP!, the monthly night of utter mayhem hosted by the Moon Goons, has been floating around in search of a permanent home ever since the Bedlam closed last July and displaced the popular dance night. The Moon Goons have cut ties with their most recent home, Nick and Eddie, a ... More >>
The Twin Cities Daily Planet's Arts Orbit is reporting that two neighboring underground music venues on the West Bank, the 1419 and the Love Power building, have been closed by the city due to lack of proper licensing.
All aboard for St. Paul?Congress has 60 days to approve funding for its half of the $957 million cost of a light rail line linking Minneapolis to St. Paul. The clock was set in motion when the Federal Transit Administration sent the approved Full Funding Grant Agreement to Capitol Hill, the ... More >>
You may not recognize David Witt's name, but it's very likely you've seen his work plastered on street posts and bulletin boards around town -- especially if you frequent the West Bank.
Digital SextantThe first of the month is never kind on the wallet. Here at Freeloader Friday, we share you pain. Fortunately, the Twin Cities hosts tons of free events throughout the city each weekend. Our list this week includes art shows celebrating Alfred Hitchcock, Duluth, and a world without ... More >>
The Sound Unseen festival, which celebrates independent films about music, will celebrate its 11th season with a dozen films at three separate locations October 6-10. This season, the festival will show a selection of films at the Southern Theater on the West Bank in addition to hosting events at ... More >>
It's a parade, it's a show, it's a...! On Friday, August 6 there is what can only be called one of the most exciting revelries we'll be privileged to see this summer. From what we can gather it is being curated and organized by Gay Beast's Danimal and is a hybrid parade, concert, gypsy festival a ... More >>
July appears to be the season where bands put out new music for you to buy, and let's face it, nothing says fun like a record release party. This weekend is chock full of record release shows, as well as some fine local music, touring acts, and outdoor festivals. Submitted for your approval:
Photo by Erik HessDon't have time to pick up a print edition of City Pages today? Don't fret, we've got it all available for you online. Here's a quick rundown of the music articles that ran in today's paper:The Goondas rock our faces offBy Andrea SwenssonLocal rockabilly/post punk band the Goond ... More >>
Photo by Steve CohenDada Trash CollageIn addition to our extensive feature on Jeremy Messersmith that is featured on the cover of this week's paper, we have a whole gaggle of other great music articles for you to check out today. Pick up a copy of City Pages to peruse the music section in real li ... More >>
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A recent transplant to Minneapolis, the singer-songwriter was found dead in his home.
The January festival will feature two days of live music and documentary screenings.
A guide to our town for perma-blazed Snoop Dogg and company.
Watch a sneak peak of the episode here.
The folk duo are playing a CD-release show this weekend.
For an hour and a half, to a capacity crowd, the Chicago marching band turned the Bedlam Theater into Bedlam High.
The time has come, dear gays.
The Eminem of gay rap is coming back to his hometown for the Hip-Hop Against Homophobia show this weekend.
The Hard Times Cafe is an unsung option, especially for veggies and vegans.
Good luck networking for that next job sporting a Snuggie. Hey, your robe is on backwards! Why did you bring your blanket to the bar and how the hell did you get sleeves in it?
In a brief and ominous Facebook update, the 30-year-old importer and retailer of multi-cultural merchandise announces its grand closing.
With its sci-fi epic 'Terminus,' the anarchic Bedlam Theater builds the mothership of all puppets
The Hard Times Cafe gets a break--and a benefit album
What we talk about when we talk about divorce, and panties, and vaginas
Minneapolis bureaucrats put the kibosh on a West Bank homeless shelter
Acting with maggots and channeling hermaphrodites, performer Heidi Arneson parades her inner monster