Reina del Cid & the Cidizens | Amsterdam Bar & Hall | Monday, September 8What a difference a year and nine months can make. In that time, Reina del Cid and her band the Cidizens, took over the Amsterdam Bar in St. Paul on Monday nights and earned themselves a career. Tonight, the band will e ... More >>
When the Replacements announced their first hometown show in over 20 years at Midway Stadium, an impressive Twins logo-inspired poster came along with it. This weekend, more local artists are getting in on the nostalgic fun for a great cause. Kinda Like Some Artists: The Replacements Poster Show wi ... More >>
The company's newest show takes audiences to the basement of the Soap Factory
Girls Got Rhythm Day 2With Ronnie Spector, The 188.8.131.52's Nikki Corvette, Little Girls, Midnite Snaxxx, L'assassinsAmsterdam Bar & Hall, St. PaulSaturday, May 12, 2012Related:Slideshow: Girls Got Rhythm FestivalGirls Got Rhythm Fest Day 1 at Amsterdam Bar, 5/11/12As far as local music productions ... More >>
The infectious rock stylings of the Small Cities get highlighted this weekend as the band releases a breakthrough of a new album, With Fire. Rob van Alstyne did an in-person interview with the guys recently, and whether or not there was giggling involved, there was plenty to tell. Read the story ... More >>
Lovers of Death Cab for Cutie will get rewarded for showing up early starting in April when Low, our not-so-slow-core-no-more neighbors from Duluth, joins them for a spate of shows. This pairing is a huge coup for Low, who have steadily grasped more rock conventions in their work while ne'r negle ... More >>
Start the year off right with a weekend of local music.
Oh lordy. It isn't time to think about SXSW already, is it? It seem like all that long ago that Minneapolis bands were swarming the streets of Austin, Texas in search of free beer and food trucks, and when Gimme Noise threw our first-ever Minnesota music showcase with First Avenue.But according t ... More >>
Every show this weekend is Halloween-themed... make sure you have a costume ready.
Rock club also offers an unusual menu
Eclipse Records has had a challenging history, as has been covered rather thoroughly in the past by City Pages. The store spent 1999-2003 on Grand Avenue, re-opened on University Ave from 2008-2010, and is now settling into a downtown St. Paul location that, no doubt, owner Joe Furth would like to ... More >>
This change in weather must have brought along a wave of creativity...more CD releases this weekend!
Photos by Erik HessThe term "soft opening" hardly seems like an accurate way to describe last night's bustling first night of business for St. Paul's newest venue, Amsterdam Bar & Hall. Even the mayor of St. Paul, Chris Coleman, showed up to celebrate his 50th birthday in the new space, along ... More >>
Photo by Dave WiegardtAs we reported last week, the new downtown St. Paul music venue Amsterdam Bar & Hall is opening its doors for the first time tonight for a preview, which will feature performances by Red Pens, BNLX, and Lillian and the Harveys in addition to offering concertgoers the fir ... More >>
Longtime audio/visual collaborators Low and local film and video director Phil Harder have churned out another stunning masterpiece together. The new clip for "Especially Me" -- from this year's C'Mon, the band's 9th full length release -- features vocalist/drummer Mimi Parker aboard a New Yo ... More >>
As London recovers from its third straight night of rioting, news is spreading back to the U.S. that over 150 record labels that use PIAS UK to distribute their physical stock abroad have likely lost huge amounts of inventory in a fire. A massive three-story Sony complex that housed the entirety ... More >>
First Fhima, then Pop!, now Amsterdam.St. Paul's former Pop! at Sixth and Wabasha is turning into a nightclub/restaurant called Amsterdam run by Jon and Jarret Oulman, the father/son owners of the 331 Club. The Pioneer Press reports that the Oulmans recently leased the space and are hoping to ... More >>
This is just about the MOST PITCHFORK THING we've heard about in a great while, but bear with us, it also seems pretty cool. Ye Old P4k announced today that they will be taking a swing at their first solo-run festival abroad (they have previously collaborated with Barcelona's Primavera Sound Fest ... More >>
I think Rebecca Black sums up Kill-Me Kare Bare's music best with her world-famous quote, "Fun, fun, fun." The band even made a video promoting their album release, Just For Fun (hey, it's also in the title of their album) at Cause parodying Ms. Black's video. While many new artists ... More >>
Photo by Dan CorriganTwin Cities boogie-rock favorites Chooglin' are about to head overseas again for the Spring thaw. Having traveled across Europe, including some festivals in Norway last year and a trip to the Netherlands, the band were invited back over the pond to do a small two-week tour of ... More >>
www.mormon.orgDo you know Mormons?Know a Mormon yet? The Mormon church's PR campaign has hit Minneapolis, in the form of a bunch of TV spots of normal folk who talk about their cool lives--and then casually mention "I'm a Mormon."
Crowning a new banh mi king!The best thing to come out of France's colonization of Vietnam is, arguably, the banh mi. The pitch-perfect sandwich marries a pillowy, delicately crusted baguette with meat (often pork) or mock meat, pickled and fresh veggies (carrots, cucumber, and usually cilant ... More >>
While heading home from a date in Berlin with Rhymesayers artists Freeway and Jake One, local hip-hop duo Big Quarters stopped in Paris and took a moment to recreate a classic Run-DMC photo in front of the Eiffel Tower. See below for Big Quarters' take on the photo (with special guest DJ Todda) as w ... More >>
National music blog Consequence of Sound is reporting that LCD Soundsystem will hit the road this fall for tour of Australia, the US, and the UK with Sleigh Bells and Hot Chip. The dance-tastic indie band, led by James Murphy, will come through St. Paul on October 23 to play Roy Wilkins Auditoriu ... More >>
Prince has a new album nearing completion (album artwork is above), which will be released July 22 in the US and July 10 in the UK. The 10-song collection, 20Ten, will be dispersed throughout in the UK via daily newspapers and magazines, with issues of England's Daily Mirror, Scotland's Daily Rec ... More >>
The breakfast of soccer (viewing) championsDon't sit at home (or worse, go to work) and watch tomorrow's 9 a.m. World Cup doubleheader of USA vs. Algeria and England vs. Slovenia over soggy Cheerios and lukewarm coffee when plenty of local bars are opening their doors bright and early for die ... More >>
Need cheese? Need lunch? Look no further. France 44 has a killer cheese selection and all the goodies to make a killer sandwich, too.
How great is 89.3 The Current DJ Mark Wheat? So great that he responds to inquiries about his culinary habits by titling his email "Wheat eats."
Restaurant ironically replaces pizza joint named after Italian word for "one"
It's cold outside. Warm-up with some mellow bike luv.
As Rolling Stone's radar sweeps the nation, the Twin Cities score two major blips.
Great chefs know it: Quality salt adds taste and texture