As you may have already seen, there's been a fair amount of criticism leveled at Dave Grohl's new HBO documentary series, Sonic Highways, since it launched five weeks ago. And, in the week since the accompanying Foo Fighters album of the same name was released, yet more angry voices have emerged. ... More >>
Last night in Burnsville, Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves laced up their skates just ahead of their performance tonight at Target Center. See also: The best Twin Cities concerts this weekend
Brunch, once the bastard child of breakfast and lunch, is officially a meal in its own right. In fact, it's more than a meal; it's an event. So what does this minx-y blend of eggs Benedict and waffle fries have to offer us besides booze and an opportunity to rehash last night's mistakes? What else c ... More >>
Your Twin Cities bucket list from lawn bowling to parades
Mean girls, with teeth
During the Gathering of the Juggalos, Cave-In Rock, Illinois becomes a sonic disaster zone. Even if you're a rap lover, it's hard to keep your mind sharp with all of the noise. But within the cacophony of sounds, a few incredible Juggalo statements were somehow deciphered and recorded by our numbed ... More >>
The restaged show packed with hits still has that same infectious glory
BeyoncéThe Mrs. Carter Show World TourXcel Energy Center, St. PaulThursday, July 18, 2013There are moments when Beyoncé appears to be made out of money. It's a combination of her perfectly undulating hips and a note hit regally in her personal key signature -- and then it's often topped with a smi ... More >>
Bobby Z's Benefit 2 Celebrate LifeWith Princess, ?uestlove, Dez Dickerson, Andre Cymone, Dr. Fink, and Alexander O'NealFirst Avenue, MinneapolisSaturday, March 9, 2013The draws for Saturday's second annual Benefit 2 Celebrate Life at First Avenue were many, but Princess was the most unique, by far. ... More >>
With the release of Sparkle, her final film, we survey the great diva's checkered movie career
It's nearly impossible to listen to Kevin Costner and Modern West's recordings and separate the music from the man. We take that back - it's not nearly impossible, it is empirically, categorically, absolutely 100 percent no-can-do-no-Siree simply not possible. Not gonna happen. Sorry.
Three men celebrate Cher, Tina, Whitney, and more
This is a weekend to explore new bands that are experimenting with new sounds. New pieces are created daily; included in this weekend's CD releases are Chastity Brown's highly anticipated album, Ghostmouth's brash collection, along with Janiva Magness and Josh Mogck's contributions to new music.
"If it wasn't for Whitney, I wouldn't be married with a beautiful kid and wonderful husband today" says Lisa. "She changed the game by kissing Costner." Lisa is a black 30-something wife and mother of one who lives in Eden Prairie. Her husband is white. "We met at Tropix [an old downtown nightc ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenAmos LeeMarch 24, 2011State Theatre, MinneapolisLast night at the State Theatre was as surprising as the most recent snow accumulation throughout the Twin Cities at the start of spring.
Nope, the season's not over yet. There are trees left to trim, stockings left to stuff, decorations still to be hung with care, and because you're a big baller/shot caller - are you kidding, of course you are - it's downright imperative that you figure out where to score one of those humongous gi ... More >>
Phil Collins is marginally famous for being the drummer/singer for Genesis, a UK outfit initially known for immersive prog-rock epics like Trespass and Selling England By The Pound, until they sold out and went commercial. He is slightly more well-known for contributing to Disney film soundtracks ... More >>
Photo by Steve Cohen SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT. I'm worried for li'l Taylor Swift. Her last American tour sold out all across the board. In fact, she sold out Staples Center and Madison Square Garden in less than two minutes. This tour? Also sold out sold out sold out. Appears the next show wit ... More >>
City Pages' former critic pens new book, Drink This: Wine Made Simple
The Brooklyn-based XYZ Affair play pop music unironically
Hurricanes, war, avian flu, locust plagues, that annoying song you couldn't get out of your head. It wasn't the greatest of all possible years. Nor was it halfway decent. But to prove that it wasn't all bad, we asked 29 writers to rave about the ar
Big butts affecting drug injections, majority opposition to banning abortion, a craptastic webcam karaoke performance, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Putting young R&B singers Alicia Keys and Blu Cantrell to the test
Former hip-hop collaborators Wyclef Jean and Canibus battle their personal demons--and each other
The Road to El Dorado turns the rape of the Americas into a ride through the Magic Kingdom
Unreformed punks the Dirty Robbers sing delicate songs about love, death, and kicking people in the head
With her humble poise and non-Diva tone, Mary J. Blige is the unlikely heiress to Aretha's throne
Just Your Favorite DJ Savior: DJ Premier creates a mix-tape masterpiece.