In the back room of Spyhouse coffee shop in Uptown, the group of friends who make up the Halfway Cooks cooking show gather around a table, most likely annoying any patrons looking for a quiet study spot. Project manager Darien Washington shares a story of how he once got a parking ticket from an att ... More >>
The venerable Englert Theatre in Iowa City is celebrating its Centennial this October, and to mark the historic occasion, the venue has commissioned a new music collection, Iowa City Song Project, featuring songs from 31 bands and musicians who have been inspired or influenced by their time in Iowa ... More >>
William Elliott Whitmore Triple Rock Social Club, MinneapolisSaturday, October 6, 2012It's been a few years since William Elliott Whitmore came through the Triple Rock on a headlining gig. Since the jump to ANTI- Records, he's been crossing the globe with some big names. It's good to see his success ... More >>
After taking a year off to retool and regroup, the Deep Blues Festival is coming back to the Bayport BBQ in beautiful Bayport, Minnesota from June 29-July 1. The three day blues fest features over thirty musical acts from all points across the globe, as well as the feature film debut of "Put A Stamp ... More >>
William Elliott Whitmore has been playing music since the age of 13. His parents were musically inclined and he followed suit, branching away from the family horse farm in Lee County, Iowa, to play music for a living. Whitmore's travels have brought him across the globe, including as a regul ... More >>
Record Store Day, the annual celebration of good ol' fashioned mom-and-pop music shops, seems to balloon into a bigger event each year. Now in its fourth go-'round, RSD will overtake 18 different businesses in the Twin Cities tomorrow--and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak has even gone so far as ... More >>
The Uptown Bar closes its doors, Estate appears on Gossip Girl, M.anifest releases new music & the Suicide Commandos get their own day.
I dunno ladies, he ain't that skinny. But he sho' can sing.
Highlights from the past week including Lykke Li & Tapes 'n Tapes and next week's new releases
P.O.S. drops "Drumroll" video, Beatnuts play the Varsity and Brother Ali to release a new DVD & EP this year
News and notes from the City Pages music blog