Two of hip hop's brightest new stars visited the Twin Cities last night. Canadian wordsmith Shad and West Coast (by way of Gary, Indiana) gangsta rapper Freddie Gibbs both performed at the 7th St. Entry as well as a free in-store at Minneapolis's Fifth Element record store. PHOTOS BY JON BEHM on January 16, 2011.
Newly crowned VH1 Diva Grace Potter and her band, the Nocturnals, revved it up for a sold out Varsity Theater Sunday night along with rootsy openers, Chamberlin. PHOTOS BY TONY NELSON on January 16, 2010.
Dave King Trucking Company inaugurated the Loring Theater's return to music, art and film Saturday night with a performance melding experimental jazz and Americana. PHOTOS BY NIKKI MILLER on Jan. 16, 2010.
Looking for Mr. or Ms. Right Brain? Brainiac singles nerded-out Monday night at the Bulldog NE over a happy-hour drinks and some trivia questions like, "What was Revenge of the Nerds 4 called? "Nerds in Love" of course! Other social activities included eating tots, playing Would You Rather?,...
Pizzeria Lola serves up a slice of class in south Minneapolis.
First-time restaurateurs Ann Kim and Conrad Leifur recently opened their pizza joint in the former Xerxes Market space, making 56th and Xerxes the hot new place to eat. PHOTOS BY EMILY UTNE
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M.anifest travels home to Ghana with local filmmaker Justin Schell to collaborate with his grandfather, poet J.H. Kwabena Nketia, as part of the forthcoming documentary We Rock Long Distance. Read our interview with M.anifest about his journey here. PHOTOS BY JUSTIN SCHELL.
Collector Jim Berkenstadt is so versed in rock history that the Beatles hired him to help piece together their story. Jim invited us into his home to look at some of his most valued treasures from over the years; read our interview with him here. PHOTOS BY NARAYAN MAHON.
Tom Petters has a way with four-letter words, as we discovered when the Minnesota office of the U.S. Department of Justice released audio files and transcripts of conversations recorded by a wire worn by Petters associate and whistleblower Deanna Coleman. Here cartoonist Ken Avidor graphically...
Wu-Tang Clan's "Rebirth Tour" (presented by the Coughee Brothaz North) took the Twin Cities by killa-bee storm Sunday night at Epic Nightclub. City Pages braved the crowds to get exclusive on-stage and backstage bonus shots. PHOTOS BY B FRESH PHOTOGRAPHY on 1/9/11