In honor of this week's cover story on the Cars, which reprises our very first issue (then called Sweet Potato) from August 1, 1979, we delved into our archives to see what other musicians were featured in our early days as a paper. From the Replacements to Lipps Inc. to Prince, Prince, Prince, take a look at some of our most iconic music covers from 1979-1987.
Sixty-seven-year-old Bob Seger, with his the Silver Bullet Band, delivered a marathon set of nostalgic old time rock 'n' roll filled with energy and friendly vibes to a full Xcel Energy Center along with country opener Frankie Ballard. PHOTOS BY TONY NELSON on May 12, 2011
To celebrate our issue now that we can actually breathe a bit, we had a big soiree at Mancini's Char House in St. Paul. DJs for the night were our Mad Men cover star Jake Rudh and CP writer Ian Traas. Many special guests turned out, including all the members of Phantom Tails. It was an ace...
All hail the weather gods? Probably not. The Twin Cities got pelted on Tuesday night after the first summery day of the season. Photos contributed by readers. (If you'd like yours included, email Jen at email@example.com)
Steven Brown got his groove back. The talented chef, formerly of Porter &
Frye and before that, Restaurant Levain, is the proud new co-owner of Tilia
in Linden Hills where the casual-yet-refined American fare--beet salad with
yuzu vinaigrette, arctic char with cabbage--is as good as the...
Part geography lesson, part open forum, all electro-pop. A thing called Yacht rolled into town Saturday night at
The Triple Rock with openers JEFFREY JERUSALEM and LIGHT ASYLUM. PHOTOS BY NICK WOSIKA MAY 7, 2011
Yelle etait absolument fantastique! Yelle adorably bounced around stage and got the crowd at First Ave dancing, proving you don't have to understand the words (in the band's native tongue, French) to have a great time. French Horn Rebellion also seemed to have made some new fans in Minneapolis...
In a busy night in mpls there were many places to party, but only one place to party after the other parties... featuring DJ mixes by Gigamesh, Estate, Bach, and Nightstalker. PHOTOS BY DENIS JEONG PLASTER on May 7, 2011
St. Paul's annual Cinco de Mayo celebration took place this year on el sexto y el sÚptimo de Mayo, but that didn't stop anyone from coming out to the West Side to check out the lowriders, parade and more. PHOTOS BY NIKKI MILLER on May 7, 2011