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  • CSS and Sleigh Bells at First Avenue
    Brazil's dance rockers CSS and Brooklyn's hard hitting Sleigh Bells stormed a sold out First Avenue on Thursday night. Neon Indian and Princeton opened. PHOTOS BY ERIK HESS on May 19th, 2011.
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  • The Twilight Singers at The Varsity Theater
    It's been 14 years and 6 studio albums but former Afghan Whigs frontman Gregg Dulli still considers The Twilight Singers his "side project". It was their first time back to Minneapolis in 5 years. Indianapolis-based Margot & the Nuclear So and So's opened. PHOTOS BY NICK WOSIKA on May 18, 2011
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  • Sopranos: The Tour
    The brothers who created Crave know how to make popular restaurants, so it's no surprise that their new Italian concept, Sopranos, is quickly making waves in St. Louis Park. The ambiance is approachable, yet swank, and the menu, created by chef JP Sameulson, covers a lot of...
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  • The Cars at First Avenue
    The Cars reunite for a sold out show at First Avenue's Mainroom Tuesday night. PHOTOS BY STEVE COHEN on May 18, 2011
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  • Mn Parkour: Photos of the free-running superstars in action
    While the best traceurs are typically European, the U.S. has been churning out some pretty solid wall-jumping, free-running superstars of our own in recent years, including the locals at Mn Parkour. Watch them turn Minneapolis into their personal obstacle course. PHOTOS BY RYAN BRENNAN. Read...
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  • James Blake At 7th Street Entry
    James Blake's unmistakable combination of beautiful minimal vocals, synth, and brilliant keyboard led to an instantly sold out show at the entry on Monday night. Active Child got it started. PHOTOS BY ALEX UNCAPHER on May 16, 2011
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  • Tim McGraw at Xcel Energy Center
    Tim McGraw made a surprise entrance through the crowd at the back of the Xcel to start his part of the show Saturday evening, shaking hands as he made his way to the stage. The brothers and sister trio The Band Perry and Luke Bryan opened. PHOTOS BY KATHY EASTHAGEN on May 14, 2011
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  • Too Much Love at First Avenue on 5/14/11
    DJ STV SLV of the Hood Internet, Risky Disco, and Soviet Panda blew up First Avenue with their beats Saturday night at Too Much Love. PHOTOS BY CODY LIDTKE
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  • Shpongle at Epic
    Simon Posford's tour that promised "The Shpongletron Experience" made a stop at Epic on Friday night, bringing out the most colorful and creative party-goers of Minneapolis. To say it was trippy would be a gross understatement. PHOTOS BY ANNA GULBRANDSEN on May 13, 2011
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  • Fiery Furnaces at The Cedar Cultural Center
    The Brooklyn based brother-sister duo Fiery Furnaces performed a stripped down set last Friday at The Cedar Cultural Center. PHOTOS BY NICK WOSIKA on May 13, 2011
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  • City Pages in the '80s: Most iconic music covers
    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,...
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  • Bob Seger at Xcel
    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
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