That's why we try to do it as often as possible. Here are 12 of the best profiles of local musicians that City Pages published this year, arranged chronologically.
With 'Dead King Mother,' Davu Seru revisits an uncle's murderous act of vengeance, 50 years later by Britt Robson
Dillinger Four onstage at the Triple Rock in 2013.
20 years ago, Dillinger Four redefined Minneapolis punk with ‘Midwestern Songs of the Americas’ by Tigger Lunney
With help from Lazerbeak, Longshot draws inspiration from adversity on 'Parades' by Erica Rivera
Rose von Muchow and Melissa Jones of Wetter
With 'Late Bloomer,' Melissa Jones says goodbye to her band, Wetter —and to Minneapolis by Jerard Fagerberg
Gully Boys are not some dads from Vermont by Austin Gerth
Low offer a fractured take on modern reality with the experimental 'Double Negative' by Erik Thompson
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'American Idol' and 'The Voice' led him on, then passed. What happens next? by Jim Walsh
Kari Arnett pours a lifetime of pain into ‘When the Dust Settles’ by Youa Vang
Ever wonder what a band from Mankato sounds like? Meet Good Night Gold Dust. by James Figy
As Four Fists, P.O.S and Astronautalis combine rap skill and punk spirit on '6666' by Michael Madden
Elle PF’s daring, feminist orchestral rock blossoms on 'She Wrote It' by Jared Goyette
'This is our thing': Astralblak define the new Minneapolis sound in a gentrifying city by Eamon Whalen