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The Gig List: Local artists on the closure of City Pages

The alternative weekly shut down last week after 41 years. Their parent company, The Star Tribune, said it was because of the lack of ad revenue from the pandemic.

MINNEAPOLIS — Some Minnesota artists share their thoughts on the closure of City Pages.

The alternative weekly closed down last week after 41 years. It’s parent company, The Star Tribune, said it was because of the lack of ad revenue from the pandemic. It is where many went for their music news and where artists and bands got themselves on the City Pages calendar in hopes people would come check out their shows.

Breann Star is a local artist.

"I am not only saddened but an artist, I feel for my community, for my city," Star said. "This is where a lot of us go to pull valuable information and gain resources," Star said.

K. Raydio is an independent local artist in the Twin Cities. Raydio said the closure has hit them very deeply.

"I grew up reading City Pages and to finally have your name in print and to have your shows featured in the calendar was such an honor for independent and local musicians and were going to be missing them dearly," Raydio said.