Ryan Paul & the Ardent, the Hold Steady featured in this week's City Pages

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Hallelujah for hump day. Here's a sampling of the music content that you'll find in the print edition of this week's City Pages, which hits stands today.

Ryan Paul & the Ardent prepare for EP-release
By Rob van Alstyne
We talk to the evolving singer-songwriter about his tumultuous past and finding redemption through his songs. RP&A will release their new EP tomorrow night at the Bryant-Lake Bowl.

Tad Kubler on Hold Steady's home
By Jeff Gage
Guitarist Tad Kubler finally answers the question: Do the Hold Steady still consider themselves a partially local band? The answer might surprise some Twin Cities fans.

5ingles: The Songs We Can't Escape
By Ray Cummings
Considering the new jams by the Cool Kids, Raekwon, Jason Castro, and more.

Critics' Picks
By Gimme Noise staff
The best shows to see this week, from Friday's Taste of Minnesota festival with P.O.S, Atmosphere, and Dawes to Dillinger Four's annual Fourth of July gig at the Triple Rock.

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