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Monday's Raconteurs gig was the White Stripes leader's second gig there in just over one year.
Ninth annual Roots, Rock & Deep Blues Fest blazed on Saturday with standout sets by the Peterson Brothers, Shackletons, Humbird and Mary Cutrufello.
Members of Soul Asylum, Jayhawks reunited post-Basilica to bring guitarist Dan Murphy out of retirement.
The big gigs for July 12-18, also including Parquet Courts, Pop 2000 Tour, Black Pumas, Snail Mail and the hard-rocking Northeast Food Truck Rally.
The Basilica Block Party gig this weekend unofficially begins the rollout for the pop-rock trio's first album since 2001.
The Cactus Blossoms, Dizzy Fae, Sass, Sam Cassidy and — never mind the 30-plus-year wait — Prince all produced gems in the first half of 2019.
The Big Gigs for July 5-11, also including Rebirth Brass Band, I'm With Her, John Sebastian and Billy Idol.
Walker Art Center's annual outdoor music bash was a sweaty but memorable one.
Nomadic Minnesota songwriter returned to familiar ground for his new album "Stillwater."
The big gigs for June 28-July 4, also including Lake Street Dive, Dillinger Four's D4th, Lonely Island, Sergio Mendes and a new St. Paul concert series with Leftover Salmon.
Fellow Toronto-area vocalist Alessia Cara opened the sold-out show.
This was supposed to be an off year for the acclaimed Cincinnati rockers. Instead, they joined up with women singers to make an album for a movie.
The big gigs for June 21-27, also including the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, Bazzi, Built to Spill, Wand and Pentatonix.
Fans didn't rush the field for the music fest at the Vikings' training camp.
After seeing the Who twice before — and not being all that amped up to hear the band’s new material — Dan Israel didn’t want…
Saturday's Dio Returns concert was the first of its kind to hit Minnesota.
Josh Tillman and his co-headliner worked out their issues on stage.
The big gigs for June 14-20, also including Father John Misty & Jason Isbell, Davie Bowie tribute, Stone Arch Bridge Fest and The Comet Is Coming.
Ezra Koenig let the band's new lineup loose and added sweet Minnesota touches in Sunday's sold-out show.
The 17-year-old "Bad Guy" singer even brought a bed along to convincingly transfer her dark bedroom pop to the stage at her sold-out Armory show.
These off-the-radar or offbeat options will get you outdoors and out of your rut this season.
The big gigs for June 7-13, also including Craig Finn, Maceo Parker, Machine Gun Kelly, Billie Eilish and the Specials.
Finneas O'Connell talks about kid sister Billie Eilish's rocketing fame and his own budding career, all from recordings made in his bedroom.
After his '60s trio Koerner, Ray & Glover, the harmonica blower went on to become an esteemed music writer and radio host but was still often called on stage by Patti Smith, Beck and others.
Sibling twangers the Cactus Blossoms kick off the Music in the Zoo series Saturday with more guitars, a new self-owned label and another brother in the mix.
Big gigs for the week of May 31-June 6, also including album parties by Erik Koskinen and Sass and tour dates by Sleep, Aly & AJ and Gogol Bordello.
Ex-Minneapolitan Phil Solem believes the band was unfairly written off back in the day, but now a new generation knows of them via the TV show.
Lil Uzi Vert was a no-show again, but lots of women artists and even Lil Nas X made it to perform at this year's still-gigantic hip-hop fest.
The big gigs for the week of May 24-30, also including Terry Reid, the Parkway Pickoff, Sebadoh, Lazy Scorsese's album party and the return of Heliotrope.
Like his Minneapolis peers at Soundset, Tech N9ne found long-term success in his own Strange way.
Our annual look at the up-and-coming buzzmakers at the Twin Cities' biggest music festival.
The big gigs for May 17-23, also including the free Resonance marathon, Mountain Goats, Phil Cook with Charlie Parr, Joan Osborne and Spafford.
The power trio is one of several bands returning to action for this weekend's Northeast bash.
The downtown Minneapolis saloon is closing indefinitely pending light rail work
Texas twanger Dale Watson, who gave the watering hole its anthem, now will sing its farewell song.
The big gigs for May 10-16, also including Fred Armisen, Lizz Wright, David Crosby, Jim James and more.
How the hip-hop star went from Twin Cities clubs to the top of the charts.
This big gigs for May 3-9 also include the Tallest Man on Earth, Omara Portuondo, Romantica, Snow Patrol and Dee Dee Bridgewater.
The "Something for Your M.I.N.D." hitmakers talk about how they formed via the internet.
This week's big gigs for April 26-May 2, also including Neko Case, Kodak Black, Arturo Sandoval, Foals and more.
Two decades after its modest beginnings, Duluth's signature music fest spans eight nights and dozens of venues.
Prince's estate is announcing the collection of his performances of songs he wrote for others.
Green Day's frontman brought his family. And Katy Perry made a return visit incognito, just like any other fan.
Minnesota-bound Billie Eilish and Khalid also had breakout turns at the California desert fest.
Her rebound led her to not only write a hopeful new album, "Suit of Hearts," but to follow her passion.
The big gigs for April 19-25, also including Anvil, Yung Gravy, Jon Anderson and Rachael Kilgour.
The Southern songwriting giant gave her landmark album "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road" a fresh spin in two-night Fitzgerald stand.
Closed by a bankruptcy battle just 15 years ago, First Avenue is no longer just a nightclub, adding three venues with plans for a future amphitheater. Some on the local music scene express concern about its growing influence.
Announced back in 2017 but kept relatively quiet ever since, Live Nation’s new Minneapolis Fillmore Theater is finally under construction in the North Loop.…
The big gigs for April 19-25, also including the Legends of Hip-Hop Tour, Ex Hex, Todd Snider and Alan Sparhawk's Velvety new project.
Twin Cities shops are braced for a flood of customers Saturday. Never mind the blizzard.
Courtney Barnett, X and some buzzing newcomers round out the June 29 show at the Walker.
As they lined up in Government Plaza two blocks away from the first Final Four concert at the Armory in downtown Minneapolis — three hours…
The big gigs for April 5-11, also including Earl Sweatshirt, Bill Frisell, Robyn Hitchcock, Faarrow & Astralblak, and JazzMN Orchestra.
Didn't get game or concert tickets? Here are a few other entertainment opportunities.
Rivers Cuomo looked to be having a lot more fun than Black Francis as the two bands co-headlined Xcel Center.
Two worlds collided as the Minneapolis hip-hop star recorded a live album with the biggest band in town.
The big gigs for March 30-April 4, also including Hayes Carll, J.S. Ondara, Mott the Hoople and a Baroness and Deafheaven twofer.
Bassist Greg Norton's new band Porcupine will open for Bob Mould on 40th anniversary of their old trio's first gig.
The ex-Minnesota rocker returns with a sunny album born in Berlin.
Paul Janeway and his namesake band earn their First Avenue star in sold-out Palace gig.
The "Buddy Holly" hitmakers carry on after topping the charts and becoming "SNL" fodder with a Toto cover.
The big gigs for March 22-28, also including St. Paul & the Broken Bones, A Boogie Wit Day Hoodie, Katy Vernon and Mayda release parties and more.
The oddball, hard-rocking 1996 sophomore album has been ignored at other recent gigs, but apparently not out of contempt.
A memoir by Twin Cities rocker Mark Mallman tells how music got him out of his depression and anxiety.
Rocker-turned-author Mark Mallman talks about the most reliable feel-good entries from the 50-song playlist featured in his new book. 1. “Friendship,” Pops…
The big gigs for March 15-21, also including the Subdudes, Dan Wilson, Ike Reilly and a "Sgt. Pepper's" tribute.
Due to weather concerns, only about 8,400 fans will get into the concerts each day, compared to 40,000-plus in prior host cities.
The big gigs for March 8-14, also including Mike Doughty, Kip Moore, Winger & Lita Ford, Habib Koite plus the Revivalists.
From Doomtree producer to band manager, record-label boss and father of three, Aaron Mader found time to craft a new solo record about finding his inner balance.
The dance-pop singer shined in shades of silver, white and especially purple in St. Paul.
The flashy '70s rockers stuck to their fiery formula as their End of the Road Tour hit Target Center.
Grammy winner Ella Mai, 24, shined well beyond the hit at a sold-out Varsity Theater gig.
Is this really the end? The star-eyed singer/guitarist provides answers and much more ahead of the band's Target Center concert.
The big gigs for March 1-7, also including I'm With Her, SteelDrivers, Cowboy Mouth, Sharon Isbin and Adrian Belew.