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Minneapolis' little band that could is back for three big gigs (and maybe more).
This big gigs for Feb. 14-20, also including Tove Lo, Ellis Delaney's release party, memorials for Ed Ackerson and Lexii Alijai, Rosanne Cash, a Louisiana twofer and a Paisley Park party with Meshell Ndegeocello.
Brandi Carlile performs unplugged to crank up the fancy North Loop music venue.
A memorial for the local hero features albums both new and old, and a whole lot more.
Fillmore opening brings a new level of comfort and complex corporate synergy to the Twin Cities concert market.
The big gigs for Feb. 7-13, also including Robert Randolph, Grace Potter, an Otto's Chemical Lounge farewell and release parties by Sarah Morris, Sam Cassidy and Gambler's Daughter.
The third stop on the band's No Filter 2020 Tour will be among 15 shows in North America.
From phone etiquette to song requests, here are a dozen commandments for your next show.
The big gigs for Jan. 31-Feb. 6, also including Andrew Broder's Don't [Bleep] This Up fundraiser, Trippie Redd, Juliana Hatfield, Temples and Erik Koskinen's residency kick-off.
Music festival will focus on Rhymesayers' 25th anniversary instead.
The big gigs for Jan. 24-30, also including Mandolin Orange, Wesley Stace's John Wesley Harding, Badi Assad, Malamanya, Phish's Mike Gordon and album release parties by Stolyette and Barbaro.
There's a serious side to the comics-loving rapper who tops the Best New Bands showcase.
The soul-rock duo is up for a best new artist Grammy but hardly inexperienced (see: Prince).
The big gigs for Jan. 17-23, also including Jordan Davis, the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Marielle Allschwang and Ron Pope.
The Minneapolis hip-hop vet content with his elder status heading into another tour, saying "older rappers aren't trying to prove themselves as rappers, but as persons."
Unlike many of the eight other Fillmores around the country, the Minneapolis one was built from the ground up.
Charlie Parr and the Cactus Blossoms have different reasons but similarly happy results for continuing their annual winter residencies.
The big gigs for Jan. 10-16, also including a benefit for the Cedar Ave. tower fire victims, G. Love, Peter Asher, Taylor McFerrin, the Mad Ripple Hootenanny and Atmosphere.
From childhood tragedy to kingpin Realtor, Kris Lindahl is everywhere — and insists he's only getting bigger.
The big gigs for Jan. 3-9, also including Rachael Kilgour, Le Vent du Nord and the Whiskey's Funky Sweater party.
She appeared on Kehlani's Grammy-nominated album and performed at Soundset and First Ave.
The big gigs for Dec. 27-Jan. 1, also including Heiruspecs, Anonymous Choir, Flipp and the Honeydogs.
Riemenschneider's picks for the best albums and concerts of the year.
The big gigs for Dec. 20-26, also including Kinda Kinky, Mark Mallman's Peace on Earth, Paul Metsa's 40th anniversary, the BoDeans, Sara Evans and a Willie Walker tribute.
The big gigs for Dec. 13-19, also including the Joy Formidable, Alexander O'Neal and 311.
Band members grew up together in Hudson, Wis., and still live there, sharing the same big dream.
The big gigs for Dec. 6-12, including Blackalicious, J.S. Ondara, Nicholas David and holiday shows by Martina McBride, Sunny Sweeney, Katie McMahon and the Old 97's.
The Minneapolis folk-rocker returns home Saturday after a year of steady touring, including some Neil Young dates and a Newport Folk Fest set.
From the State Fair to the State Theatre, the Twin Cities have an inordinate number of women talent buyers booking our concerts. Lucky us.
The big gigs for Nov. 29-Dec. 5, also including the Cactus Blossoms, Crescent Moon & Big Trouble, Kim Petras, Dead Man Winter residency and the annual Replacements tribute.
Jeff Tweedy and his Chicago crew played their new "Ode to Joy" songs and older picks with focus and drama Friday in St. Paul.
Now a regular in Stephen Colbert's TV band, Fridley native Cory Wong played Red Rocks and Madison Square Garden this year while dropping his second solo album.
The band finishes its tour with another three-night gig at the Palace in St. Paul.
The big gigs for Nov. 22-28, also including Ronnie Milsap, Poliça, Anthony Hamilton, Bobby Rush, Nancy Harms and Leo Kottke's usual Thanksgiving week gig.
Even if Lizzo doesn't count as a local, J.S. Ondara, the Okee Dokee Brothers, Big Thief and some of Bon Iver's cohorts do.
In a strong year for young women, voters screamed "Cuz I Love You" to the ex-Minnesotan.
The big gigs for Nov. 15-21, also including Charlie Parr, Okee Dokee Brothers, King Diamond, Julia Jacklin and Blues Traveler.
Terry Katzman could brag about his early involvement in the careers of many of the Twin Cities' biggest bands, including Hüsker Dü, the Replacements and…
The 20th annual festival of music-related films runs Tuesday through Sunday.
Straight out of New Prague, piano duo the O'Neill Brothers have rolled with the times to become unlikely stars of digital streaming.
Two worlds collided as the Minneapolis hip-hop star recorded a live album with the biggest band in town.
The big gigs for Nov. 8-14, also including an all-star benefit at Hook & Ladder, a Neil Young birthday tribute, Bishop Briggs and more.
In Texas' hippest city, stay up on the latest offerings, from Japanese barbecue to an artistic chapel.
The Canadian diva finally left Vegas and brought her Courage Tour to Target Center.
This week's big gigs, also including Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Tiffany Young, Janiva Magness and New Order's Peter Hook.
The big gigs for Oct. 25-31, also including Richard Thompson, Gareth Emery, Ryan Bingham, A Day to Remember and rap duo Blimes & Gab.
With two acclaimed albums out this year, singer Adrianne Lenker has hardly had time to be at home in Minneapolis.
The big gigs for Oct. 18-24, also including Frank Turner, Ingrid Michaelson, Big K.R.I.T., Tom Morello and Mpls. Ltd. XX
Tuesday's sold-out Palace Theatre gig stayed meaningful even as it turned more playful.
Live Nation's new club in downtown Minneapolis also announced Buddy Guy, Motion City Soundtrack, Jonny Lang, Yung Gravy and Evanescence among its initial concerts.
"This record is really important to us," Corin Tucker said of her band's new album, "The Center Won't Hold," which nearly split them apart.
The club pledged profits to Planned Parenthood.
Minneapolis songman Jack Klatt steps out as a stylish, old-school twanger with help from the Cactus Blossoms and Yep Roc Records.
The big gigs for Oct. 11-17, also including the Mavericks, Lucy Dacus, Tegan & Sara and Stiff Little Fingers.
Ex-Minneapolitan hip-hop star returned with a No. 1 song, movie role and even more great expectations.
Frontman for the bands Polara and BNLX helmed recordings by the Replacements, Jayhawks, Soul Asylum and Motion City Soundtrack at his Flowers Studio in Uptown.
The big gigs for Oct. 4-10, also including Jon Pardi, Stereolab, Tech N9ne, Sam Fender and release parties by Dan Israel and MaLLy.
The Minnesota tunesmith is rounding up other physically challenged musicians, and wants us all to come.
The shadowy Australian rock legend took questions in tragedy-tinted Pantages show.
The Ohio duo was a long time gone but came back strong with added guitar muscle.
The Texan's two-night stand shows he's blown up but not grown up yet.
Drummer Patrick Carney enjoyed the five-year break but is happy to reunite with the "easiest person in the world for me to make music with."
His music career was sidelined by Vietnam but continued in Los Angeles, where Gypsy recorded for RCA and gigged at Whisky a Go Go.
Former PBS travel host Rudy Maxa, who calls St. Paul home, branches into the tour business.
Two of Justin Vernon's sidemen open up on the new album "i, i" and the tour coming to St. Paul.
The big gigs for Sept. 27-Oct. 3, also including Bon Iver, Branford Marsalis, Martin Garrix, 4 Bitchin' Babes, the Waterboys and Temptations.
Remade into a box set, 1989's "Don't Tell a Soul" was the Minnesota rockers' most commercially viable album. That was the problem.
Willie Nelson's son is on the road again with his burgeoning band after forays with Neil Young and "A Star Is Born."
The big gigs for Sept. 20-26, also including Sophie Allison, Michael Feinstein, Avril Lavigne, Donna Grantis and the Melvins & Redd Kross.
The Alabama Shakes singer played the Palace on the eve of her solo album's release.
The crowd was among the small things at Blink-12 and Lil Wayne twofer.
The big gigs for Sept. 13-19, also including Nick Lowe, Of Monsters & Men, Brittany Howard, Lee "Scratch" Perry and release parties for Porcupine and Sean Anonymous.
British trip-hop group's 1998 album "Mezzanine" darkly came alive at the Palace.
After breaking her back in March, Channy Leaneagh is ready to break in a new act at the Walker's Avant Garden.
The big gigs for Sept. 6-12, also including Lenny Kravitz, Thomas Rhett, Social Distortion and Static Panic's EP release party.