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Big gigs for the week of Jan. 18-24, also including Tina Schlieske, Kristin Chenoweth, Fred Steele with Nachito Herrera, and Tim Sparks with James Buckley.
Ellsworth native Trapper Schoepp got a green light to finish off "On, Wisconsin," a song Bob Dylan wrote on his way to stardom in New York.
Poet-turned-musician worked with producer Psymun on first EP, "Nur."
The blues and R&B veteran led Willie & the Bees, produced Bonnie Raitt and was a charter member of the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame.
Big gigs for the week of Jan. 11-17, also including Sean Anonymous' birthday, "The Last Waltz" tribute, St. Paul Peterson, Kathy Mattea and Brian McKnight.
Justin Vernon helped his pal Andrew Broder settle in for an ominous Turf Club residency.
Friday's annual roundup also featured the Scrunchies, Faith Boblett and Yam Haus.
The big gigs around town for Jan. 4-10, also including Hooked on Hamilton, A$AP Rocky and a celebration for Sarah Papenheim.
The old tradition continues with another hot young roster.
Winter has strangely become a selling point for Minnesota's booming dance music fest. With Skrillex and Marshmello headlining, it's become the biggest NYE party around.
Our critic's year-end picks for best albums and concerts of the year.
Need a reason to stay positive? Here are 10.
Duluth trio Low's 12th album was a true marvel, but there were many other wow moments on local records.
The big gigs around town for Dec. 21-27, also including Katie McMahon's Celtic Christmas, Heiruspecs, BoDeans and the All Tomorrow's Petty residency finale.
The big gigs for Dec. 14-20, also including Halloween, Alaska, Jillian Rae with Eliza Blue, Jimi Hendrix Remembered and Kurt Vile.
The Houston rapper's "Astroworld" tour filled Target Center as he rocketed atop the charts.
The big gigs for Dec. 7-13, also including Third Coast Percussion, Richard Thompson, Bob Seger and Sheila E.
Curtiss A adds a kids' show to his 39th(!) John Lennon tribute.
The Radiohead frontman's solo set leaned heavily on electronics and visuals but still spotlighted his vocals.
Barron's Chris Kroeze sang his way to the top 10 as his hometown faced tragedy.
Review: The Seattle tunesmith's new album fueled the first set in her year-ending three-night stand.
The big gigs for Nov. 30-Dec. 6, also including Phosphorescent, Mark Mallman's Peace on Earth, Freddy Cole, Allen Stone and more.
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An announcement over the Thanksgiving break by JT Bates has Twin Cities jazz lovers singing the blues.The ubiquitous all-purpose drummer — who's been gigging…
Big gigs for the week of Nov. 23-29, also including the Cactus Blossoms, Leo Kottke, Khruangbin, Rev. Horton Heat, JD McPherson and Brandi Carlile.
The store's 110-capacity performance room is set to the side of the cafe through a separate doorway. It feels a bit like walking into your goth cousin's basement.
His almost Springsteen-like, 2½-hour set came just four months after he canceled six shows to have a "cancerous malignancy" removed.
The Minneapolis-via-Iowa tunesmith took inspiration from a writing residency at Lake Superior's national park to craft his first solo album, "Stranger Angels."
Big gigs for the week of Nov. 16-22, also including Dee Dee Bridgewater, Maxwell, Moore by Four and Ike Reilly Assassination.
Swamp Dogg's improbable pairing with Ryan Olson and Justin Vernon was "exactly what I've wanted."
The 30th installment of the series hits metro area Target stores Tuesday morning.
Big gigs for the week of Nov. 9-15, also including Wynonna Judd, the Get Up Kids, War and Treaty and the Cities 97's Sampler 30 Party.
Big gigs for the week of Nov. 2-8, also including Josh Groban, Lee Ann Womack, Okee Dokee Brothers and Cole Swindell.
The once-subtle band issued its most subversive album yet, "Double Negative."
Philly piano rocker Adam Weiner counts Elton John, Barack Obama and now a sizable Twin Cities crowd as fans.
The outdoorsy, family-friendly Twin Cities folk duo didn't have to go far to find inspiration for a new album.
Big gigs for the week of Oct. 26-Nov. 1, also including Hailu Mergia, Gaelynn Lea and , Loudon Wainwright III and Tedeschi Trucks Band.
Sidelined by a broken leg since July, northeast Minneapolis rockers the Bad Man are ready to bust up this town.
Minnesota Public Radio is unloading the century-old venue as First Ave continues to expand its foothold.
Review: The Ohio rock duo's elaborate stage and tricky antics didn't overshadow their fan-adored songs in St. Paul.
Bigger wasn't better for the British pop strummer as he played to 50,000 people all alone Saturday in Minneapolis.
Dave Grohl's hoarse voice sole sign of tour fatigue in sold-out Xcel show.
Big gigs for the week of Oct. 19-25, also including Twenty-One Pilots, Umphrey's McGee, Fleetwood Mac and Phil Cook.
Review: The band's four-year local lull ended with rowdy sets at SurlyFest and 7th St. Entry.
Craig Finn returns home for his band's first local shows in 4 years, and first in the Entry.
Big gigs for the week of Oct. 12-18, also including Rod Stewart, Troye Sivan, Bettye LaVette and Gladys Knight.
Big gigs for the week of Oct. 5-11, also including Jade Bird, Four Fists and the PRN Alumni Foundation's second annual Funk 'n' Roll Weekend.
Basement-taper Adam Young's new Owl City album is as wholesome as his 2009 "Fireflies" megahit.
The alt-rock hero quit touring to be a mother and doula, but she never stopped writing and recording.
The site's founder Jared Kamrowski has become a master of finding rock-bottom prices on flights.
Yet another beloved bar lost to an apartment development, it will make its final stand this weekend.
Big gigs for the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 4, also including Suicidal Tendencies, Chvrches and Denzel Curry.
Release parties are set for the Varsity and Icehouse.
Jeff Tweedy debuted six tunes in acoustic gig.
Big gigs for the week of Sept. 21-27, also including Jeff Tweedy, Arthur Buck and Madeleine Peyroux.
Review: Weather forced the British hard-rock vets inside at Treasure Island.
He and Young Thug faced calamity differently in Target Center tour date.
Two years after shoving off for Los Angeles, she wants the folks back home in Minnesota to know she's mostly the same.
The singer who turned heads with his debut returns with a more modern, edgier follow-up.
"Open-minded and big-hearted guy" fostered future local music stars.
The 1940s-era neighborhood theater at 48th and Chicago has opened with a new mix of programming following a makeover.
He's a Somali singer living in London with a European fan base, so what's Aar Maanta doing as a Minnesota artist-in-residence?
Big gigs for the week of Sept. 14-20, also including Wailin' Jennys, Liz Phair, J. Cole, Deep Purple and Judas Priest.
Local rock vets agreed to fill in for Honeydogs at fest.
The smaller venue fits a size gap between the main room at Minneapolis' best-known rock club and Turf Club.
Saturday's sold-out, starlit concert capped a successful half-decade rise for both the venue and performer.
Review: Tuesday's show included some old rarities and a fresh-enough energy.
The Texas native juggled her MFA studies, time in her husband's band and a freewheeling toddler to craft her best album yet.
The new ticketing policies include dynamic pricing and amount to higher profits for artists and their promoters.
After dragging its wigs, spandex and snake across the Midwest, Minnesota's hardworking hard-rock tribute band is ready for its State Fair close-up.
Big gigs for the week of Aug. 31-Sept. 6, also including Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker, Car Seat Headrest and Neko Case
Big gigs for the week of Aug. 24-30, also including the Beach Boys, Alejandro Escovedo with Joe Ely, and Alice Cooper.
More than 15,000 fans turned out for this year's biggest State Fair concert.
Eliza Blue found an unlikely collaborator in South Dakota: Neil Young bassist Billy Talbot.
The British synth-rock pioneer's sold-out Palace show was their first time in town since 1989.