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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.
The big gigs for Feb. 22-28, also including Pert Near Sandstone's Winter String Gathering, Big Head Todd, Walter "Wolfman" Washington and Young the Giant.
Hearing Bob Dylan convinced J.S. Ondara to leave Kenya for Minnesota. Now he's taking his music to the world.
The big gigs for Feb. 15-21, also including Trippie Redd, Chelsea Cutler and Colter Wall.
The big gigs for Feb. 8-14, also including the Beach Boys' Al Jardine, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Battle of the Jug Bands and Pieta Brown.
After Minneapolis, Young returned to Winnipeg to meet up with Crazy Horse.
Our two critics recap four nights of the rock god in Minneapolis.
The Jamaican icon enlivened the Twin Cities three times in the 1970s, but sadly didn't make his final scheduled gig here.
The big gigs for Feb. 1-7, also including Matt Wilson, Devil Makes Three, Jesse McCartney and Barb Ryman.
What to glean from Netflix and Hulu films about the disastrous Bahama Islands bash.
Plus: More new music from Ol' Yeller's old leader, Six Mile Grove and newcomer Anna Stine.
The big gigs for Jan. 25-31, also including Ruston Kelly, Emily King and Trapper Schoepp.
Even for an artist known to be adventurous and unpredictable, Neil Young’s four-show run in Minneapolis over the next week is unlike anything he’s done…
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.