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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.
As she returns for two big gigs, her former cohorts in the Twin Cities music scene take stock of her impact — locally, and now industrywide.
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.
Humbird's Siri Undlin studied old folk songs and tales abroad. Now she's writing her own.
The two hall-of-fame bands finished off the grandstand series with familiar hits.
Southwest High School music educator Ruth LeMay teaches music through color-coded guitars.
The big gigs for Aug. 30-Sept. 5, also including Lionel Richie, Tony! Toni! Toné!, Brandi Carlile and Dessa at the fair, plus Under Violet's release party, Squeeze, Jon Spencer, Eddie Palmieri and more.
Hometown star Prof joined in for the fair's first big rap gig since 2016.
The club's two revue-style shows at the Schell's Stage will "show people what we're all about."
Yankovic packed the State Fair grandstand with a full orchestra. No kidding.
The British metal gods' claims of its biggest tour production yet did not fall flat.
From a local Tom Petty tribute band to the screaming boy-band fans at the grandstand, one critic took in 18 acts in 13 hours at the fair.
His Strings Attached Tour, with a full orchestra, is headed to the Minnesota State Fair's grandstand on Tuesday.
Here’s more of what Yankovic had to say about his laugh-filled but seriously enviable 35-year career. On how he keeps his old song parodies…
No reason was given for his departure, but he had posted an angry message after getting kicked out of a concert.
The big gigs for Aug. 16-22, also including Dr. Dog & Shakey Graves, BoDeans, Stephen Marley and Jearlyn Steele.
The rock trio wraps a busy few months with a big gig Friday. Then it's back to the books.
The entertainment conglomerate promised it will stand out from other venues in the international chain — and local competitors.
The big gigs for Aug. 2-8, also including Queen, Lady Midnight, Kamasi Washington, Gladys Knight and Amanda Shires.
The bluesy pop hitmaker hit St. Paul fresh off a tour with his older pals.
Freddie Mercury's band endured a lot of ups and downs in his time. But Queen is bigger than ever in 2019.
Harmonica player Mickey Raphael recounts his 47 years on the road with the American music icon.
The big gigs for Aug. 2-8, also including Davina & the Vagabonds' release party, John Mayer, Broken Social Scene, A Giant Dog, Steve Earle and Slash.
The Australian band's light show was as hazy as host venue Surly's new IPAs.
Farmers markets, nature centers, small-town festivals — they're all on the Roe Family Singers' busy gig list.
The big gigs for July 26-Aug. 1, also including John Paul White, Jawbox, Bobby Lyle, Lord Huron, Conor Oberst, the Ocean Blue and a twofer of British rock vets.
Texas singer's romance songs drew a packed and powered-up arena crowd.
Nothing will bring fans down as the megaband breaks a 38-year absence.
The big gigs for July 19-25, also including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Home Free, Black Midi, Backstreet Boys and Rosanne Cash.
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."