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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.
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."
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.