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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.
Billy Corgan and his reunited bandmates played for a staggering three hours at Xcel Center, including one fittingly inflated Zeppelin cover.
Also on deck is Beach House, Deadmau5, Irv Williams and more.
Just eight months in, the new Mortimer's music room has become a fitting replacement for other vital rock clubs lost in the Twin Cities.
Singer Kerry Alexander is newly married but still happily singing about breakups with husband/bandmate Chris Hoge.
The divisive rocker played the first sold-out show at Treasure Island's new amphitheater.
It's a stacked few days with Zac Brown Band, Drake and Kid Rock coming to town.
Review: The mega-big, plan-the-summer-around-it concert was not the same kind of show we've already seen them deliver separately.
Ahead of Beyoncé and Jay-Z's mega-concert, here's a recap of the super-couple's ups and downs as heard in their own songs.
Big gigs for the week of Aug. 3-9, also including HazelFest, Red Stag Supperclub Block Party and the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival.
The latest wall portrait by a famed Brazilian artist is in the same vein as his Bob Dylan mural in Minneapolis.
Hats off to the landlords at the Woodbury Lakes outdoor mall — and all Woodbury residents — on landing Minnesota's first Alamo Drafthouse. You're gonna love the place once you "get" it.
Those summer nights were calling again, crammed with the most Top 40 rock hits ever played.
A Star Tribune photographer's moving clip from the 2016 Prince memorial party went viral, then went dark.
Spider John Koerner returns to the newly sold Palmer's Bar on Saturday. Not that he ever left.
Big gigs for the week of July 27-Aug. 2, also including Rufus Wainwright, Playboi Carti and Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite
He sold a "staggering" 4.4 million U.S. albums in a week, helped by his aversion to streaming.
The owners are pledging to sell it only to someone who wants to keep the music spinning there.
An explanation for ending the traveling punk and emo fest from ringleader Kevin Lyman, who's revered by local concert vets, including Slug.
Big gigs for the week of July 20-26, also including Jerry Lee Lewis, Courtney Barnett and Raphael Saadiq.
Treasure Island has debuted a bona fide concert amphitheater with 9,400 seats to compete with Mystic Lake's grassy setup. Here's our take on the competing venues.
The venerable band is "having fun again," leading to another new album.
The big gigs for July 13-19, also including Moore By Four, the Pretenders, George Clinton, X Games Pre-Party more.
Review: Brendon Urie showed off his Broadway-endorsed showman side in Minneapolis.
Soul Asylum, Bob Mould, the Suburbs and Jayhawks played to maybe the biggest Nicollet Mall crowd yet Saturday.
Disappointment and disarray plagued the secretive fourth year of Justin Vernon's rock fest.
Prince's old band hit the downtown Minneapolis church fest, where attendance was noticeably down.
The big gigs for July 6-12, also including St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Panic! at the Disco, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Boz Scaggs.
The new documentary enlists family members and confidants to explore Houston's rise, and especially her fall.
The One Direction singer convincingly grew up and lived it up in his long-awaited St. Paul date.