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Like nearly everything else in his life, Minneapolis's rock icon was private about his philanthropy. But here is firsthand knowledge about causes Prince championed.
The Who: This is it for this once-great British rock band. Pete Townshend’s hearing is shot. Let’s hope Roger Daltrey’s voice has recovered from…
First Avenue nightclub will forever be tied to Prince's legacy, as it has been since 1981. Here's a look at the history they shared.
Think of all the other rock stars who wasted no time covering his songs. The president who took ample time talking him up to reporters.…
Here’s a look at the legacy left by one of pop music’s most prolific recording artists. The following list of 37 albums is as complete…
More options to celebrate his legacy in his hometown, including a literally old-school party at Sabathani Community Center.
Though he was a puzzle at times, the rocker was a true Minnesotan who revolutionized music more than once in a nearly 40-year career.
The "Purple Rain"-era players hatched their plans at a gathering with many more of the singer's associates Sunday night in Minneapolis.
Over his 38-year recording career, Prince sometimes invented clever new ways to rack up album sales. His death Thursday provided a much more predictable boon…
Perhaps just as important as Prince putting the Twin Cities music scene on the map for the rest of the world, he blurred the lines…
Fans can't hear his music on Spotify and other online music sites, but 89.3 the Current and First Avenue are going all out.
Hours after learning about the pop star's death Thursday morning at Paisley Park in Chanhassen, fans around the world took to social media to pay their respects to Prince and his music. Thursday night, thousands gathered in downtown Minneapolis to remember the legend who was one of them.
The Midwest-bred "When I'm Alone" singer has bought a farm in Iowa.
The Hüsker Dü vet's third album in less than four years is getting charmed reviews.
Review: His first local theater gig at Northrop was a buttoned-up affair.
The freshened lineup for the July 8-9 church bash also includes Andra Day, X-Ambassadors, American Authors and Cold War Kids.
Good weather and even a special Electric Fetus beer are on tap for Saturday.
Friday's Tax Day gig at First Ave comes complete with a new money-themed EP.
After 13 prodigal years, Sean Tillmann became a Minneapolis resident again just in time to hit the road behind his latest Superstar effort, "Best Summer Ever."
Indie-rock vet David Lowery kicks off this weekend's music-biz conference in St. Paul.
The Texas bluesman seemed right at home his second time at First Ave.
The guitar-less, phone-wielding Minneapolis band releases "7 Hearts" after working with some of their heroes and reworking Beyoncé.
The ex-Black Blondie vocalist goes it alone after three bands and five years in New York.
Also recommended: Young Fathers, Jonathan Richman, Big Cats, Robby Krieger, Patty Griffin and friends, Skating Polly and "Water for Flint."
Mallman's new album "The End Is Not the End" ends a four-year recording lull.
Nye's Polonaise Room enters its final two weeks as Minneapolis' most storied communal watering hole. "We don't know what the future holds," says the singer at the piano bar, "but we know it's been a helluva ride."
Greazy Meal pays tribute to its founder on Saturday, also when Joe Fahey touts a strong new LP at Harriet Brewing.
The Pines, Jose Gonzalez and Lucius top our list.
The metal kings will help inaugurate the new Vikings stadium the night after Luke Bryan.
The Beatle is downsizing from stadiums to arenas on his 2016 tour, which comes just two years after he easily sold out Target Field.
The metal kings will help inaugurate U.S. Bank Stadium on Aug. 20. Sir Paul returns May 4 to Target Center.
Ex-Babes in Toyland bassist Michelle Leon recalls the sexism, drugs and rock 'n' roll in her new book.
The countdown is on and the crowds are getting bigger and bitterer at Nye’s Polonaise Room, still on track to close April 3 to make…
The orchestral rockers' latest album is also the basis for a new movie.
Allan Kingdom and the three-quarters-local R&B trio King rule Friday's showcase at First Avenue.
A former Prince sideman and co-founder of Greazy Meal, Brian Gallagher had the right mix of professionalism, musical chops and personal likability that made him…
A musical church that became a record label for old-timey country-gospel music, St. Paul's House of Mercy has blessed us with a spirited new compilation…
Citing idol Woody Guthrie and American Indian culture, Hibbing's own picks Tulsa University to house archives.
Review: The Americana songwriter showcased the intimate fare off his new, Grammy-winning album.
A 2,800-capacity venue is due to reopen under First Avenue management by the end of the year (its 100th).
Review: The Aussie rock legends were shy one co-founder but they hit the right bells Sunday night in St. Paul.
The second year of Justin Vernon's Eaux Claires Music & Art Festival looks to be as eclectic and unpredictable as the first. The two-day musical camp-out is scheduled again Aug. 12-13 along the Chippewa River in Eau Claire, Wis.
Minneapolis natives Paris and Amber Strother return to town riding a wave of attention for their synth-laden R&B trio.
The Cactus Blossoms' Southern harmonies and sibling charm have brought them from the dusty bars of northeast Minneapolis to a national buzz.
Caitlyn Smith helped write "Like I'm Gonna Lose You," a duet with John Legend, long before Trainor became a star.
Opening up about her body image was no small feat for the real-life Melissa Jefferson, whose single and video "My Skin" has started a new kind of buzz around the Minneapolis hip-hop/R&B star.
Keillor's named replacement added musical punch Saturday with Brandi Carlile, Ben Folds.
The sonic adventurer finds solace in his second Turf Club residency, and in his dying dad's remarkable story.
A music scene vet at only 23, Clara Salyer joined Babes in Toyland on eight days' notice.
Ozzy Osbourne and two original bandmates said farewell at Target Center.
REVIEW: The public radio station's two-night anniversary celebration at First Ave also featured Gospel Machine, Mixed Blood Majority and Gramma's Boyfriend.
Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler talk about burying their legendary metal band Black Sabbath, coming Monday to Target Center.
The beloved Minneapolis bar will throw its last bash April 3.
Sex-abuse suits against owner prompt campaign.
Murder Shoes: The first band of the night is also probably the most straight-ahead rock band of the night, in a good way, with angelic-voiced…
Despite the irate tone of their songs, members of Minneapolis punk trio Bruise Violet are having the time of their lives. Not that that's saying a whole lot.
Revisiting David Bowie's relatively few but always memorable local gigs going back to 1974.
The longtime Cities 97 personality says it was a "no-brainer" joining the more alternative-flavored station starting March 7.
The Duluth trio Low won album of the year in our annual poll, which also amplified the local love for Bad Bad Hats and Lizzo.
Choose from our six-pack of New Year's Eve critic's picks in the Twin Cities and beyond — plus 24 more.
The underage revolution, the outdoor overload, First Avenue's overhead issues and other big Minnesota music stories from 2015.
Xcel Energy Center saw a record turnout for the British singer's quickly sold-out July 5-6 tour kickoff.
Adele's North American tour will kick off at Xcel Center on July 5 and 6, while AC/DC will play there Feb. 14.
Next week's release of Episode VII is a family affair for many Twin Citians as the franchise spans generations, thanks in part to Disney's takeover.
Harpist/indie hero Joanna Newsom carried a lot of weight to pluck out one of this year's most celebrated albums.
Rock star Scott Weiland was found dead Thursday night in his tour bus in Bloomington, and a small amount of cocaine was nearby, authorities said.
Review: Rhymesayers' anniversary at Target Center flew by fast, fiery.
A dispute between the band Trailer Trash and the bar's new owner ends the popular 22-year tradition.
Here's a look at Rhymesayers' defining moments, as Minneapolis' little-rap-label-that-could marks its anniversary Friday at Target Center.
Staff members pick some lesser-sung gems out of their 20-year discography, and our critic names his all-time favorites.
A bumper crop of Minnesotans hit Texas this week for the 29th annual South by Southwest Music Conference, the five-day mega-fest that serves as a new-car show for the music industry.
Replacements tribute and sold-out Hippo Campus blended old and new hometown favorites.
Honeydogs frontman Adam Levy explores his son's suicide on a heartbreaking album.
Three months later, the club has long since recovered, and the British Columbia-reared hard rock band is returning for a makeup gig Tuesday.
Mike Wisti's scrappy trio marks its 25th anniversary with its third great record of 2015.
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