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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.
Eight fun stories from Rick Shefchik's new book on Minnesota's rock 'n' roll pioneers.
Some anecdotal evidence of Eyedea's good humor and uncanny genius as First Avenue hosts a tribute concert Monday, which would have been his 34th birthday.
Five years after his death, the mother of St. Paul's world-renowned rapper is still trying to balance embracing and letting go.
An Eden Prairie man has pleaded guilty to stalking radio host Mary Lucia.
The "just-for-the-fun-of-it" band makes ferocious music on second album.
He cut loose and went long at his Chanhassen complex Saturday, this time with Judith Hill playing along.
Nathaniel Rateliff is enjoying latecomer success with his Fallon-buoyed single about fighting the urge.
British expat Katy Vernon has now lived in Minnesota longer than she did in England, and in recent years her roots have been firmly planted as one of the Twin Cities' most beloved folky singer/songwriters.
The Hold Steady frontman's new solo album was darkened by post-9/11 memories and his mother's death.
Lucy Michelle's crew reboots with (another) new moniker and sound. And more on Bones & Beeker, Flamin' Oh's and Lizzo.
The Minneapolis-based label has become one of the most prominent nonprofits in the record industry.
Review: The Lawrence brothers worked around vocal shortcomings at Wilkins Auditorium.
Alicia Bognanno will see the insides of the Twin Cities' best-known nightclubs more this year at age 25 than she did at 17.
What's the best place for a local rapper to learn from a successful chef or tax accountant, or a hip-hop video maker to network with an entertainment lawyer and Brother Ali? Giant Steps.
Review: German electronic music pioneers take show 3-D.
The hip-hop home-team took over the Saints' turf in St. Paul's Lowertown.
P.O.S., Dessa & Co. will take fans out to St. Paul's new ballpark Saturday.
First Avenue hosts a rare all-star performance of Big Star's "Third," shelved in 1975 and now widely celebrated.
Trampled by Turtles' second annual festival at Canterbury wasn't all fun and games.
Reggae-rap big band Irie Sol debuts its concept album about St. Paul's Jazz Age literary icon.
Minnesota's renowned string sextet offers its view on Saturday's second annual horse-track bash.
REVIEW: Fans screamed as British balladeer Ed Sheeran killed them softly
A wrap-up on Swift's precise, precious three-night run in St. Paul, which made for one illuminating lovefest of a weekend.
One of the most talked-about facets of Taylor Swift's "1989" tour is the celebrity guests who've shown up. We can think of several Minnesotan she might invite to join her over her three-night stand in St. Paul this weekend.
What's big in Twin Cities pop-music concerts this fall? Look for veteran artists like the Who and Madonna in October and newer artists such as Beach House and Lianne La Havas in the coming weeks.
Former teen wunderkind John Mark Nelson breaks new ground with his third album, "I'm Not Afraid."
Review: Saturday's grandstand concert charmingly paired the rootsy North Carolina band with the historic jazz vets.
The Replacements and GNR bassist is ready to leave his old band (or bands?) behind for a new solo venture.
The in-demand keyboardist couldn't say no to an offer to record his first solo album.
There's plenty to chew on for Totally Gross National Product's latest mini-fest at Icehouse.
The nonprofit estimated $50,000 in damages and vowed to pursue repairs.
It's hard to tell the old-school playlists apart at the new corporate hip-hop stations Hot 102.5 and Vibe 105.
"Rock of Ages" took on new meaning in the first grandstand concert of the fair's latest musical lineup.
The legendary club's 45-year legacy resumes Friday night after three weeks of ceiling repairs.
Tallest Man on Earth singer/songwriter Kristian Matsson has found good company in Midwest.
McNally Smith College of Music and the folks behind Republic bars won a bid Monday to co-pilot a pub with a permanent music stage inside Terminal 1 (Lindbergh) at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
After a thorough inspection, a decision was made Wednesday to replace the club's entire main room ceiling instead of just fixing the 30-foot section that fell.
Hard-partying fans brushed off a weather evacuation in time to cut loose with Deadmau5.
After evacuating music fans, officials sound the all clear; show will go on.
Days after part of the ceiling collapsed, the club is reopening its Depot Tavern and the 7th Street Entry.
The next two nights of shows at First Avenue and its neighboring mini-club 7th Street Entry have been cancelled and a big Saturday night gig…
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