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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…
The 10-piece Black Market Brass has become an unlikely go-to summer party band in Minnesota.
Pizza Lucé's trendsetting bash returns Saturday for its third year downtown.
Program loses funding, agreement at St. Paul site.
Review: The former 1D tour mates filled the X.
The Dakota has resurrected St. Paul's former Artists' Quarter space with a NOLA flavor.
REVIEW: Even without one of its key members, the band found a way to draw a big crowd and put on a show to match at TCF Bank Stadium.
Who’s playing and what’s showing in Lake Harriet, Loring Park music and movies series.
The soulful party band makes good on its buzz with its second album “The Good One.”
Justin Lowe of After the Burial, 32, died near a St. Croix River bridge.
One of the hardest-thrashing (and working) bands in town is a surprise entry in Saturday’s Pizza Lucé Block Party.
Eau Claire’s hometown music hero of Bon Iver fame pulled off an ambitious, unique music festival in Farmland, U.S.A.
Capping off a strong, well-earned showcase at Soundset in May and another packed birthday bash at First Ave in January, scrawny and wiry Minneapolis rapper Sean Anonymous will now settle in for two nights Friday and Saturday at 7th Street Entry.
The church fest’s 21st year saw distinct stages and dissimilar sets by Wilco and Weezer.
Justin Vernon’s Eaux Claires follows Soundset and Palomino as a fest started by the headliner.
Robin Kyle’s early-’00s unit has a new EP to tout at the Turf Club.
Former Drive-by Trucker says his new album is "from the perspective of a person who feels like they’re doing a lot better.”
Activist folk duo will return to the Minnesota Zoo before stepping out with huge fan Justin Vernon at Eaux Claires.
Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace has plenty to celebrate in Minneapolis this Independence Day.
Review: The ’90s hippie-rock favorite opened for himself and powered on for a 3 ½-hour marathon.
Two live albums, a "Voice" castoff and the "Voice" benefit record round out our annual midyear roundup of the best in Minnesota music.
The Kentucky rockers kicked off a two-night stand at Northrop with a jam-heavy two-hour set.
The famous Night Tripper christens St. Paul’s new ballpark after reworking Satchmo on record.
Payless gigs, cramped quarters, Tiny Desk Concerts and giant festivals. Trampled by Turtles gives us an intoxicating taste of the summer tour life.
Reunion of hometown heroes was one of several cool coups for the garden party at the Walker Art Center.
Walker Art Center’s two-day outdoor music festival Rock the Garden hasn’t lost its cool.
It’s the second year of Rock the Garden being a two-day event. It’s also the second year that tickets haven’t sold out in advance. Co-presented by Walker Art Center and 89.3 the Current to fuel their membership numbers, the event is thus no longer a members-only affair.
Mumford & Sons will double a college town’s population when the band stages a big festival next weekend.
Review: Las Vegas’ ‘Radioactive’ hitmakers finally had new songs to test in St. Paul.
We’ve gone to Grand View Lodge several times in summer and actually a few more times in winter and have yet to tire of it.
The frequent beatboxing champ will cozy up to the Cedar-Riverside bar this month.
The Ol’ Yeller leader debuts a new band as Trampled by Turtles’ frontman launches a new label.
Review: Saturday’s sold-out concert tested new sounds and a new site.
A guide to the rock legends’ Zip Code Tour set list ahead of their third stop, TCF Bank Stadium.
Saturday’s unusual Hall’s Island concert follows the band’s unexpected musical turn on its second album.
The famed downtown Minneapolis watering hole could change hands by mid-June, but not much else should change.
Another year of dreary weather did not spoil the big hip-hop party Sunday at Canterbury Park.
The hip-hop icon and movie star said of his performance at Sunday's festival at Canterbury Park, "School is in session."
From the Stones to Soundset and beyond, it’s a season bound to satisfy.
Our assessment of the 2015 summer concert season around the Twin Cities is there’s simply too much. Here’s a breakdown to help sort through it all.
Review: Saturday’s Mystic Lake casino concert was short and sweet, but far from rote.
For better or worse, Art-a-Whirl has turned into a small-scale, even more heavily bearded and beery version of Austin’s South by Southwest.
Regulars salute the long-shuttered punk bastion at First Avenue.
The Canadian rock vets at least went long during Tuesday’s concert.
Perhaps not long for the road, the Canadian rock vets at least went long during Tuesday’s concert.
With less corporate shilling and fewer big names, this year’s Austin megafest served to showcase worthy buzz acts like Courtney Barnett and Leon Bridges.
The label behind Atmosphere and Brother Ali was recognized as a pioneer of independent hip-hop.
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