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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.
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.
The beloved guitar blasters head into Are You Local? and SXSW fresh off their surf-rock tour with "Swami" John Reis.
The young TC rockers have signed with NYC’s Grand Jury ahead of South by Southwest.
Minnesota bands rolled into the Texas rock fest this week seeking out corporate advertising deals the way they used to hunt for record contracts.
The South by Southwest Music Conference is happening again next week in Austin, Texas — which means there’s a lot of music news this week in the Twin Cities related to the festival.
This year’s conference attendees had plenty of chances to sing along to familiar hits, and plenty of reasons to hit up new bands.
Pandora and Spotify are among the biggest rock stars at South by Southwest, earning mixed reviews from Minnesota musicians.
The festival returns to Waconia with a July 2 opener featuring the Gear Daddies and Suburbs.
Once regulars there, Martin Zellar and the band return to First Avenue after a 19-year hiatus.
Singers such as Robert Robinson, Chris Koza and Haley Bonar cut a vocals-only album to raise awareness and money to fight sex trafficking in Minnesota.
Singers such as Robert Robinson, Chris Koza and Haley Bonar cut a vocals-only album to raise awareness and money.
Frontman Ben Gibbard effectively led the new lineup at the Northrop.
Frontman Ben Gibbard effectively led the new lineup at the Northrop.
The one-of-a-kind Minnesota music hero finally has a team behind his new record.
Frontman Hideo Takahashi’s yearlong return to Japan put his duo the Birthday Suits on hold.
Minnesotans trekking to see the local heroes’ theater tour can’t expect perfection.
REVIEW: Minnesotans trekking to see the local heroes’ theater tour can’t expect perfection — not like last year’s Midway Stadium gig.
Frontman Hideo Takahashi’s yearlong return to Japan put his noise-punk duo on hold.
Minnesota Music Coalition has baked up quite a fundraiser, and more scene news.
A decade since Hurricane Katrina, the 46th annual musical throwdown was lifted up last weekend with big names/egos like the Who and Ryan Adams.
Minnesota music hero Charlie Parr finally has a team behind his new record but is still a one-of-a-kind, one-man operation on the road.
The Texas soul-rocker went from washing dishes last year to being the toast of South by Southwest last month.
Plus: Albums by Actual Wolf and April Fools, and Cloud Cult drops a DVD.
Albums by Actual Wolf and April Fools are also among this week’s offerings.
SXSW champ Leon Bridges dishes on his lightning rise, retro sound.
After a few prior gimmicky concerts, the indie-folk played it deadly serious Wednesday in Minneapolis.
REVIEW: After a few prior gimmicky concerts, the indie-folk played it deadly serious Wednesday in Minneapolis..
Music buyers have no love for compact discs these days.
With the 10th annual Record Store Day taking over indie shops nationwide Saturday, retro modes of music have won favor with younger, hipper fans — at least the ones who still bother to buy music instead of just streaming it off the web.
Twin Cities record shops expect music fans to flock to their stores Saturday for Record Store Day 2015. Here's a rundown of the offerings around town, with many stores saving merchandise for the big day and featuring live music, food and drinks.
In July, she filed for a restraining order against a 45-year-old Eden Prairie man. The radio station sent him a cease-and-desist letter; still, his advances continued.
Father John Misty’s grandiose new album is largely about falling in love and getting married and all the weird and wonderful moments that go with that.
The enigmatic indie star dishes ahead of a spree of Twin Cities show.
A tour with Against Me! helped Minneapolis' transgender rock vet refocus her career.