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Top picks from the increasingly tamer Texas music fest include indie-rockers Caroline Rose, Bodega and Naked Giants.
Singing partners Molly Dean and Barbara Jean came together on a whim and jelled quickly.
Big gigs for the week of March 16-22, also including Jonathan Richman, Graham Nash and Buckethead.
Also: Trailer Trash and Lee's bond again over charity, plus SXSW goers.
Big gigs for the week of March 9-15, also including Demi Lovato, k.d. lang and Pink.
Big gigs for the week of March 2-8, also including Lila Downs, Cecile McLorin Salvant and Charles Lloyd.
Rhymesayers' 11th annual rap marathon is set for May 27 at the State Fairgrounds, also with Ice-T, Tyler the Creator and hosts Atmosphere.
Book deal, New York buzz haven't spoiled the Minneapolis hip-hop star on the city and art form she rode in on.
Big gigs for the week of Feb. 23-March 1, also including Chris Young, Ani DiFranco and husband-and-wife banjo virtuosos Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn.
The Minnesota music-scene vet was also a fixture behind the bar at Brit's Pub for two decades.
The Twin Cities rockers branch out on a new LP and tour with Berlin's neoclassical troupe Stargaze.
Live music takes over 18 downtown spaces for two nights Friday and Saturday as part of the Big Turn Fest.
Big gigs for the week of Feb. 16-22, also including Big Turn Festival, Galactic & Lettuce and the Celebrating Bowie tribute.
Studio owner Chris Moon is auctioning off his ownership stake in the 1978 single.
Big gigs for the week of Feb. 9-15, also including Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Manhattan Transfer and Take 6.
How a mainstream hit has (and hasn't) changed things for veteran band Portugal the Man.
Justin Timberlake paid tribute to the Minneapolis rock legend by projecting video of him from the movie "Purple Rain" on a large screen as a snippet of Prince's "I Would Die 4 U" played. The University of Minnesota marching band joined Timberlake midfield during the funky jam "Can't Stop the Feeling."
The singer suffered through a virus at a concert Friday but sounded strong in U.S. Bank Stadium.
The Texas singer (and Cowboys fan) drew a crowd of 5,000 at the Armory.
Soul Asylum, Bob Mould, the Suburbs and Jayhawks played to maybe the biggest Nicollet Mall crowd yet Saturday.
The shindig at Minneapolis's International Market Square drew a lot of NFL players, and Dr. Oz, too.
The Imagine Dragons show at the Armory was the biggest of many metro shindigs.
Big gigs for the week of Feb. 2-8, also including New Power Generation, Questlove, Kimbra and Pink.
This week's Nomadic Live parties with Pink, Imagine Dragons mark the historic building's rebirth as a concert venue.
Three acts closely associated with the Minnesota rock legend — none of whom had played together since his 2016 death — showed their singular dedication by performing his songs outside in single-digit temperatures for the Super Bowl Live concert series.
Five shows worth the inflated price tags, and cheaper alternatives that we think will rock.
Minneapolis' most renowned music and arts venues blacked out their calendars for Super Bowl week, including First Avenue and the Guthrie. Will they see a big payoff?
Themed nights were added to the schedule, including a hip-hop night with Brother Ali and Prof, and a gospel show with Sounds of Blackness and the Steeles.
They include Snoop Dogg, Jamie Foxx, Ludacris, Lil Jon, Cardi B and Rick Ross. But some of the tickets cost as much or more than tickets to the game itself -- up to $30,000.
Big gigs for the week of Jan. 19-25, also including Beach Boys co-founder Al Jardine and a Johnny Cash tribute.
A year after her first singing gig, the '80s-flavored R&B groover is already playing her second First Ave show.
Review: Brandon Flowers and his remade band hit St. Paul after a five-year break.
The legendary name lives on in its oldest of old bar buildings. What about the spirit?
Big gigs for the week of Jan. 12-18, also including Roy Hargrove, Tracy Nelson and an annual tribute to Janis Joplin.
The Bad Man, Lady Lark and Dwynell Roland shined in First Ave's local newbies showcase.
Twin Cities concerts of the week: Lana Del Rey, Rebirth Brass Band, First Ave's Best New Bands of 2017
Big gigs for the week of Jan. 5-11, also including Birthday Suits, Flobots, Christine Lavin and Devil Makes Three.
The hard-touring Minnesota music mainstays are home for the month but don't want to stay in the house, so each booked a weekly gig.
Top 10 albums and standout moments on the local music beat this year.
The vintage watering hole has new owners and plans to revive Uptown's old indie spirit.
Big gigs for the week of Dec. 22-28, also including Katie McMahon, the Klituation and Rio Nido.
The "American Idol" won't idle while in Minneapolis. She's singing at both the Armory and U.S. Bank Stadium.
Black Diet and So It Goes return from hiatus this weekend, while Ben Noble issues a haunting debut.
Big gigs for the week of Dec. 15-21, also including Darlene Love, Semisonic and Cornbread Harris.
Scheduled Feb. 1, the anthemic Las Vegas rockers also performed in Minneapolis before the MLB All-Star Game in 2014.
Hennepin County Library's MnSpin service offers free downloads of 53 local music acts.
Some fans who "boosted" their chances for better seats got sticker shock.
After 30 years fronting St. Paul's esteemed R&B band, Mint Condition's frontman is on a solo kick he calls "a liberation in more ways than one."
Big gigs for the week of Dec. 8-14, also including Kellis, Drivin' n' Cryin,' Nachito Herrera and a Replacements tribute.
REVIEW: Hunky boys filled the KDWB holiday lineup, but the women deserved loudest screams.
Manny Laureano said he found Rufus Wainwright's anti-GOP comments "self-indulgent."
Review: Love songs, not yuletide classics, filled the weekend's all-star holiday concerts.
Music marathon to cast spotlight on dynamic Minnesota music scene.
Big gigs for the week of Dec. 1-8, also including Run the Jewels, Rufus Wainwright, Lindsey Stirling and the Staves with yMusic.
Jonah Marais will sing with his boy band Why Don't We at Monday's Jingle Ball, after many years of watching from the crowd.
Two of the One Direction lads, Kesha, Charlie Puth and newcomers round out the lineup.
We figure the big promoters coming into town could use some advice about our homegrown talent. From local legends to hot newcomers, here's our entertainment picks.
Programming on KRSM Southside Media Project (98.9 FM) will be as diverse as its community.
The big gigs for Nov. 24-30, also including Melissa Manchester, Thomas Rhett and a memorial for American Head Charge bassist.
Musicians and fans filled the West Bank punk haven as it ended its 19-year run.
The countryman channels a hero and a rough year on his new EP. Also: Joey Van Phillips steps out front.
REVIEW: Annie Clark brought innovative visuals and solid pop songs to the Palace.
REVIEW: Already a familiar presence locally, Jeff Tweedy's band opened up over three momentous nights at St. Paul's new music hub.
The big gigs for Nov. 17-23, also including Ike Reilly, Noname and Tower of Power.
Offshoot quartet Shredders dropped an LP ahead of the crew's first local show of 2018.
Jack Murphy's ambitious party plans could have a lasting effect on the Twin Cities nightlife scene.
Droll frontman James Murphy and his tight dance-rock octet rebounded from a seven-year lull.
The imprint that houses John Gorka and Charlie Parr will live on but the offices will close after nearly 35 years.
The big gigs from Nov. 3-9, also including Kirk Franklin, Beach Slang and (gulp!) Gwar.
The new box set, "Savage Young Dü," was years in the making and came a few months too late for one of the band members.
Minnesota native Alicia Bognanno and her stormy band return with a buzzing new album.
The Canadian rock troupe drew only a modest crowd but came out swinging in the middle of an actual boxing ring.
The pop mega-producers discussed their plans for the free outdoor concerts as organizers unveiled the look and layout.
Your guide to the Twin Cities' must-see shows.
The country singer's team says it can "make the experience much better" in time for his May 5 concert.
The Australian and Philadelphian partners talk country duets and writer's block at the start of their joint tour.
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