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Reunited band is headed to the State Fair if not the Hall of Fame.
Stray Cats reunite for 40th anniversary tour and first album in 26 years.
The big gigs for Aug. 16-22, also including Dr. Dog & Shakey Graves, BoDeans, Stephen Marley and Jearlyn Steele.
Bob Dylan's story has been told many times, but not by someone who knew the international icon as just a northern Minnesota kid at heart.
The life of Louie Kemp has been entwined with Bobby Zimmerman's since childhood.
After a wildly varied 50-year music career, Maurice Jacox releases a quiet solo debut.
The big gigs for Aug. 2-8, also including Queen, Lady Midnight, Kamasi Washington, Gladys Knight and Amanda Shires.
The "creatively restless" piano man brings his daring new music to Minneapolis on Friday.
The country legend delighted his 9,000 fans, delivering 21 tunes in a mere 60 minutes.
His show featured stellar guitar work, Doobie Brothers and a nod to Prince.
The filmmaker got David Crosby to bare his soul for the camera.
Outstanding documentary paints an unflattering portrait of the rock star.
The big gigs for Aug. 2-8, also including Davina & the Vagabonds' release party, John Mayer, Broken Social Scene, A Giant Dog, Steve Earle and Slash.
Jack Black's band rocks hard and delivers laughs at Palace Theatre.
The big gigs for July 26-Aug. 1, also including John Paul White, Jawbox, Bobby Lyle, Lord Huron, Conor Oberst, the Ocean Blue and a twofer of British rock vets.
British rocker revisited his orchestral hits of the '70s and '80s at the sold-out X.
"Life is a gift," the crooner says as he returns to Minneapolis.
How Tony Bennett and other senior singers preserve their voices as they age.
Review: Aerosmith, Pitbull and Tim McGraw show Twin Cities Summer Jam how to party.
Here are the performers who thrilled us.
The big gigs for July 19-25, also including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Home Free, Black Midi, Backstreet Boys and Rosanne Cash.
The mellow Grammy-winning singer headlined the 25th annual fundraiser for the Minneapolis church.
While the band loves its Vegas residency, Joe Perry is eager to play this week's Summer Jam.
The big gigs for July 12-18, also including Parquet Courts, Pop 2000 Tour, Black Pumas, Snail Mail and the hard-rocking Northeast Food Truck Rally.
After a high-concept, often splendiferous concert Monday night at Xcel Energy Center, reviewer Jon Bream offers this note of gratitude.
John Sebastian talks about Woodstock, Dylan and "Welcome Back."
The Big Gigs for July 5-11, also including Rebirth Brass Band, I'm With Her, John Sebastian and Billy Idol.
Grande's last two albums, "Sweetener" and "Thank U, Next" are masterworks of pop as well as chart-toppers
Ex-Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman tells his story in the aptly titled documentary "The Quiet One."
Flirtatious Carly Rae Jepsen brings "Call Me Maybe" and other love-obsessed songs to Minneapolis.
In dance-happy show, she celebrated her 50th birthday in St. Paul.
The big gigs for June 28-July 4, also including Lake Street Dive, Dillinger Four's D4th, Lonely Island, Sergio Mendes and a new St. Paul concert series with Leftover Salmon.
The movie and Broadway star charmed at Xcel Energy Center.
The Rolling Stones opened their delayed tour on Friday in Chicago. And fans found out there's no reason for a nervous breakdown about the frontman.
The big gigs for June 21-27, also including the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, Bazzi, Built to Spill, Wand and Pentatonix.
It's hard for country music to take a break from Carrie Underwood.
The big gigs for June 14-20, also including Father John Misty & Jason Isbell, Davie Bowie tribute, Stone Arch Bridge Fest and The Comet Is Coming.
Review: They teamed up with Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany and other oldies.
Martin Scorsese revisits 1975-76 all-star Rolling Thunder Revue.
The demonstrative Mexican superstar delivered a magnificent marathon in St. Paul.
Steve Ruane was a bodacious storyteller. At least, that's the way his boss, Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold, tells it.Ruane, Xcel Energy Center's security projects…
His L.A. engineer dishes on a new album of songs for other artists.
The big gigs for June 7-13, also including Craig Finn, Maceo Parker, Machine Gun Kelly, Billie Eilish and the Specials.
New songs and old stories were magical in concert at Northrop.
Singers need to take extra care of their voices as…
Big gigs for the week of May 31-June 6, also including album parties by Erik Koskinen and Sass and tour dates by Sleep, Aly & AJ and Gogol Bordello.
The big gigs for the week of May 24-30, also including Terry Reid, the Parkway Pickoff, Sebadoh, Lazy Scorsese's album party and the return of Heliotrope.
The big gigs for May 17-23, also including the free Resonance marathon, Mountain Goats, Phil Cook with Charlie Parr, Joan Osborne and Spafford.
At 88, Minnesota music pioneer Herb Pilhofer returns to where it all started for him: the piano.
Twin Cities-bound Terry Reid talks about life with Hendrix, the Replacements and many more.
Cher was fabulous and fun, but she didn't spend enough time onstage entertaining on Saturday at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
Twin Cities Summer Jam brings a three-day blend of rock, pop and country to Canterbury Park.
The indomitable diva returns to Xcel Energy Center on Saturday.
The big gigs for May 10-16, also including Fred Armisen, Lizz Wright, David Crosby, Jim James and more.
Friday's sold-out concert at the Dakota marks the debut of Lofgren's latest ensemble and the start of his first solo outing in 15 years.
Singer Mike Love recalls a pivotal 1963 gig at Lake Minnetonka ahead of Saturday's PACER benefit.
"I don't have a lot of time," says David Crosby. "I need to make all the music I possibly can."
Making her third Twin Cities appearance in 14 months, the pop princess wowed once again at Xcel Energy Center.
He was in winning form at the Vikings stadium.
Fans snapped up 70,000 tickets sold for each night at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Imagine going to First Avenue without having to show ID, wear earplugs or put up with the icky toilets.
This big gigs for May 3-9 also include the Tallest Man on Earth, Omara Portuondo, Romantica, Snow Patrol and Dee Dee Bridgewater.
Longtime bar singers celebrate classic songs from the Eagles, Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra and more.
It was the second annual posthumous concert featuring live musicians accompanying a video of Prince performing.
How big is Garth Brooks? We run the numbers on the size king, who's headed to Minnesota to set yet another concert record.
This week's big gigs for April 26-May 2, also including Neko Case, Kodak Black, Arturo Sandoval, Foals and more.
Prince's estate is announcing the collection of his performances of songs he wrote for others.
The bar is losing its parking lot to make way for the Southwest light-rail line.
One of the last greats of his generation, jazz master Benny Golson talks about Coltrane, Spielberg and "A Great Day in Harlem" as he heads to Minnesota.
Bob Cavallo recounts some of the tales he'll tell at Paisley Park for the third annual Celebration.
The big gigs for April 19-25, also including Anvil, Yung Gravy, Jon Anderson and Rachael Kilgour.
After moving to Minnesota, the veteran singer-songwriter sets a confident new career path.
The big gigs for April 19-25, also including the Legends of Hip-Hop Tour, Ex Hex, Todd Snider and Alan Sparhawk's Velvety new project.
Aretha's soul-stirring film "Amazing Grace" finally lands in theaters, 47 years later.
The hoops-savvy star showed in-the-moment fun in song and conversation.