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Big gigs for the week of Nov. 16-22, also including Dee Dee Bridgewater, Maxwell, Moore by Four and Ike Reilly Assassination.
Twin Cities concerts of the week: A Perfect Circle, Elvis Costello, Liz Callaway & Ann Hampton Callaway
Big gigs for the week of Nov. 9-15, also including Wynonna Judd, the Get Up Kids, War and Treaty and the Cities 97's Sampler 30 Party.
Big gigs for the week of Nov. 2-8, also including Josh Groban, Lee Ann Womack, Okee Dokee Brothers and Cole Swindell.
Six Minnesota musicians finally get official recognition for their contributions to Dylan's 1975 landmark album.
Big gigs for the week of Oct. 26-Nov. 1, also including Hailu Mergia, Gaelynn Lea and , Loudon Wainwright III and Tedeschi Trucks Band.
The Hall of Famers were revitalized by two new replacements.
Ricky Peterson joins Fleetwood Mac in St. Paul on Monday.
Her St. Paul concert was short but spectacular.
Big gigs for the week of Oct. 19-25, also including Twenty-One Pilots, Umphrey's McGee, Fleetwood Mac and Phil Cook.
Review: The country veteran wowed an Ordway crowd with her voice and taste.
REVIEW: Her performance blazed with personality and energy, while Stewart's was mostly a disappointment.
At Target Center, the country superstar didn't overstay his welcome, but he overplayed his new electronica songs.
Before she returns to the Dakota, Bettye LaVette talks about her great new album of Bob Dylan songs.
Big gigs for the week of Oct. 12-18, also including Rod Stewart, Troye Sivan, Bettye LaVette and Gladys Knight.
Big gigs for the week of Oct. 5-11, also including Jade Bird, Four Fists and the PRN Alumni Foundation's second annual Funk 'n' Roll Weekend.
On their final tour, the Southern rockers thrilled 12,000 at Xcel Energy Center.
As she retires from touring, folk-music queen Joan Baez still makes some noise about politics and Bob Dylan.
His St. Paul show was as ambitious as this winter's Super Bowl halftime.
Lynyrd Skynyrd's Johnny Van Zant talks about his late brother, the band's farewell tour and "Free Bird."
His "Man of the Woods" album fell flat, but Justin Timberlake is still a big draw.
Big gigs for the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 4, also including Suicidal Tendencies, Chvrches and Denzel Curry.
Honorary doctorate was given to the late music icon in an hourlong ceremony full of live performances.
The ex-Beatle was funny and spirited, but his bandmates were more musically satisfying at Sunday's concert at the Ordway.
Big gigs for the week of Sept. 21-27, also including Jeff Tweedy, Arthur Buck and Madeleine Peyroux.
The coveted 1983 recording features solo piano work and an embryonic "Purple Rain."
Review: "The Voice" star triumphed in St. Paul with his killer falsetto.
At Treasure Island Casino, the popular comic also talked a lot about sex, of course.
Since leaving the popular jazz trio, pianist Ethan Iverson has been super busy with projects, including his duo coming to Crooners.
REVIEW: At First Avenue, Prince's former musicians were entertaining but lacking.
The music of baby boomers drives shows on Broadway.
Big gigs for the week of Sept. 14-20, also including Wailin' Jennys, Liz Phair, J. Cole, Deep Purple and Judas Priest.
Review: His first of two shows in St. Paul was very similar to 2017's except for a Prince tribute and a special opening act.
With Bruno Mars playing in St. Paul tonight, we explain why he's pop's best all-around talent.
The blues-rock guitar hero launched his career in the Twin Cities nearly 25 years ago.
Review: State Fair show celebrated MTV's heyday.
Review: At U.S. Bank Stadium, there were fireworks and fountains, multiple stages and a multitude of dancers, and snakes everywhere.
A changed sound and personality have altered how people perceive the star, who returns here this weekend.
Big gigs for the week of Aug. 31-Sept. 6, also including Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker, Car Seat Headrest and Neko Case
Big gigs for the week of Aug. 24-30, also including the Beach Boys, Alejandro Escovedo with Joe Ely, and Alice Cooper.
The Beach Boys and Righteous Brothers were like reconditioned classic cars at the grandstand show.
REVIEW: After a 5-year hiatus, the country duo thrills 12,418 fans at fair.
Bill Medley, who brings "That Lovin' Feeling" to the State Fair Monday night, talks about Aretha, Phil Spector and his new partner.
REVIEW: Ex-boy band star still wows women with his acoustic songs.
Flyte Tyme Studios — the hit factory of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis — will be razed for a housing complex.
Our music critic recalls a brief but memorable interview with the Queen of Soul in 1996.
Also on deck is Beach House, Deadmau5, Irv Williams and more.
A powerhouse vocalist until the end, Franklin gave up touring only last year.
REVIEW: Many times during her 100-minute set, she reminded 9,647 grandstand-goers why she is the greatest singer in the history of modern popular music — and also one of the more confounding.
With so many sad ballads, the Grammy-winning Brit relied on cool staging and smart arrangements at the X.
The hitmakers played as many covers as their own biggest songs at Target Field.
Duluth’s Bayfront Blues Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary this weekend. Here are 10 things to know about the three-day event headlined this year by…
It's a stacked few days with Zac Brown Band, Drake and Kid Rock coming to town.
"Bey-lievers" came from all over to see her. Oh, and also Jay-Z.
TC Summer Jam, a splashy new outdoor country-and-rock festival, is set for July 18-20 at Canterbury Park, with Nashville superstar Tim McGraw as one of its headliners — and investors.
Best concerts of the week Aug. 3-9: Jack White, Shelby J, Nathaniel Rateliff, Kinky Friedman, Charlie Puth
Big gigs for the week of Aug. 3-9, also including HazelFest, Red Stag Supperclub Block Party and the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival.
Big gigs for the week of July 27-Aug. 2, also including Rufus Wainwright, Playboi Carti and Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite
Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain may disagree about politics, but they don't stop believin' in the music.
Crooners owner listens to her customers, but she also wants them to listen to the music.
Big gigs for the week of July 20-26, also including Jerry Lee Lewis, Courtney Barnett and Raphael Saadiq.
The big gigs for July 13-19, also including Moore By Four, the Pretenders, George Clinton, X Games Pre-Party more.
Our critic visits the Boss, the hottest ticket on the Great White Way.
The big gigs for July 6-12, also including St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Panic! at the Disco, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Boz Scaggs.
Review: It was obvious from the reaction of the worshipful crowd that the singer has gone from cult hero to cultural hero.
The doubleheader at the Twins stadium proved that parents still like to party.
Review: Her Minnesota Zoo concert was short and disappointing.
The big gigs for June 29-July 5, also including Spoon with Grizzly Bear, Chaka Khan, Kesha and Old Crow Medicine Show.
Jimmy Buffett's Parrotheads and fans of the Eagles have made these stars among the wealthiest in rock.
REVIEW: Following her surgery, they have an emotional show at the X.
The big gigs for June 22-28, also including Frank Turner, Buddy Guy and some Allman Brothers heirs.
Meet the one-man staff who makes the math work for the metro's biggest ticket-free music festival.
Review: These old FM favorites pleased a crowd of 8,000 at the X in St. Paul.
Big gigs for the week of June 15-21, also including Steely Dan/Doobie Brothers, Gomez and Jackson Browne.
Review: Vocalist amazes with a cappella improv extraordinaire.
Vocalist will perform for four nights at the Dakota without a script.
Review: Paul Simon was generous, musical and crowd-pleasing at the X as he said farewell to the road.
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