Minneapolis singer/songwriter Chastity Brown's album do-over pays off

Minneapolis singer/songwriter Chastity Brown's album do-over pays off

The Minneapolis folkie scrapped an entire record and lost her way, but wound up finding several new paths in the interim.

Minneapolis rapper Brother Ali's new album finds 'Beauty' at an ugly time

May 25
Minneapolis rapper Brother Ali's new album finds 'Beauty' at an ugly time
The rapper trekked from Oakland to West Africa and even Iran on a spiritual journey that led him home for another album.

In St. Paul, it was a Neil Diamond in the rough

May 24
In St. Paul, it was a Neil Diamond in the rough
REVIEW: He was in good voice, but lacked energy and spirit in St. Paul concert.
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Pick Six: Praise for Amy Helm, Chris Thile, Chance the Rapper, Hypstrz and more

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.
Music
May 25

Mpls. City Hall clock to chime Friday for upcoming anniversary of JFK's birth

A special bell program honoring JFK will ring as scheduled midday Friday.
Music
May 25
Denzel Curry performs at Mohawk on March 15 in Austin, Texas during th...

5 newcomers to watch at Soundset 2017, including Denzel Curry and Lil Uzi Vert

The nationally renowned festival once again delivers a promising batch of buzzing MCs.
Music
May 25
The Birthday Suits headline Sunday’s bill at the Memory Lanes Block Party.

Twin Cities concerts of the week: Memory Lanes Block Party, Michael Kiwanuka, Regina Marie Williams

Your guide to the Twin Cities' must-see shows.
Music
May 25

New album reviews: Linkin Park goes pop, Mountain Goats go goth

POP/ROCK Linkin Park, “One More Light” (Warner Bros.) Linkin Park’s transformation from the howling rap-metal of its breakthrough album “Hybrid Theory” to the radio-ready…
Prince
May 24

Prince's FBI file includes reported threat to sell his personal info to media

It took a year for the FBI to release four redacted pages, describing threats to the pop star, from their vault.
Music
May 24

Minneapolis twangers the Cactus Blossoms talk 'Twin Peaks' ahead of Sunday's appearance

The country duo were honored if a bit mystified to be invited onto David Lynch's newly relaunched cult TV series.
Music
May 23

Chris Blue wins 'The Voice,' with homeboy Jesse Larson fourth

As they say, Chris Blue blew them away. The 27-year-old worship leader from Knoxville was named the winner Tuesday on the 12th season of NBC’s…
Music
May 23

The week's best Twin Cities jazz: Celebrating saxophone legend Lester Young

Percussion discussion Leave it to Khyber Pass curator Davu Seru to remind us that Douglas Ewart, multi-instrumentalist and past president of Chicago’s groundbreaking Association for…
Music
May 23

Will Twin Cities' own Jesse Larson win tonight on NBC's 'The Voice'?

He may have shown the best singing voice in the finals but Chris Blue may be the best all-around talent.
Music
May 21

Twin Cities finalist on NBC's 'The Voice': Prince 'taught me to believe in myself'

The burly, bearded, bespectacled dude who's never had a voice lesson or sung in a choir is trying to find his singing voice. And he's going about it in a rather novel way.
Music
May 21

Week's best classical concerts: SPCO plays a Messiaen masterpiece

Messiaen masterpieceFrench composer Olivier Messiaen was interned at a POW camp during World War II. While there, he wrote "Quartet for the End of Time,"…
Music
May 20

Foxy Tann is the block-party queen of summer in the Twin Cities

If you’ve been to a few summer block parties in the Twin Cities, there’s a good chance that Foxy Tann was the emcee. The sassy,…
Prince
May 19
The estate of Prince, shown performing in Chicago in 2012, is valued at $100 million to $300 million before taxes.

Judge officially rules 6 people as heirs to Prince's fortune

More than a year after Prince's death, a Carver County judge has officially determined that the musician's sister and five half-siblings are heirs to his massive fortune. Prince left no will.
Music
May 19

Summer Fun 2017: GNR, Coldplay and Bieber make it the summer of the stadium concert in the Twin Cities

Fans are pumped for five blockbuster concerts at U.S. Bank Stadium and Target Field. But are the venues ready?
Music
May 19

The Twin Cities' 5 big stadium concerts of the summer

Billy Joel hasn’t released an album of new pop material since 1993’s “River of Dreams.” But he still performs once a month at New York’s…
Music
May 19

Rocking a block near you

Large, medium or small, block parties are an enduring summer tradition in the Twin Cities.
Music
May 19

Some 2017 Twin Cities block parties

May 27-29: Memory Lanes Block Party, Mpls. June 4: Grand Old Day, St. Paul.June 4: Sociable Summer at Sociable Cider Werks.June 10: Rock the Block…
Music
May 19

Tunde Adebimpe's Liquid Music concert feels like a 'ghostly journey'

REVIEW: With music and animation, TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe orchestrated a "magical mystery tour" of the afterlife.
Music
May 19
Tina & the B-Sides plays First Avenue on Saturday.

Twin Cities concerts of the week: Tina & the B Sides at First Ave, Toki Wright at Nomad Pub

Your guide to the Twin Cities' must-see shows.
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