Kiss guitarist Paul Stanley early in their set Monday in St. Paul.

David Lee Roth jumps to Kiss' aid at under-attended Xcel Center show

The Van Halen singer added spark to the second go-around of the headliner's fizzling farewell tour.

Doomtree is back! New song drops alongside news of Palace and First Ave gigs

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Doomtree is back! New song drops alongside news of Palace and First Ave gigs
The Twin Cities hip-hop crew issued the standalone single "Five Alive" ahead of its May 1 and 2 shows.

Minneapolis' Armory announces throwback concerts, including Kraftwerk, Judas Priest

February 24
Minneapolis' Armory announces throwback concerts, including Kraftwerk, Judas Priest
Tickets for all three of the Gen X music affairs go on sale later this week.
Music
February 23
James Ferree, foreground, plays Messiaen with the SPCO.

'Holocaust Cantata' & Sphinx Virtuosi: The week's best classical concerts

Songs from the HolocaustClassical composers were among those incarcerated in the Nazi death camps of World War II, and some wrote music there. But so…
Music
February 21
Cancer survivor Joe Henry uplifts with artful songs and reaffirming words in Minneapolis

Cancer survivor Joe Henry uplifts with artful songs and reaffirming words in Minneapolis

He kicked off his first tour since beating his cancer death sentence with a nourishing night of humanity.
Music
February 21
Common performs before the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago.

6 cool things in music this week include Brandi Carlile, Billie Eilish, Common, Rosanne Cash and Justin Bieber

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.   Lisa Dahlseid of Robbinsdale: 1 Brandi Carlile, the Fillmore Minneapolis.…
Music
February 20

Ticket Alert: Foxing, Ron White, Sugarland, Primus, the National, Tim McGraw and more

8 a.m. FRIDAY Bad Companions, April 10 at Parkway in Mpls. $13-$18. theparkwaytheater.com. … San Cisco, June 30 at 7th Street Entry in Mpls. $18.…
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February 20
“We waited five years [for Van Halen], and now it's time to shine,” said David Lee Roth, who played Las Vegas last month before joining Kiss on to

David Lee Roth embraces Kiss tour: 'At my age, everything's a farewell'

David Lee Roth isn't changing his tune after dismissing Van Halen's return and joining Kiss' farewell tour, which comes to St. Paul on Monday.
Music
February 20
Producer, songwriter and former pop hitmaker Raphael Saadiq plays First Avenue on Saturday touting his ambitious and personal new album, "Jimmy Lee."

Twin Cities concerts of the week: Big Turn Fest, Buddy Guy, Jill Scott, Raphael Saadiq

The big gigs for Feb. 21-27, also including Dashboard Confessional, the Cedar Commissions, Big Head Todd, Ben Noble and Echosmith.
Music
February 20
First Ave, Dakota and Crooners make national 'best venues' lists (again)

First Ave, Dakota and Crooners make national 'best venues' lists (again)

The Dakota earned another honor from Downbeat magazine alongside Crooners, while Minneapolis' nearly 50-year-old rock club landed in a roundup by the Manual.
Music
February 20
The Weeknd's 2020 tour will arrive at Xcel Center on a weeknight in June

The Weeknd's 2020 tour will arrive at Xcel Center on a weeknight in June

St. Paul landed the fourth stop on the Toronto singer's newly announced After Hours Tour.
Music
February 20

New music reviews: Justin Bieber chills with 'Changes,' Billie Eilish chills with James Bond

POP/ROCKJustin Bieber, "Changes" (Def Jam)The most striking image in "Seasons" — the 10-part commercial that Bieber rolled out on YouTube ahead of last week's…
Music
February 20
Joe Henry released his latest album, “The Gospel According to Water,” in November. He plays Thursday at the Dakota in Minneapolis.

Joe Henry on fighting cancer and performing: 'I know that music saved my life'

Headed to Minneapolis, singer Joe Henry beat cancer to deliver a remarkable album.
Music
February 19
Soprano Carrie Henneman Shaw (center) plays Psyche in “The Golden Ass” with tenor Adam Zahller (left) and baritone Justin Anthony Spenner.

Myth-busting composers will change the way you look at opera

Experimental opera brings a modern lens to an ancient tale.
Music
February 18
Brian Mulligan, Kelly Kaduce and Alejandro Vega in the Minnesota Opera’s 2016 premiere of “The Shining.”

Minnesota Opera will bring back 'The Shining' next season

Along with old favorites, the 2020-21 schedule includes Jeanine Tesori's bold new opera "Blue," about a black family torn apart by a police shooting.
Music
February 18
G. Phillip Shoultz III brings the Witness program to 40 schools each year.

For 30 years, VocalEssence's 'Witness' program has celebrated black music

For 30 years, VocalEssence's program has celebrated African-American music and creativity.
Music
February 18
Twin Cities rockers Hairball go viral after singer's hair catches fire mid-song

Twin Cities rockers Hairball go viral after singer's hair catches fire mid-song

Bandleader Bobby Jensen plays it cool and just keeps playing "Detroit Rock City" in the clip from Sioux City.
Music
February 18
Longtime couple Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal delight at Guthrie

Longtime couple Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal delight at Guthrie

Cash surveyed her 40-year recording career and included an unplanned detour into Prince.
Music
February 18
Battling Parkinson's, Ozzy Osbourne cancels Xcel Center date again

Battling Parkinson's, Ozzy Osbourne cancels Xcel Center date again

The singer revealed last month he is battling Parkinson's disease.
Music
February 18
Tim McGraw returning to State Fair grandstand Sept. 1 with Midland

Tim McGraw returning to State Fair grandstand Sept. 1 with Midland

The country singer is the third headliner announced for the fair's 2020 season.
Music
February 17
Brandi Carlile performed at the Fillmore Minneapolis on Wednesday.

New Fillmore Minneapolis music club gets most things right but ...

Great sound is highlight of the new music club in North Loop.
Music
February 17
Rascal Flatts farewell tour will land at Treasure Island Casino on July 31

Rascal Flatts farewell tour will land at Treasure Island Casino on July 31

The hugely popular country trio is breaking up but promises new music this year.
Music
February 17
Bon Iver announces election-related Wisconsin concerts for October

Bon Iver announces election-related Wisconsin concerts for October

The shows are part of the 46 for 46 concert campaign in the artists' home states to try to unseat Trump.
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