Minneapolis jazz band the Bad Plus prepares for final shows with original lineup

Minneapolis jazz band the Bad Plus prepares for final shows with original lineup

The pioneering jazz band plays its final shows with pianist Ethan Iverson.

What to give the music lover on your list? These 12 gifts really rock

December 11
What to give the music lover on your list? These 12 gifts really rock
Want to delight the music lovers on your shopping list? Try these books and deluxe reissues.

Minnesota music notes: Black Diet, So It Goes reunite for weekend concerts

December 15
Minnesota music notes: Black Diet, So It Goes reunite for weekend concerts
Black Diet and So It Goes return from hiatus this weekend, while Ben Noble issues a haunting debut.
Music
December 15
McNally Smith music school in St. Paul is closing abruptly.

McNally Smith students, faculty face uncertain future after closure

Thirty-eight graduates will gather Saturday at the History Theatre for the institution's final commencement.
Music
December 15

Drummer Dave King explains why he named the band the Bad Plus

It was Dave King who came up with the name the Bad Plus. “It’s about nothing,” he said. “I thought — what if it was…
Music
December 15
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Members of the Bad Plus pick the band's 20 essential songs

The original lineup recommends these tracks representing their 17 years together.
Music
December 15

Twin Cities concerts of the week: The Steeles, Kinda Kinky Christmas, the Bad Plus

Big gigs for the week of Dec. 15-21, also including Darlene Love, Semisonic and Cornbread Harris.
Super Bowl LII
December 15

Pink added to Super Bowl concert lineup at Armory

She joins Jennifer Lopez and Imagine Dragons for the "Nomadic Live!" three-day run of star acts.
Music
December 14

Pick Six: Praise for Bert Berns, KBEM, Dan Auerbach, Stokley, Steve Brantseg, Willie Walker

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.
Music
December 14

Ticket alert: Gwen Stefani, Lee Brice, G-Eazy, Tony Bennett, Rob Lowe and more

10 a.m. FRIDAY David Bowie Tribute with Julius Collins and Michael Bland, Jan. 8-9 at the Dakota in Mpls. $30-$40. dakota cooks.com. … Roberta Gambarini,…
Music
December 14

Album reviews: New releases from Neil Young, Chris Stapleton

POP/ROCK Neil Young & the Promise of the Real, “The Visitor” (Reprise) It’s nice to hear Neil Young laugh. Sure, it sounds a little…
Super Bowl LII
December 13
Dan Reynolds performs with Imagine Dragons at Xcel Energy Center in St...

Imagine Dragons to play Armory during Super Bowl week

Scheduled Feb. 1, the anthemic Las Vegas rockers also performed in Minneapolis before the MLB All-Star Game in 2014.
Music
December 13

Father John Misty announced as 2018 Rock the Garden headliner

The ubiquitous Josh Tillman will play another big outdoor gig in town June 16 outside Walker Art Center.
Music
December 13

Hennepin County Library offers new download, streaming service

Hennepin County Library's MnSpin service offers free downloads of 53 local music acts.
Music
December 12

The week's best Twin Cities jazz: Chris Bates plays Sam Rivers, Chris Speed Trio taps Dave King

A voice with depthGregory Generet is a big man with a large voice. At first it seems there is more depth than breadth to his…
Music
December 11

Gwen Stefani to headline Mystic Lake's Feb. 4 post-Super Bowl party

The "Hollaback Girl" hitmaker will finish off the four-night lineup in the casino's Club Nomadic series.
Music
December 11

Apple orchestrates deal for song-recognition app Shazam

Apple has bought Shazam, the maker of a song-recognition app that Apple's digital assistant Siri has already been using to help people identify the music playing on their iPhones.
Music
December 11

Northern Invasion returning to Somerset in 2018 with Tool, A Perfect Circle, Avenged Sevenfold

Maynard James Keenan's bands will perform on opposite nights of the two-day hard-rock camp-out.
Music
December 10

Bach's Christmas Oratorio given uneven performance

REVIEW: Helmuth Rilling's tempos tended to hold things back.
Music
December 8

Taylor Swift's fans riled by ticket program for U.S. Bank Stadium concert

Some fans who "boost­ed" their chan­ces for bet­ter seats got stick­er shock.
Music
December 8

Week's best classical: Cantus Christmas concert, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra's 'Messiah'

Singing with the Christmas spirit For sheer vocal quality and warmth of presentation, the annual Christmas show by the eight-man vocal ensemble Cantus is hard…
Music
December 8

Singer for veteran St. Paul R&B group Mint Condition cuts loose with solo project

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."
Music
December 8
Trumpet player Manny Laureano warms up before Minnesota Orchestra's fi...

Minn. Orchestra trumpeter is rare conservative in classical world: 'It's become much harder'

Trumpeter Manny Laureano talks politics, classical music and why he stormed off stage at Orchestra Hall.
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