Fans lined up outside First Avenue for a 2016 concert by the Revolution. Closed by a bankruptcy battle just 15 years ago, First Avenue is no longer ju

First Avenue expands its empire as a top national indie promoter

Closed by a bankruptcy battle just 15 years ago, First Avenue is no longer just a nightclub, adding three venues with plans for a future amphitheater. Some on the local music scene express concern about its growing influence.

Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis kick off a new all-star project with Sounds of Blackness single

April 12
Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis kick off a new all-star project with Sounds of Blackness single
Due this summer, the all-star "Jam and Lewis: Volume One" could feature new tracks by Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige and others.

Lucinda Williams finds joy in travelogue-like 'Car Wheels' revival show

April 14
Lucinda Williams performs at the Fitzgerald Theater on Saturday, April 13, 2019.
The Southern songwriting giant gave her landmark album "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road" a fresh spin in two-night Fitzgerald stand.
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April 18
Sasami

Twin Cities concerts of the week: Sasami, David Huckfelt & Michael Rossetto, Valerie June, Godsmack

The big gigs for April 19-25, also including Anvil, Yung Gravy, Jon Anderson and Rachael Kilgour.
Music
April 18

Ticket Alert: Minnesota Zoo summer concerts, Juice, Seth Meyers, Katya, Marc Broussard and more.

9 a.m. FRIDAY Night Moves, July 20 at First Avenue in Mpls. $15. first-avenue.com. 10 a.m. FRIDAY Russell Howard, May 9 at Varsity in Mpls.…
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April 18
“This Wild Willing” by Glen Hansard

New album reviews: Glen Hansard expands beyond his Irish sounds; Joey DeFrancesco explores astral planes of free jazz

POP/ROCK Glen Hansard, “This Wild Willing” (Anti-) At this point in his career, there is a Glen Hansard sound. Whether it is with his…
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April 17
Known for his “What makes it great?” programs, Rob Kapilow is SPCO’s newest artistic partner.

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra's 2019-2020 season makes classical music affordable, accessible

ANALYSIS: The 2019-20 lineup brings another round of high-quality, low-cost concerts.
Music
April 14
Hollywood can't get enough of the call of the loon

Hollywood can't get enough of the call of the loon

Almost to distraction, the distinctive wails and tremolos are used again and again in movies and TV shows.
Music
April 13
Jonatha Brooke

The naked truth about Jonatha Brooke's new made-in-Minnesota record

After moving to Minnesota, the veteran singer-songwriter sets a confident new career path.
Music
April 12
Lil Nas X

Pick Six: Praise for Lil Nas X, Bob Mould, Zedd, 'Jay's Longhorn' and more

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.
Music
April 12
Tyler Michaels King in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" by Theatre Latte Da.

Best of the Week (April 14-21): 'Hedwig,' Billy Bragg, Earth Day, more

Wigging out Stalking the Ritz Theater stage in a blond wig, high heels and denim miniskirt, Tyler Michaels King presents a spectacle of tawdry, feral…
Prince
April 12
In this Feb. 4, 2007, file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami.

Gospel of Prince preached at Minnesota seminary

Prince's musical legacy gets mined for spiritual meaning.
Music
April 12
The Minneapolis Fillmore Theater will be part of a development including an Element by Westin Hotel near Target Field Station in the North Loop.

Concert giant Live Nation prepares to challenge First Avenue with Fillmore club

Announced back in 2017 but kept relatively quiet ever since, Live Nation’s new Minneapolis Fillmore Theater is finally under construction in the North Loop.…
Music
April 12
Lucinda Williams will perform her seminal "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road" album in full at the Fitzgerald on Saturday and Sunday.

Twin Cities concerts of the week: Lucinda Williams, Amanda Palmer, Why Don't We, Billy Bragg

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.
Music
April 12
Stuart Murdoch, of Belle & Sebastian, performed during Rock the Garden at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minn., on Saturday June 20, 2015.

Conor Oberst, Belle & Sebastian lead male-heavy Minnesota Zoo lineup

Tickets for the 22 concerts will go on sale April 20.
Music
April 11
Music fans filled the aisles during Record Store Day 2016 at the Electric Fetus, which is hosting in-store sets by David Huckfelt and 26 Bats! this ye

Record Store Day will groove on in Minnesota, however bad the weather Saturday

Twin Cities shops are braced for a flood of customers Saturday. Never mind the blizzard.
Music
April 11
“When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” by Billie Eilish

New album reviews: Billie Eilish makes assured, angsty debut; Khalid's sophomore effort suggests R&B superstardom

POP/ROCK Billie Eilish, “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” (Interscope) If being a teenager is often such a torturous living hell,…
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April 10
One chance to catch Doomtree this summer: St. Louis Park's Common Sound block party

One chance to catch Doomtree this summer: St. Louis Park's Common Sound block party

Jeremy Messersmith will also play the June 30 event, hosted by Beth El Synagogue and Benilde-St. Margaret's.
Music
April 9
The Myth in Maplewood, shown in 2013.

Frustrated Maplewood leaders to lay out new rules for Myth nightclub

Failure to follow a new "operational action plan" could result in fines, suspension and revocation of the Myth's liquor license.
Music
April 9
Matt Bernin­ger, the National’s frontman, at the 2018 Eaux Claires festival.

The National, Courtney Barnett lead gender-balanced Rock the Garden lineup

Courtney Barnett, X and some buzzing newcomers round out the June 29 show at the Walker.
Music
April 9
Minnesota State Fair 2019 grandstand adds Why Don't We, Adkins/Black and Tommy James

Minnesota State Fair 2019 grandstand adds Why Don't We, Adkins/Black and Tommy James

All three of the newly announced concerts go on sale Friday and are priced $40 and under.
Music
April 8
85 and still picking! Willie Nelson returning to Target Center with Alison Krauss

85 and still picking! Willie Nelson returning to Target Center with Alison Krauss

The country music legend hasn't played an arena show in town since his Highwaymen tours.
Music
April 8
Tiffany Beamer shopped at Hymie’s Vintage Records in Minneapolis last year on Record Store Day.

9 things to do this week: Record Store Day, Southside Johnny, Ragamala Dance, more

Record stores’ big day out Music nerds’ favorite national holiday, Record Store Day, returns with a mad-dash-worthy array of shopping and entertainment, led by the…
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