Darius Rucker of Hootie and the Blowfish at a New York concert Aug. 10. The band, which last performed in Minnesota 11 years ago, will play Thursday a

Hootie and the Blowfish is back with new album, tour and a gig at State Fair

Reunited band is headed to the State Fair if not the Hall of Fame.
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Stray Cats strut into Minn. on a reunion buzz: 'Everybody loves it again'

August 16
Lee Rocker, Brian Setzer and Slim Jim Phantom of Stray Cats bring their reunion tour to Treasure Island Casino on Sunday night.
Stray Cats reunite for 40th anniversary tour and first album in 26 years.

Accusations against Domingo divide opera world

August 18
Superstar tenor Plácido Domingo’s future hinges on goodwill and an investigation by the L.A. Opera.
U.S.-Europe split on display as some concerts canceled.
Music
August 18
Lil Nas X created a musical phenomenon with his song “Old Town Road.”

Big hit spawns lots of little thefts

There are multiple Old Town Roads across the country, and people can't keep their hands off the street signs.
Music
August 17
“The Clemency of Tito’s Tennis Club" picnic operetta by Mixed Precipitation.

Best of the Week: Picnic Operetta, Gully Boys, Rod Stewart, Mill City Museum, Ringo Starr, more

Picnicking with Mozart Each summer the Mixed Precipitation company likes tilting operatic convention on its head in its Picnic Operetta, wherein a novel take on…
Duluth
August 16
Jeremy Messersmith is among the local music stars to be featured at the first Wild Waters Music Fest, a single-day concert trying to raise awareness o

Duluth concert aims to drum up support for campaign to stop Twin Metals mine

Music festival highlights ongoing tensions over mining in Minnesota.
Music
August 15
Delbert McClinton

Pick Six: Praise for Delbert McClinton, Woodstock, Tyler Hubbard, 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' soundtrack

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.
Music
August 15
Los Lobos

Twin Cities concerts of the week: Los Lobos, Wild Waters Fest, Reba McEntire & Ringo Starr

The big gigs for Aug. 16-22, also including Dr. Dog & Shakey Graves, BoDeans, Stephen Marley and Jearlyn Steele.
Music
August 15

Ticket alert: Ghostmane, Marc Cohn, Gregory Porter and more

9 a.m. FRIDAY Craig Paquette & the Spartans, Sept. 21 at the Hook & Ladder in Mpls. $10-$15. thehookmpls.com. … Little Man, Sept. 27 at…
Music
August 15
Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon.

New music review: Bon Iver ponders a wider world

POP/ROCK Bon Iver, “i, i” (Jagjaguwar) ”I can hear crying,” Justin Vernon sings on his new album as Bon Iver, and your first thought…
Music
August 12
Bob Dylan and Louie Kemp hanging out in 1972.

10 things we learned about Bob Dylan from his friend's book

Bob Dylan's story has been told many times, but not by someone who knew the international icon as just a northern Minnesota kid at heart.
Music
August 11
Queen guitarist Brian May and Adam Lambert shared the spotlight at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday.

Thanks to hit biopic, Queen rules in St. Paul

Singer Adam Lambert — and the biopic — let guitarist Brian May be the star of the revived British rockers.
Duluth
August 11
Bob Dylan was the best man at Louie Kemp’s 1983 wedding in Duluth.

From summer camp to stardom, his friendship with Bob Dylan spanned 50 years

The life of Louie Kemp has been entwined with Bobby Zimmerman's since childhood.
Music
August 10
Ben Folds

Best of the Week (Aug. 11-18): Surly double bills, Dobet Gnahore, Rhythmically Speaking, Greek Festival, more

2 + 2 = 1 big week at Surly This week’s pair of big Surly Brewing outdoor concerts are each twofer offerings with bands that…
Music
August 9
English soprano Anna Dennis, performing at the 2018 Lakes Area Music Festival in "The Magic Flute."

Operetta in Brainerd and Mozart outdoors: The week's best classical concerts

Seldom-staged Offenbach Jacques Offenbach was the king of light opera in 19th-century Paris, but his more serious opera “The Tales of Hoffmann” dominates what we…
Music
August 9
Musician and composer Nirmala Rajasekar held a veena — a seven-stringed instrument — during a practice session in Brooklyn Center. Rajasekar offer

Four artists from India who made their mark on Minnesota

In honor of India's Independence Day, a look at four Minnesotans who changed the culture here.
Music
August 9
Last Import is Grace Baldwin (bass, backing vocals), Jane Halldorson (drums) and Emily Bjorke (guitar, lead vocals).

Last blast of summer for buzzing Twin Cities rock trio Last Import

The rock trio wraps a busy few months with a big gig Friday. Then it's back to the books.
Music
August 9
The venue is modeled after San Francisco’s legendary Fillmore.

Live Nation previews its Fillmore Minneapolis concert venue: 'It's not just a black box'

The entertainment conglomerate promised it will stand out from other venues in the international chain — and local competitors.
Music
August 9
Maurice Jacox, veteran Twin Cities singer-saxophonist who after 50 years on the scene has released the first album under his name in 2019.

One of Minnesota's most stylish singers gets 'Stripped Down' for his solo debut

After a wildly varied 50-year music career, Maurice Jacox releases a quiet solo debut.
Music
August 8
Jeff Lynne, with Jeff Lynne's ELO, performed at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Pick Six: Praise for Jeff Lynne's ELO, Billie Eilish, Lana Del Rey, Black Keys, Elvis Presley, Lil Nas X

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.
Music
August 8
Billy Ray Cyrus performed June 30, 2019, at the Glastonbury Festival in England. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

Twin Cities concerts of the week: Bayfront Blues, Billy Ray Cyrus, Gary Clark Jr.; Pizza Luce Block Party

The big gigs for Aug. 2-8, also including Queen, Lady Midnight, Kamasi Washington, Gladys Knight and Amanda Shires.
Music
August 8

New album reviews: Blood Orange releases must-have mixtape; Jaden and Willow Smith align musically and spiritually

POP/ROCK Blood Orange, “Angel’s Pulse” (Domino) Blood Orange, aka Dev Hynes, says he always makes a little mixtape as a party favor to give…
Music
August 8

Ticket Alert: Blues Traveler, Donna the Buffalo, Celtic Woman, Gear Daddies and more

8 a.m. Friday GB Leighton, Sept. 13 at Parkway in Mpls. $15-$20. parkwaytheater.com. … The Shabby Road Orchestra, Sept. 27 at Parkway. $20-$25. 9 a.m.…
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