Jack Brass Band is blowing up Mardi Gras in Minnesota

Jack Brass Band is blowing up Mardi Gras in Minnesota

The eight-man ensemble has the NOLA street cred to be Fat Tuesday ambassadors.

Why are Minnesotans so quick with standing ovations? A newcomer investigates

February 24
Why are Minnesotans so quick with standing ovations? A newcomer investigates
It's supposed to be the ultimate accolade for concerts and theater productions. Why, then, do Minnesotans hop to their feet for almost every show?

Twin Cities concerts of the week: John Hiatt and Lyle Lovett at the State, Destiny Roberts at the Southern

February 24
Twin Cities concerts of the week: John Hiatt and Lyle Lovett at the State, Destiny Roberts at the Southern
Your guide to the Twin Cities' must-see shows.
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Pick Six: Praise for Dakota Dave Hull, Maud Hixson, the Suburbs, more

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.
Music
February 24

Former SPCO maestro presides over sexy, daring Minnesota Orchestra program

Review: Former SPCO maestro expertly guides works by Mendelssohn, Bartok and Thomas Ades.
Variety
February 23

Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis named to Songwriters Hall of Fame

They will be honored in June in New York City along with Berry Gordy, Babyface, Jay-Z, Max Martin and Peter Cetera and Robert Lamm of Chicago.
Music
February 23

Ticket alert for Feb. 24-25: 21 Savage, Marian Hill, J. Cole, Jim Gaffigan and more

10 A.M. FRIDAY Nicholas David, March 16 at the Dakota in Mpls. $30-$40. dakotacooks.com. … Chris Brown, April 9 at Xcel Energy Center in St.…
Music
February 22

New album reviews: Ryan Adams is set free; Sampha makes powerful electro-soul debut; Alison Krauss sparkles on covers

POP/ROCK Ryan Adams, “Prisoner” (Pax Am/Blue Note) Let’s get this out of the way: Adams’ new album is not the second coming of “Heartbreaker”…
Variety
February 22

Gee wiz, Weezy! Saturday's Lil Wayne concert at Target Center postponed

The makeup date is set for March 31.The rapper also cancelled on Twin Cities fans in 2015.
Variety
February 22

Palace Theatre amps up with Pixies, At the Drive-In, Old Crow Medicine Show

St. Paul's newly renovated venue has 15 shows on the books already, including the "Blonde on Blonde" performance by Old Crow.
Music
February 21
Minnesota's beloved maestro Stanislaw Skrowaczewski has died at age 93.

Minnesota musical giant Stanislaw Skrowaczewski dead at 93

Polish emigre became the dean of Minnesota's classical music scene, leading the Minnesota Orchestra for two decades.
Variety
February 21

J. Cole, Chris Brown each announce 2017 Xcel Center dates

After cancelling his 2015 local gig, Brown will try again with 50 Cent and Fabolous for openers.
Music
February 21

Jazz highlights: Zacc Harris at Reverie; Thundercat at Fine Line

Choose your own adventureLovers of guitar, clear your calendar. For starters, you have a choice of fine gigs on Thursday. Guitarist Zacc Harris is one…
Music
February 20

'Weird Al' still armed with wit – and an accordion

Subversive genius "Weird Al" Yankovic looks to next phase with song parodies.
Music
February 19

The week's best Twin Cities classical concerts: Hugh Wolff leads the Minnesota Orchestra

Catching up with WolffThe name of Hugh Wolff will be familiar to many classical concertgoers in the metro area. Wolff served as principal conductor and…
Music
February 18

One, two, three, four! What makes a protest song really soar?

Protest songs have a long history, but the forms and the culture may be changing their purpose.
Music
February 18

Pick Six: Praise for Tabah, Jay Smart, Gary Clark Jr., more

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.
Music
February 17

Angry about Beyonce's Grammy snub? Smash 8-bit car windows with video game 'Lemonade Rage'

Fans upset about Queen Bey's loss can now blow off steam by playing this hilarious "Lemonade"-inspired computer game.
Music
February 17
Maria Schneider Photo by Briene Lermitte

Jazz composer Maria Schneider performed (and celebrated) a Minnesota-inspired masterpiece

Review: Maria Schneider's Grammy-winning "The Thompson Fields" album was the centerpiece of this homecoming concert.
Music
February 17

Meet the Delano-raised R&B/pop singer who won our Are You Local? contest

Never mind the jet lag. R&B/pop singer Nick Jordan won our Are You Local? contest with a high-energy set.
Prince
February 17

Prince's music racks up 3.7M streams in one day after catalog released

Prince fans worldwide are partying like it's 2017, not 1999, now that his heyday music catalog is available on all major streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon.
Music
February 16

The big gigs: Pert Near Sandstone, Slim Dunlap celebration

Pert Near Sandstone The Twin Cities’ well-established neo-bluegrass quintet is a mainstay of summer festivals, including their own Blue Ox Fest in June in Eau…
Music
February 16
Pert Near Sandstone

Twin Cities concerts of the week: Slimabration at Hook & Ladder, Pert Near Sandstone at the Cedar

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