Tim O'Reagan, Karen Grotberg, Gary Louris and Mark Perlman of the Jayhawks.

Minnesota twang-rockers the Jayhawks are 'having fun again' amid late-career bloom

The venerable band is "having fun again," leading to another new album.
Variety

With new arts center, former McNally Smith president hopes to rebuild 'what we all lost'

July 15
Harry Chalmiers, former president of McNally Smith College of Music, has spent the past few months transforming the former St. Paul’s Episcopal Chur
School's former president hopes a new arts center in St. Paul re-connects teachers and students for creative endeavors.

Bach's 18th-century coffeehouse concerts find modern parallel in Twin Cities taprooms

July 12
Oratory Bach Ensemble hosted a Bach and Brews concert at Unmapped Brewing Co. in Minnetonka in July 2017.
Taprooms provide a modern parallel for the composer's 18th-century coffeehouse concerts.
Music
July 13
Jimmy Buffet performed at Target Field.

Pick Six: Praise for Jimmy Buffett, the Eagles, Jason Isbell, St. Paul & the Broken Bones

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.
Music
July 12
Audra McDonald performs Friday with Minnesota Orchestra.

Twin Cities concerts of the week: Audra McDonald, Roots, Rock & Deep Blues Festival

The big gigs for July 13-19, also including Moore By Four, the Pretenders, George Clinton, X Games Pre-Party more.
Music
July 12
Black Eyed Snakes with Alan Sparhawk, right, at Mid West Music Fest in Winona.

The big gigs: Audra McDonald, Roots, Rock & Deep Blues Fest

Roots, Rock & Deep Blues Fest Always one of the most musically rich and communally vibed block parties in town, the five-stage, 27-band, zero-waste affair…
Music
July 12

New album reviews: Florence looks ahead with 'Hope'; sax man Charles Lloyd jams with Lucinda Williams

POP/ROCK Florence + the Machine, “High as Hope” (Republic Records) “High as Hope” could be seen as Florence Welch’s quarter-life crisis album. The Florence…
Music
July 12
St. Paul & the Broken Bones shake, rattle and roll at Minnesota Zoo

St. Paul & the Broken Bones shake, rattle and roll at Minnesota Zoo

The Alabama R&B ensemble was led by Paul Janeway, a great showman and an even better singer.
Music
July 12
Brendon Urie, lead singer of Panic! at the Disco, performed at the Target Center on Wednesday. See more photos at startribune.com/galleries.

Panic! at the Disco frontman presses all the right buttons at sold-out Target Center

Review: Brendon Urie showed off his Broadway-endorsed showman side in Minneapolis.
Music
July 11
Marc-André Hamelin brings a sober, music-centric approach.

Pianist Marc-André Hamelin delivers technically brilliant, ego-free Winona recital

Review: The superstar appeared sober-suited and professional, with a riveting focus on the music.
Music
July 11
Bruce Springsteen at the Tony Awards. “Springsteen on Broadway” has been extended twice and is sold out through the end of its run in December.

Visiting Bruce Springsteen backstage on Broadway: 'I'm a thespian now'

Our critic visits the Boss, the hottest ticket on the Great White Way.
Music
July 11
Minnesota native Maria Schneider wins one of the most prestigious prizes in jazz

Minnesota native Maria Schneider wins one of the most prestigious prizes in jazz

The Grammy-winning composer and University of Minnesota grad is recognized with the most prestigious honor in jazz.
Music
July 11
Boz Scaggs celebrates the blues in generous show at State Theatre

Boz Scaggs celebrates the blues in generous show at State Theatre

His 15-minute version of "Somebody Loan Me a Dime" was worth the price of admission.
Music
July 10
Square Lake Fest's 2018 roster includes Dave King score, Lady Midnight, Night Moves

Square Lake Fest's 2018 roster includes Dave King score, Lady Midnight, Night Moves

The music, film and bicycling gathering's Aug. 11 lineup will also include Erik Koskinen,
Super Bowl LII
July 9
The Jayhawks played in 10-degree temps and light snow during Super Bowl Live on Nicollet Mall on Saturday.

Like First Ave on Nicollet: Minn. rockers take stage

Soul Asylum, Bob Mould, the Suburbs and Jayhawks played to maybe the biggest Nicollet Mall crowd yet Saturday.
Music
July 9

The week's five best Twin Cities classical concerts

Prime pianistExpect sparks when pianist Marc-André Hamelin starts to play — he is one of the most stunningly virtuosic performers on the international circuit. His…
Music
July 9
Festival goers took part in an immersive music installation, called "Player-Fence," Saturday in The Woods at the Eaux Claires Music and Art Festival.

Eaux Claires IV lacked surprises and common sense (and Bon Iver, too)

Disappointment and disarray plagued the secretive fourth year of Justin Vernon's rock fest.
Music
July 6
Jason Isbell performed at the Basilica Block Party at the Basilica of St. Mary Friday, July 6, 2018, in Minneapolis, MN.

Basilica Block Party returns with divine sets by Jason Isbell, the Revolution

Prince's old band hit the downtown Minneapolis church fest, where attendance was noticeably down.
Music
July 6
Harry Styles early in his set Sunday night.

Pick Six: Praise for Harry Styles, B.J. Thomas, Herman's Hermits, Cyril Paul

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.
Music
July 6
Eaux Claires fest's 2018 lineup finally revealed as gates open Friday

Eaux Claires fest's 2018 lineup finally revealed as gates open Friday

Justin Vernon's two-day Wisconsin camp-out will feature a lot of his friends such as the National, Moses Sumney, Sharon Van Etten and Frances & the Light.
Music
July 6
Trampled by Turtles performs Saturday at Duluth's Bayfront Festival Park.

Twin Cities concerts of the week: Trampled at Bayfront, Eaux Claires, Basilica and McGraw & Hill

The big gigs for July 6-12, also including St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Panic! at the Disco, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Boz Scaggs.
Music
July 5
Audrey Babcock will star in “Carmen” at Mill City Summer Opera. “It’s the best musical ever written,” she said.

Why all the 'Carmen' productions? The story behind opera's sexiest blockbuster

With Mill City Summer Opera's new staging, Georges Bizet's 19th-century failure is Minnesota's hottest opera.
Music
July 5
The Bad Plus performs at the Dakota Dec. 25-28.

Ticket alert: Air Supply, The Bad Plus, Red Fang and more

10 a.m. FRIDAY Desdamona, Aug. 6 at the Dakota in Mpls. $12. dakotacooks.com. … Jesse Colin Young, Sept. 12 at the Dakota. $45-$65. … The…
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