Ringo Starr performs with All Starr Band members Steve Lukather, left, and saxophonist Warren Ham at the Ordway Music Theater Sunday night.

Review: Ringo Starr's semi-famous bandmates upstage him at the Ordway

The ex-Beatle was funny and spirited, but his bandmates were more musically satisfying at Sunday's concert at the Ordway.

Prince insiders dish on first album released from storied Paisley Park vault

September 20
Prince insiders dish on first album released from storied Paisley Park vault
The coveted 1983 recording features solo piano work and an embryonic "Purple Rain."

Wilco frontman Tweedy steps out again with Pantages set heavy on new songs

September 22
Jeff Tweedy of Wilco at the Palace Theatre last November.
Jeff Tweedy debuted six tunes in acoustic gig.
Music
September 25
Joseph Arthur, R.E.M.'s Peter Buck 'and friends' pack 7th St. Entry

Joseph Arthur, R.E.M.'s Peter Buck 'and friends' pack 7th St. Entry

Monday's sold-out gig was the last stop on a short tour behind the new Arthur Buck album.
Music
September 23
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Michael Collins will play “Gnarly Buttons” with the Minnesota Orchestra.

The week's five best Twin Cities classical concerts

Singing for SondheimBest known for her work with the jazzy vocal group Manhattan Transfer, soprano Cheryl Bentyne unveils her "ReArrangements of Shadows" album (a tribute…
Music
September 22
Jerry Lee Lewis at Treasure Island Resort & Casino.

Pick Six: Jerry Lee Lewis, Ned LeDoux, Tom Bailey, John Oates

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.
Music
September 21
The Steve Miller Band

The big gigs: Steve Miller Band, Frebella Fest

Steve Miller BandIt's the first seated concert at the newly reopened and improved Armory, and Miller, a 2016 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall…
Music
September 21
The Steve Miller Band performs Friday at the Armory.

Twin Cities concerts of the week: Steve Miller Band, Ringo Starr, Frebella Fest

Big gigs for the week of Sept. 21-27, also including Jeff Tweedy, Arthur Buck and Madeleine Peyroux.
Music
September 21
Eric Church promises 'two very different nights' Feb. 8-9 at Target Center

Eric Church promises 'two very different nights' Feb. 8-9 at Target Center

The country singer is doubling up in every city on his 2019 Double Down Tour.
Music
September 21
Leon Bridges makes a smooth transition to modern soul man at the Palace Theatre

Leon Bridges makes a smooth transition to modern soul man at the Palace Theatre

In the first of two nights in St. Paul, his stage manner was distracting but his voice and music were undeniably soulful.
Music
September 21
A crowd of about 3,000 rocked out to Judas Priest, fronted by Rob Halford, on Thursday night at Treasure Island. The band appeared along with Deep Pur

Deep Purple, Judas Priest crank on in back-up venue

Review: Weather forced the British hard-rock vets inside at Treasure Island.
Music
September 20
Deep Purple, Judas Priest concert moved indoors at Treasure Island

Deep Purple, Judas Priest concert moved indoors at Treasure Island

The show was to take place at the new amphitheater but will move to the casino's event center.
Music
September 20
“Cry Pretty” by Carrie Underwood

New album reviews: Carrie Underwood covers all her bases; Good Charlotte sounds off on social issues

COUNTRY Carrie Underwood, “Cry Pretty” (Capitol) The most talked-about song on her new album has been “The Bullet,” in which the country superstar traces…
Music
September 20
Rapper J. Cole’s talents as a lyricist and street poet were on full display Wednesday night at Target Center.

Rapper J. Cole rides out a storm for second Twin Cities arena gig in a year

He and Young Thug faced calamity differently in Target Center tour date.
Music
September 19
Singer Caroline Smith.

From Caroline to Your Smith: Minnesota singer returns home

Two years after shoving off for Los Angeles, she wants the folks back home in Minnesota to know she's mostly the same.
Music
September 19
Dessa's debut memoir is called "My Own Devices."

Minnesota hip-hop star Dessa breaks into NYC publishing with new memoir

Known primarily as a hip-hop artist, Dessa's latest release comes from a New York City book publisher.
Music
September 19
Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performed in Brazil earlier this month, and he and his band were in St. Paul on Tuesday.

Maroon 5's Adam Levine has the right moves at Xcel

Review: "The Voice" star triumphed in St. Paul with his killer falsetto.
Prince
September 18
Prince

Prince fans file petition demanding federal grand jury probe into death

"We want justice to be served," said one fan who worked on the petition.
Music
September 18
Leon Bridges

Texas R&B stylist Leon Bridges brings sultrier sound to Palace Theatre

The singer who turned heads with his debut returns with a more modern, edgier follow-up.
Music
September 18
Prince fans go crazy over Capital One commercial during Emmys

Prince fans go crazy over Capital One commercial during Emmys

Twitter lit up right away with fans reacting to the use of one of his best-known songs in ads that repeatedly aired during the telecast.
Music
September 17
Drake's Xcel Center concert is finally back on again for Nov. 11

Drake's Xcel Center concert is finally back on again for Nov. 11

The show was postponed twice in August due to production delays.
Music
September 17
Uff-da! Liz Phair embraces Midwestern roots in sold-out First Ave set

Uff-da! Liz Phair embraces Midwestern roots in sold-out First Ave set

The Chicago-reared indie-rock hero returned with a full band and picked heavily from her '90s albums.
Music
September 16
Emanuel Ax will play Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto with the Minnesota Orchestra.

The week's five best Twin Cities classical concerts

Haydn starterHaydn wrote so many symphonies — more than 100 — that it's difficult to know where to begin. No. 102 is a fine option.…
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