Beach Boys genius Brian Wilson dishes on memoir, Mpls. 'Pet Sounds' concert

Beach Boys genius Brian Wilson dishes on memoir, Mpls. 'Pet Sounds' concert

Troubled Beach Boys genius returns with a new book and a re-creation of "Pet Sounds."

Bon Iver re-emerges with an album that feels like an awkward embrace

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Bon Iver re-emerges with an album that feels like an awkward embrace
In the five years between his last album and this one — his slipperiest and least tactile effort — Justin Vernon has remade his own mythology.

Throwback soul man Leon Bridges explores Funkytown at the Orpheum

September 29
Throwback soul man Leon Bridges explores Funkytown at the Orpheum
The 27-year-old Texan proved to be a terrific showman.
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Best concerts of the week: Terence Blanchard at the Ordway, more

Your guide to the Twin Cities' must-see shows this week.
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Best concerts of the week: Drive By Truckers at First Avenue and more

Your guide to the Twin Cities' must-see shows this week.
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September 28

Cedar Cultural Center awarded $500,000 to boost Minnesota residencies for Somali artists

A newly awarded $500,000 grant will enable the Cedar Cultural Center to set up multiweek residencies for Somali artists at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, St.…
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September 27
People gathered outside Prince's Paisley Park in April, with many more to come in October when it will open for tours.

Six more potential heirs file challenges in Prince estate case

The challenges will likely make the complex work of determining Prince's heirs even more complicated and lengthy.
Variety
September 27

In new memoir, Springsteen recalls dancing with Courteney Cox in St. Paul

He thought Courteney Cox was just a fan in the audience chosen for the video of "Dancing in the Dark."
Music
September 27
Marilyn Nelson dances with Minnesota Orchestra trumpet player Manny La...

Marilyn Carlson Nelson named chair-elect of Minnesota Orchestra board

The businesswoman has a long history with the orchestra, and even funded its trip to Cuba.
Variety
September 26

Prince's family announces after-parties tied to Xcel tribute concert

Three night-time Minneapolis parties will feature a DJ, G Sharp on vocals and guests including Andre Cymone and Judith Hill.
Music
September 25

Liquid Music launches its new season with "Sorrow," Minnesota Orchestra plays Paulus

What did Mozart's piano sound like?It's interesting to think that neither Beethoven nor Mozart would recognize the piano as it sounds today. That's because the…
Music
September 24

Should Minnesota Orchestra be looking for Osmo Vanska's successor?

The Minnesota Orchestra's relatively short three-year extension to music director Osmo Vänskä's contract raises the real possibility that he could be gone by August 2019.
Music
September 24

Who should be Minnesota Orchestra's next music director? Four conductors to watch

Who are the front-runners to succeed Osmo Vänskä as music director, should he leave the Minnesota Orchestra when his contract expires? Here are four possible…
Music
September 24

Pick Six: Praise for Murder of Crows, Dead Man Winter, Trampled by Turtles, the Specials, John Prine, City Mouse

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.
Music
September 23

How a tiny Afghan restaurant became unlikely hub for Twin Cities jazz scene

The co-owner pays forward the musical spirit that sustained him through a violent coup in his homeland.
Music
September 23

Jason Aldean latest star to hold new album off streaming services

Jason Aldean follows example set by Adele.
Music
September 23

Minnesota Orchestra and Joshua Bell dazzle with season-opening concert

REVIEW: Joshua Bell and Minnesota Orchestra make Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto sound new again.
Variety
September 23

An emotional Sheila E. says show will honor Prince's 'quiet' philanthropy

In announcing the latest Prince tribute, Sheila E. pledged that hers would reflect his quiet philanthropy, its proceeds funding programs for Minneapolis' young people.
Prince
September 23
Sheila E performs during the last day of the Democratic National Conve...

Sheila E. to play Prince tribute show Oct. 23 at Orchestra Hall

His ex-drummer won't be at the big tribute concert but she'll headline one of her own.
Music
September 23

Some noteworthy shows coming up at Khyber Pass

When: 9 p.m. Thursdays. Tickets: $5 at door.Sept. 29: Phil Hey soloOne of the best drummers in the Twin Cities for more than 30…
Music
September 23

New album reviews: Teenage Fanclub purrs, Against Me rocks with more subtlety and humor

POP/ROCK Teenage Fanclub, “Here” (Merge) In the early ’90s, Teenage Fanclub floated its three-part harmonies and unabashedly Big Star-like melodies atop guitars that closed…
Music
September 22

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra adds Francisco Fullana on principal violin

Fullana will split his duties with Kyu-Young Kim, the orchestra's artistic director and other principal violinist.
Music
September 22

With new album, Haley Bonar wins international acclaim – and a shoutout from Elton John

Her electrified new record is getting transatlantic buzz as she heads into Sunday's local release show.
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