Eric Burton and Adrian Quesada of Black Pumas.

Black Pumas talk busking, Grammys and Prince ahead of the Current birthday bash

The soul-rock duo is up for a best new artist Grammy but hardly inexperienced (see: Prince).

Twin Cities concerts of the week: North Mississippi Allstars, Your Smith, Crystal Method, Dolly Parton tribute

January 17
North Mississippi All-Stars, led by brothers Luther Dickinson (second from right) and Cody Dickinson (right), return to town Saturday at the Fine Line
The big gigs for Jan. 17-23, also including Jordan Davis, the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Marielle Allschwang and Ron Pope.

How short is too short for a concert? Twin Cities fans, promoters weigh in

January 17
Cardi B performed for only 50 minutes when she played Target Center in July.
Headliners should play for well over an hour — but it all depends on audience expectations.
Music
January 17
Billie Eilish

6 cool things in music this week including Neil Peart, Billie Eilish, Paisley Park Cinema and Keith Richards

A half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.   Barry Rubin of Minneapolis: 1 RIP, Neil Peart. Another legend gone. He was…
Music
January 16
Yola performed at the Fine Line early in her sold out show Wednesday night.

In Minneapolis debut, British singer Yola proves she's award-worthy

The Grammy-nominated newcomer impressed in her Twin Cities debut.
Music
January 16

After an eventful few years, Selena Gomez gets her say on 'Rare'

With "Rare," Selena Gomez returns with her first album since 2015's "Revival." Fans know the former Disney Channel star has been through plenty in the…
Music
January 14
Trampled by Turtles frontman Dave Simonett announces solo album, tour for spring

Trampled by Turtles frontman Dave Simonett announces solo album, tour for spring

"Red Tail" will be the singer's first LP under his own name and sounds mellower than his other projects.
Music
January 14
Yola performed during the Americana Honors & Awards show in Nashville.

The road from homelessness to happiness brings British singer Yola to Minneapolis

British vocalist Yola has gone from homelessness to happiness — with an Americana album, no less.
Music
January 12
Pekka Kuusisto and Nico Muhly

Two new pieces, Mozart make for arresting and varied SPCO concert

REVIEW: Orchestra performs works by Nico Muhly and Andrea Tarrodi, and a pair of contrasting Mozart pieces.
Music
January 12
Atmosphere’s Slug and Ant.

Slug says surprise Atmosphere album 'might seem like old guys yelling at clouds'

The Minneapolis hip-hop vet content with his elder status heading into another tour, saying "older rappers aren't trying to prove themselves as rappers, but as persons."
Music
January 11
Drummer Neil Peart of Canadian rock band Rush performs at Target Center in Minneapolis September 24, 2012.

Neil Peart, drumming virtuoso and lyricist for Rush, dies at 67

His talents drove the beloved progressive rock trio, which delivered expansive, often dizzyingly complex pop music compositions.
Music
January 10
The Fillmore Minneapolis, Live Nation's ambitious new two-story 1,850-capacity music venue opened for a preview.

New Fillmore music hall gets ready to rock in downtown Minneapolis

Unlike many of the eight other Fillmores around the country, the Minneapolis one was built from the ground up.
Music
January 10
Simone Young will conduct the Minnesota Orchestra in Mahler, Ravel and Debussy.

Australian conductor makes Minnesota Orchestra debut: The week's best classical concerts

A conducting debut Australian conductor Simone Young has been music director at both the Hamburg State Opera and Hamburg Philharmonic, and made acclaimed recordings of…
Music
January 10
From left, Jacob Hanson, Page Burkum, Jack Torrey, Phillip Hicks and Tyler Burkum of the Cactus Blossoms performed at the Turf Club.

These Minnesota acts are making themselves at home this January at St. Paul's Turf Club

Charlie Parr and the Cactus Blossoms have different reasons but similarly happy results for continuing their annual winter residencies.
Music
January 9

Ticket Alert: NXT Live, Dessa, Dwight Yoakam, Keri Noble and more

8 a.m. FRIDAY Sam Cassidy, Feb. 8 at Parkway in Mpls. $12-$17. theparkwaytheater.com. … Matt Wilson & His Orchestra, March 20 at Parkway. $20-$25. ……
Music
January 9
Yola makes her Twin Cities debut Wednesday at the Fine Line after earning a best new artist nomination in the Grammys.

Twin Cities concerts of the week: Yola, Nico Muhly with Pekka Kuusisto, Cash and Joplin tributes

The big gigs for Jan. 10-16, also including a benefit for the Cedar Ave. tower fire victims, G. Love, Peter Asher, Taylor McFerrin, the Mad Ripple Hootenanny and Atmosphere.
Prince
January 9
Grammys will honor Prince with an all-star concert broadcast on CBS

Grammys will honor Prince with an all-star concert broadcast on CBS

Filmed two days after the Grammys in L.A., the show will star Beck, Common, Mavis Staples and Earth, Wind & Fire plus Sheila E., the Revolution and Morris Day and the Time.
Music
January 8
Justin Bieber returns with his long-awaited comeback single, “Yummy.”

New music review: Justin Bieber gets 'Yummy" about his wife; Tomeka Reid gets adventurous with cello

POP/ROCK Justin Bieber, “Yummy” (Def Jam) “I’m elated that you are my lady.” That’s what Bieber tells us — well, tells his wife —…
Music
January 8
Halsey plans to get 'Manic' at Xcel Center on June 30

Halsey plans to get 'Manic' at Xcel Center on June 30

The St. Paul concert announcement arrives a week ahead of her latest album.
Movies
January 6
6 Minnesotans are 2019 Artists of the Year

6 Minnesotans are 2019 Artists of the Year

Meet the Minnesotans at the heart of the year's most groundbreaking show.
Music
January 5
Pekka Kuusisto

Muhly music for violin: The week's best classical concerts

'Shrink' violinThe Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto and the American composer Nico Muhly have been friends for many years now, and the most recent upshot is…
Music
January 3

6 cool things in music include Barack Obama's favorite songs, Janis Joplin biography and Jamecia Bennett's holiday single

Greg Burke of TC Club Crawl Report: 1 Favorite songs of 2019. Caamp, “Peach Fuzz”; Durand Jones & the Indications, “Long Way Home”; Tyler Childers,…
Music
January 3
Bon Iver cancels 'Come Through' shows as TU Dance faces harassment claims

Bon Iver cancels 'Come Through' shows as TU Dance faces harassment claims

Rocker Justin Vernon's team cited 'circumstances outside our control' in announcing the cancellations in Houston, Nashville and New Orleans.
Movies

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