Luke Combs sold out Xcel Energy Center in September.

Winstock fest announces Luke Combs and Darius Rucker for 2020 headliners

The June 12-13 festival west of Minneapolis will also feature Brett Eldredge, Big & Rich, Phil Vassar, Shenandoah and lone women out Runaway June.

Hear preview tracks from the ambitious new Dessa and Poliça albums

October 21
Hear preview tracks from the ambitious new Dessa and Poliça albums
Dessa's orchestral live album lands Nov. 8, while Poliça's fourth LP arrives Jan. 21.

Big Thief is a little bit local: 'We lived in Coon Rapids, Plymouth, Maple Grove and some places I don't even remember'

October 18
Adrianne Lenker, bottom right, with her Big Thief bandmates. From left: guitarist Buck Meek, bassist Max Oleartchik and drummer James Krivchenia.
With two acclaimed albums out this year, singer Adrianne Lenker has hardly had time to be at home in Minneapolis.
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October 20
Miranda Lambert performing in Orlando earlier this year.

Country's Miranda Lambert sparkles anew with an all-female lineup in St. Paul

Her voice and friends buoyed her marathon show at the X.
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October 19
Richard Egarr
(photo by Marco Borggreve)

SPCO's newest artistic partner makes his mark both musically and on the mic

Egarr brings expertise and enthusiasm to a program of Bach and Telemann.
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October 18
American violinist Joshua Bell will perform at the Ordway Music Theater on Sunday, Oct. 27, for the Schubert Club recital.

Joshua Bell, Diva Cage Match & more: The week's best classical concerts

Bell is back Just weeks after marrying Puerto Rican soprano Larisa Martinez, American violinist Joshua Bell is hitting the road again with his pianist, Alessio…
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October 18
Peter Frampton performs during the last stop at Blossom Music Center for his Frampton Farewell Tour on Aug. 8, 2019.

Six cool things in music include Taylor Swift, Sara Bareilles, Peter Frampton, Rosanne Cash

Richard Greelis of Bloomington:1 Peter Frampton, Red Rocks. Due to a medical condition, he is retiring soon but he was still amazing, not missing a…
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October 17
Miranda Lambert in concert in Orlando in 2019.

Nashville 'wild card' Miranda Lambert brings an all-women lineup to St. Paul

Headed for St. Paul this weekend, country star Miranda Lambert lets her gut be her guide.
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October 17
In this Feb. 6, 2015 file photo, Bob Dylan accepts the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year award.

Best of the Week Oct. 20-27: Bob Dylan, Sesame Street Live, Twenty One Pilots, an Irish 'Swan Lake' and more

Hwy. 169 revisited Bob Dylan returns to his home state after a two-year absence — and makes his first appearance in Mankato since 1996. Set…
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October 17
Explosions in the Sky (photo by Nick Simonite)

Twin Cities concerts of the week: Fall Jazz Fest, Explosions in the Sky, Trey Anastasio

The big gigs for Oct. 18-24, also including Frank Turner, Ingrid Michaelson, Big K.R.I.T., Tom Morello and Mpls. Ltd. XX
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October 17
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, “Ghosteen”

New music reviews: Nick Cave meditates on pain and wonder; Vince Gill sings about sexual abuse and other taboo topics

POP/ROCK Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, “Ghosteen” (Bad Seed) “I’m transforming, I’m vibrating, I’m glowing, I’m flying, look at me now,” Cave sang…
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October 17
Motion City Soundtrack will perform at the Fillmore in Minneapolis on Feb. 15-16.

Ticket Alert: 'Jesus Christ Superstar,' Brandi Carlile, Buddy Guy, Thom York, Killer Queen and more.

8 a.m. FRIDAY Ring of Kerry, Dec. 8 at Parkway in Mpls. $20-$25. theparkwaytheater.com. … Anthony Shore, May 17 at Parkway. $25-$45. 9 a.m. FRIDAY…
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October 17
The Highwomen, from left: Maren Morris, Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires and Natalie Hemby.

Beyond Miranda: 10 newer country women you should hear

Miranda Lambert is coming to St. Paul this weekend, but here are 10 other musicians to keep on your radar. Courtney Marie…
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October 17
Pop star Sara Bareilles performs 'Brave' for University of Minnesota cancer nurses

Pop star Sara Bareilles performs 'Brave' for University of Minnesota cancer nurses

In a performance at Xcel Energy Center, the "Waitress" composer and "Love Song" hitmaker celebrated nurses at Masonic Children's Hospital who made a viral video of the song.
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October 16
Carrie Brownstein, left, and Corin Tucker on tour in 2015 after Sleater-Kinney returned from a decade-long hiatus.

Sleater-Kinney loosens and lightens up with new lineup at Palace Theatre

Tuesday's sold-out Palace Theatre gig stayed meaningful even as it turned more playful.
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October 15
Lizzo performed earlier this month at the first of two sold-out shows at the Armory in Minneapolis.

Songwriting dispute bubbles over with Lizzo's 'Truth Hurts,' with two brothers seeking credit

Justin and Jeremiah Raisen are full of praise for the singer, but they decided to speak out after their effort to obtain credit dragged on.
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October 15
Dorrance Dance will perform “Jungle Blues” as part of the Twin Cities Tap Festival.

Dance events: Twin Cities Tap Festival; 'motherlanded' at Dreamland Arts

The full circle of adoption In 1996, Julia Gay was among thousands of children who were born in China and adopted by American parents, as…
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October 15
Brandi Carlile sold out the Minnesota State Fair grandstand in August.

Brandi Carlile to open Fillmore Minneapolis with three-night February run

Live Nation's new club in downtown Minneapolis also announced Buddy Guy, Motion City Soundtrack, Jonny Lang, Yung Gravy and Evanescence among its initial concerts.
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October 14
Nancy Wilson, left, and Ann Wilson of Heart perform during the "Love Alive Tour" at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on Thursday, July 11, 2019, in C

Heart and Joan Jett show the power of sisterhood in St. Paul concert

After a bizarre falling out, Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson rocked in vintage form at St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center.
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October 14
Gary Briggle, left, James Napoleon Stone and Bruce Bohne star in “Rogue Prince: Henry IV Parts I and II,” adapted by Briggle from the Shakespeare

Minneapolis theater stages two-part Shakespeare play in a two-part venue

“I am old, I am old,” cries Falstaff in Theatre Coup d’Etat’s “Rogue Prince: Henry IV, Parts I and II,” a play very much about…
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October 14
Workshop participant Paula Mann, center, worked on her body drawing. Galia Eibenschutz has developed experimental research on the interaction between

Mexico City-based choreographer Galia Eibenschutz draws pictures through dance

Mexican choreographer Galia Eibenschutz infuses the Twin Cities dance scene with a new approach to movement and art.
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October 14
Thom Yorke's band playing Xcel Center in 2020 (no, not Radiohead)

Thom Yorke's band playing Xcel Center in 2020 (no, not Radiohead)

The spring gig by Tomorrow's Modern Boxes closely follows a Northrop show last December by the Radiohead frontman.
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October 14
Corin Tucker, left, and Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney.

Riot-grrrl heroes Sleater-Kinney hold steady as they tout a fractious new album in St. Paul

"This record is really important to us," Corin Tucker said of her band's new album, "The Center Won't Hold," which nearly split them apart.
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