Minnesota's '70s punk pioneers Suicide Commandos finally make another record

Minnesota's '70s punk pioneers Suicide Commandos finally make another record

Peers of the Ramones and mentors to the Replacements, Minneapolis' Suicide Commandos finally have a sophomore album.

Details of Prince's expanded 'Purple Rain' reissue revealed, coming June 23

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Details of Prince's expanded 'Purple Rain' reissue revealed, coming June 23
Warner Bros. unveiled the full track listings with all the extras, including an album of unreleased tracks and a live DVD.

Want to hear classical up close? Twin Cities groups specialize in tiny concerts

April 27
Want to hear classical up close? Twin Cities groups specialize in tiny concerts
The Baroque Room, Studio Z and Punk-Ass Classical play in living rooms, lofts and other intimate environments.
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Filmmaker Jonathan Demme possessed a rock 'n' roll spirit

A longtime music critic says the late filmmaker innately understood the look and spirit of rock.
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1:32pm

Can Minnesota protect its cultural resources from D.C. politics? Arts leaders weigh in

Minnesota leaders traded thoughts on protecting the state's cultural resources at the second Star Tribune Arts Forum.
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Twin Cities concerts of the week: The XX, Hurray for the Riff Raff

Your guide to the Twin Cities' must-see shows.
Music
April 27
Peter Jesperson, the former Replacements manager.

Minneapolis' legendary Twin/Tone Records comes back to life for Suicide Commandos

The beloved Minneapolis label came out of retirement to help issue the Commandos' new album.
Music
April 27

Pick Six: Praise for Stacey Kent, Maria Schneider, John Pizzarelli, more

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.
Music
April 27

Usher, Sam Hunt added to State Fair grandstand lineup

Tickets for both acts go on sale May 5.
Music
April 27

New album reviews: Chainsmokers are good, dumb and catchy; Sheryl Crow returns to singer-songwriter ways

POP/ROCK The Chainsmokers, “Memories ... Do Not Open” (Disruptor/Columbia ) The EDM-pop DJ/producer duo of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall has turned all it…
Music
April 25

The week's best Twin Cities jazz: Delfeayo Marsalis sneaks into town

Swinging tribute The Andrews Sisters from Mound were an incredibly popular close-harmony vocal trio during the 1930s and ’40s. They enjoyed their greatest acclaim as…
Music
April 25

Lucinda Williams is planning a 'Sweet Old' treat for First Ave on Friday

She and her band have re-recorded her 1992 album and will perform in its entirety exclusively for Twin Cities fans.
Music
April 24

Kings of Leon rolling into Xcel Center on Oct. 18 with Dawes

The familial Tennessee rockers skipped Minnesota on the first legs of their tour behind "Walls."
Music
April 24

Prince's Revolution added to the Bon Iver-led Rock the Garden 2017

Other acts announced for the July 22 lineup outside Walker Art Center include Benjamin Booker, Car Seat Headrest and Margaret Glaspy.
Prince
April 24

Highlights from Prince memorial weekend, and advice for future years

This past week's tributes — from the big-buck Celebration at Paisley Park to the street party outside First Avenue and everything in between — made for a great and fitting start to keeping Prince's legacy alive.
Music
April 23

De Waart returns to lead rarely performed Elgar oratorio

Review: Edo de Waart led a dramatic performance of Elgar's mystical "Gerontius."
Music
April 23

The 'genius' pianist who also composes

REVIEW: Stephen Hough played Debussy, and VocalEssence sang choral works he composed.
Music
April 23

Week's best classical concerts: SPCO plays Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony

Folk revivalEarly-20th-century England was a period of fervent interest in folk song. Enthusiasts hoped to stop it from being swamped by urban expansion and the…
Prince
April 23

From reissues to reunions: What Prince fans can look forward to this year

A "Purple Rain" expanded reissue is among the highlights for fans who want to continue celebrating him.
Music
April 23

First Ave's street party provides a 'benediction' to Prince memorials

Dave Pirner, Dem Atlas, Maria Isa and members of Mazarati and Mint Condition played a free tribute for 2,500 fans.
Prince
April 22
Prince

'Born decades too early': How Prince revolutionized the music biz

Our critic who covered him for 40 years reflects on the Purple One's impact on rock, pop culture and the music industry.
Prince
April 22
Ingrid Hicks of Milwaukee kissed the Prince star on the exterior of th...

Prince fans make 'pilgrimages' to Minnesota's purple landmarks

Fans marked the first anniversary of Prince's death by visiting the star's Minnesota haunts.
Music
April 22

Pick Six: Praise for Marty Stuart, Shelby J, Chuck Berry, more

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