Music
September 5

New album reviews: Amos Lee writes a great protest song; odd couple Linda Gail Lewis and Robbie Fulks make memorable Americana

POP/ROCK Amos Lee, “My New Moon” (Dualtone) A lot of singers have put out angry music in the Trump era, but Lee may have…
Music
September 5
Lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield of Metallica performed at Target Center on Tuesday night.

Metallica cranks it up in intimate Minneapolis gig

Review: Tuesday's show included some old rarities and a fresh-enough energy.
Prince
September 4
This double CD is from Prince’s final concert before his death.

Prince estate sues 'brazen bootlegger,' others selling CDs of his last show, trove of other music

Suit seeks many millions in compensation; sales over internet have been going on since 2016, the year Prince died.
Music
September 4
A choir drawn from Baptist churches across Minnesota sang at the "Sound of Gospel" concert at the National Baptist Convention at the Minneapolis Conve

Minneapolis 'Sound of Gospel' concert resounded with rich history

Review: A concert tracing gospel's roots struck notes of resilience, triumph and spiritual certainty.
Music
September 4
Metallica enlists a block party, comedian to fire up tonight's Target Center crowd

Metallica enlists a block party, comedian to fire up tonight's Target Center crowd

The Target Center show is only the second stop on the last leg of the band's WorldWired Tour.
Music
September 3
Amanda Shires: “If you are making an Americana record, and you’re a woman, you have to play acoustic instruments and be sad all the time. I did no

Singer/fiddler Amanda Shires wrote breakthrough album in her closet

The Texas native juggled her MFA studies, time in her husband's band and a freewheeling toddler to craft her best album yet.
Music
September 2

The week's best Twin Cities classical concerts

SPCO season openerThe St. Paul Chamber Orchestra opens its new season with two classic pieces of Americana. First comes an "immersive" performance of Terry Riley's…
Music
September 1

Pick Six: Praise for Aretha Franklin, Nathaniel Rateliff, En Vogue, more

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.
Music
September 1
Taylor Swift performed at U.S. Bank Stadium on Friday evening on her "Reputation" tour.

Taylor Swift show is a triumph of presentation, personality

Review: At U.S. Bank Stadium, there were fireworks and fountains, multiple stages and a multitude of dancers, and snakes everywhere.
Music
August 31
Taylor Swift brought her Reputation Tour to New Jersey earlier this summer.

Taylor Swift fans excited, confused as Minneapolis tickets remain plentiful

The new ticketing policies include dynamic pricing and amount to higher profits for artists and their promoters.
Music
August 31
Taylor Swift performs at Gillette Stadium, July 26, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass.

Taylor Swift lands at U.S. Bank Stadium tonight with increasingly bad 'reputation'

A changed sound and personality have altered how people perceive the star, who returns here this weekend.
Music
August 31
Kris Vox as Dee Snider of Twisted Sister in the band Hairball.

Snakes, wigs and spandex: Hairball's costumed rockers ready for State Fair close-up

After dragging its wigs, spandex and snake across the Midwest, Minnesota's hardworking hard-rock tribute band is ready for its State Fair close-up.
Music
August 31
Taylor Swift performs Friday and Saturday at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Twin Cities concerts of the week: Taylor Swift, Metallica, Culture Club & B-52's

Big gigs for the week of Aug. 31-Sept. 6, also including Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker, Car Seat Headrest and Neko Case
Prince
August 30
Petition will ask for grand jury investigation into Prince's death

Petition will ask for grand jury investigation into Prince's death

A group of fans plans to present next month to state and federal law enforcement the petition demanding a grand jury investigation.
August 30
Cardi B

Forget Drake: Here are the real contenders for song of the summer

Drake's "In My Feelings" was most popular on Spotify, but does the song deserve the title?
Music
August 30
Sugarland plays the Minnesota State Fair grandstand on Friday.

Twin Cities concerts of the week: Trampled by Turtles, Sugarland, Earth, Wind & Fire

Big gigs for the week of Aug. 24-30, also including the Beach Boys, Alejandro Escovedo with Joe Ely, and Alice Cooper.
Music
August 30

New album reviews: Mitski goes for full-scale pop; Cole Swindell delivers country classics in the making

POP/ROCK Mitski, “Be the Cowboy” (Dead Oceans) Indie rock was just a detour for Mitski. On her fifth album, she embraces the possibilities of…
Music
August 30

Ticket alert: Martin Zellar, Paris Chansons, Bodeans and more

10 a.m. FRIDAY Prudence Johnson, Sept. 24 at the Dakota. $30-$40. dakotacooks.com. … T. Mychael Rambo, Sept. 30 at the Dakota. $40. … Rob Ickes…
Music
August 30
Wedding bells to ring again at First Ave on Friday (and you're all invited)

Wedding bells to ring again at First Ave on Friday (and you're all invited)

The club awarded a lucky couple with a free ceremony complete with an all-star wedding band.
Music
August 29
Catalyst Music also owns the all ages venue The Garage in Bursnville.

Nonprofit hopes to bring 'power' of music to young with all-ages venue in St. Paul

Catalyst Music plans all-ages venue to get youths more involved in local music scene.
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