Dave Pirner, left, and Dan Murphy of Soul Asylum played a couple of cuts from their forthcoming album at the Kill Kancer benefit June 17, 2012 at the

Music + Clubs: Enduring Soul

Soul Asylum returns to First Ave, offers its first new disc in six years.

The Crawl: Rock the Garden strikes again

August 17, 2012
The Hold Steady at Rock the Garden
News and notes from the scene.

Pride guide 2012

August 17, 2012
Pride guide 2012
Navigate Pride weekend with our guide.
June 3, 2013

Soundset 2012: One giant leap for Astronautalis

Transplant Twin Cities rapper Astronautalis brings style to Soundset.
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October 19, 2012

Vita.mn's 5 most influential 2006-2011: P.O.S.

Everyone's favorite punk-rock rapper talks about what matters most: family, friends and Minneapolis. Oh, and music too.
September 7, 2012
Bonnie Raitt, a musician who built a following beginning in the 1970s, in an undated handout photo. Raitt has a new album, "Slipstream," her first sin

Our fair Bonnie

Bonnie Raitt comes off hiatus for her seventh visit to the State Fair.
August 21, 2012

Music: Rising to the challenge

The power-popping New Pornographers play musical chairs for their headlining set at Walker Art Center's Rock the Garden.
August 21, 2012

Vita.mn's 2012 Are You Local?

Xavier Marquis, the Japhies and Prissy Clerks will compete for a spot at Vita.mn's SXSW showcase in Austin, Texas.
Music
August 19, 2012
The conspicuous under-21 "X" marks youngster John Mark Nelson's accordion hand.

Youth served

Just 18, singer-songwriter John Mark Nelson is stirring up buzz.
Movies (vita.mn)
August 17, 2012
"Insidious"

Movie review: 'Insidious'

Sometimes the past comes back to haunt you. Quite literally in the case of this boogeyman movie, where young marrieds Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne…
August 17, 2012

New Year's Eve party guide!

NYE 2010 is as eclectic as ever, from international parties to masquerade balls to no-holds-barred dance-offs to live comedy. Here are 10 top picks.
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August 17, 2012

Music: Songwriter Justin Townes Earle is sober and coming into his own

When Justin Townes Earle played the Turf Club last February, the son of Nashville outlaw Steve Earle made it clear he's turning into one of…
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August 17, 2012

Music: Lucinda Williams rides solo

Williams, happily hitched, returns for three rare solo gigs at the Dakota.
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August 17, 2012

Music: It's Sims' turn

Doomtree member's latest might be a hit with (or at) NPR listeners.
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August 17, 2012

Summer guide 2011: Sex in concert!

Summer's top pop divas want to seduce you, or befriend you.
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August 17, 2012

Music: Bruno Mars attacks

Pop's stylish wunderkind will make his fashion debut Friday at Glamorama.
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August 17, 2012
The Black Pearl is one of the "North Star Cocktails"

Event spotlights: 'North Star Cocktails' party and 'Hot Wax'

'North Star Cocktails' party La Belle Vie bartender Johnny Michaels helped usher in a wave of drinking as fine dining. Now he's written "North Star…
August 17, 2012
Neil Weir at Old Blackberry Way

@work: Brother of bands

Recording engineer Neil Weir captures local music.
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August 17, 2012

Music: Spinning genres

What's the diff between Baltimore, electro and ghetto?
August 17, 2012

Summer Guide '08

A comprehensive preview of the most-anticipated shows, parties and performances of the summer.
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August 17, 2012

The List of Lists '08: Music

Best live rock music venues M.I.A. at First Avenue last fall. Photo by Jerry Holt. 1. First Avenue "What's special about First Ave…
August 17, 2012

Music: Broken records

Canadian [indie-rock] supergroup Broken Social Scene leads a splintered - but still very together - existence. The band plays First Avenue Monday.
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August 17, 2012
Heiruspecs

Music: Heiruspecs, Dillinger Four back on track

Two of the best-loved bands in town (and best, period) finally have new albums to tout.