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Musicians are learning how to reach their audiences directly via the internet during stay-at-home order.
Northeast Minneapolis' popular mid-May marathon will go virtual, while the riverfront festival will bump to September.
We compare Spotify, Amazon Unlimited and other paid and some free streaming options.
The June 20 music fest at Walker Art Center was canceled, but Pride organizers are only calling their event postponed.
Some have canceled but many, including the Basilica and Moondance parties, still hope to go on.
Regular players G. Love and Yam Haus will also perform via stream to support the club's benefit fund for workers.
Quarantine cleaning has many music fans wondering what to do with their dusty shelves and bins of plastic music.
Our music critic picks 25 great anthems to help you over the long haul.
The Rhymesayers crew's renowned record store was shuttered on March 16 and now will not reopen.
As music fans wait for concerts to be rescheduled, here are some things you may not know about the iconic club.
Dave Simonett, Poliça, Black Market Brass, Chris Castino and more put off their release parties but not their release dates.
Scheduled livestreaming performances for the week, including a Charlie Parr set for KEXP, a Koo Kanga Roo dance party, Humbird, Daddy Squeeze and more.
Local musicians including Nur-D and Belfast Cowboys are keeping up appearances online amid the quarantine.
A list of which big gigs are being rescheduled, and when (if known).
Singer/songwriter Jeremy Messersmith recounts his experience.
When and what to expect from canceled shows vs. postponed, and why now might actually be a good time to buy seats.
Gov. Walz's guidelines prompted the shuttering of all First Ave venues, the Cedar and several more. Some smaller spaces plan to carry on with added caution.
The big gigs for March 13-19, also including Leslie Odom Jr., Ana Popovic, Steve Aoki and good ol' REO.
Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Rage and Lumineers called off their local concerts, but many upcoming shows are still on. For now.
The June 20 festival outside Walker Art Center will also feature Joseph, Jay Som, Dua Saleh and Gully Boys.
Twin Cities musicians including Heart Bones, Gully Boys, the Bad Man and Humbird have to ditch or pivot tour plans centered around the Austin shindig.
The big gigs for March 6-12, also including Hayes Carll with Allison Moorer, Omar Sosa, Yonder Mountain String Band, Liv Warfield, Wilco in Duluth and more.
Cult-loved Minneapolis '60s band is back in action. Sort of.
A memorial will be held March 22 at the Dakota, where he regularly played with Irv Williams, his longtime partner Estaire Godinez and many others.
Denver soul-rocker Nathaniel Rateliff has gone solo for an emotional new album and tour that begins in Minneapolis.
After the firing of her co-host, Jill Riley will lead an all-women weekday lineup on 89.3 the Current.
The big gigs for Feb. 28-March 5, also including Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Bill Frisell, Sudan Archives, Destroyer and Kamasi Washington.
The Van Halen singer added spark to the second go-around of the headliner's fizzling farewell tour.
David Lee Roth isn't changing his tune after dismissing Van Halen's return and joining Kiss' farewell tour, which comes to St. Paul on Monday.
Minneapolis' little band that could is back for three big gigs (and maybe more).
This big gigs for Feb. 14-20, also including Tove Lo, Ellis Delaney's release party, memorials for Ed Ackerson and Lexii Alijai, Rosanne Cash, a Louisiana twofer and a Paisley Park party with Meshell Ndegeocello.
Brandi Carlile performs unplugged to crank up the fancy North Loop music venue.
A memorial for the local hero features albums both new and old, and a whole lot more.
Fillmore opening brings a new level of comfort and complex corporate synergy to the Twin Cities concert market.
The big gigs for Feb. 7-13, also including Robert Randolph, Grace Potter, an Otto's Chemical Lounge farewell and release parties by Sarah Morris, Sam Cassidy and Gambler's Daughter.
The third stop on the band's No Filter 2020 Tour will be among 15 shows in North America.
From phone etiquette to song requests, here are a dozen commandments for your next show.
The big gigs for Jan. 31-Feb. 6, also including Andrew Broder's Don't [Bleep] This Up fundraiser, Trippie Redd, Juliana Hatfield, Temples and Erik Koskinen's residency kick-off.
Music festival will focus on Rhymesayers' 25th anniversary instead.
The big gigs for Jan. 24-30, also including Mandolin Orange, Wesley Stace's John Wesley Harding, Badi Assad, Malamanya, Phish's Mike Gordon and album release parties by Stolyette and Barbaro.
There's a serious side to the comics-loving rapper who tops the Best New Bands showcase.
The soul-rock duo is up for a best new artist Grammy but hardly inexperienced (see: Prince).
The big gigs for Jan. 17-23, also including Jordan Davis, the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Marielle Allschwang and Ron Pope.
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."
Unlike many of the eight other Fillmores around the country, the Minneapolis one was built from the ground up.
Charlie Parr and the Cactus Blossoms have different reasons but similarly happy results for continuing their annual winter residencies.
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.
From childhood tragedy to kingpin Realtor, Kris Lindahl is everywhere — and insists he's only getting bigger.
The big gigs for Jan. 3-9, also including Rachael Kilgour, Le Vent du Nord and the Whiskey's Funky Sweater party.
She appeared on Kehlani's Grammy-nominated album and performed at Soundset and First Ave.
The big gigs for Dec. 27-Jan. 1, also including Heiruspecs, Anonymous Choir, Flipp and the Honeydogs.
Riemenschneider's picks for the best albums and concerts of the year.
The big gigs for Dec. 20-26, also including Kinda Kinky, Mark Mallman's Peace on Earth, Paul Metsa's 40th anniversary, the BoDeans, Sara Evans and a Willie Walker tribute.
The big gigs for Dec. 13-19, also including the Joy Formidable, Alexander O'Neal and 311.
Band members grew up together in Hudson, Wis., and still live there, sharing the same big dream.
The big gigs for Dec. 6-12, including Blackalicious, J.S. Ondara, Nicholas David and holiday shows by Martina McBride, Sunny Sweeney, Katie McMahon and the Old 97's.
The Minneapolis folk-rocker returns home Saturday after a year of steady touring, including some Neil Young dates and a Newport Folk Fest set.
From the State Fair to the State Theatre, the Twin Cities have an inordinate number of women talent buyers booking our concerts. Lucky us.
The big gigs for Nov. 29-Dec. 5, also including the Cactus Blossoms, Crescent Moon & Big Trouble, Kim Petras, Dead Man Winter residency and the annual Replacements tribute.
Jeff Tweedy and his Chicago crew played their new "Ode to Joy" songs and older picks with focus and drama Friday in St. Paul.
Now a regular in Stephen Colbert's TV band, Fridley native Cory Wong played Red Rocks and Madison Square Garden this year while dropping his second solo album.
The band finishes its tour with another three-night gig at the Palace in St. Paul.
The big gigs for Nov. 22-28, also including Ronnie Milsap, Poliça, Anthony Hamilton, Bobby Rush, Nancy Harms and Leo Kottke's usual Thanksgiving week gig.
Even if Lizzo doesn't count as a local, J.S. Ondara, the Okee Dokee Brothers, Big Thief and some of Bon Iver's cohorts do.
In a strong year for young women, voters screamed "Cuz I Love You" to the ex-Minnesotan.
The big gigs for Nov. 15-21, also including Charlie Parr, Okee Dokee Brothers, King Diamond, Julia Jacklin and Blues Traveler.
Terry Katzman could brag about his early involvement in the careers of many of the Twin Cities' biggest bands, including Hüsker Dü, the Replacements and…
The 20th annual festival of music-related films runs Tuesday through Sunday.
Straight out of New Prague, piano duo the O'Neill Brothers have rolled with the times to become unlikely stars of digital streaming.
Two worlds collided as the Minneapolis hip-hop star recorded a live album with the biggest band in town.
The big gigs for Nov. 8-14, also including an all-star benefit at Hook & Ladder, a Neil Young birthday tribute, Bishop Briggs and more.
In Texas' hippest city, stay up on the latest offerings, from Japanese barbecue to an artistic chapel.
The Canadian diva finally left Vegas and brought her Courage Tour to Target Center.
This week's big gigs, also including Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Tiffany Young, Janiva Magness and New Order's Peter Hook.
The big gigs for Oct. 25-31, also including Richard Thompson, Gareth Emery, Ryan Bingham, A Day to Remember and rap duo Blimes & Gab.