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First Avenue is refurbishing its smaller room and inventing new ways of making money during the pandemic.
The 21st annual film fest for musicheads takes place Nov. 11-15.
"This is the craziest I've ever seen things," the Minneapolis piano vet says ahead of a new live album and virtual concert.
The single is soaring again thanks to the Disney+ movie based on the Stillwater area teen's death to cancer.
A south Minneapolis family turned their yard into a neighborhood haven and a Beautiful Garden winner.
The St. Paul hip-hop star performs Friday in the three-day marathon also featuring the Roots, Foo Fighters, Miley Cyrus and Lumineers.
The Bands on Vans concert series is taking the fight for live music's return to the streets.
Fingerhut had not been formally involved in First Ave since 2004, but he still factored heavily in its story as recently as this year.
Interest in the band's music has re-erupted following Eddie Van Halen's death.
The Iowa-based hitmaker is leaving her farm for her five-part Autumn Escape concerts.
The guitarist didn't seem his old fiery self in the 2000s but bounced back in a 2012 showing.
The Jayhawks, Motion City Soundtrack, Tanya Donelly and Dandy Warhols contributed to the 30-song set, issued on the one-year anniversary of Ackerson's death to cancer.
Dylan Hicks got John Munson to do more than just produce his new song collection.
The once-a-decade paint job on the rock club's iconic facade was otherwise scaled back.
MPR President Duchesne Drew said editors decided a story about sexual misconduct allegations against a Current DJ was "not ready to run because it does not meet our journalistic standards" and they were blindsided by reporter Marianne Combs' resignation.
The ex-Minneapolitan's burning rager "Blue Hearts" will be followed Oct. 23 with a massive 24-CD box set.
The new compilation album "#MeTooMpls" explores the movement through the songs of 17 Minnesota singers. All of them have stories.
Minnesota's "Closing Time" hitmakers Semisonic release new music 19 years later but somehow right on time.
Hear two new tracks off the Minneapolis rocker's debut LP as Lupin.
It was the first time a name surfaced in connection with the controversy, which began with a reporter's resignation over an unaired story alleging sexual misconduct.
Jennings and Stone Gossard finished the debut from Painted Shield during quarantine.
The Minneapolis tunesmith plans to release a new song nearly every week through February.
After this year's bust, the 2021 concert season could be the most bang-up one ever.
Seventeen Minnesota songwriters address the movement for a compilation LP and upcoming livestream concert.
Remodeled vintage RV trailers give their owners affordability — and cool style.
If it's State Fair time, it's still summer beer season. We chose six to sample, and we hope you'll drink along and make your own tasting notes.
Mick Sterling's 12-day concert series was inspired by the fair.
Safety concerns for Saturday's first of three RSD installments are renewed after Mill City Sound shut down Wednesday.
The funky Twin Cities-based ensemble set up shop on the fairgrounds last Thursday, and it's not leaving its post until Labor Day.
Mary Bue's journey from Duluth to Minneapolis, New Mexico and India culminated in her best album yet, "The World Is Your Lover."
Events near Somerset, Wis., will host up to 2,500, with virus precautions not required.
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.
Twin Cities drummer thanks "great support system" for success of his self-released debut album.
The monthly web sale has been a pandemic bright spot for musicians and fans.
St. Paul's live music haven suffered fire and water damage in May bad enough to match its $1 million 2013 renovations.
The Relief Sessions will offer free and ticketed shows daily from Aug. 27 to Sept. 7.
Minnesota's brewery boom isn't just for urban hipsters anymore. Taprooms from Warroad to Dundas are hopping, especially post-quarantine.
Tiki-themed music fest will ride out the pandemic wave Saturday at Grumpy's Roseville.
First Avenue's owner leads a lobbying group behind the legislation, which would offer small-business grants.
A cineplex parking lot in St. Michael offered ample room for fans to rattle their bones and swim noodles.
The "SotaRico" hip-hop vet has been closely touched by 2020's calamities but remains defiantly upbeat on her new EP with YMMI.
First Ave is at the center of a new national lobbying group as shuttered music venues fight to get through 2020, from the Dakota to the Amsterdam.
Local hip-hop stars Sophia Eris, Lady Midnight and DJ Keezy launched a $5 million GoFundMe campaign to open the club.
It takes over the 99-watt FM signal that used to host the playlist-like rock station Alt 93.3.
A Palmer's shirt is on sale now, and Mortimer's and Grumpy's are due next.
"You're Not Alone" hails from a new EP that the Twin Cities-reared trio will release this fall.
Ten records from the home team to spin while you're still stuck at home.
Citing "toxic masculinity" and "reports of abuse," the label cut ties with Prof and Dem Atlas just two days before Prof's new album.
Debut LP by Adam Levy's harmonious trio has arrived at either the worst or best time.
Davina & the Vagabonds jump-started the nonprofit venue's HookStream virtual series.
A few venues are plugging back in with limited capacities.
Dua Saleh, Tiwana Porter, Nur-D and Tony Zaccardi share their perspectives on the protests and hopes moving forward.
The innovative, Buddhist arts leader and educator died after six decades in music.
The well-known British DJ, there from Day One, plans to pursue other unspecified interests.
Hook & Ladder's plans are on hold for now as the nonprofit venue hopes to fill other needs in its ravaged community.
A post on the destroyed bar's Facebook page that pointed at "Black Lives Matter arsonists" was allegedly not approved by management.
Fire ravaged the Hex, and looters and sprinkler water damaged the Turf and Hook & Ladder.
Fresh off a Grammy nom and Lumineers tour, Minneapolis tunesmith Ondara was on a roll and apparently couldn't stop.
Already reeling from the coronavirus quarantine, the venues are in the heart of the ravaged protest area.
The state's history of beermaking is filled with milestones, but now brewers face an uncertain future.
"Murder Most Foul" is the latest unexpected move from the birthday boy. Here are 17 more surprises from throughout his career.
The rowdy rapper is releasing his hotel-themed record despite sidelined Soundset and tour plans.
Many stores will open again Monday, but the Electric Fetus says it still has "details to work out to keep everyone safe."
Bob Dylan, Prince, the Time and even the Replacements all showed off his impressions on them.
Bands will perform on an enlarged stage with only a film and sound crew.
Charitable funds, merchandise and other means are available to assist musicians and club workers as the effects of the pandemic continue.
Twin Cities music lovers welcome the distraction of naming their influential records.
Both of the band's Target Center shows originally scheduled for May 11-12 sold out fast.
Fans still seeking refunds should be able to receive them via Live Nation's new 30-day-window policy.
The Grammy-winning Twin Cities folk duo wanted to reach out to an audience that's "stuck at home."
More than 350 members of the "gig workforce" will receive grants, a majority of them musicians.
Virtual music lessons are challenging but rewarding for players who've been sidelined.
Organizers have already set the dates for 2021, while other regional country fests hang onto this year's plans.
The Twin Cities music vets' 11th album, finished before the quarantine, will arrive July 10.
Fans stuck with tickets to postponed concerts will finally have a recourse from Ticketmaster — but it won't last for long.Live Nation, which owns Ticketmaster,…