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With no concerts in town, these movie definitely guarantee a great performance to enjoy.
Fancy Ray McCloney celebrates his debut album, "The Best Looking Man in Comedy."
Actor/singer, who won a Tony Award for portraying Aaron Burr, has been concentrating on his musical career.
With St. Patrick's Day approaching, we recommend these songs about luck — good, bad and hopeful.
Sunday's show at Crooners was about uplift in uncertain times.
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.
Welcome to the post-Elvis era at Paisley Park. Four years after Prince's death, his Chanhassen studio has come alive again under a new director.
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.
The big gigs for Feb. 28-March 5, also including Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Bill Frisell, Sudan Archives, Destroyer and Kamasi Washington.
The Rock Hall of Famer talks about the breakup of the Band, the booing of Bob Dylan and his new documentary.
The death of Prince's brother, along with his contested will, and deals signed with entertainment company Primary Wave, are raising new questions in the efforts to settle the musician's estate.
Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view. Lisa Dahlseid of Robbinsdale: 1 Brandi Carlile, the Fillmore Minneapolis.…
The big gigs for Feb. 21-27, also including Dashboard Confessional, the Cedar Commissions, Big Head Todd, Ben Noble and Echosmith.
Headed to Minneapolis, singer Joe Henry beat cancer to deliver a remarkable album.
Great sound is highlight of the new music club in North Loop.
Rosanne Cash is not shy about speaking out when she's 64: "Women my age still have a lot to say, and we have a lot less to lose."
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.
The Twin Cities hadn't experienced the singer-songwriter in an all-acoustic setting.
There was nothing subtle about his AC/DC concert for rednecks .
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.
In an exuberant Palace show, the singer proved that she has the stuff of pop royalty. All she needs now are hits.
A Twin Cities singer is bringing the Instrument of Hope, inspired by a Florida school shooting, to Minneapolis in honor of her sons' school lunchroom helper: Philando Castile.
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.
Lizzo seized her Grammy moment, but 18-year-old Billie Eilish pulled off a historic sweep of the top prizes.
Despite a stellar list of women nominees, misconduct claim has tainted Sunday's show.
Headliners should play for well over an hour — but it all depends on audience expectations.
The Grammy-nominated newcomer impressed in her Twin Cities debut.
The big gigs for Jan. 17-23, also including Jordan Davis, the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Marielle Allschwang and Ron Pope.
British vocalist Yola has gone from homelessness to happiness — with an Americana album, no less.
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.
The big gigs for Jan. 3-9, also including Rachael Kilgour, Le Vent du Nord and the Whiskey's Funky Sweater party.
The big gigs for Dec. 27-Jan. 1, also including Heiruspecs, Anonymous Choir, Flipp and the Honeydogs.
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 Steeles' annual Christmas show is a family affair, brewed up in a Golden Valley living room.
Giving the gift of music can be tricky. We're here to help, with suggestions for music lovers of all ages and styles.
The big gigs for Dec. 13-19, also including the Joy Formidable, Alexander O'Neal and 311.
KDWB’s Jingle Ball can be viewed as an annual December parade of pop stars in one long teen-thrilling concert on a school night. Or…
Tickets to see the three-time Grammy winner go on sale Friday.
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.
After a health hiatus, Suburbs rocker Chan Poling is back in action with the New Standards and a pileup of projects.
An expanded reissue of Prince's breakthrough album shows how prolific he was in the early '80s.
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.
Review: Kris Kristofferson's excellent 100-minute concert had a sense of farewell to it.
Newcomers will lead a strong field for best new artist when Grammy nominations are announced Wednesday.
The big gigs for Nov. 15-21, also including Charlie Parr, Okee Dokee Brothers, King Diamond, Julia Jacklin and Blues Traveler.
Country-pop star Maren Morris may have a fresh bunch of awards in hand when she arrives in Minneapolis on Saturday.
Pat Hayes of the Lamont Cranston Band celebrates 50 years of the blues.
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.
New owner could make Detroit Lakes country music event "king of the mountain again."
This week's big gigs, also including Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Tiffany Young, Janiva Magness and New Order's Peter Hook.
Filled with ephemera, photos and philosophy, "The Beautiful Ones" is incomplete yet revealing.
He'd never written a book before. But Dan Piepenbring carried on after Prince's death.
With a revamped band, he was focused, impassioned and arguably singing at his best in decades.
Headed for St. Paul this weekend, country star Miranda Lambert lets her gut be her guide.
The big gigs for Oct. 18-24, also including Frank Turner, Ingrid Michaelson, Big K.R.I.T., Tom Morello and Mpls. Ltd. XX
After a bizarre falling out, Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson rocked in vintage form at St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center.
Buddy Holly is coming to town with Roy Orbison? Yes, rock 'n' roll holograms are here to stay.
The big gigs for Oct. 11-17, also including the Mavericks, Lucy Dacus, Tegan & Sara and Stiff Little Fingers.
The big gigs for Oct. 4-10, also including Jon Pardi, Stereolab, Tech N9ne, Sam Fender and release parties by Dan Israel and MaLLy.
Bound for Minneapolis, the 1980s hitmakers are having a pop culture resurgence thanks to "Africa."
Newcomer gave an exuberant, captivating show at the Armory.
The big gigs for Sept. 27-Oct. 3, also including Bon Iver, Branford Marsalis, Martin Garrix, 4 Bitchin' Babes, the Waterboys and Temptations.
The big gigs for Sept. 20-26, also including Sophie Allison, Michael Feinstein, Avril Lavigne, Donna Grantis and the Melvins & Redd Kross.
The boy-band members proved themselves as grown-up pop stars.
Review: Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis spark her winning concert at Treasure Island.
Balancing motherhood and megahits, Janet Jackson talks about her return to Minnesota, where she recorded her breakthrough albums.
The big gigs for Sept. 13-19, also including Nick Lowe, Of Monsters & Men, Brittany Howard, Lee "Scratch" Perry and release parties for Porcupine and Sean Anonymous.
1 Dave Dudley of Spencer, Wis., records "Six Days on the Road" at Kay Bank Studios in Minneapolis. One of the first big truck-driving…
Review: He'll return in April to star in "The Last Ship" about his hometown in England.
With his pop-soul leanings, Rhett charmed young women, and his dad brought the beer.
It wasn't a bad idea, but the great British band lacked power and volume in its Xcel Energy Center show.
The big gigs for Sept. 6-12, also including Lenny Kravitz, Thomas Rhett, Social Distortion and Static Panic's EP release party.
The guitar and songwriting legend talks "Tommy," Woodstock and the Who's next album.
She seemed genuinely in awe at the response of the sell-out crowd in her biggest market.