Rapper Prof

No Soundset, no problem: Prof readies new album 'Powderhorn Suites'

The rowdy rapper is releasing his hotel-themed record despite sidelined Soundset and tour plans.

Collector owns both of Bob Dylan's childhood homes – and his highchair

May 21
Bill Pagel at Bob Dylan's former Hibbing home.
Bill Pagel has more than 15,000 photos, 4,000 concert posters and 18 four-drawer file cabinets filled with manuscripts and ephemera.

Guns N' Roses postponement nearly clears the deck of Twin Cities stadium concerts this summer

May 21
Guns N' Roses postponement nearly clears the deck of Twin Cities stadium concerts this summer
Axl Rose & Co. plan to reschedule their Target Field date, which means fans will have to wait for refund options.
Music
May 23
Bob Dylan, seen here in Martin Scorsese's "Rolling Thunder Revue" documentary, has been keeping fans guessing for decades.

At 79, Bob Dylan reminds us he's still full of surprises

"Murder Most Foul" is the latest unexpected move from the birthday boy. Here are 17 more surprises from throughout his career.
Music
May 22
Stokley

6 cool things in music this week include Band of Heathens, Dead & Company, Stokley and Marshall Chapman

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.   Ron Elwood of Minneapolis: 1 The Band of Heathens’ “Good…
Music
May 21

New music reviews: Jason Isbell faces his fears, Hayley Williams makes a musical leap

POP/ROCK Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, “Reunions” (Thirty Tigers) Isbell established himself as a songwriter of emotional depth on 2003’s “Decoration Day,” the…
Music
May 21
Carolyn Pool and Shanan Custer present "Bad Things, Good Whiskey" Friday during Park Square's Virtual Play Festival.

Virtual entertainment picks for May 22-28: Sister Species, Park Square festival, Xcel podcast

Sister Species Friday: Although her sibling Abby is no longer in the group, Emily Kastrul’s chamber-folk-rock band Sister Species still has a charming familial vibe…
Music
May 21
Minnesota Orchestra shares new 'Pomp and Circumstance' for virtual grad ceremonies

Minnesota Orchestra shares new 'Pomp and Circumstance' for virtual grad ceremonies

Virtual graduation ceremonies are getting an upgrade thanks to the recording, which musicians created from home.
Coronavirus
May 20
350 young musicians from the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies’ 9 school-year orchestras participated in a virtual video to replace the show they

Watch 350 young Minnesota musicians go virtual for Holst 'Jupiter' performance

A beloved springtime tradition comes to life online in the age of COVID-19.
Coronavirus
May 19
Green Day and Weezer's August date at Target Field postponed until 2021

Green Day and Weezer's August date at Target Field postponed until 2021

The trek with Fall Out Boy was supposed to hit Minneapolis on Aug. 11.
Coronavirus
May 19
Minnesota musicians fight quarantine hunger with 'Bands for Cans' compilation album

Minnesota musicians fight quarantine hunger with 'Bands for Cans' compilation album

The New Standards, Sims, Greazy Meal, Faith Boblett, Adam Levy, Nur-D and the Bad Man contributed unreleased tracks to benefit Second Harvest Heartland.
Music
May 18
The new sign outside Barely Brothers Records in St. Paul hints at its new policies.

Twin Cities record stores are reopening with new rules in play

Many stores will open again Monday, but the Electric Fetus says it still has "details to work out to keep everyone safe."
Music
May 18
Here comes another Purple memoir -- from Prince bassist Brownmark

Here comes another Purple memoir -- from Prince bassist Brownmark

As the Revolution continues, Brownmark has written "My Life in the Purple Kingdom," due in September.
Music
May 17
6 cool things in music this week include X, Jason Isbell, Avalon Jazz Band and Fergus Falls band director

6 cool things in music this week include X, Jason Isbell, Avalon Jazz Band and Fergus Falls band director

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view. Ross Anderson of Marshall, Minn.:1 "Candide Overture" by the CNSMDL Clarinet…
Music
May 17
Bono writes thank-you notes to Bob Dylan, Prince for songs that saved his life

Bono writes thank-you notes to Bob Dylan, Prince for songs that saved his life

Read what the U2 hero said to these Minnesota icons, who were among 60 artists saluted by Bono on his 60th birthday.
Music
May 16
Crooners to begin live drive-in movie-style outdoor concerts on June 1 in Fridley

Crooners to begin live drive-in movie-style outdoor concerts on June 1 in Fridley

The on-again, off-again Lakeside Drive-In Series is back on in the parking lot by Moore Lake, starting with Joyann Parker.
Music
May 15
Streaming classical music Star Tribune illustration / istock

Amid pandemic, classical music finally gets its moment on streaming platforms

Fans were slow to adapt to streaming, but high-end sound is boosting listenership in the stay-at-home era.
Music
May 14
In lieu of surprise First Ave gig, Gayngs drops first new song in decade

In lieu of surprise First Ave gig, Gayngs drops first new song in decade

Featuring members of Bon Iver and Polica, the group posted "Appeayl 2 U" on the 10th anniversary of its Last Prom concert.
Music
May 14

Ticket alert: New Power Generation

10 a.m. FRIDAY New Power Generation, Sept. 19 at Dakota in Mpls. $60-$80. dakotacooks.com.
Music
May 14

New album review: Is Drake's 'Dark Lane' boldly for now or a spoiler demo?

R&B/HIP-HOP Drake, “Dark Lane Demo Tapes” (Republic) Credit Drake for being both the most sonically consistent pop star of the past decade and also…
Music
May 14
Jonatha Brooke will perform from home on Monday.

The best virtual entertainment this week: The Current's Sounds Like Home fest, 24 Hour Comedy Festival, Jonatha Brooke

Sounds Like Home Friday-Sunday: Don’t feel guilty if you can’t afford a virtual tip for this one: The musicians are actually getting paid. Yeah, go…
Music
May 14
Kenny Chesney will reschedule his entire tour in 2021, including his Minneapolis show

Kenny Chesney will reschedule his entire tour in 2021, including his Minneapolis show

The country superstar's May 2 concert was already postponed but now he says hang on to your tickets because the entire tour will take place in 2021.
Music
May 14
George Strait bumps his U.S. Bank Stadium date to July 2021

George Strait bumps his U.S. Bank Stadium date to July 2021

A few other big stadium shows are weirdly still on the calendar for this summer in Minneapolis.

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