A staffer donned a jacket at the Treasury’s (nonalcoholic) concession stand during one of the all-ages St. Paul venue’s first concerts stand last

St. Paul's newest music venue, the Treasury, banks on all-ages crowds — and inclusivity

From the same nonprofit that runs the Garage in Burnsville, the 180-capacity club serves underage fans but no alcohol.

Review: Earth, Wind & Fire and Roger McGuinn still fly high after all these years

May 15
Verdine White of Earth, Wind & Fire in 2018
In separate Twin Cities concerts, the Rock Hall of Famers took divergent approaches that thrilled their fans

Conductor Xian Zhang conjures passion and power from Minnesota Orchestra

May 14
Conductor Xian Zhang. ((Photo: Benjamin Ealovega)
Review: Program showcased how the ensemble can adapt to a new presence on the podium.
Music
May 14
Kendrick Lamar last toured in 2017 after releasing his prior album ‘DAMN.’

Rap giant Kendrick Lamar taking 'Big Steppers' to Xcel Center in August

The Aug. 20 date with Baby Keem falls one month into the California rapper's tour behind the new album that dropped Friday.
Variety
May 13
Fear of bring stopped by police “is something I live every day,” says Adrian Davis, shown here leading a choral rehearsal for “Seven Last Words

Two years after George Floyd's death, 'Seven Last Words of the Unarmed' will ring out in Orchestra Hall

Minnesota Orchestra marks the moment with this piece by a Black composer who wrote it "as a catharsis" after a series of police killings.
Music
May 13
Patti Smith at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa

6 cool things in music include Patti Smith, Jack White's brother and the Hanging Stars

Pick Six shoutouts, too, to the Fernweh, Roger Miller and Bob Dylan Center.
Variety
May 12
Jack Harlow

He's in Kanye's 'Top 5,' now Jack Harlow seeks mainstream acclaim

Review: His second major release is cocksure and witty.
Music
May 11
Billy Corgan, right, last played in town with Smashing Pumpkins in 2018 at Xcel Energy Center.

Smashing Pumpkins and Jane's Addiction pair up for fall tour due Nov. 4 at Xcel Center

Both of the early-'90s alt-rock bands feature three-fourths of their heyday lineups.
Variety
May 11
Maya Lahyani as Carmen and Won Whi Choi as Don José in Minnesota Opera’s “Carmen.” (Photo by Cory Weaver)

Bursting with color and rich with meaning, Minnesota Opera's 'Carmen' is an affair to remember

Review: In her first directing job, opera star Denyce Graves delivers a superlative staging.
Music
May 11
Page Burkum, left, and Jack Torrey of the Cactus Blossoms return to First Avenue on Saturday for an overdue release party.

The big gigs: 10 concerts to see in the Twin Cities this week

Concert highlights for May 12-18 include the Cactus Blossoms, Dijon, Roger McGuinn and Jacob Collier.
Music
May 11
Tabea Zimmermann is joining the SPCO as one of its new artistic partners.

SPCO enlists a host of intriguing musicmakers for its 2022-23 season

German violist Tabea Zimmermann and South African cellist Abel Selaocoe will join the orchestra as artistic partners.
Music
May 10
Mitch Blank, Clinton Heylin, and Bill Pagel, from left, discussed a photograph of Bob Dylan at a University of Minnesota fraternity house party in Min

Stars and fans alike turn out as Bob Dylan Center opens in Tulsa

With an iron gate fashioned by Dylan himself, the museum features manuscripts, films, paintings and more than 750,000 items in its digital archive.
Music
May 9
Arcade Fire played two songs off their new album “We” on “SNL” this past Saturday.

Arcade Fire coming to Minneapolis on Nov. 13 with an unplugged Beck

The tour news accompanied the release of "We" and an appearance on "SNL" over the weekend.
Music
May 7
Jimmy Jam Harris joined in the applause as the audience serenaded his father, James Samuel “Cornbread” Harris Sr., who celebrated his 95th birthda

His son Jimmy Jam made it a doubly 'Happy Birthday' for Minneapolis music great Cornbread Harris

The newly anointed Rock Hall of Famer joined his bluesman dad for a 95th birthday bash.
Music
May 6
Justin Bieber, seen here at the Grammy Awards in April, did not provide press access to Friday’s concert at Target Center in Minneapolis.

'Justice' at last for Justin Bieber fans at his COVID-delayed Minneapolis concert

REVIEW: Friday's Target Center concert was two years in the making but still drew over 15,000.
Music
May 6
Carly Rae Jepsen dropped her new single on Friday, “Western Winds,” 10 years after her breakout hit.

Twin Cities Pride calls up Carly Rae Jepsen to headline June 25 concert at Armory

The 'Call Me Maybe' singer will perform indoors instead of Loring Park, where the other fun is happening again.
Music
May 6
Dee Dee Bridgewater

6 cool things in music include Placebo, Naomi Judd and Dee Dee Bridgewater

Pick Six gives shoutouts, too, to Stewart Copeland, Joy Oladokun and Record Store Day
Variety
May 5
Justin Bieber.

Our Friday best: Justin Bieber, dinos, 'Giselle,' Snoh Aalegra, 'Raisin,' 'Runestone'

Critics' picks for entertainment in the week ahead.
Music
May 5
Miranda Lambert’s newest 15-track album, “Palomino,” is steeped in country-rock tradition.

Review: Miranda Lambert triumphs with daring and idiosyncratic touches

Sam Smith's new single explores self-acceptance.
TV & Media
May 5
Sheryl Crow reflects on what it was like to survive in a sexist music business in the Showtime documentary, “Sheryl.”

Sheryl Crow looks back on her winding road to stardom in new documentary

"Sheryl" debuts this weekend on Showtime.
Music
May 5
Stewart Copeland

The Police's drummer heads to Minneapolis to deliver a message in an oratorio

Stewart Copeland is going choral with VocalEssence and says no more Police reunions.
Music
May 5
Cornbread Harris performs in a corner with his back to the crowd every Sunday at Palmer’s Bar in Minneapolis.

At 95, Mpls. piano legend Cornbread Harris counts his blessings — including Jimmy Jam reconciliation

A birthday bash Friday follows the start of a new weekly gig and a reunion after 45 years with his famous producer son.
Music
May 4
Justin Bieber performs “Peaches” with Giveon at the Grammy Awards

The big gigs: 10 concerts to see in the Twin Cities this week

Concert highlights for May 5-11 include the Biebs, Interpol, Snoh Aalegrea, Tai Verdes and the Under the Canopy series kickoff.