Music
June 15
Kenny Chesney grudgingly pushes Minneapolis gig to June 2021 citing 'so many unknowns'

Kenny Chesney grudgingly pushes Minneapolis gig to June 2021 citing 'so many unknowns'

Refunds are now available for 30 days, after the country star had held out hope some of his 2020 dates might still happen.
Music
June 15
Ashley DuBose's new single could be the feel-good summer hit her Twin Cities needs

Ashley DuBose's new single could be the feel-good summer hit her Twin Cities needs

"Love Tingz" is a collaboration between "The Voice" alumna and producer Ben Obi.
Music
June 13
Alan Leeds at home with a couple of James Brown items from his collection.

Edina man writes part history, part memoir about soul star James Brown — his ex-boss

Edina author writes about his "wild fantasy" years working with the Godfather of Soul.
Music
June 13
Tiwana Porter sang during a memorial service for George Floyd at North Central University in Minneapolis.

4 Twin Cities musicians hope to 'heal the pain' after George Floyd's death

Dua Saleh, Tiwana Porter, Nur-D and Tony Zaccardi share their perspectives on the protests and hopes moving forward.
Music
June 12
Crooners’ drive-in concert series has been a big hit, but as the weather warms the supper club is transitioning to larger tent shows.

Live music in Twin Cities will return in new formats indoors and outside

Promoters get innovative with concert settings.
Music
June 12
Bruce Springsteen's recent DJ set on SiriusXM was a powerful one.

6 cool things in music this week include Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen, Mickey Guyton and Dropkick Murphys

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.   Josh Jacobson of Minneapolis: 1 Bruce Springsteen, “From My House…
Music
June 11
Pert Near Sandstone plays the Blue Ox Virtual Musical Festival.

Virtual entertainment highlights: Blue Ox Music Fest, radio melodrama, Jeff Daniels

Blue Ox Virtual Music Festival Friday-Saturday: If a music fest fell in the woods with no audience there to watch it, would it still make…
Music
June 11

New music review: Run the Jewels' fourth record is collision of then and now

HIP-HopRun the Jewels, "RTJ4" (BMG)The duo's fourth LP since debuting in 2013 delivers on its promise of timeliness with lyrics about somebody texting "Stay…
Music
June 8
Burnsville to launch drive-in concert series with help from Mick Sterling

Burnsville to launch drive-in concert series with help from Mick Sterling

The Relief Sessions will take place every Friday starting June 26 in the parking lot of Diamondhead Education Center.
Music
June 7
26 Prince associates record a virtual tribute in honor of his 62nd birthday

26 Prince associates record a virtual tribute in honor of his 62nd birthday

Dedicating "The Cross" to Minneapolis, drummer Kirk Johnson led the musicians in this new version of Prince's 1987 song.
Music
June 5
Jason Isbell

6 cool things in music this week include Duran Duran's John Taylor, Steve Cropper, the Steeles and Jason Isbell

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.   John Austinson of Robbinsdale: 1 John Taylor’s “Stone Love Bass…
Coronavirus
June 5
From left, siblings Fred, Jearlyn, Billy, Jevetta and J.D. Steele stood for a portrait on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 at the home of Jevetta Steele in Golden

Virtual entertainment highlights: The Steeles, ComedySportz, Blues Fest Live

The Steeles Now: On Thursday last week, Jearlyn Steele called Dakota proprietor Lowell Pickett, saying the Steeles needed to sing. So in response to what…
Music
June 4

New music review: Lady Gaga delivers a banging club album at a clubless time

POP/ROCKLady Gaga, "Chromatica" (Interscope)After detours to jazz standards with Tony Bennett and the movies with Bradley Cooper, Gaga makes her inevitable return to pop…
Music
June 4
Jazz composer Carei Thomas at his home in south Minneapolis.

Minneapolis jazz pianist and composer Carei Thomas dies at 81

The innovative, Buddhist arts leader and educator died after six decades in music.
Music
June 3
Mark Wheat introduced one of the bands at 89.3 the Current's birthday party at First Avenue in 2016.

DJ Mark Wheat signs off at 89.3 the Current after 15 years

The well-known British DJ, there from Day One, plans to pursue other unspecified interests.
Music
June 2
The Hook & Ladder Theatre was damaged but still stood after last week's rioting along East Lake Street.

Hook & Ladder operators see 'moral responsibility' after surviving Lake Street riots

Hook & Ladder's plans are on hold for now as the nonprofit venue hopes to fill other needs in its ravaged community.
Music
June 2
The remnants of the Hexagon Bar on Friday morning after it was ravaged by fire overnight.

Hexagon Bar owners deny blaming Black Lives Matter for arson, cite 'heavyset white male'

A post on the destroyed bar's Facebook page that pointed at "Black Lives Matter arsonists" was allegedly not approved by management.
Music
June 1
Twin Cities R&B favorite Joyann Parker opened Crooners' drive-in concert series with her Patsy Cline tribute band.

They gave a sitting ovation, at Twin Cities' first drive-in concert since pandemic

A drive-in concert at Crooners Monday evening brought live concerts back to the Twin Cities.
Music
June 1
St. Paul rapper Dua Saleh issues single 'body cast' in response to George Floyd tragedy

St. Paul rapper Dua Saleh issues single 'body cast' in response to George Floyd tragedy

The song addresses police brutality and will benefit Minneapolis-based Black Visions Collective.
Music
May 31
The remnants of the Hexagon Bar on Friday morning after it was ravaged by fire overnight.

Hexagon Bar destroyed, Turf Club and Hook & Ladder flooded during overnight rioting

Fire ravaged the Hex, and looters and sprinkler water damaged the Turf and Hook & Ladder.

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