Music
July 10
Heavily autographed guitar sold in honor of ex-Replacement Slim Dunlap

Heavily autographed guitar sold in honor of ex-Replacement Slim Dunlap

Emmylou Harris, Gary Clark Jr. and T-Bone Burnett were among the stars to sign the Telecaster for local fan Mike Lancial.
Music
July 10
In this video grab issued by BET, Keedron Bryant performs “I Just Wanna Live” during the BET Awards.

6 cool things in music this week include Bob Dylan, Keedron Bryant, James McMurtry and Killer Mike

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view. Jim Anderson of Minneapolis:1 James McMurtry, the Dakota. This was my…
Music
July 10
Maria Isa and her producer, YMMI, on the El Burrito patio in St. Paul.

Twin Cities hip-hop vet Maria Isa remembers her friend George Floyd, preaches 'Amor Universal'

The "SotaRico" hip-hop vet has been closely touched by 2020's calamities but remains defiantly upbeat on her new EP with YMMI.
Music
July 9
Becky Schlegel & the High 48s will livestream a performance on July 25.

Ticket alert: Becky Schlegel & the High 48s Trio livestream

8 a.m. TODAY Becky Schlegel & the High 48s Trio, a livestream performance. July 25. $15. theparkwaytheater.com.
Music
July 9
The Jayhawks Vivian Johnson

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The Jayhawks Just their luck: The spirited new album by Minnesota’s beloved Americana rockers, “XOXO,” is their best in 17 years and a true group effort,…
Music
July 9
Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani to perform drive-in theater concert for $115 per vehicle

Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani to perform drive-in theater concert for $115 per vehicle

Like Garth Brooks did in June, the country superstar will record a concert to be screened at drive-ins in Elko New Market, Minn. and New Richmond, Wis.
Music
July 9

New music review: Keleketla shows how to create call-and-response music across borders

worldKeleketla, "Keleketla!" (Ninja Tunes)Keleketla isn't a group. It's a studio assemblage of British, South African, Nigerian, American and more musicians that recorded mostly in…
Music
July 8
Osmo Vänskä takes a typically direct, full-hearted approach to Mahler’s Seventh Symphony.

Minnesota Orchestra's latest Mahler may be the best-sounding on record

REVIEW: Recorded in late 2018, Seventh Symphony pops and tingles under Osmo Vänskä.
Music
July 8
Jimmy Page’s guitar in Willie’s American Guitars in St Paul.

How Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page lost his prized guitar in Minneapolis and got it back 45 years later

This is the story of Black Beauty. Not the horse, but a legendary guitar. And the people who possessed it. Or were possessed by it.
Music
July 7

Ron Ricketts, Minnesota Orchestra trombonist who played with top bands in the 1960s, dies at 87

Ricketts also taught at the University of Minnesota School of Music.
Music
July 7
Jon Kimura Parker enjoyed the renovated Peavey Plaza outside Orchestra Hall in July 2019.

Minnesota Orchestra swaps big concerts for free summer shows

In August, the orchestra will play 24 free chamber music shows outside on Peavey Plaza for concertgoers with tickets to the nixed indoor concerts.
Music
July 6
Remembering Charlie Daniels: How Minnesota boosted his career

Remembering Charlie Daniels: How Minnesota boosted his career

From Bob Dylan and KQRS to St. Paul Winter Carnival, the Southern rocker had deep Gopher State connections.
Music
July 4
Dayna Frank, owner of First Avenue, stood outside the music venue in downtown Minneapolis. With concerts on hold during the pandemic, independent venu

Seeing 'no way out this year,' Twin Cities music venues are scrambling and uniting

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.
Music
July 3
The Grammy-winning country group have dropped the word dixie from their name and are now going by The Chicks.

6 cool things in music this week include Gully Boys, Blackpink, Beyonce, DaBaby, the Chicks and Avett Brothers

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.   Matt Quinn of St. Paul: 1 Gully Boys on 89.3…
Music
July 3
Auntie's founders (left to right) DJ Keezy, Lady Midnight and Sophia Eris say they want the venue to "lead with loving accountability."

Women musicians pitch a 'safe space' Twin Cities music venue named Auntie's

Local hip-hop stars Sophia Eris, Lady Midnight and DJ Keezy launched a $5 million GoFundMe campaign to open the club.
Music
July 3
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iHeartMedia launches Black news radio station in Twin Cities

It takes over the 99-watt FM signal that used to host the playlist-like rock station Alt 93.3.
Music
July 3

What First Ave and other music venues want from Congress

Here are some specifics on what the National Independent Venue Association asked for in its April 22 letter:Modify the federal Payback Protection Program…
Duluth
July 3
Socially distanced rehearsal of “Tosca” for Northern Lights Festival. Photo by Jonathan Cleghorn

Forging ahead in the pandemic, this Minnesota opera is built Iron Range-tough

With precautions in place, the Northern Lights Music Festival goes ahead with an ambitious slate.
Music
July 2
Haim’s band members, from left, Danielle, Este and Alana attend the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party following the 92nd annual Oscars on Feburary 9, 202

New music reviews: Haim puts new shine on retro sounds and Kanye mixes protests and Jesus

POP/ROCK Haim, “Women in Music Pt. III” (Columbia) The Haim sisters — Este, Alana and Daniell — know how to sift through…
Music
July 2

Virtual entertainment highlights: Rio Nido, First Saturday at Walker Art Center

Rio Nido With COVID-19 putting the kibosh on the ever-popular Twin Cities Jazz Festival this summer, organizers instead have been streaming highlights from past fests…

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