Variety
June 1
Irreversible Entanglements. Photo: Bob Sweeney

Summer jazz series will rock the Walker Art Center's garden once again

Bring a blanket for a free summer jazz series that begins Thursday evening.
Music
June 1
Axl Rose and Slash performed at the Austin City Limits Festival in 2019.

Don't cry, Twin Cities fans: Guns N' Roses is rescheduled for Xcel Center in September

The July 13 show at Target Field had to be scrapped, but ticketholders have options.
Health
May 30
Punk band Teenage Bottlerocket, seen at SWSX in 2008, is headlining a Florida show with an unorthodox approach to ticketing.

Fla. concert promoter offers tickets for $18 — or $1,000 if you're not vaccinated

This spring, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) issued an executive order forbidding businesses from making their patrons prove that they have been vaccinated against the…
Variety
May 29
Osmo Vänskä led Dmitri Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony Friday, in what is hoped will be the Minnesota Orchestra’s final performance in an empty

Minnesota Orchestra ends its virtual concert era with an emotion-charged program

REVIEW: Shostakovich set the tone as Vänskä prepares to welcome audiences once again.
Variety
May 28
Alabama – Jeff Cook (left), Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry – hold the record for most performances at the Minnesota State Fair.

Top country music band Alabama has a sweet home in Minnesota: 'It is a family reunion'

Country's all-time biggest band is the first major act to perform here since the pandemic.
Variety
May 28
Alyssa Anderson made an instructional video from her apartment in the Whittier neighborhood of Minneapolis.

Among the worst hit by COVID, vocalists are cautiously starting to sing again

When it comes to COVID, classical singers have struggled like no others.
Variety
May 28
Trae the Truth

6 cool things in music this week include driveway concerts, Trae tha Truth, Olivia Rodrigo and Bob Dylan's birthday

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.Jim Koloc of Eagan:1 Driveway concerts. A special shout-out to all the…
Variety
May 28

Last week's top Billboard hits

POP/SINGLES Last week1. Good 4 U, Olivia Rodrigo-2. my.life, J. Cole, 21 Savage & Morray-3. Levitating, Dua Lipa24. Leave the Door Open, Silk Sonic15. amari,…
Music
May 28
Star Tribune illustration • Brock Kaplan

How Utepils, Modist, Surly and other Minnesota beer makers got their names

What's an Utepils? And are breweries really Modist or Surly? We explain Minnesota's odd monikers.
Variety
May 28
Dani and Jarret Oulman on the stage of their White Squirrel Bar, opening Tuesday near the Schmidt Brewery in St. Paul.

Co-owners of 331 Club, Amsterdam Bar open 'simple' St. Paul bar

The cozy White Squirrel Bar is the latest addition to a creative-minded St. Paul neighborhood.
Variety
May 27
Martin DoshPhoto by Hamil Griffin-Cassidy

Your 3 best bets for entertainment in the Twin Cities this weekend

Dosh album releaseHow ironic that Minneapolis drummer/keyboardist/looper Martin Dosh — known for his innovative one-man performances — spent much of the pandemic working with other…
Variety
May 27
Twin Cities quarantine rock queen Monica LaPlante is ready to 'plug in and play for real'

Twin Cities quarantine rock queen Monica LaPlante is ready to 'plug in and play for real'

The "Hope You're Alone" singer had a fruitful quarantine but is thrilled to be playing live again.
Music
May 27

Album review: Olivia Rodrigo is the perfect pop star for an age of new identities

POP/ROCKOlivia Rodrigo, "Sour" (Geffen)For the past few months, Rodrigo has been chiseling out a story about young love turned sour. Between the undulating ballad "Drivers…
Variety
May 27

VIRTUAL EVENTS

MUSICBACK CATALOG LISTENING PARTY: Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig with Charlie Parr. 4 p.m. today. Facebook and YouTube.MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA: Osmo Vänskä conducts works by…
Variety
May 27

Breland, Gordon Lightfoot, Billie Eilish, San Holo, New Found Glory, Simple Plan and more

9 a.m. Friday Smallpools, Nov. 14 at Fine Line in Mpls. $18-$35. axs.com.10 a.m. FRIDAYBreland, Sept. 17 at Fine Line. $15-$30. … New Found Glory…
Variety
May 26
Vikingur Olafsson Ari Magg

Signaling a busy fall ahead, Schubert Club announces plans for an ambitious 2021-22 season

Classical stars coming to St. Paul include Vikingur Olafsson, Anthony McGill and Augustin Hadelich.
Local
May 25
Grand Funk Railroad headlined the 2019 Liberty Block Party in St. Cloud.

St. Cloud's free Liberty Block Party to feature the Guess Who

The Ozark Mountain Daredevils will also perform at the free privately-sponsored St. Cloud concert.
Local
May 24
Minneapolis artist Joe Davis, who is known for his spoken word poetry and music, has written three songs honoring George Floyd.

Mpls. artist writes songs in honor of George Floyd

The public will get a chance to hear Joe Davis' works Tuesday.
Variety
May 24
Rammstein lead singer Till Lindemann/ AP Photo

Rammstein postpones its U.S. Bank Stadium concert until summer 2022

The German hard-rockers will bring their pyro-fueled spectacle to Minneapolis on Aug. 27, 2022.
Variety
May 24
Ellie Dehn as Lady Billows and Allen Michael Jones as Mr. Budd in Minnesota Opera’s “Albert Herring.”

Minnesota Opera brings audiences up close in its first big COVID comeback

REVIEW: Clever camera work offers a rich way to experience Minnesota Opera's first full-scale staging in 15 months.