Variety
September 16
Terence Blanchard

Liquid Music will settle into Minneapolis' Parkway Theater for 2021-22 salon series

Among the six scheduled shows are trumpeter Terence Blanchard, Pakistani singer Arooj Aftab and Minnesota violinist Ariana Kim.
Variety
September 15
Bob Dylan /  Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP

Bob Dylan, Prince land several tunes on Rolling Stone's list of 500 greatest songs of all time

The Replacements, Lizzo and Eddie Cochran also placed on this updated list topped by Aretha's "Respect."
Variety
September 15
Gary Hines at Atomic K Studio.

As the arts come back, Minnesota notables weigh in on what's changed

As Minnesota's arts and entertainment scene faces a hopeful if uncertain season ahead, we asked local artists, actors, singers and dancers to reflect on lessons learned during the prolonged months of shutdown and upheaval.
Music
September 14
Bob Mould and drummer Jon Wurster, shown here rehearsing in 7th Street Entry in 2014. return to the road Thursday.

First Ave-bound Bob Mould sternly urges fans 'do the right things' ahead of fall tour

The ex-Minnesota punk legend's video asks for masks and adherence to vaccine rules, or else '[we could] lose our livelihood again.'
Variety
September 13
Dua Lipa at the 2021 Grammy Awards. Photo by Francis Specker/CBS ©2021 CBS

Hot hitmakers Dua Lipa, Kid Laroi announce Minneapolis concerts for 2022

Tickets for the separate shows will go on sale Friday.
Variety
September 13
Evren OzelPhoto by Dana Widman

Warsaw-bound Minnesota pianist shows his swagger in sendoff concert

REVIEW: Evren Ozel is bound for International Chopin Competition.
Music
September 13
Katie Crutchfield lamented during Sunday's First Avenue concert about not getting to "tour in a timely manner" for Waxahatchee's 2020 album "Saint Clo

A year late, Waxahatchee shines a clear light on golden album at First Ave

REVIEW: Katie Crutchfield's band played its "Saint Cloud" LP in full.
Variety
September 12
Phoebe Bridgers on stage in 2018 at the Eaux Claires Music Festival.   AARON LAVINSKY • aaron.lavinsky@startribune.com

A pop star for pandemic times, Phoebe Bridgers draws passionate crowd in Minneapolis

REVIEW: Phoebe Bridgers held an adoring crowd rapt with the brooding music from her Grammy-nominated album "Punisher."
Music
September 12
Lizzo returned with a new backing band and 14-piece dance troupe for a sold-out show Saturday at Treasure Island amphitheater, her first concert since

Lizzo's 'Truth' sets fans free again in sold-out, feel-good comeback concert

The ex-Minnesotan pop/hip-hop star returned to the stage at Treasure Island with a new band and renewed joy.
St. Paul
September 11
SPCO The SPCO’s Lynn Erickson

In a thrilling season opener, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra welcomes audiences back to Ordway

REVIEW: Musicians played with passion in an inspired program.
Variety
September 11
SPCO principal trumpeter Lynn Erickson.

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra welcomes audiences back to Ordway in thrilling opener

REVIEW: Musicians played with passion in a inspired program of varied moods.
Variety
September 11
ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons, left, with new bassist Elwood Francis at the Wayzata Beach Bash Friday.

With new bassist, ZZ Top delivers its bearded boogie in Wayzata

Band's bassist died in July, but the bluesy trio was more refreshed than sad.
Minneapolis
September 10
AJR headlined Friday evening at the Basilica Block Party in Minneapolis.

Basilica Block Party returns with strong vaccine rules but a much-needed party

Review: The block party returned with vaccine rules and minus a headliner.
Variety
September 10
Menzel

6 cool things in music this week include Idina Menzel, ABBA, Trombone Shorty, George Thorogood and Ashley Monroe

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.Keri Mangis of Minneapolis:1 "Cinderella," Amazon Prime. This new musical is well…
Variety
September 10

Last week's top Billboard hits

POP/SINGLES Last week1. Butter, BTS72. Stay, The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber13. Bad Habits, Ed Sheeran24. Good 4 U, Olivia Rodrigo35. Kiss Me More, Doja…
Variety
September 9
Scott Avett, left, and Seth Avett are hoping to return to the stage next week.

Basilica Block Party headliners Avett Brothers cancel due to COVID exposure

The band also put off a Moorhead gig "out of an abundance of caution," leaving Spoon to top Saturday's party lineup in Minneapolis.
Variety
September 9
Lizzo plays Treasure Island Casino in her first show since before the pandemic.

Our Friday Best: Lizzo, SPCO, Phoebe Bridgers and free 'Minne-Musicals'

LizzoMinnesota was her launching pad, and after cancellation of last weekend's Bonnaroo festival it's where Lizzo's rocketing career is re-entering orbit in her first show…
Music
September 9
St. Vincent hits the Armory on Sept. 14 supporting her provocative new album “Daddy’s Home.”

St. Vincent pledges 'permission to go crazy' as '70s-inspired tour hits Minneapolis

St. Vincent heads to the Armory with a new album and look partially inspired by her father and '70s heroines.
Variety
September 9
Davina & the Vagabonds, shown at the Hook & Ladder, will perform Friday at the Dakota.

Remodeled Dakota finally reopens in Minneapolis with New Orleans music and food

Club used its pandemic pause to give itself a noticeable makeover.
Music
September 9

New music review: 'Lover Boy' Drake delivers irresistible contradictions

POP/ROCKDrake, "Certified Lover Boy" (Republic)It's all but impossible to overstate Drake's influence on modern hip-hop (and, by extension, modern pop); he reshaped the form around…