Music
November 12
James Walsh of longtime Minneapolis rock band Gypsy.

Celebrating 50 years, Minnesota rock legends Gypsy release a COVID-fueled album

Singer James Walsh said the new songs came to him in the night as he battled coronavirus last winter.
Variety
November 11
The Beatles capped a challenging January 1969 with an impromptu lunchtime performance on a London rooftop.

Know how the Beatles ended? Peter Jackson may change your mind

The director's three-part documentary "Get Back" explores the most contested period in the band's history and reveals there's still plenty to debate.
Variety
November 11
Marisha Wallace at the Dakota

Broadway star Marisha Wallace shows off her wondrous voice in Minneapolis debut

Review: There were many wow moments including "Purple Rain" in Prince's hometown
Variety
November 11
Diana Ross

Diana Ross' new album? Thanks, but no thanks

Reviews of Ross' "Thank You" and Jenny Lewis' new single "Puppy and a Truck."
Variety
November 11
George Strait performs at Loretta Lynn’s 87th birthday tribute in 2019. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP)

Our Friday Best: George Strait, 'The Empathy Project,' Chvrches, Tiny Tim and more

Critics' picks for entertainment in the week ahead.
Music
November 11
Craig Finn, top left, will reunite with his bandmates in the Hold Steady this weekend at First Avenue.

'It might get emotional' returning to First Avenue, warns the Hold Steady's Craig Finn

The Edina native's New York band is playing its first post-COVID shows on familiar ground.
Music
November 10
Alanis Morissette and her explosive mid-’90s debut are the subject of “Jagged,” screening Wednesday night at the Parkway Theater in Minneapolis.

5 films that will rock this week's Sound Unseen festival in Minneapolis

New documentaries on Alanis Morissette, Dinosaur Jr., Fanny and Material Issue lead the schedule for the 22nd annual film festival for music fans.
Music
November 9
Libianca

Minnesota contestant Libianca eliminated from 'The Voice'

The local singer didn't make the top 13.
Variety
November 9
A photo from Shane and Hannah Burcaw’s wedding featured in the music video for “Spaces.”

Wedding of popular Minnesota vloggers 'Squirmy and Grubs' featured in music video

Couple portrayed in new song hope to increase visibility of the disability community.
Music
November 8
Thomas Rhett

Get ready for a rockin' country New Year's Eve with Thomas Rhett in St. Paul

The "Beer Can't Fix" hitmaker will headline the Wild's Winter Classic NYE's Bash at Xcel Energy Center
November 8
Justin Bieber posed with staff at the Lotus restaurant in Minneapolis on Sunday.

Chappelle, Bieber and Kanye sightings abound around Minneapolis over the weekend

The Lotus, Billy's Sushi and Electric Fetus each hosted the celebrities on Sunday around two separate Target Center events.
November 6

Festival attendees react to Houston concert crowd surge that killed 8

An estimated 50,000 people were at Astroworld, a sold-out, two-day event at the NRG Park stadium. It was not clear what set the crowd in motion.
Local
November 6
The Danish String Quartet

Danish String Quartet boldly begins its weeklong Beethoven marathon

REVIEW: Classical buzz band keeps its promise, with 6 concerts in 7 days.
Music
November 5
Jay-Z

6 cool things in music this week include Kelis, Nat King Cole, Rock Hall of Fame and John Hiatt

A half-dozen recent cool things in music, from two points of view:Elliott H. Powell, University of Minnesota professor:1 Kelis, "Midnight Snacks." After a brief hiatus…
Music
November 5
Twin Cities musician Mark Stillman has been squeezing tunes out of the accordion for more nearly 50 years. This is an Excelsior accordion from the 193

A Minneapolis musician has made a living in a most unusual way — playing the accordion

Mark Stillman works as a strolling performer in pubs, cabarets, theaters and senior centers.
Music
November 5
Elvis Costello performs Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 at First Avenue in Minneapolis.

In overdue First Ave debut, Elvis Costello triumphs with humor, classics and rockin' new tunes

Review: The Rock Hall of Famer reflected on his 1978 Minneapolis debut and previewed his urgent-sounding 25th album.
November 4
Brandy Clark

Our Friday Best: Dave Chappelle, Brandy Clark, 'Little Women,' flying pigs & more

Critics' picks for entertainment in the week ahead.
Music
November 4
Ed Sheeran

Now a married father, Ed Sheeran delivers his kindest, gentlest album yet

POP/ROCKEd Sheeran, "=" (Atlantic)Since his 2011 debut, "+," the hugely popular Sheeran has presented himself proudly as a hopeless romantic. In some sense, his fourth…
Variety
November 4
The Danish String Quartet. From left, violist Asbjørn Nørgaard, cellist Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin, violinist Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen and violinist F

What does Beethoven have to say to us now?

We asked that of the Danish String Quartet, who'll play the complete Beethoven quartets in St. Paul starting Friday.
Music
November 3
Augustin Hadelich

Roll over, Beethoven — famed violinist Augustin Hadelich brings jazz energy to St. Paul recital

In concert, the classical star got his kicks from blues- and jazz-inspired sounds.