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    Best living legends shows of 2013

    published Dec 26, 2013

    My head spins when I think back on all of the incredible shows we all saw in the Twin Cities this year. There are so many great spots to experience live music and the variety of shows throughout 2013 ... More >>


    Run Westy Run: There are going to be a lot of surprises happening on stage

    published Dec 20, 2013

    If there's anything that can be said for Minnesota music in 2013, it will forever be minted as the year of the 80's Minneapolis "Heyday" band reunions.Famously, the Replacements reunited after years o... More >>


    Steel Panther at First Avenue, 12/17/13

    published Dec 18, 2013

    Steel Panther First Avenue, Minneapolis Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Comedian Dave Chappelle set the record for the most genitalia jokes at First Avenue during his recent four-night stand this year, bu... More >>


    Why everyone's getting down at the Soap Factory's Into the Void

    published Dec 06, 2013

    Primarily known as a local violinist with Brute Heart and Myrrh, Jackie Beckey -- AKA DJ Diarrhea -- and co-conspirator Christopher Allen of Bedlam theater fame have created possibly the be-all, end... More >>


    Slayer at Myth, 11/8/13

    published Nov 11, 2013

    Slayer (Photo slideshow here) With Gojira Myth, Maplewood Friday, November 8, 2013 Celebrating 32 years as a band, death metal pioneers Slayer have hit some obstacles in recent years. Co-founding gui... More >>


    Cyndi Lauper at Mill City Nights 10/30/13

    published Oct 31, 2013

    Cyndi Lauper Mill City Nights, Minneapolis Wednesday, October 30, 2013Time was ticking inside the club at Mill City Nights, which has quickly become the house that '80s and '90s nostalgia built. On th... More >>


    Jimmy Cliff at First Avenue 9/19/13

    published Sep 20, 2013

    Jimmy Cliff First Avenue, Minneapolis Thursday, September 19, 2013 The legendary Jimmy Cliff made a most triumphant return after 25 years to the First Avenue stage last night. It a late-summer evenin... More >>


    Food Pyramid's Chris Farstad: My side project 555 is a kind of new age punk rock

    published Aug 23, 2013

    It'd probably be best advised to not pop the new solo cassette from Food Pyramid's Chris Farstad into your deck while driving around town any time soon. While not exactly the banger of the summer, Chr... More >>


    Yes at Mystic Lake Casino 8/9/13

    published Aug 12, 2013

    Yes Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake Friday, August 9, 2013 After an evening sauna, we headed out over yonder, out to Prior Lake. As the eye of the sun stared at us and the giant windmill came into si... More >>


    ZZ Top at Myth, 8/6/13

    published Aug 07, 2013

    ZZ Top Myth Nightclub Tuesday, August 6, 2013 You could blame it on age, the sound system or the overpriced Straw-Ber-Itas at the Myth Nightclub, but it felt like the grinding verve and soulful kick ... More >>


    Mickey Hart: Grateful Dead could never unleash the dragon in the studio

    published Aug 02, 2013

    Mickey Hart will be turning 70 in September, and has been on a long, strange trip to connect the body and mind with music. As a world-music percussionist and drummer -- most notably for the Grateful D... More >>


    Alice Cooper: I'm woven into Americana

    published Jul 12, 2013

    Alice Cooper has been the reigning king of the shock-rock genre now for nearly 50 years. He essentially defined the genre and a generation of heavy-rock fans that delightfully thrive on the grotesque ... More >>


    Dillinger 4th of July at the Triple Rock, 7/5/13

    published Jul 08, 2013

    Dillinger 4th of JulyWith Dillinger 4, Riverboat Gamblers, Toys That Kill, Tenement, the Treasure Fleet, and Bitch CityTriple Rock Social Club, MinneapolisFriday, July 5, 2013On Friday night, Minneapo... More >>


    Cheap Trick at the Minnesota Zoo, 7/6/13

    published Jul 08, 2013

    Cheap Trick Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley Saturday, July 6, 2013 Cheap Trick was in the Twin Cities last June with Aerosmith, but it honestly couldn't have been too soon for the return of one the great... More >>


    Amadou & Mariam at Cedar Cultural Center, 6/28/13

    published Jul 01, 2013

    Amadou & Mariam Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis Friday, June 28, 2013In the midst of an amazing "African Summer" series at the Cedar Cultural Center and on the heels of an appearance from Afrob... More >>


    Femi Kuti: I actually cried when I saw the Fela! musical

    published Jun 25, 2013

    From an early age, Femi Kuti got a crash course in music and the chaotic adventures that came along with having a politically outspoken and celebrated father. As a 15-year-old, he began performing wi... More >>


    Man or Astro-man? at the Turf Club, 6/13/13

    published Jun 14, 2013

    Man or Astro-man? Turf Club, St. PaulThursday, June 13, 2013 With a spotty existence the last decade the recently relaunched Man or Astro-man? made a long overdue return to the Twin Cities with a hig... More >>


    Larry Graham: You never know where Prince will pop up

    published May 27, 2013

    Credited as the inventor of the funky "slap bass" style, pioneering R&B star Larry Graham has lived in Minnesota for the past 15 years. Graham first established himself internationally as an original ... More >>


    Rodriguez at Fitzgerald Theater, 5/15/13

    published May 16, 2013

    Rodriguez Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul Wednesday, May 15, 2013This historic week in downtown Saint Paul continued at the Fitzgerald Theater as a sold-out audience paid witness to the first public conc... More >>

  • Ghost B.C. on Nameless Ghouls, Satan, and ABBA

    Ghost B.C. on Nameless Ghouls, Satan, and ABBA

    published May 03, 2013

    Like most of it's traditions of which Sweden has many, Death Metal is a pervasively dark and sorrow-driven force in the the country's music history. With many brands of heaviness in it's ranks the ban... More >>

  • Craig Taborn: More people are listening to jazz now than in the '50s

    Craig Taborn: More people are listening to jazz now than in the '50s

    published Apr 26, 2013

    Originally from Golden Valley, Minnesota, jazz pianist Craig Taborn isn't just a local boy done good. Taborn is considered one of the foremost pianist and jazz composers of our time. Since leaving for... More >>

  • Fatoumata Diawara: I'm working on a voice for women that didn't exist before

    Fatoumata Diawara: I'm working on a voice for women that didn't exist before

    published Apr 12, 2013

    Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara may be a newer name to music fans in the States but she has had a long career in her native country and her homebase, France, since the mid-'90s as a stage and film act... More >>

  • John Zorn @ 60 at the Walker Art Center 4/6/13

    John Zorn @ 60 at the Walker Art Center 4/6/13

    published Apr 08, 2013

    John Zorn @ 60 Program II: Masada Walker Art Center, MinneapolisSaturday, April 6, 2013 In a black T-shirt and his trademark camouflage pants with traditional hasidic tzitzit hanging down at each sid... More >>

  • Anthrax at First Avenue, 4/4/13

    Anthrax at First Avenue, 4/4/13

    published Apr 05, 2013

    Metal Alliance Tour III featuring Anthrax, Exodus, High on Fire, Municipal Waste and Holy Grail First Avenue, Minneapolis Thursday, April 4, 2013 In the live music world there are two major ingredien... More >>

  • Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band and Kid Rock at Xcel Energy Center, 3/15/13

    Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band and Kid Rock at Xcel Energy Center, 3/15/13

    published Mar 18, 2013

    Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band and Kid Rock Xcel Energy Center, St. PaulFriday, March 15, 2013Friday night wasn't just the start of another wild Saint Patrick's Day weekend in the Twin Cities. L... More >>

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