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  • R.T. Rybak's Unauguration Party

    published December 18, 2013

    Since 2001, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak has literally been stage-diving into the local music community, and he has regularly issued proclamations... More >>


    published December 18, 2013

    A one-man symbol of the current times is the irrepressible RiFF RAFF. The From G's to Gents vet was born in Houston, but essentially... More >>

  • Dave King Trucking Company

    published October 30, 2013

    This fall marked the release of Dave King Trucking Company's second album, Adopted Highway. It's an unhinged listen that cross-pollinates... More >>

  • Station to Station

    published September 11, 2013

    The Station to Station tour, a.k.a. multimedia artist Doug Aitken's latest "Happening," is stopping at St. Paul's Union Depot as part of a 10-city... More >>

  • MN Music-On-A-Stick

    published August 28, 2013

    The yearly tradition that is MN Music-On-A-Stick is a testament to the State Fair's magical drawing power — both for the fans and the... More >>

  • West Bank Music Festival

    published August 14, 2013

    Continuing a tradition of scoring thought-provoking rappers — past years brought Dessa and Astronautalis — the fourth West Bank Music... More >>

  • Pizza Luce Block Party

    published August 7, 2013

    There was not a Pizza Lucé Block Party in 2012, but the tradition has returned with a twist. The gathering is moving downtown to celebrate... More >>

  • #PUSH MUZIC in the City / Urban Lights 20th Anniversary

    published August 7, 2013

    Combining the powers of longtime St. Paul record store Urban Lights with the local Push Muzic Group, here's one of the largest hip-hop events of... More >>

  • Skyline Music Festival

    published July 24, 2013

    The Minnesota Twins' gorgeous downtown park will finally host a large-scale concert not featuring Kenny Chesney. The Skyline Music Festival brings... More >>

  • Bathysphere: A Psychonautical Voyage

    published July 3, 2013

    It's not every day that a show sets out to submerge you in the music, but that's exactly what the first Bathysphere: A Psychonautical Voyage is... More >>

  • Burning Down the House benefit

    published March 6, 2013

    The year got off to a rough start for Andy Bothwell, a.k.a. Astronautalis, and his roommates Claire Monestario (La Manchita), Dirty Donuts' Vicki... More >>

  • Nobel Peace Prize Forum: Brother Ali

    published March 6, 2013

    Although Brother Ali packs plenty of political rhetoric into his rhymes, the music is only the jumping-off point. A natural orator who can speak... More >>

  • Bobby Z & Friends' 2nd Annual Benefit 2 Celebrate Life

    published March 6, 2013

    Last February, drummer and radio personality Bobby Z reunited the Revolution, Prince's old group, for their first full-scale show together in... More >>

  • Julian Lynch

    published February 20, 2013

    If more musicians studied ethnomusicology, a guy like Julian Lynch wouldn't be so rare. Currently working on his Ph.D. in anthropology at... More >>

  • Up, Up, Up! A Benefit for the Zach Sobiech Fund

    published February 13, 2013

    Zach Sobiech doesn't have a lot of time, so he's using it wisely. In 2009, the 17-year-old singer-songwriter from Lakeland was diagnosed with... More >>

  • Retribution Gospel Choir

    published January 30, 2013

    There's no sense in trying to slow down Alan Sparhawk. Not content to just let the artful majesty of a Jeff Tweedy-produced Low album be the focal... More >>

  • Dan & Matt Wilson

    published January 30, 2013

    Dan and Matt Wilson have occupied too many Twin Cities bands to count, but within their projects — both shared and separate — there's... More >>

  • Soundgarden

    published January 30, 2013

    Chris Cornell has done a lot of things since forming Soundgarden in 1984, but that was arguably his best musical idea. After a lengthy hiatus, the... More >>

  • Caroline Smith & the Good Night Sleeps

    published January 9, 2013

    Revisiting a relatively staid live recording from the Cedar from three years ago is a reminder that prodigious Caroline Smith's performances have... More >>

  • Bare Mutants

    published January 9, 2013

    Jered Gummere's reverb-drenched garage rock with a touch of glam was an aughts staple in his group the Ponys: loud, bursting with hooks, and... More >>

  • Guante + Killstreak

    published January 2, 2013

    Guante gnashes his well-spoken teeth at the status quo on his 2012 collaboration with Big Cats, You Better Weaponize. On "The Invisible... More >>

  • Heaven on Howitzers release show

    published January 2, 2013

    Three gents from a variety of talented local acts, including Prissy Clerks, Hollow Boys, and S M M N R, have a beast of an atmospheric... More >>

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