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  • Neil Young

    published July 21, 2010

    When Los Lobos wrapped up their recent Minnesota Zoo concert with an electrifying version of Neil Young's classic "Cinnamon Girl," the scorching... More >>

  • Phosphorescent

    published July 21, 2010

    For most of Matthew Houck's career under the moniker Phosphorescent, the native Alabaman turned Brooklynite via Athens, Georgia, was on his... More >>

  • Lucero

    published July 21, 2010

    The cover art of 1372 Overton Park features a photo of its perpetrators, the Memphis band Lucero, one barefoot, strolling across a... More >>

  • Kings Go Forth

    published July 21, 2010

    Retro all the way, Kings Go Forth is a sprawling 10-piece outfit from Milwaukee that has resurrected late-'60s/early-'70s soul, funk, and R&B in... More >>

  • Lizz Wright and Evan Christopher

    published July 14, 2010

    This Sommerfest performance features two jazz up-and-comers in separate pairings with the Minnesota Orchestra. Lizz Wright, from small-town... More >>

  • Yellowman

    published July 14, 2010

    Them a mad over King Yellow, especially back in the early '80s when his verbal dexterity overcame the social stigma of being an albino and set him... More >>

  • Ben Sidran

    published July 14, 2010

    Ben Sidran is a polymath who holds a doctorate in American studies, has written several books, hosted and produced numerous radio and TV programs,... More >>

  • Natalie Merchant

    published July 14, 2010

    After maintaining a low profile for some time, former 10,000 Maniacs singer Natalie Merchant is back with the eye-opening Leave Your... More >>

  • Max Weinberg Big Band

    published July 7, 2010

    As the audience filed out of the auditorium at the end of South Orange Junior High School's annual talent show circa 1966, it was regaled with a... More >>

  • Los Lonely Boys

    published July 7, 2010

    Henry Garza is a full-fledged guitar hero, eminently capable of igniting white-hot licks of musical flame with a mere flick of his wrist, honing a... More >>

  • Los Lobos

    published July 7, 2010

    It's been four years since the pride of East L.A. issued a new studio album. But early next month, Los Lobos will release Tin Can Trust,... More >>

  • Greg Brown

    published June 30, 2010

    As poetic as William Blake, as raw as some old blues guy scratching away at a hand-built guitar somewhere in the Delta, Greg Brown easily ranks... More >>

  • Dobet Gnahoré

    published June 30, 2010

    Just edging into her late 20s, the Ivory Coast singer, percussionist, and dancer Dobet Gnahoré is widely considered an up-and-coming... More >>

  • Dale Watson

    published June 23, 2010

    Dale Watson is fervently dedicated to real country music, the stuff with rugged vocals, chugging rhythms, and major doses of fiddle and pedal... More >>

  • Carlos Santana, Steve Winwood

    published June 23, 2010

    Rock veterans Carlos Santana (pictured) and Steve Winwood kick off this summer's "Universal Tone Tour" with this gig at the capital city hockey... More >>

  • Buckwheat Zydeco

    published June 23, 2010

    The zoo's amphitheater should really be rocking with this bill, which pairs Buckwheat Zydeco's raucous Louisiana accordion-driven mash of roots... More >>

  • Geoff Muldaur & Jim Kweskin

    published June 16, 2010

    Americana roots enthusiasts long before it was even considered a specific category, Geoff Muldaur and Jim Kweskin go way back to the early-'60s... More >>

  • Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer

    published June 16, 2010

    Three brilliant, virtuoso musicians and certified mavericks who regularly take their instruments into unprecedented territory, Béla Fleck,... More >>

  • Ramblin' Jack Elliott

    published June 9, 2010

    A folk icon of the first order, Ramblin' Jack Elliott may be the last of the Brooklyn cowboys, and he's certainly the most enduring one.... More >>

  • Delta Spirit

    published June 9, 2010

    Ode to Sunshine, Delta Spirit's debut, was a suitably sunny romp among rock, country, blues, and pop roots from a 21st-century indie-rock... More >>

  • 2010 Twin Cities Jazz Festival

    published June 9, 2010

    The Twin Cities Jazz Festival takes several big steps toward maturity in this year's 12th annual incarnation, adding a second free stage at its... More >>

  • Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

    published June 9, 2010

    With Southern gothic rockers Drive-By Truckers opening up, Tom Petty may expose a more virulent strain of his Southern roots on this tour, which... More >>

  • Tinariwen

    published June 9, 2010

    "Desert rebel rockers" is the favored publicity shorthand for Tinariwen, whose powerful, moving music and exotic history require no hyperbole. The... More >>

  • Grupo Fantasma

    published June 3, 2010

    Austin, Texas-based Grupo Fantasma is a bristling, 10-piece Latin orchestra that comes out blazing and continually stokes the flames higher on the... More >>

  • Booker T. & the MGs

    published June 3, 2010

    Soulsville U.S.A. reestablishes its northern outpost at the Dakota with the arrival upriver of the inimitable Booker T. & the MGs, the iconic... More >>

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