Despite the much-buzzed-about Great Recession, a surprising number of new music venues have been popping up around Minneapolis. The 501 Club on Washington opened earlier this year, and this month will see kickoff shows from Sauce on Lake and Lyndale and the Music Box on 14th and Nicollet. All three venues seem oriented toward promoting local music and are located in areas that otherwise lack live-music haunts. Whether the scene is busy enough to support these new ventures is yet to be determined, but it's exciting to have three very different and attractive music venues spring up in a... More >>>