January's a heady and diverse month for country shows in the Twin Cities, kicking off with a pair of sold-out New Year's performances at the Varsity Theater by Brandi Carlile, and ending with that pair PETA has not yet recognized for their important work saving horses.
See Also:Basilica Block Party 2012 lineupThe Avett Brothers are knuckle-scraping live performers, clever songwriters, and Southern charmers. Their record company wants you to know they'll unveil the highly anticipated The Carpenter, another carefully constructed affair with producer Rick Rubin, this ... More >>
Cass McCombs BandWith Frank Fairfield7th St. Entry, MinneapolisWednesday, February 1, 2012In a torn flannel shirt over a henley, comfortably worn jeans, and Dr. Marten boots, Cass McCombs looks a lot like a mechanic lately. (Or Eddie Vedder, circa. 1991.) But it's an appropriate guise for a man c ... More >>
Photos by Rick MasonNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalMay 6-8, 2011New Orleans Fair GroundsBY RICK MASONAs the searing Louisiana sun sagged through the gathering Delta dusk west of New Orleans' Fair Grounds last Sunday, the electric atmosphere in front of the towering Gentilly Stage arced a ... More >>
Photo by Steve CohenDead Man Winter at First Avenue Monday nightDead Man Winter
March 3, 2011
Turf Club, St. Paul
It would seem that Dead Man Winter is hovering on the edge of a wildly successful career. The newish band played at Turf last night, and while there was plenty of room, the club ... More >>
I'm gonna tell you somethin', and then you're gonna judge me.
I really, really like Tool.
Now that that's out of the way, I'm gonna tell you that Shooter Jennings, progeny of country legends Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, just put out a concept album under the band name Hierophant. I'v ... More >>
Photo by Erik HessMatt Locher and Zach Coulter of Solid Gold"I was looking forward to this show all day at work," Solid Gold frontman Zach Coulter said between songs, grinning. "But I had no idea it would be one of the best show nights of my life." Throughout the night on Monday, Coulter looked l ... More >>