Gary Clark Jr. With the Wild Feathers and Max Frost First Avenue, Minneapolis November 20, 2013 There is a palpable electricity any time a big name band or musician makes their first Twin Cities live appearance. The anticipation levels reached a fever pitch as nearly ten years passed before Gary Cl ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. Ahead of Low's highly anticipated show at the Fitzgerald this Saturday night, an intimate la Blogotheque live performance from Paris by Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker leads t ... More >>
By Aaron Rupar and Anand BalasubrahmanyanSee Also:Slideshow: Summer Set 2012, The PeopleSlideshow: Summer Set, The ArtistsSummer Set Music & Camping Festival day one, 08/24/12Fans, campers, and two Gimme Noise reviewers hit the second day of Summer Set in Somerset, Wisconsin, for a day that prov ... More >>
Related:How Rhymesayers set up the Soundset FestivalSoundset 2012 lineup announcedDanny Brown on XXX, almost signing to G-UnitFrom the jump, Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T is full of interesting paradoxes. He represents dirty-south rap with endless country swag that juxtaposes hip-hop's decidedly ... More >>
May ushers in warmer weather, which means the beginning of street festivals -- two big ones in particular: Art-A-Whirl and Lyn-Lake Festival that feature many talented local artists. If the heat is too much for you, BB King will be rocking the State Theatre and on the other end of the musical spectr ... More >>
The helpful folks at Livability.com have chosen "Top 10 Cities With the Best Music Scenes Outside of Nashville NYC and LA," and trusty Minneapolis came in second. It does not seem as if Howler's Jordan Gatesmith or people who went to Jane's Addiction at the Brick were polled for this, but it's st ... More >>
By Rick MasonBuddy GuyState Theatre, MinneapolisFriday, March 2, 2012A week after taking part in a stellar blues summit at the White House and personally persuading President Obama to chime in on "Sweet Home Chicago," Buddy Guy reveled in his own role as blues statesman Friday night at Minneap ... More >>
On this day in 1923, legendary producer, record executive, DJ and Sun Records/Sun Studios founder Sam Phillips was born to a pair of poor tenant farmers near Florence, Alabama. You likely know the name for his work founding this seminal recording studio/label, as well as for helping discover and fos ... More >>
Courtesy of Eric AustinIf you follow the local food scene at all, you'll surely recognize chef Eric "Big E" Austin's name. Known for both his sophisticated neo-soul fare and some very public endings to multiple business partnerships, Austin has made his presence known in the Twin Cities since ... More >>
The Honeydogs have a long history behind them, with 10 studio releases under their belt and 16 years' worth of time well-spent laying down bricks in the Minnesota music scene. They are the sort of band that are always the right choice when you are grinding your teeth for a new song, because t ... More >>
One of the greatest guitar players of all time comes to the State
Photos by Steve CohenNow entering his fifth decade in the music biz, Tom Petty has reached that enviable point in his career where he could be easily forgiven for resting on his laurels and calling it a day. He'll turn 60 later this year and has already sold 60 million records and been inducted t ... More >>
Photo via First Ave's TwitterFor as long as I can remember First Avenue has been The Place. It's this way for all of us, whether your band aspires to play the Mainroom or your Dad tells smirky stories of smoking pot in the Entry basement with the 'Mats. Purple Rain? Yes, of course (how many peopl ... More >>
Guitar Gods stop by on St. Patrick's Day to share some Hendrix tunes.
The two blues musicians proved why they should be considered legendary.
Concert photography from Friday and Saturday nights.
Watch the hometown hip-hop star collaborate with one of his heroes.
Thinking about catching a flick this weekend? Here's what to see...
Summer Guide: Film
A showcase of rare talents and perfect execution, Bonar and Bird hit their spots at Saturday's show.
Review by Ken Phillips On Thursday night at the State Fair, Etta James made the wooing ritual of Larry Craig into a new dance move. After introducing it during "I wanna ta-ta you, baby" she rarely encountered a person, place or thing on the grandstand stage without trying to gauge its interest in th ... More >>
Gay marriage in the Spanish military, protesting Victoria's Secret in Racine, the CIA shuts down bin Laden tracking unit, Vespa pin-up girls, learning to breakdance with Mr. T, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
A short tour of some of the Twin Cities' historic recording studios
Pausing a beat for bassist Ray Brown
With help from longtime fan Eric Clapton, legendary bluesman B.B. King has scored a Top 10 album. Any idea why?
With that pesky lockout behind them, the Timberwolves get down to business
A Native band plays slave music on the great plains.
The view from here to Scotland, Hong Kong, and Fargo
TROPICALS' HOT DOG NIGHT
The Amerindie film fest continues to inspire madness and money--and occasionally, art.