Reina del Cid & the Cidizens | Amsterdam Bar & Hall | Monday, September 8What a difference a year and nine months can make. In that time, Reina del Cid and her band the Cidizens, took over the Amsterdam Bar in St. Paul on Monday nights and earned themselves a career. Tonight, the band will e ... More >>
Because the good people at the Current and the Walker Art Center just can't help themselves, they've just announced that in addition to their epic 11th annual Rock the Garden festival, this year, they're throwing an afterparty, too. The festivities will be held at First Avenue. London-based soulfu ... More >>
Monday night, the first part of The Voice finale kicked off with a truly incendiary number from Minnesota's own Nicholas David. After weeks of competition, making his way through the blind auditions with coach Cee Lo Green and winning over voters' hearts, it's clear that David has grown comfortabl ... More >>
The Still Sound, aka Alex Arthur, is extremely modest -- almost to a fault. The Ames, Iowa transplant came to Minneapolis to study audio engineering, but has quickly had to learn about the music industry through business via putting out an album independently. With his new album, a gentle, careful, ... More >>
Talking about one song for a long time can be difficult if it isn't as perfect as Miguel's "Adorn." Off the recently released Kaleidoscope Dream, the gifted R&B singer's second full-length indulgence, this track is the honey on your breakfast toast, the sunshine glinting off the autumn leaves, t ... More >>
Michael Kiwanuka with Bahamas and Yuna Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis September 28, 2012 A series of burgeoning musical stars showcased their talents at a packed Fine Line on Friday night, as current Mercury Music Prize nominee Michael Kiwanuka, Bahamas, and Yuna all delivered engaging, vibrant ... More >>
Feel-good soul revival singer from London hops the pond for a tour
Ani DiFranco with Pearl and the Beard First Avenue Mainroom, MinneapolisSunday, September 23, 2012 "All right, no more Mister Nice Guy," said Ani DiFranco last night, two songs in to her epic 20-song set at First Avenue. "I want to see if this old 42-year-old bag of bones can still rock." Yeah, ri ... More >>
Some might say that 34 seems a bit "past one's prime" to have started a singing career. For Al Jarreau, that's never seemed to matter. Having been the only vocalist in history to garner Grammy Awards across three different genre categories (jazz, pop and R&B), and with 21 albums, seven Grammy ... More >>
Photos by Tony NelsonBrandi Carlile with Amos Lee and The Watson Twins Minnesota State Fair Grandstand, 8/29/10 Brandi Carlile headlines the Grandstand: A self-declared milestone. She could not contain her joy at packing that place. She jumped and smiled constantly and sashayed gleefully ar ... More >>
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