When it was announced that Idina Menzel would be singing "Forever Young" before the All Star Game at Target Field on Tuesday night, I was a bit trepidatious. On the one hand, it was a nice gesture by Major League Baseball to pay homage to Minnesota's most famous local son, Bob Dylan. Still, it was w ... More >>
The Uptown/Lyn-Lake area is officially losing one of its most prominent (and legal) sources of live music. Plans were revealed this week to turn Cause Spirits & Soundbar into a sports bar in September. In late June, it was announced that Cause (formerly Sauce) would close following Saturday nig ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We get things going at Local Frames this week with an intimate Spaces Session from John Mark Nelson, featuring three new songs from his forthcoming album. We've also got new ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We kick things off this week with a new video from Twin Cities quintet Speed's the Name, who are set to release a new record at the end of this month. We've also got a fresh ... More >>
Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to celebrate Prince's 55th birthday. And while the Purple One's prodigious back catalog and outsized persona will always be one of the charismatic beacons for the Twin Cities music scene (and the world), there is no question that as of late, his output has ... More >>
Summer un-officially began this month as pitchers and catchers reported to Florida to mark the start of another season of trying to survive in Twins territory. Even though about 12 inches of snow covers Target Field, we can still daydream of April 1 when the skies will be blue, and Joe Mauer and Jus ... More >>
Making lists of things is important. Lists are great for grocery shopping, keeping track of irresistable kisses if you're Daryl Hall, remembering things you're supposed "To Do," and the corralling of the finest albums of a musical year. The Hold Steady's Craig Finn knows this, and has added an extra ... More >>
Related:Top 20 best Minnesota musiciansFirst Avenue's 20 best concertsFirst Avenue's 20 best concerts: Readers' picks50 cool facts about the Minnesota music sceneCountless songwriters have found inspiration in the Land of 10,000 Lakes over the years, and even more have hit upon something revelatory ... More >>
Related:Top 20 best Minnesota musicians: #20-11Minneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.10. Babes in ToylandOrigin: Minneapolis | Active: 1987-2001 | Songs: "Bruise Violet" and "Sweet 69" Kat Bjelland is one of the nastiest female vocalists, period. Although the woman who adeptl ... More >>
Now there's probably no one who's going to get that headline on a novelty T-shirt, but the much-discussed Lana Del Rey was indeed in St. Paul late last week. She taped an in-studio appearance on the Current, and was gone!Unlike many ribald internet users, Gimme Noise is not mad at Lana Del Rey fo ... More >>
Photo by Kevin HaysL.A. Americana band Dawes are so cavalier about their draw in the Twin Cities that they announced their plans to play a New Year's Eve show at the Varsity before they even rolled into town to perform their sold-out show at First Avenue this Friday -- and in his interview with C ... More >>
Antonio's pizza will never trust anyone affiliated with this man again.A man pretending to work on Bob Dylan's touring crew really ruined a Friday night for the staff of Antonio's Pizza in Ahmerst, Mass. this weekend.The guy showed up to Antonio's shortly before close and ordered 178 pizzas -- al ... More >>
And the feeling is mutual.Apparently, Barack Obama is a huge fan of Bob Dylan. In a Q & A featured in the Oct. 15 issue of Rolling Stone, Obama tells magazine co-founder Jann Wenner that Dylan is a perennial on the presidential iPod. That is, of course, when he's not listening to Nas and Li ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenJoan Baez has been performing for over 50 years, and her voice is just as lovely as ever. "I've had to drop my songs down a few notches to match my voice now," she noted apologetically during her show at the Minnesota Zoo last night. But aside from a few key changes her old c ... More >>
Bob Dylan releases new music video, Green Day schedule TC date & Sick of Sarah plans national tour.
Dylan offers another glimpse at his forthcoming album, Together Through Life.
For the first time since 1973, Dylan performs "Billy" and a fan posts an outstanding bootleg.
DOOM and El-P announced for Soundset 2009, news on Dylan's new album, Tricky at the Fine Line & new Muja Messiah
Dylan's new album, Together Through Life, will be released April 28.
The details are still hazy, but a new 10-song album is expected to be released in late April.
A rundown of video highlights from the last 46 years of Dylan's impressive, unpredictable career.
Rock writer/Dylan freak Sid Griffin attempts to crack one of music's great mysteries
Anti-techie Bob Dylan makes a great chill-out album
The Walkmen's Hamilton Leithauser will not be ignored
XM Satellite Radio has signed Bob Dylan to do a weekly hour-long broadcast beginning in March. The network offered Dylan a completely open format, commercial-free. So far, Bob plans to fill the time talking, playing music and interviewing guests, although most intriguing is the announcement that he' ... More >>
Scorsese takes 200 minutes to preserve the mystery of Dylan
Martin Scorsese's Bob Dylan doc is coming soon to PBS. Here's some info on the film and a summary of other Dylan product being released in conjunction or in response to the film.
First Masked and Anonymous, now this: "Beyoncé Knowles is on the shortlist to play grizzled protest singer Bob Dylan... Seven actors... will portray Dylan during different eras in his 43-year career... Other female stars in line to play Dylan include tennis champion Venus Williams and TV presenter ... More >>
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When life gives you lemons, make collages
Here comes the freewheelin' Bob Dylan. Again. Just in time.
'Masked & Anonymous' director Larry Charles lets it fly
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Talkin' Dylan Blues With Folkster Martin Devaney
Dylan does Duluth; To Ave. and Ave. not
A Record Year: Our 13 favorite albums for 1997.
An excerpt from: Invisible Republic: Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes
U2 goes forward and backward with Pop.
A roundtable with five Twin Cities songwriters