Ryan Adams Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis Monday, October 13, 2014 Here's how Ryan Adams beat back a case of the Mondays in Minneapolis. He retreated to his man cave, cracked open a ginger ale, plugged in a Strat he'd just bought, and played a few songs with some buddies. This Adams-curated scen ... More >>
As a born-and-raised, card-carrying South Minneapolis boy, I've finally come to grips with the fact that my Twin Cities have got to be the most insecure major urban metro in the U.S. We're constantly fishing for validation from the larger cultural hubs around the country to feed our low self-esteem, ... More >>
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This week not only marks Thanksgiving but also the beginning of December. Wednesday, Retribution Gospel Choir play the Amsterdam while the Ike Reilly Assassination take over the First Avenue Mainroom. If you're looking for plans on Thanksgiving, Davina and the Vagabonds will be playing the Dakota an ... More >>
The real reason that Bon Iver won't be performing during the Grammy Awards on February 12 has nothing to do with an ugly poster and a dusty promotional commercial. According to newly announced Sasquatch headliner and this weekend's Saturday Night Live musical guest Justin Vernon, the communicatio ... More >>
Add another annoying item to the list of things Justin Vernon had nothing to do with leading up to the February 12 Grammy Awards. First, there was this treacherous ice sculpture of a poster, and now there's a 30-second ad trumpeting Bon Iver's involvement the We Are Music campaign yet again, feat ... More >>
Here's a not-so-secret fact about Minnesota music: People love to talk about how much they love the scene here. Musicians from both out-of-state and the Twin Cities have gone out of their way to pen odes to our town and its vibrant community, from Atmosphere to Lucinda Williams Tom Waits to Mark Ma ... More >>
Justin Vernon is headed for the mainstream with his new LP
Photo by Erik HesstUnE-yArDs at the Cedar earlier this yearThe Late Night With Jimmy Fallon show, which is musically hosted by groundbreaking live hip-hop crew the Roots, has made a habit out of bending the rules of typical late-show musical performances and allowing artists to perform whatever - ... More >>
Photo by D.L. AndersonIt's not often that Jimmy Fallon invites his musical guest to sit down for an interview prior to their performance on his late-night show, but the fact that he brought on Bon Iver's Justin Vernon to do just that is even more proof of how massive the release of his sophomore ... More >>
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