St. Paul and the Broken Bones with Ryan Holweger Amsterdam Bar and Hall, Saint Paul Thursday, July 31, 2014 Ahead of St. Paul and the Broken Bones' sold-out show at Amsterdam on Thursday night, Mayor Chris Colemen proclaimed that it was St. Paul Day in the city of Saint Paul. The seven-piece soul b ... More >>
Menahan Street Band7th Street Entry, MinneapolisTuesday, November 13, 2012The close-knit community of musicians who make up Brooklyn's Daptone/Dunham Records family could be almost as incestuous as the scene based right here in our fair cities. Owned and operated by members of the studios' house ban ... More >>
No matter how well (or poorly) you think Prince and the Revolution's Purple Rain has aged over the years, the Library Of Congress has just seen to it that the Purple One's seminal 1984 album will live on forever. Purple Rain, along with 24 other recordings, has just been selected for induction i ... More >>
Twin Cities music fans are in for a real treat this weekend. Friday night in the 7th Street Entry is a rare chance to hear the psychedelic garage rock and American-influenced sound that was supercharged in '60s Cambodia and spread fast all over Asia to Thailand, Vietnam and even Hong Kong cin ... More >>
Photo by Nick VlcekBefore we get to the whole lineup portion of today's Rock the Garden announcement, here's a quandary: How many tickets do you think the Walker and the Current could sell to this shindig without disclosing a single band on the bill beforehand?
So hush now, little babies
All photos by Steve CohenAl Kooper with Ashleigh Still and Alison ScottA sizable crew of esteemed local musicians gathered at the Dakota Sunday night to pay tribute to rock 'n' roll legend Al Kooper with a set of covers that spanned his entire career. According to photographer Steve Cohen, Al him ... More >>
A 1991 hip hop all-star tribute to keeping it PG -- and it's pretty fudging good.
When I last passed through Memphis, TN, in 1998, the place where the legendary Stax studios once stood was a grassy, empty lot. Today the Stax Museum of American Soul Music stands there, with the adjoining Stax Music Academy serving youth in the surrounding (and still impoverished) neighborhood of S ... More >>