See Also:Bloodnstuff release new albumBastille Day Block Party, Red Stag Block Party lineups announcedListening to last year's Walker Fields disc, Gettin' By, you're bound to wonder why they were asked to play this weekend's Border Battle Beer Fest in Somerset on a bill that includes heavy favorite ... More >>
Compilation pays tribute to famous songwriter
Sad news to hit the local arts world today: The long-running Stone Arch Festival of the Arts, which annually showcased over 200 artists and four free stages of music along St. Anthony Main, will be no more. The festival's founder, longtime local music advocate Ira Heilicher (son of legendary Soma ... More >>
Though they just released their first full-length album last summer, the Woody Guthrie-inspired Walker Fields have already recorded a live follow-up full-length, and they are giving away the entire thing for free online.
Photo by Christian EricksonThe Copper Field at Cause in OctoberThe Copper FieldDecember 29, 2010Aster Cafe, MinneapolisMichael Grey's voice is not exactly beautiful. As he sits on the stage at the Aster Café, acoustic guitar settled against his chest, microphone at the ready, he is very much the ... More >>
With New Year's Eve falling on a Friday this year, the concert calendar is looking downright epic. From freebie shows to high-profile benefits, the selection for this year's Big Night Out has a little something for every kind of showgoer. Here's a rundown of your options for Friday night, broken ... More >>
Though they have gallery shows and events planned through the rest of the year, the SooVAC might have to close its doors early if it doesn't come up with some quick cash. A non-profit arts organization, the gallery space relies on grants, art purchases, and donations to stay afloat. Unfortuna ... More >>
It's hard to believe that it's already been a year since Kings Wine Bar opened in the Kingfield neighborhood in Minneapolis, but time flies when you're busy serving up delicious handmade tater tots and hosting low-key listening parties and DJ nights that emphasize great local music. In honor of t ... More >>
There are 50 bands performing at the outdoor arts and music extravaganza Stone Arch Festival of the Arts this weekend. We outlined our top eight recommended acts in this week's print edition, from the James Buckley Trio to Fort Wilson Riot to Painted Saints -- but there are many, many more acts w ... More >>
From James Buckley Trio to Painted Saints
Art-A-Whirl weekend is upon us. Here's your guide to all the live music highlights this weekend, many of which are free. See anything we missed? Add your own Art-A-Whirl music events in the comments.FRIDAY, MAY 14Hoolie FestShuga RecordsFree; all agesIndoor stage:12:00 p.m. Acting Normal1:00 p.m ... More >>
The normally alcohol-dry Shuga will be celebrating Art-A-Whirl (which, news to me, is the largest open studio and gallery tour in America), by throwing a free, long, boozy muckraker called Hoolie Fest in and outside the store Friday, Saturday, and Suday May 14-16. Over 70 bands are scheduled to p ... More >>
The best of the best music events for December 31.
The final music schedule for this weekend's Stone Arch Festival of the Arts.
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The Beight frontman breaks new ground on a breathtaking solo album.
The two-day festival is a must-see showcase of local music and art.
Sir Elton and the Piano Man play the Xcel, Cloud Cult, Communist Daughter & more!
Rift Magazine is hosting another installment of the 36 Hour Songwriting Contest, in which participates get exactly a day and half to compose an original song about an assigned topic.