Dan Wilson Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis Wednesday, June 4, 2014 As one of the best songwriters to come from these Land of Lakes, Dan Wilson has had an amazingly long and consistent career. Wednesday, he kicked off the first of three sold-out nights at the Cedar Cultural Center. Billed as "Wo ... More >>
The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cold. Settle down with some local music this weekend.
Photos by Nikki MillerMeat Puppets November 12, 2011 Turf Club There's something magical about seeing old SST bands. I doubt it's that the L.A.-based punk/hardcore/jazz label necessarily had a strong influence on the bands whose records they put out, but rather that founder Greg Ginn had his ... More >>
Aretha FranklinOctober 7, 2011Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake, MNIn an evening fit for a queen, what comes first is the purse. As her massive (and partially Minnesotan) backing band assembled themselves on stage, a well-dressed man who was presumably the Queen of Soul's handler scurried out o ... More >>
Highlights from Gimme Noise's recent trek to the festival
Photos by Ben Clark"Hi, this is our college band," Justin Vernon said after DeYarmond Edison finished their first song. "We haven't played a show in seven years until right now."
Photos by Tony NelsonNicole Atkins and the Black Sea March 1, 2011 The Turf Club, St. Paul Nicole Atkins appeared onstage unceremoniously, said "Welcome" to the small crowd that had assembled before her at the Turf Club, and gave a short, self-conscious laugh before she tapped her tambourine ... More >>
Anna GulbrandsenWorth $70?DJ Tiesto is coming to Roy Wilkins auditorium for Sound In Motion on April 1 for $60-70 a head, and no, that is not an April Fool's joke in advance. Lady Gaga tickets last year were over $100, as were tickets to see Elton John and the James Taylor/Carole King double bill ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenForty years after they first met, James Taylor and Carole King are in the midst of a Troubadour Reunion tour that showcases the duo's love for each other's songwriting styles and that looks back fondly at the times they first played together. Likewise, their concert last nigh ... More >>
A crop of upcoming shows keeps us soldiering on through January.
Like several million other people around my age (I'm 34), I grew up with Carole King's Tapestry album because my parents had it and played it often. As with Joni Mitchell's albums from the early '70s, I associate Tapestry very closely with my mother, and have probably never heard it without either b ... More >>
Jimmy Jam was a DJ. Morris Day was a drummer. Prince was a kid with a huge afro. Before they changed popular music, Mom told them to turn that racket down.
Electrelane get their guns, David Denby misfires, and Two Poets should be shot
Musicians and critics discuss their favorite aural aphrodisiacs
Bette's back with Bathhouse Betty