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Here's something the drone-lover in your life does not yet have. Earlier this month, the Cedar Cultural Center hosted a 28-hour event featuring several dozen musicians promoting a peaceful society with an uninterrupted drone. And now Drone Not Drones' Luke Heiken has posted a recording of the whole ... More >>
In the aftermath of the tragic and devastating New Year's Day fire at 516 Cedar Avenue that took the lives of three residents of the apartments -- while displacing the survivors and also destroying the Otanga Grocery Store -- the West Bank and Cedar-Riverside community is coming together to support ... More >>
This week marks the beginning of October. Why not celebrate fall with some rad tunes? Thursday brings the rapper Le1f to First Ave to get us dancing. Friday the ever ambient Why? plays the Fine Line, while local boppers Teenage Moods release their latest cassettes. Saturday, KT Tunstall is welcomed ... More >>
Amadou & Mariam Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis Friday, June 28, 2013In the midst of an amazing "African Summer" series at the Cedar Cultural Center and on the heels of an appearance from Afrobeat star Femi Kuti this past week the "blind couple from Mali" Amadou and Miriam set the tone going ... More >>
Believe it or not, June is less than a week away. Cedar Cultural Center welcomes the Howlin' Brothers Wednesday and Brooklyn duo Savoir Adore the next day. Devendra Banhart celebrates his birthday at Mill City Nights Thursday, while LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy plays the First Avenue Mainroom. Fri ... More >>
The Cedar Cultural Center has long been a somewhat unsung musical jewel of the West Bank of Minneapolis. But lately, the venue has been receiving some well-deserved praise for consistently hosting compelling, eclectic performances by genre-bending bands and musicians that run the gamut from indie-ro ... More >>
Ah, yes, Valentine's Day. Maybe you're the hopeless romantic type, and you've had this night all planned out for you and your special someone since October, and if that's the case, jolly good for you. More likely, though, you just remembered, like, two days ago that this stupid holiday was happeni ... More >>
Valentines Day week has arrived! Whether you plan on celebrating Valentines Day with a special someone, alone, or with your multiple cats, be sure to check out Lucy Michelle & The Velvet Lapelles' Greatest Valentines Mixtape show at the Cedar Cultural Center. On Friday synth-pop band Usonia rele ... More >>
The Gimme Noise crew attended a lot of concerts, festivals, events, gatherings, and what have you this past year. As is the case with every year in live music in the Twin Cities, the cacophonous noises etched history into the walls of our storied venues and into our minds. There were a lot of firsts ... More >>
Here are the raw lists from many of City Pages' contributing writers and photograghers for the finest shows they attended this year. Hint: It's all over the place!See Also:Best Twin Cities concerts 201250 Awesome Concert Photos from 2012Best Twin Cities songs 2012: Staff lists Best Twin Cities album ... More >>
By Tony NelsonCold SpecksCedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisWednesday, November 28, 2012 Cold Specks, the British-based act led by the Toronto-raised singer Al Spx, returned to the Cedar Cultural Center as a full band Wednesday night, having been an opening act there earlier in the year as a much sma ... More >>
See Also:Cedar Cultural Center named best world music venueThe Cedar Cultural Center has consistently been supportive of young, emerging artists, giving them a hospitable environment to share and develop their music in front of a welcoming audience. That tradition continues with the Cedar's announce ... More >>
So far the spring has been a bit of a buzzkill for reggae in the Twin Cities. Both the Itals who were set to play the Cedar Cultural Center in March and the Meditations that same week were to perform in the Seventh Street Entry but had their gigs cancelled. Word was in each case it had something to ... More >>
Related:Cedar Cultural Center named best world music venueAnyone who has ever seen a show within the cozy confines of the Cedar Cultural Center knows that the West Bank music venue is one of the best rooms in town. And now, for the fourth year in a row, the club will bring the music outside to their ... More >>
By Rachel Lee JoyceRelated: Cedar Cultural Center named best world music venueOn August 5, 1991, I was crammed in butts-to-nuts with 1199 fans in the First Avenue Mainroom to see the Nigerian Afrobeat legend himself, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Years of underage fandom had passed, and I was finally old ... More >>
Related:Minneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.Top 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete list50 cool facts about the Minnesota music sceneKudos are in order for the Cedar Cultural Center, as the readers of About.com have crowned the venue the Best World Music Venue for 2012. Depend ... More >>
All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it."-Jean Cocteau
It was a sure sign of the end of summer last week when Malamanya, everyone's favorite local Cuban son band, ended their Tuesday night residency at the Driftwood Char Bar in Minneapolis. But what was extra special and encouraging about the event was the band surprised the swelling crowd with a ... More >>
No Bird Sing are getting ready to release their sophomore full-length, Theft of the Commons, at the end of this month with a show at the Cedar Cultural Center. The band says that the new record finds them "on more organic ground... literally," mostly due to the fact that it was recorded in a barn ... More >>
From beginning to end, 2010 has kept us busy running from venue to venue in pursuit of some phenomenal live music. Gimme Noise's team of writers and photographers fanned out across the Twin Cities to catch as many shows as we could, and each of us ended up with our own diverse and distinctive lis ... More >>
For next week's City of Music video, producer Dan Huiting and his film crew went backstage at the Cedar Cultural Center with Roma di Luna for a unique performance. "We originally planned to shoot at the MPLS Farmers Market, but the wind was too strong to record outdoors," Dan explains, "so we mov ... More >>
A collection of somewhere between eight and 16 cellos will gather on the Cedar Cultural Center's patio this evening for an outdoor performance that is sure to be unique. The Portland Cello Project has achieved prominence in its hometown by collaboration with indie rock musicians and mixing everyt ... More >>
As we come closer to the Summer solstice and getting ready for a beautiful weekend of music and fun in the sun here's a sample of the dancing room only night of music this past Wednesday courtesy of the masters of Saharan desert sound, Tinariwen. Their stop at the Cedar Cultural Center was nothing s ... More >>
Photo by Sarah CassThe Dirty Projectors, who played to a very sold-out Cedar Cultural Center last fall, will return to Minneapolis on September 19 to play First Avenue. If you'd like to attend, better act fast -- tickets go on sale today at noon (i.e. now), and we're expecting them to get snatche ... More >>
Spinning octahedrons and angelic vocals
On the heels of their latest EP comes news of a follow-up full-length release.
The animated video accompanies The Hazards of Love, the Decemberists' ambitious concept album.
Indie rock auteurs grace the Cedar Cultural Center this November.