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Duluth rock experimenters Low performed a drone-fueled version of "Do You Know How to Waltz?" at Rock the Garden last year, and simultaneously sparked a new discussion about peace-minded thinking within music. The divisive 28-minute rendition was unusual, but get a load of what Drone Not Drones foun ... More >>
For those who survived the frigid Winter Beer Dabbler last week, a new weekend brings new beer events, headlined by two large parties on Friday, each in a different city. In Minneapolis, Harriet Brewing is taking over the taps at the Cedar Cultural Center for their 3rd Anniversary Extravaganza. It' ... More >>
Over the past two decades, Adam Levy's ear for a timeless composition has grown to scholarly proportions. Whether it's rock 'n' roll with the Honeydogs, funk and soul via Hookers $ Blow, Rose Room's swing and Tin Pan Alley vibe, stuff for the kids within Bunny Clogs, or going off on a psychedelic ja ... More >>
A semi-circle of colorfully decorated trucks held court outside Harriet Brewing this summer, luring fans with seductive scents of bulgogi, fried pork belly, and Argentinian empanadas. The first food truck rally organized by the Minnesota Food Truck Association (MNFTA) was such a success, they're now ... More >>
This week marks several musical events in the Twin Cities. Duluth folk-bluegrass stars Trampled by Turtles celebrate ten years with three sold out shows (Wednesday - Friday) at First Avenue/7th Street Entry. Saturday, April 20 marks a very special occasion that is celebrated internationally, that's ... More >>
The second week of February is already underway with some great shows. Didn't get tickets to Lady Gaga? Have no fear. The Amsterdam will be hosting a Born this Way After Party with Lady Starlight and the Dirty Pearls. The silky voiced Cody ChesnuTT makes an appearance at the Triple Rock Th ... More >>
The Twin Cities is starting to thaw out as January comes to an end. Friday night is especially busy. Retribution Gospel Choir plays the Turf Club while Minneapolis pays tribute to Joe Strummer in the First Avenue Mainroom. Semisonic songwriter Dan Wilson and brother Matt Wilson play a set at Pantage ... More >>
For the third year running, the Cedar Cultural Center is providing local artists the opportunity to collaborate and experiment with new sounds and processes outside of their norm. This happens in the form of the Cedar's 416 Club Commissions--a weekly series funded by the Jerome Foundation and runnin ... More >>
From P.O.S. to Prince to Polica, 2012 was a golden year in Minnesota music
Dan Deacon With Height With Friends, Chester Endersby Gwazda, and Alan Resnick The Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis November 3, 2012 The typically sedate Cedar Cultural Center played host to an untamed dance party on Saturday night, as Dan Deacon brought his unorthodox electronic sounds and bound ... More >>
Dan Deacon is in the middle of nowhere. When he answers his phone, his tour bus is somewhere between Cheyenne and Denver -- a long, flat stretch of road surrounded by endless miles of brown fields. Off in the distance, the Rocky Mountains loom large, but here closer to the Wyoming-Colorado border, t ... More >>
See Also: Antibalas: Who Is This America? Amadou & Mariam at the Cedar Cultural Center, 8/7/12 Antibalas with Malamanya First Avenue, Minneapolis September 11, 2012 With the dark anniversary of 9/11 hanging over everyone's head, Antibalas proved to be the perfect remedy for any sad memories, a ... More >>
Insightful Canadian singer/songwriter Patrick Watson rolls into the Cedar Cultural Center Saturday night on the strength of his excellent new record, Adventures In Your Own Backyard, an album filled with a studied blend of subtle instrumentation and profound lyrics. Watson has long since captured th ... More >>
Mark Lanegan Band The Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis May 18, 2012 Related:Top 10 best grunge songsMark Lanegan is no less menacing on stage, even after all these years. The grunge stalwart and survivor returned to the Cedar Cultural Center a year and a half after gracing that same stage with Is ... More >>
Mother's Day comes a couple days early this year for freaks and fans of Frank Zappa. The Cedar Cultural Center hosts the Grandmothers of Invention making a stop on their current tour. The show will include the group performing the 1974 landmark recording Roxy & Elsewhere in it's entirety and ver ... More >>
Sharon Van Etten and ShearwaterThe Cedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisSaturday, February 18, 2012View a slideshow from the concert here.It's a rare and wonderful thing to have a double-bill featuring artists who have both recently released superlative new albums. And that is just what the sold-o ... More >>
Jonathan Meiburg started Shearwater as a side project with his then-bandmate in Okkervil River, Will Sheff, as an outlet for material that wouldn't quite fit the sound of their primary band. After 12 years, while Sheff is now solely focused on Okkervil, Meiburg is still dedicated full-ti ... More >>
The last time Chastity Brown released an album, it was summertime, two years ago, with High Noon Teeth -- a soulful piece, as bathed in vivid storytelling as Chastity's Tennessee background would have you believe. Since then, Chastity has been building her reputation further as Minneapolis' star ... More >>
It's always gratifying when good musicians get together for a great cause. This Sunday at the Cedar Cultural Center, a fine gathering of local musicians will be performing in celebration of the release of MN Music 4 MN Kids, a benefit CD featuring family-geared songs by a stellar batch of local a ... More >>
As is the yearly tradition, we're publishing the ballots of all 115 of our Picked to Click voters for your perusal. Check out all of this year's contributors below, and thanks to all the writers, photographers, label owners, club bookers, DJs, and local music experts for weighing in on th ... More >>
Wisconsin expats release excellent self-titled album
This change in weather must have brought along a wave of creativity...more CD releases this weekend!
Two mainstays of Radio K's programming came a bit of an unceremonious end last month. Paul Harding, who's hosted Sunday morning's essential listening, Radio K International for 16 years now, and Adam Mehl, host of punk program, Out of Step for nearly 7 of its 10 years, have long been hallmark ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessBill CallahanJuly 1, 2011Cedar Cultural CenterAs storms raged outside the Cedar Cultural Center on Friday night, Bill Callahan settled everyone's nerves inside the venue with a deeply moving, 100-minute set that spanned his entire career. Playing with a talented backing band ... More >>
The band Guitar Party is a supergroup of sorts that includes some longtime local music veterans: Jeremy Ylvisaker, Haley Bonar, Jake Hansen, Andrew Broder, J.T. Bates, and Michael Lewis. Even the late Micheal "Eyedea" Larsen was a member before he passed away last October. But new to the fold ... More >>
When Mark Kozelek came onto the scene in the late '80s, he was doing something that not many artists were doing: keeping things simple, and allowing for copious amounts of contrast. Kozelek has drummed to his own beat with little regard to the way that many others in the industry operate; he is a ... More >>
Much like the rest of his condensed tour, Alexi Murdoch's stop at the Cedar Cultural Center was quick to sell out. Murdoch is not only wildly popular, but is also quite the catch if you are fortunate enough to witness him standing live in front of you; simply put, he doesn't tour very often.
Friz Freleng, Warner BrothersGet. In. Mah. Belly. From rabbit to curry to cupcakes, you're sure to find something to eat this Week in Food. Monday 11/8 Throw that wascally wabbit in the soup pot! Learn how to cook rabbit and other French-inspired dishes at Cooks of Crocus Hill in St. Paul. It ... More >>
The Sweet Colleens perform amidst a flurry of showsRocktober is in full swing, and the Cedar Cultural Center doesn't intend to slow its pace as we head into November. The all-ages venue is hosting an impressive run of shows over the next 20 days, squeezing in 22 separate events by an eclectic arr ... More >>
Who says climate change doesn't exist? It's been a week full of tropical sweat and torrential downpours that have been keeping us inside where it's nice and cool, and we're all about to burst. Let's make this weekend all about rocking and rolling no matter what the weather! Don't worry about the ... More >>
Photo from Radio KThis weather is reminding me a lot of being back home in Texas. With heat indices hitting 110 degrees yesterday, there's no better way to (slightly) cool down than with a nice, chilled drink on the Cedar Cultural Center's patio while rising local band Buffalo Moon belt out their ... More >>
photo via Red House RecordsSeeing Spider John Koerner live is a lucky thing, something we get treated to more often than, say, we deserve. Memories or wishes of north woods hootenannies and smoke-filled parlors in the sixties as all those jubilantly drunk revelers stomp and squall towards sunrise ... More >>
Singer-songwriter opens up about life, death, faith, and The Reluctant Graveyard
Wash down your fancy wine and cheese with a PBR at tonight's wine tasting at the Eagles Club.
Music articles from this week's print edition.
There was a generous amount of mutual admiration on display Friday night at the sold-out show.
Pelican and White Rabbits announce TC dates, free Matt and Kim tickets & "Felt 3" update.
Bob Mould plays with No Age, Doves and FISCHERSPOONER announce dates & P.O.S. releases a new video