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After stints in St. Louis and Chicago, Angel Olsen's wanderlust has swept the rising folk-rock singer to a life in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. Initially gaining traction as a weirdo member of Will Oldham's (Bonnie "Prince" Billy) pajama-clad band, Olsen secured a deal with Bathetic R ... More >>
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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 >>
The fourth West Bank Music Festival marks its return this August with a lineup led by rap crusader Brother Ali on the main stage. Set for Saturday, August 17, the day-long fest will take over Cedar Avenue and the bars -- Whiskey Junction, Acadia Cafe, Red Sea, Nomad World Pub, Triple Rock Social Clu ... 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 >>
Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara may be a newer name to music fans in the States but she has had a long career in her native country and her homebase, France, since the mid-'90s as a stage and film actress. She blends the background of southwestern Mali's Wassoulou traditions with her life experience ... 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 >>
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 >>
As the holidays bring about good times between families and long lost friends, drummer and electronic musician Martin Dosh is busier than ever preparing for his annual year-end show to the Cedar Cultural Center.
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 >>
In front of a full house of middle and high school students as part of the Project Success organization to inspire kids, the Walker Art Center and the Cedar Cultural Center set the stage for a unique afternoon concert featuring spellbinding legend, drummer Tony Allen. As a fellow drummer and Afrobea ... 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.
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 >>
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.
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.
The iconic West Bank sign will rise again at this ceremony.
A sweltering, sold-out crowd at the Cedar was treated to a set by America's Next Top Indie Band.
Folk strings and cinematic swing intertwine on 'Lull and Clatter'