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 >>
"It's odd that my name is in the band name. We are very much a band and a collaborative effort, so it's misleading to have my name in front," Joey Ryan of Joey Ryan & the Inks humbly admits. The lead singer and the rest of the Inks, Tim Dickson, Ryan Mach, and brothers Chris and Matt Mitchell, a ... More >>
Thad Cockrell, Tyler Burkum and Jeremy Lutito were never really indie-pop guys. Cockrell got his wings as a country star, singing sad twangy songs; Burkum has two Grammys under his belt as part of the rock-gospel outfit Audio Adrenaline; and Lutito was a regular bassist for the Christian rock band J ... 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 >>
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 >>
Tonight at the Cedar Cultural Center, Big Cats! (aka Spencer Wirth-Davis) is having a record release party for his highly inventive, and deeply personal, new album, For My Mother. There's a great feature on Wirth-Davis in this week's City Pages, documenting the desperate struggle and ultimate succes ... More >>
After entertaining local audiences at Grand Old Day as well as on a short Midwest tour with O'Death, celebrated Duluth bluesman Charlie Parr used a somewhat unexpected (for him, at least) medium to communicate his future plans with his fans. Parr took to Facebook yesterday to post a rather endearing ... 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 >>
With the change in weather, there is a need to shake off the winter blues and socialize more. Headlining the Dakota fresh off their tour is Davina and the Vagabonds, while Guster share the stage at The Pantages with comedian Jeff Garlin. If you don't have tickets to the First Aid Kit at the Cedar Cu ... More >>
A mysterious black feather and other items with symbolic possibilities aplenty figure in prominently into the new, moody "Cry, Cry Crow" video from Midwest folk act the Pines. Our star is a ginger-haired girl -- who should totally meet the L.L. Bean-clad loner boy in Bon Iver's "Holocene" video - ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Photos by Denis Jeong PlasterAlexi Murdoch and Haley BonarFebruary 23, 2011Cedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisThe heavily anticipated Alexi Murdoch show at the Cedar Cultural Center was everything that everyone had hoped for, and then some. The show started at a leisurely hour for a Wednesday nigh ... 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 >>
Lissie was originally scheduled to play on October 15 at the Triple Rock, but was forced to postpone her show at the last minute due to some struggles she was having with her vocal chords. Fans will be pleased to know that the country-tinged indie folk singer has rescheduled her Twin Cities date, ... 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 >>
Photos by Alexa JonesBilly BraggSeptember 8, 2010Cedar Cultural CenterWednesday night proved to be the perfect time for Billy Bragg to come rolling through Minneapolis (when isn't it, really), with the political winds starting to blow fitfully, and frustration being felt by all classes of soci ... More >>
As with every Monday, we're pleased to present a new City of Music video today from our friends Dan Huiting and MPLS.TV. This week, the video crew ventured into the green room at the Cedar Cultural Center to capture a unique performance by Roma di Luna. The band plays tonight at the State Fair (H ... 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 >>
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.
Want to know who's playing the Cedar? There's an app for that.
There was a generous amount of mutual admiration on display Friday night at the sold-out show.
The son of Paul has earned his own stripes.
Plastic Constellations to reunite for the local label's tin anniversary.
The folk quartet are playing a show tonight at the 7th St. Entry.
Pelican and White Rabbits announce TC dates, free Matt and Kim tickets & "Felt 3" update.
In an open letter to the community, the failing air conditioner cries out for help.
Download a free six-song mix from Messersmith and KaiserCartel.
Vernon was a surprise guest last Saturday night at the Cedar.
Bob Mould plays with No Age, Doves and FISCHERSPOONER announce dates & P.O.S. releases a new video
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