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Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar!
As Pavement's literate, sardonic frontman, Stephen Malkmus redefined indie rock in the '90s with a lo-fi, slacker sound. After the band dissolved in 1999, he turned his creative attention to a quasi-solo career with his trusty band of Jicks. During this second act, Malkmus has never appeared bothere ... 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 >>
Even when the weather cools down, the Twin Cities music doesn't! Wednesday local rockers Usonia wrap up their residency at Cause while No Joy hits up the 7th Street Entry. Caroline Smith releases her latest record in the First Avenue Mainroom Friday. Saturday Ms Mr is welcomed by a sold-out show in ... 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 >>
"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 >>
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 >>
The Cedar Cultural Center has long ago established itself as one of the best world music venues in the country, and in fact, was named just that earlier this year in a nationwide poll. Tonight they launch a new music series, African Summer on the West Bank, which will go a long way towards assuring ... 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 >>
Photo By Erik HessWinter is always a great time to catch local acts here in the Twin Cities, since most national bands aren't brave enough (wisely) to tour here during the colder months. But with the recent springlike temperatures around these parts, one's mind certainly can begin to wander t ... 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!
Photos by Nick WosikaThe Fiery FurnacesMay 13, 2011Cedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisThe Cedar Cultural Center possesses a particular vibe, an approximation I'd place somewhere between a playhouse and a time-fragmented sixties gymnasium. The overhead music is fantastic; finely curated Latin Am ... 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 >>
Dreamy pop duo Azure Ray offer much more than that girly-whimsical stuff this type of music so often delivers. With luscious lulling vocals and fairytale musicality, their new album Drawing Down the Moon encompasses a sense of bitter-sweet heartbreak. Azure Ray's lyrics seem almost unnecessary, ... 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 >>
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 >>
Photos by Bre McgeeThao and Mirah with the Most of AllJuly 1, 2010The Cedar Cultural CenterA collaboration described in their press release to be "as accidentally intentional and charmed as a real-life love child," it was hard to know what to expect from the pairing of beloved indie singer/songwr ... More >>
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.
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