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Plenty to see in the Twin Cities this week! The Barenaked Ladies return to the stage at The State Theatre, while The Skyway theatre hosts Glasgow natives Franz Ferdinand. The Varsity Theater hosts a number of events this week; including Minus the Bear, Between the Buried and Les Claypool. Miran ... More >>
Farewell Milwaukee's third album Can't Please You, Can't Please Me is the sort of record you can put on, hit play, and leave on repeat for hours. It's a warm, breezy 12-track collection of refined Americana with a strong '70s country backbone. Barroom sing-alongs cozy up next to mature ballads, and ... More >>
Fourth of July weekend has plenty in store for Minneapolis. Friday and Saturday, First Avenue will be hosting Bathysphere, a two day psych rock festival featuring bands such as A Place to Bury Strangers and Dean & Britta doing Galaxie 500 songs, and locals such as Pony Trash, Flavor Crystals, Pa ... More >>
From an early age, Femi Kuti got a crash course in music and the chaotic adventures that came along with having a politically outspoken and celebrated father. As a 15-year-old, he began performing with Fela Kuti, and absorbed raw energy of Afrobeat music.Continuing the Afrobeat tradition, Femi has ... 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 >>
Paul Hammer and Deidre Muro seem to have crafted their own unique little dreamscape -- with their music acting as both the introduction and the driving force to the world behind the curtain. Together, Hammer and Muro have been creating their own brand of shimmering power-pop that has slowly evolved ... More >>
After making their stunning U.S. live debut with a memorable show at the Cedar Cultural Center back in March of 2011, Volcano Choir (a collaboration between Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and Wisconsin experimental rock outfit Collections of Colonies of Bees) are keeping their fruitful musical partnership ... More >>
One listen to the Howlin' Brothers debut record, Howl, and you might not know exactly what era they're from. Well, actually, you'd probably assume they were time-machined to the present from the earliest days of mountain banjo tunes and finger-pickin'. That's certainly how the band presents themselv ... More >>
Finally! The weather is starting to catch up with the time of year. Just in time for Northeast's annual celebration, Art-A-Whirl. Featuring creative works from all over Minneapolis, the 331 club will be hosting local favorites such as Gospel Gossip, Carroll, Prissy Clerks, Crimes and more. Minneapol ... More >>
Julian Koster is the type of creative artist that doesn't really exist in the trepid trapping of reality. For over a decade, Koster has been experimenting with sound to create musical "tape collages." As part of Music Tapes, Koster's live performance pop project, Koster has spent the last four years ... More >>
It's the last week of April, and the snow is finally melting away. Wednesday, local favorites Poliça play a show in the First Avenue Mainroom, while songwriter Josh Ritter plays a set the next night. Mill City Nights also welcomes Mindless Self Indulgence as new local band Ginkgo plays a set at the ... 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 >>
Efterklang's Piramida might be the bravest record of the year. The Danish trio -- Casper Clausen, Rasmus Stolberg and Mads Brauer -- has always been dedicated to pushing the limitations of conventional sound. For them, that meant venturing to the remote Norwegian island of Spitsbergen -- today, it's ... More >>
A good chunk of the Minneapolis music scene has gallivanted away to South By Southwest in Austin, Texas, but that doesn't stop the music! Total Trash release their latest cassette tape in the 7th Street Entry Thursday. Friday, Davina & the Vagabonds swank up Patrick's Cabaret while Chanhassen Di ... More >>
The shortest month of the year comes to an end, spend it out with the Minneapolis music scene! Dessa performs at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Thursday while the Current hosts a live Local Current set at the Amsterdam. Friday, The Tribe and Big Cats say goodbye at Triple Rock, Vita.mn presents ... More >>
See Also:Slideshow: Amadou & Mariam at the Cedar Cultural CenterCedar Cultural Center named best World Music venueThe Cedar's African Summer Music Series begins tonightTwo musicians from Mali and a footloose cosmopolitan chart the peaks and valleys of globalism Amadou & MariamCedar Cult ... More >>
Minneapolis by-way-of New Orleans chamber folk outfit Dark Dark Dark have just announced the track listing and release date of their forthcoming new record, Who Needs Who. Their third full-length will be released on October 2, and the band has announced a large U.S. tour to celebrate their bold, str ... More >>
See Also:Atlas Sound at the Cedar Cultural Center, 3/02/12Lotus Plaza with Hollow Stars and Fort Wilson Riot Triple Rock Social Club Wednesday, July 11, 2012 Like his fellow Deerhunter bandmate Bradford Cox, guitarist Lockett Pundt has carved out a distinguished solo career in recent years vi ... More >>
See Also:Claire de Lune's New Lion establishes her as more than just a "hook girl"Chastity Brown releases Back-Road HighwaysThe Current's Local Show hosts a free show tonight at the Cedar Cultural Center, and they've hand-picked some emerging local music gems to perform. Along with folk artist Chast ... More >>
Destroyer with Sandro Perri Cedar Cultural Center Monday, June 25, 2012 View a slideshow here.The multifaceted Dan Bejar, who performs as Destroyer, debuted the jazzy, chamber pop tracks from one of last year's best releases, Kaputt, at the Cedar Cultural Center l ... More >>
A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together. - Garrison Keillor
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.
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 >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzVolcano ChoirMarch 25, 2011Cedar Cultural CenterIn the occasionally hyper-competitive climate of the indie rock world, claiming that you were the first of your friends to discover a band, or that you saw them way back when at some small, impossibly intimate venue, has beco ... More >>
Photo by Tony NelsonIconic folk musician Ramblin' Jack Elliott stopped at the Cedar Cultural Center on Saturday night for a show, where he was joined by locals Patches and Gretchen and an all-star local tribute act called the Rolling Patches Review, who warmed up the crowd with their own renditio ... More >>
I used to work with a girl who was a mega fan of Colin Hay, former lead singer of the Australian band Men at Work. We thought this was a bit out there. I mean, who has even heard Colin Hay's solo material, let alone enough of it to claim that it was better than the stuff he did with his famous on ... More >>
20-year-old Julia Nunes is translating musical success on YouTube into a tour to sell her new CD
An eclectic bill will rally to raise money for Doctors Without Borders.
Folk strings and cinematic swing intertwine on 'Lull and Clatter'