Local summer music festivals are nearly upon us. Though a few high-profile examples aren't happening in 2013, another brand-new one is on its way in the form of the Sixty Five Roses Festival. And it's for a good cause. Hosted by the Pourhouse in downtown Minneapolis, 100 percent of the proceeds fro ... More >>
There's hardly a band more suited to play a Valentine's show at First Avenue than DeVotchKa. This Friday -- technically the day after the proper holiday -- DeVotchKa bring their sweeping, romantic scores to Minneapolis, in hopes of bringing together couples young and old. A Valentine's show has be ... More >>
There's no sense in trying to slow down Alan Sparhawk. Not content to just let the artful majesty of a Jeff Tweedy-produced Low album be the focal point of early 2013, the third full-length Retribution Gospel Choir album is on the way.The as-yet-untitled album comes on the heels of this year's The R ... More >>
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra kicks off the Liquid Music series November 2-4 with three sold-out performances by avant-garde icon Laurie Anderson. The co-presentation with the Walker Art Center features Anderson's Dirtday!, the third installment in her trilogy of story works. The series, devised ... More >>
Amanda Palmer just had a rough couple weeks. Recently thrown into the spotlight for trying to crowd source various "horn-y and string-y" musicians for beer and hugs during her Theater is Evil tour, it's understandable that Palmer might be wary of opening up about her decision to let the music commun ... More >>
See Also: Music In Mears kicks off free summer concert series in St. Paul tonight The Jayhawks family tree: From Gary Louris to the Jonas Brothers in three moves or less The Jayhawks play A Prairie Home Companion, release reunion record Mockingbird Time As the ninth successful season of Music In Me ... More >>
Do you like to combine your food with art? How about the great outdoors? The Walker Art Center is hosting a series of free food-centered events June 18-28 as part of its Open Field series. From creating your own "amuse bouche" to an outdoor picnic operetta with a five-course tasting menu, these fr ... More >>
Related:Retribution Gospel Choir releases free EP (DOWNLOAD)Retribution Gospel Choir would not be the band you go to for power pop gems, clapping verses, and cowbell-fused tunes. Best known as Low frontman Alan Sparhawk's other (very loud) baby, RGC has a reputation for bringing frenzied, serious ... More >>
www.latavolafresca.comOpera outdoor gourmet eatsNick Schneider, the chef behind this summer's Tavola Fresca garden dining series and Picnic Operetta (playing through September 26), has partnered with Picnic Operetta singer Meredith Cain-Nielson to host a fall dining series, Tavola Lirica, t ... More >>
photo via Retribution Gospel Choir's MyspaceAlan Sparhawk's relatively aggressive, tightly yet epically sprawling, and stunningly composed project Retribution Gospel Choir recently recorded a session at The Current, playing their songs "Working Hard," "Hide It Away," and "Your Bird." Lucky for ev ... More >>
(Coming soon: Ananya Dance Theatre. Photo by V. Paul Virtucio)Now in its second century as an entertainment and performance space, the Southern Theater has released its full schedule for 2010 and 2011. According to the press release, this season will feature work by 27 choreographers and over ... More >>
Alan Sparhawk's Retribution Gospel Choir will play the 501 this coming December 19 and release its new album the following month.
Theatre Latté Da kills with a stripped-down opera
Looking for an independent station on the FM dial where passionate DJs pick all their own songs? Guess what: It's been around for 82 years.