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 >>
Retribution Gospel Choirwith Pony Trash and SouthwireTurf Club, St. PaulFriday, February 1, 2013As the years go by, it becomes more and more obvious that Alan Sparhawk is destined to have his own special place in the annals of Minnesota music. There are those who just seem to bring something extra t ... 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 >>
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 >>
MN Music-on-a-Stick With Semisonic, The Jayhawks, Dessa, Jeremy Messersmith, and Lucy Michelle and the Velvet LapellesMN State Fair Grandstand, St. PaulFriday, August 31, 2012After a summer of record temperature highs, August was the perfect month for outdoor shows, ending with MN Music-on-a-Stick a ... More >>
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 >>
Photo by Erik HessThe West Bank Music Festival will return for a second installment this year, anchored around an outdoor stage and fanning out to all of the music venues that line Cedar Ave. in the West Bank neighborhood of Minneapolis. The festival will take place on the evening of Saturda ... More >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzPeter Wolf Crier and Retribution Gospel ChoirFebruary 2, 2011Cedar Cultural CenterThings were so comfortable on stage for both Peter Wolf Crier and
Retribution Gospel Choir on Thursday night at the Cedar that at one
point Alan Sparhawk was giving Peter Pisano a neck mess ... 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 >>