The Minnesota Twins have done an amazing job this season integrating the fire of local musicians into the flow of their games. While it hasn't always translated into success on the playing field, the Midwest Music Showcase is a reminder that Target Field is only a few short steps from the downtown m ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we get things going with a mildly disturbing album teaser from Poliça to promote their forthcoming record, Shulamith. We're also featuring a newly discovered gem ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We get things going this week with a lovely in-studio performance from former Hüsker Dü drummer Grant Hart, who just released an expansive new album, The Argument, inspire ... More >>
The musician has it both ways with the release of his new album and his retrospective double-LP
We know, there's already so much to do on Sundays in January that it would be impossible to fit in one more event (obviously we jest). The Minneapolis meat mavens at Butcher & the Boar are trying to break the cabin fever by hosting a beer bash in their heated beer garden. The beer bash starts at ... More >>
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The ninth season of Music in Mears kicks off tonight in the gorgeous setting of Mears Park in downtown St. Paul with a strong trio of local acts. Dan Israel and the Cultivators, Crossing Guards, and the Annie Lawler Band should certainly get Music In Mears off to a rousing start.Thursdays full of ... More >>
After the sad passing of the Stone Arch Festival of the Arts founder, Ira Heilicher, the future of the free outdoor gathering in St. Anthony Main seemed to be in jeopardy. Thankfully, the festival was revived and renamed the Stone Arch Bridge Festival by new owner Matt Mithun, who also owns the Some ... More >>
Drinking and live music are of the utmost importance on St. Patrick's Day, a day reserved for celebrating Irish pride. Grab a dancing partner, and do a jig because most venues around town this weekend will be featuring live music along the Celtic vein to go accompany your Guinness or Shamrock Sh ... More >>
Rock singer-songwriter (and ex-Replacement) Slim Dunlap has faced a slow recovery since suffering a stroke in February. According to the Current, he's making progress steadily, and is no longer in intensive care. Dunlap's many friends have decided to raise spirits and quite a racket in honor of t ... More >>
It's Christmas and Hannukah week, and we all know what that involves: the mad scramble at the mall, the in-depth combing of the internet for holiday recipes to impress your friends, and selecting the highest proof scotch to get you just where you need to be by the time family dinner arrives. ... More >>
Our annual Year in Music issue is online now, and hits stands tomorrow.As we were narrowing down the volumes of albums released this year for our Best Minnesota Albums of 2011 list, I couldn't help but be a little astounded at just how many high-quality releases were issued this year. And these a ... More >>
Sad news to hit the local arts world today: The long-running Stone Arch Festival of the Arts, which annually showcased over 200 artists and four free stages of music along St. Anthony Main, will be no more. The festival's founder, longtime local music advocate Ira Heilicher (son of legendary Soma ... More >>
"Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless."-Calvin (Calvin & Hobbes)
Photo by Steve CohenDan Israel has been a constant in the Twin Cities roots music scene for over a decade now, and has proven himself to be a consistently high-quality songwriter and a witty, self-deprecating performer. Israel is getting ready to release his 11th album, Crosstown Traveler, a ... More >>
Most offices may be closed tomorrow for Christmas Eve, but the clubs will still be hopping all weekend long with some great holiday-themed events. Here's a rundown of the nine best excuses to sneak out of the house this week (plus one reason to stay in), starting with a few gigs that are slated f ... More >>
Shawn Neary's Wapsipinicon is one of many local acts performing at Stone Arch this summerThe Stone Arch Festival, a two-day local art, food, theater, and music extravaganza that takes over St. Anthony Main every Father's Day weekend, has announced its music lineup for this year. The Stone Arch Fe ... More >>
When the bulldozers came to knock down the Uptown Bar, no one expected that live music would still have a place on that gentrified stretch of Hennepin Avenue. This week, the newly opened Columbia Sportswear store -- which was built on top of the Uptown Bar's old outdoor patio -- is bringing the m ... More >>
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