By Tony NelsonLast Waltz TributeThe Cabooze, MinneapolisFriday, January 4, 2013Billing themselves as Big Pink, local music vests Rob Hilstrom, Jon Herchert, Chad Whittaker, Dave Russ and Pete Sands became the Band to host the 8th Annual Tribute to the Last Waltz, the Band's 1976 farewell concert tha ... More >>
Jim Marshall, the man behind one of the most iconic images in rock history, died on Thursday at the age of 88. His black Marshall amplifiers were corded to some of the greatest guitarists to pick up the instrument: Jimi Hendrix, the Who's Pete Townshend, Eric Clapton, and countless others. And then ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>
City and Colour with The Low AnthemFirst Ave., MinneapolisSaturday, February 4, 2012Along with the metric system and a alternate spelling of the word "color," Canada brings us the lovely music of City and Colour, taking a detour on their Canadian tour to do a few shows in the States. If the show ... More >>
It's hard to believe it was already 10 years ago that George Harrison lost his battle with cancer. Most people remember where they were when they learned that Kurt Cobain committed suicide or the Challenger space shuttle fell out of the sky; for whatever reason, I remember the exact moment that I ... More >>
Hard Rock Cafe's story is as quaint as it is homespun, or at least, that's what their website is shucking. Local hero and folksy humble-as-pie British megastar Eric Clapton donates his guitar to his favorite London restaurant, a quaint hangout called the Hard Rock Cafe...A week or two later ... More >>
Not as funny as they think they are.KDWB has lost another advertiser over that tasteless "Dave Ryan in the Morning" show parody that recently portrayed Hmong Americans in a far less than flattering light Blue Cross Minnesota found the song, sung to the tune of Eric Clapton's "Tears in Heaven ... More >>
HealthPartners wasn't amused.KDWB thought it would be pretty funny to slag on Hmong families with a race-tinged parody of Eric Clapton's song "Tears in Heaven," but a major advertiser isn't laughing. HealthPartners is taking its business someplace else -- perhaps a station that treats its listen ... More >>
The trailer for Low's new album, C'mon, due out April 12 via Sub Pop, is:1. Moody and foreboding,2. features just enough of a snippet of their new material to get us excited, and3. peaks with Alan Sparhawk doing an impersonation of Eric Clapton.Also, their new promo photos feature all three membe ... More >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzBuddy Guy and Quinn SullivanOctober 16, 2010State Theatre, MinneapolisFor a taste of Minnesota's finest seasonal weather and the Midwest's greatest portrayal of the blues, it would be safe to say the best place to be this past Saturday evening was in downtown Minneapolis a ... More >>
One of the greatest guitar players of all time comes to the State
The two blues musicians proved why they should be considered legendary.
A local rocker faces the prospect of a new gig behind bars.
Ra Ra Riot to play the Varsity, Gin Blossoms announce Aquatennial gig & free tickets to Phoenix.
The immensely influential, deeply troubled singer-songwriter died yesterday in a Glasgow hospital after a four decade career in music.
Rock band moseys confident and unafraid in the high lonesome
With help from longtime fan Eric Clapton, legendary bluesman B.B. King has scored a Top 10 album. Any idea why?
The Fab Four--in one--of children's music