In the Twin Cities underground jazz scene, if you dig just two more inches, you will hit solid gold. One of those jazz bands is the newly formed Toni Wolff's Dream Wedding. Subtle, yet intensely dark, the band's new self-titled album brings us jazz with a hint of punk. The songs tease with the prosp ... More >>
Happy 2014! While most will take New Year's Day off, bars and some venues will be open in the evening including Curtiss A's tribute to Hank Williams at the Dakota. Friday night the Turf Club will be hosting And the Professors, and Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank will be at the Cedar. The Blind Shake wil ... More >>
Happy Holidays, internet pals! While not too many acts are playing venues this Christmas, plenty of bars are still open for business. There's also plenty of places to ring in the New Year, including First Avenue's Dance Night, The Turf Club's Cover Band Show, Davina and the Vagabonds at the Dakota o ... More >>
The Twin Cities music community needs a jolt every so often, and it came over the weekend via Low's performance at Rock the Garden. In a set defying their more traditional recent material, including this year's fascinating The Invisible Way, the 20-year vets leaned heavily on their slower, contempla ... More >>
The Bad Plus have consistently been interested in pushing the boundaries of typical modern jazz music, reflected by their playful pop covers as well as their boundless experimental nature. Their new creative partnership with Duke University's Department of Music continues their inventive tradition, ... More >>
The music of Stravinsky has been appropriated and reconfigured for ages now. From Charlie Parker to Ornette Coleman and Frank Zappa, pieces have been pulled, re-arranged and served as the catalyst for new ideas in both classical and jazz worlds.
Saturday night is your last chance to catch the Minnesota Opera's production of Salome by Richard Strauss, the German Romantic composer's steamy take on the story of a young girl who performs an erotic dance for her step-father in order to wreak vengeance on a holy man who rebuffed her advances ( ... More >>
This one-day only sale features half-off tickets for dozens of shows in St. Paul this season.
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