Inspired by Garth Brooks' recent announcement of his world tour, we thought we'd take a minute to look back on our favorite era of Garth-ness: the invention of Brooks' alter-ego, Chris Gaines. Alter-egos help an artist feel free to express sides of their persona that might make their fans uncomfort ... More >>
At the halfway point of 2013's concert year in the Twin Cities -- things feel pretty satisfying. We've already experienced six months of polarizing sets, surprise shows, reunions, long-awaited returns, and this is before the Replacements have played a single note live. Some the most deeply fe ... More >>
Sky Ferreira with How to Dress Well and High Highs Triple Rock Social Club, MinneapolisMonday, April 1, 2013Monday night's show at the Triple Rock featuring How to Dress Well and Sky Ferreira was a tale of what should and should not be done by emerging artists on the cusp of the Next Step, whatever ... More >>
By Kyle MattesonPrinceDakota Jazz Club, MinneapolisThursday, January 17, 2013 Playing the fourth of six intimate and way past sold out shows at the Dakota Jazz Club Thursday night, Prince, flanked by a 12 piece band, including an impeccable six-piece horn section, led his band through a blistering 7 ... More >>
Gossip With Magic Mouth and Bonnie Montgomery Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis October 6, 2012 Gossip picked the perfect night to make their grand return to Minneapolis, as the now Portland-based dance-punk band rolled through the Fine Line on a Saturday night and found a festive, packed house eag ... More >>
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Related:Top 20 best Minnesota musiciansFirst Avenue's 20 best concertsMinneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.50 cool facts about the Minnesota music sceneCountless songwriters have found inspiration in the Land of 10,000 Lakes over the years, and even more have hit upon something revel ... More >>
Related:Minneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.Minnesotans need to remember to exhale sometimes -- especially fresh on the heels of being ranked as the number two music scene in the country. Shouldn't it be enough to simply enjoy a rich history of quality musicians blossoming from f ... More >>
Shortly after Purple Rain put Minneapolis on the map of the music world, Prince formed a little short-lived band called the Family. They would only record one album and play one sold-out show at First Avenue before disbanding, but their impact is still felt to this day. Though the musicians occas ... More >>
Courtesy of Nice PurseFor such an impressive local band, Nice Purse are pretty modest about their success. By their own admission, they didn't set their sights high when they started, and they still maintain an air of not caring about their growing popularity. For their blend of garage, punk ... More >>
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