This week in the Twin Cities, a load of acclaimed touring acts are here to warm us up. Chameleonic New York trio Hospitality (above) is at the 7th Street Entry Wednesday, and 89.3 the Current's darlings Wild Cub play the Turf Club. This weekend, Dr. Dog have landed two nights at First Avenue, and Ju ... More >>
As Minneapolis prepares for a downtown Whole Foods opening in September, we look to its stores on the West Coast, which are in the midst of a strange transition to vinyl retailers. This story originally appeared on LA Weekly's music blog, West Coast Sound."Pile on that kale salad," sings Taylor Gold ... More >>
By Mark Kartarik Cory Chisel, the Candles, Ariel Denae, and Space Woman With special guest Norah Jones 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis Monday, August 12, 2013 A small crowd gathered around the 7th St. Entry stage as the Americana-folk rock opening band Space Woman quietly began playing the first songs ... 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 >>
Oh, the fantastic synergy of Minnesota Public Radio's Wits is back for another star-packed season. With the mix of big-time actors and musicians with the seasoned players and host John Moe, it's like Saturday Night Live, but held on Friday (or even Thursday), and recorded for radio!As is expected, t ... More >>
The Basilica Block Party marks the beginning of July and the end of weeks of promotion for presenting radio station Cities 97, who bring soft-rocker Mat Kearney and Train on Friday and alt-country group The Avett Brothers on Saturday night. 311 will be swinging through Minneapolis on their national ... More >>
As of late, Communist Daughter frontman Johnny Solomon's grim recent history of drug use and jail time has received a lot more attention than his music. But all of that is hopefully about to change, and music fans can shift their focus back to the band's stirring songs instead of Solomon's encouragi ... More >>
Des Moines' eclectic 80/35 Festival is now in it's fifth year, and continues to bring talented, compelling national and local acts to the two-day Iowa music fest. And while the outdoor music festival competition in the Twin Cities this summer will be greater than it's ever been, this year's stron ... More >>
We had our photographers out in full force this weekend to catch everything from Warren G at Epic to Saturday's popular Lowertown Music Fest to the Menergy DJ night at the Kitty Cat Klub. Here's a sampling of some of the new music photography we have up on our site.
Red Pens to play the Fetus, Jason Isbell announces Turf Club date & Brother Ali-mania continues on the blogs.
Lily, Bird & Kristofferson hit MPLS, Prince begs for cash, Solid Gold headliners & next week's best new releases.
Isbell leaves his band, his wife, and his sanity behind
Highlights from the past week including Lykke Li & Tapes 'n Tapes and next week's new releases
Drive-By Truckers call out for the southern discomfort of home