It's the last week of April, and the snow is finally melting away. Wednesday, local favorites Poliça play a show in the First Avenue Mainroom, while songwriter Josh Ritter plays a set the next night. Mill City Nights also welcomes Mindless Self Indulgence as new local band Ginkgo plays a set at the ... More >>
Monday night, the first part of The Voice finale kicked off with a truly incendiary number from Minnesota's own Nicholas David. After weeks of competition, making his way through the blind auditions with coach Cee Lo Green and winning over voters' hearts, it's clear that David has grown comfortabl ... More >>
We may not have Lollapalooza, but there are still plenty of bands in the Twin Cities this weekend. This Friday Dosh releases his new 7" at the 7th Street Entry while Haley Bonar takes on the Turf, fronting the new wave band Gramma's Boyfriend. Be sure to hang around First Ave and the Entry Satu ... More >>
Born in Whitehaven, Tennessee on this day in 1931, "Cowboy" Jack Clement's accolades as a prolific singer and songwriter, record and film producer, and television and radio host have been well-earned, with a career that spans over half a century and touches every nook and cranny of country music.
On this day in 1923, legendary producer, record executive, DJ and Sun Records/Sun Studios founder Sam Phillips was born to a pair of poor tenant farmers near Florence, Alabama. You likely know the name for his work founding this seminal recording studio/label, as well as for helping discover and fos ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenDan Penn August 15, 2011 Dakota Jazz Club, Minneapolis Rock and soul singer/songwriter Dan Penn may not exactly be a household name, but his songs and talents from the past 50 years now are most certainly worth recognition, making his two-night appearance at the Dakota t ... More >>
Presley and Nichopolous, back in the dayGeorge Nichopolous was Elvis's (and Jerry Lee Lewis's) personal doctor, a man who went through a worldwide shitstorm blitz following Presley's death, standing accused of prescribing him a ballet of uppers, downers, equalizers and tranquilizers, sending the ... More >>
The aggro garage rockers were nabbed with some mushrooms and another controlled substance, leaving their immediate tour dates in limbo.
Hank Williams, Jr. hit the campaign trail with a stop in Minnesota on Sunday night. Naw, I'm just pullin' your leg.
Go ahead and take a swing at Ike Reilly
This one goes to 11!
Rock stuntman Mark Mallman takes off the wolf mask
Praise and blame for the season's multi-disc collections
After 7,000 gigs and 7,002 sacks of weed, Todd Snider finally arrives
David Wellstone and the promise of music
An incident at Taste of Minnesota gives new resonance to Freedy Johnston's "Bad Reputation"
A new autobiography tells how Johnny Cash has walked the line for a disappearing country--and how that line may end with him.