Joe Savage

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Trailer Trash's Nate Dungan: "Honky tonk music comes right up out of the ground"

    When you walk into Lee's Liquor Lounge, located on downtown Minneapolis' fringes for over half a century, whether it's your first visit or 40th, the whiff of nostalgia and shiver of magic you feel is pretty undeniable. But there's more to it than the bar's wood paneling, its mounted mountain lion, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Kathleen Edwards and Tig Notaro at Wits, 4/19/13

    Wits with Tig Notaro and Kathleen Edwards Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul Friday, April 19, 2013 With a name like Wits, come expecting to laugh, but also come expecting to be moved by the musical guests. Friday's session of Wits had its guests trading roles with musical guest Kathleen Edwards showing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Peter Himmelman and David Hollander to debut new music project, Minnesota, in Grand Marais

    See Also: The Spirit of St. Louis Trampled By Turtles lighten up on Stars and Satellites When St. Louis Park singer/songwriter Peter Himmelman and distinguished screenwriter/filmmaker David Hollander decided to name their new collaborative musical project Minnesota, they must have known that the l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Gayngs at Coachella, Nikki Sixx phones it in at the Fitz, and more notes from the weekend

    Photos by Denis Jeong Plaster​April is continuing to roar by us at a steady clip, and this past weekend our local scene was so bustling that we had to export some of our musicians out to Indio, California before the whole town overflowed.

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Monarch Butterfly Festival is at Lake Nokomis this Saturday

    D.Walter/NENA​According to the University of Minnesota's Monarch Lab, the average weight of our state's official butterfly is about .5 grams, and the average length of a forewing is around 50 mm. It's nothing short of astounding that those fragile, black-and-orange wings can facilitate a 2,300 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Al Kooper honored at the Dakota Jazz Club

    All photos by Steve CohenAl Kooper with Ashleigh Still and Alison Scott​A sizable crew of esteemed local musicians gathered at the Dakota Sunday night to pay tribute to rock 'n' roll legend Al Kooper with a set of covers that spanned his entire career. According to photographer Steve Cohen, Al him ... More >>

  • Music

    November 14, 2007

    Roots Vibrations

    Chad Whittaker: Respected local sideman, woulda-been Beach Boy, and now (finally) solo artist

  • News

    September 18, 2002

    Picked to Click XII

    Hail the Conquering Heroes: Polls and Praise for This Year's Best New Artists