This week not only marks Thanksgiving but also the beginning of December. Wednesday, Retribution Gospel Choir play the Amsterdam while the Ike Reilly Assassination take over the First Avenue Mainroom. If you're looking for plans on Thanksgiving, Davina and the Vagabonds will be playing the Dakota an ... More >>
Lissie with Vance JoyVarsity Theater, MinneapolisWednesday, May 22, 2013When an artist says at the beginning of their show, "We're gonna play a lot of new stuff tonight," there's often a collective groan from the room, but when Lissie told that to the sold-out room at the Varsity, everyone hooted an ... More >>
The music never stops in the Twin Cities. Third Man Records' Pokey LaFarge makes a trip to the Cedar Cultural Center while singer/songwriter Lissie (above) plays a sold out show at the Varsity Theater. Soundset 2013 takes place this Sunday with a pre-party Saturday night at the Triple Rock and an af ... More >>
Sometimes an individual passage can sum up an entire interview -- or can take on a life of its own that fits absolutely nowhere. In 2012, plenty of artists took the time to speak to Gimme Noise, and one of them was notably incensed that a place serving food that a person would ideally like to keep i ... More >>
The increasingly popular Minnesota Public Radio show Wits has just announced that they will be putting on their first ever fall season of the highly enjoyable comedy-music-conversation program. The well-liked events pair an eclectic mix of talented comedians, actors and musicians along with host Joh ... More >>
It's difficult to label what kind of artist Lissie truly is. The Rock Island, Illinois artist has the soul of a blues musician and the mentality and swagger of a '70s rocker, yet will cover Kid Cudi as if "Pursuit of Happiness" was written for her. The singer is headed into the studio later this sum ... More >>
British singer-songwriter James Morrison sold more than 4.5 million copies of his first two albums Undiscovered (2006) and Songs for You, Truths for Me (2008), but he says that they were "practice shots" in preparation for his newest album, The Awakening. Chronicling both triumph and tragedy in his ... More >>
So here's to all those summer nights when my feet hit the sand, the waves break my fall, and all my friends outnumber the stars.
Photo by Tony NelsonFans at the 2010 Basilica Block PartyYesterday, we joked that if we were going to keep reporting a new summer festival lineup each day until the weather improved -- and hey, waddya know, it's working! Yesterday evening, Cities 97 revealed the lineup for its annual two-night Ba ... More >>
Photos by Tony NelsonNicole Atkins and the Black Sea March 1, 2011 The Turf Club, St. Paul Nicole Atkins appeared onstage unceremoniously, said "Welcome" to the small crowd that had assembled before her at the Turf Club, and gave a short, self-conscious laugh before she tapped her tambourine ... More >>
Photos by Tony NelsonLucinda WilliamsFebruary 20, 2011Dakota Jazz Club, MinneapolisSnowstorms be damned. While over a foot of snow came wafting down from the clouds last night, the Dakota Jazz Club was dry and packed for the first of three sold-out solo performances by Lucinda Williams.
Photos by Stacy Schwartz - click for slideshowLissieJanuary 20, 2011Cedar Cultural CenterTemperatures outside may be abominably subzero, but for the crowd assembled inside the Cedar Cultural Center for Lissie, last night was anything but cold. Lissie walked on stage with a big smile brighter tha ... More >>