J.T. fans rejoice! The former Mouseketeer and frosty-tipped 'N Sync heartthrob will be coming to the Land of 10,000 Lakes on his just-announced The 20/20 Experience world tour. See also: Justin Timberlake beatboxes with Brother Ali Prince & Bon Iver visit Blue Ivy Carter on Saturday Night Live
Lucero may call Memphis their home, but the hard-working band spends at least as much time in the bus. Already several tours deep into support of last year's Women & Work, the band also just released a new four-song EP of mostly acoustic material, available only from the band's web store and at thei ... More >>
This week marks several musical events in the Twin Cities. Duluth folk-bluegrass stars Trampled by Turtles celebrate ten years with three sold out shows (Wednesday - Friday) at First Avenue/7th Street Entry. Saturday, April 20 marks a very special occasion that is celebrated internationally, that's ... More >>
The national accolades keep rolling in for Twin Cities restaurants. In our latest bit of national notoriety, the local food rebels at Haute Dish have been singled out by MSN as one of the top 11 restaurants in the country that are redefining the way we think about comfort food.The MSN ... More >>
With temperatures plummeting, most Minnesotan travel fantasies inevitably fixate on locales further south. SEE ALSO:-- Minneapolis is one of the most "unexpectedly romantic" cities in the country, says Yahoo-- Portland douses some Haterade on Mpls after regaining Bicycling.com's Best Bike City honor ... More >>
Never break the chain, folks. After a three-year break, Fleetwood Mac is heading back out on the road for a 34-city tour. Between April 4 and June 12, much of the U.S. and Canada will receive visits from the British-American pop-rock legends.Fleetwood Mac Live 2013 isn't tied to a new release, but t ... More >>
The complex pop marvel that is Taylor Swift is heading back out on the road in 2013. Based upon her multiple car accidents during her recent interview time with Rolling Stone, let's just hope that she's not driving the bus. The 58-concert trek across the U.S. (and a little bit of Canada) in support ... More >>
What the heck is a Kentucky Common? It's the next release in the Summit Unchained Series called Old 152, that's what. For this one brewer Eric Harper has dug back in time to pull out a uniquely America beer style, one that had for the most part been relegated to the history books. Popular in and aro ... More >>
Pink is the latest stadium-sized pop star to add to what is going to be a busy early part of 2013 with a fresh tour. Lady Gaga's coming. Rihanna's coming! She's taking her brand-new sixth album, The Truth About Love, on the road for 25 dates throughout North America between February 13 and March 28. ... More >>
Archers of Loaf With Metz 400 Bar, Minneapolis Saturday, August 25, 2012 See Also:Slideshow: Archers of Loaf at 400 BarArchers Of Loaf's Matt Gentling on cult status, the reunion, and witnessing a stabbing on the road Archers of Loaf, After the Last Laugh "We're planning on lip-synching this en ... More >>
See Also:Mumford and Sons releasing new record, be still our beating heartsThe 4onthefloor releases "Mumford & Sons Crap"The Current Effect, in progressIn the midst of an endless, grueling tour schedule, long, sweaty nights playing sold-out shows, and causing hearts across the country to quiver ... More >>
See Also:The Who Sell Out--ReallyOne of the loudest, most boisterous (and oldest) rock acts in the business, the Who, has just revealed details for their first tour in four years to touch North America. A stop in Minneapolis at the Target Center is included.The 1973 double album Quadrophenia gets sp ... More >>
See Also:The 4onthefloor releases "Mumford & Sons Crap"Interview: Mumford & Sons' Marshall Winston chats backstageThe Current Effect, in progressIt's finally happening. Three years ago, Mumford and Sons released their debut album Sigh No More, and hoedown enthusiasts (and Current listeners) ... More >>
Minnesota music fans who were left despondent when Oasis broke up in 2009 got a bit of a boost when Liam Gallagher hastily assembled the remnants from his former group to form a new band, Beady Eye, who rolled through First Avenue in December. And now we finally have word that Liam's brother Noel, w ... More >>
Should we still call it "artisan"?
Roger Doughten is on the cusp of becoming an octogenarian, but he wasn't about to let his advanced age get in the way of an ill-fated bank robbery.At about 6:15 p.m. on June 18, Doughten, 78, strolled into the Wells Fargo on the 2600 block of East Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis. Police say he handed ... More >>
Related:Justin Bieber's snake finds home at Owatonna Zoo (PHOTOS)The Justin Bieber experience is headed back to the Twin Cities in October. The Biebs just announced a fresh North American tour, and it includes about three months of dates beginning in late September, and continuing through most of Ja ... More >>
Lovers of Death Cab for Cutie will get rewarded for showing up early starting in April when Low, our not-so-slow-core-no-more neighbors from Duluth, joins them for a spate of shows. This pairing is a huge coup for Low, who have steadily grasped more rock conventions in their work while ne'r negle ... More >>
Classic rock fans of the Twin Cities, are you ready to dance the night away with Van Halen once again? The legendary arena rock band has reunited with original frontman David Lee Roth, and are set to reconnect with their fans in a big way on a massive U.S. tour that finds the combustible band ... More >>
As we gird ourselves for winter, it seems worthwhile to mention that -- according to a new Men's Health article -- St. Paul people are way, way happier than the denizens of Miami, Las Vegas and Phoenix. So they can take all that sunshine and cram it.
A millionaire friend once told me, "Mallman, you have two options in this world: crazy busy or dead poor." I corrected him: "Try the music business, you'll be both."
Roots rock fans, get ready: Dawes and Blitzen Trapper just announced a co-headlining bill that hits First Avenue on November 4th. Dawes will be continuing a seemingly never-ending tour behind their sophomore release, Nothing Is Wrong, which came out earlier this summer. They're also still rid ... More >>
garlandcannonYour mail carrier doesn't want to see this.All winter long, Minneapolis mail carriers slog through snow drifts. In the summer they're bombarded by the State Bird (not that one, this one). And all year long they have to worry about mean-ass dogs tearing a chunk of meat out of thei ... More >>
By what I'm reading on everybody's online twits, the cool thing this week for a band to do is to pack up their van and skinny jeans and head south to Austin, Texas to razzle and dazzle the flocks of hipsters at the SXSW attention contest. As an alternative, frenetic spazz rock combo, STNNNG will ... More >>
"Famously reclusive" singer Sade has re-emerged recently with a new album, last year's Soldier of Love, and plans to tour in support of her record this summer and fall. A slew of tour dates have already been announced, kicking off in Baltimore on June 16, and more dates are expected to be announc ... More >>
NKOTBSB on Ryan Seacrest/Dick Clark's New Year's show.Didn't get enough of the New Kids On the Block and the Backstreet Boys on ABC's New Year's Eve show last weekend? Well, you're in luck: The two groups of pre-Bieber heartthrobs announced they're adding a Target Center tour date on July 15 ... More >>
It's only been two months since Peter Michael Miller of We Are the Willows wrapped up his solo tour across the East Coast, and he's already itching to get back in the van for another stint on the road. We Are the Willows will play a tour kick-off show tomorrow night (Thursday, January 6) at the V ... More >>
How do you know when you're really, really, really ridiculously famous? When a tweet you compose about how you're not going to appear on a morning talk show gets picked up and reported by every news outlet in the country.
Photo: Jim CrockerMinneapolis, where your kids are safe.Sleep easy, Minneapolis parents. Your children are bedding down in one of the safest cities in the United States. Underwriters Laboratories, the outfit that bestows that little "UL" symbol on everything from light bulbs to lasers, says s ... More >>
photo by Todd SeelieIn addition to some pretty extensive tour plans and live-scoring a drive-in art exhibition, Dark Dark Dark have sent out the first song from their upcoming record Wild Go.
Warwick GreenStrongmen squeeze Kevin Kling's kidneys, but only during the holidaysLocal writer and performer Kevin Kling likes for his food--unlike his state--to be "not so nice." And don't let the TV dinner on the cover of his latest book, Holiday Inn, fool you: Kling is an expert at scouting bl ... More >>
Dominique SerrandA barefoot Steven Epp in "The House Can't Stand"It's turning out to be a season for catching up with some members of the late Theatre de la Jeune Lune. First was the excellent ex-Jeune Lune/Workhaus Collective Fissures at the Humana Festival in Louisville. Now opening thi ... More >>
The official bat of America's passtime and crime fighters everywhereEli Tintor, minor league vagabond and ex-Twin, improved his .257 career batting average on Sunday morning, getting two hits in two at-bats after a burglar broke into his Duluth home.Tintor and a friend were watching a movie a ... More >>
Twin Cities groups Workhaus, with Jeune Lune, makes big impression
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