Varsity Theater, Minneapolis
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Who needs Morrissey?
It was a question that seemed to hang in the air at the Varsity last night as Morrissey's former Smiths bandmate, Johnny Marr, visited town. It seemed apt all the more given Moz's recent string of can ... 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 >>
From bands, fans, and venues -- no one likes a concert cancellation. Unfortunately, Minneapolis received two such notifications over the weekend, beginning with the announcement that Morrissey's show at the Orhpheum Theatre on Friday, March 22 (which was already rescheduled twice after earlier postp ... More >>
Morrissey just announced he has postponed the remainder of his U.S. tour dates. Earlier this week, the ex-Smiths crooner put on hold all of his shows this week up until Monday's stop in Minneapolis, but he has now decided to reschedule all of the concerts so he can spend time with his ailing mother ... More >>
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The only person able to be un-delighted about Morrissey's upcoming tour is Moz himself. Given his rep for delightfully dour demeanor, no sweat for the rest of us. The King of Mope has announced an aggressive two-month U.S. tour to finish off 2012, and Minneapolis is in his sights.This could be one o ... More >>
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Photo by Steve CohenDan Israel has been a constant in the Twin Cities roots music scene for over a decade now, and has proven himself to be a consistently high-quality songwriter and a witty, self-deprecating performer. Israel is getting ready to release his 11th album, Crosstown Traveler, a ... More >>
Phil Collins is marginally famous for being the drummer/singer for Genesis, a UK outfit initially known for immersive prog-rock epics like Trespass and Selling England By The Pound, until they sold out and went commercial. He is slightly more well-known for contributing to Disney film soundtracks ... More >>
Nathan Amundson, a.k.a. Rivulets, writes to inform me that not only does the solo Morrissey need no compiling, contrary to my hasty preview, but he's been compiled to death--with more than 10 best-ofs listed on Allmusic alone.
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