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Following Bob Dylan's successful run of AmericanaramA shows last summer -- which brought him to Midway Stadium for a memorable night last July -- Dylan's never-ending tour rolls on with a series of far more intimate theater shows this fall. Those newly announced dates also includes a run of three ... More >>
Diana Ross Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Oh, Diana Ross. Even at the ripe age of 69, she's still reminding us that there was a time before Beyonce. Indeed, without Diana Ross, we might not know to call these modern starlets "divas." At her show last night at the Orpheum ... More >>
Vampire WeekendOrpheum Theatre, MinneapolisMonday, August 5, 2013Vampire Weekend are not a sentimental band. We should know this already, of course. It's plain to see in their music, and frankly, they're too successful to waste their time with such middling emotions. But, as the New Yorkers returned ... More >>
The twisted, lo-fi rock of Neutral Milk Hotel is about to get its most widespread live dissemination as Jeff Mangum's band will reuinite for several months of touring starting later this year. A band known for its neutrality -- a good 15 years worth -- has dates scheduled between October and June of ... More >>
An Evening With Soundgarden Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis February 2, 2013 In their first Twin Cities appearance in 19 years, Soundgarden aggressively turned back the clock on Saturday night at a sold-out Orpheum Theatre. The grunge veterans treated the boisterous, well-lubricated crowd to the restl ... More >>
At Are You Ready for the Country, there are two things we love: close-harmonizing sibling acts, and tough old broads. And so, we're sad to report that Patty Andrews, the last surviving member of The Andrews Sisters, died on Wednesday at the age of 94.Andrews was interviewed by City Pages' Lindsey Th ... More >>
Yeah! It's time to run down the year in live music GIFs. This Black Sabbath fan from Lollapalooza this summer embodies how psyched we are to share these with you.With help from photographers Erik Hess, Anna Gulbrandsen, and Stacy Schwartz, this was a year for the already excellent visual representat ... More >>
Music fans who have never tired of the gloomy sonic sludge of the grunge era and still fly their flannel with pride, listen up. Seattle stalwarts Soundgarden have just announced a 2013 winter North American in support of their brand new record (and first album of original material in 16 years), King ... More >>
The Script made a name for themselves with emotional, heartfelt songs like "Breakeven," "The Man Who Can't Be Moved" and "For the First Time." The Irish trio, made up of vocalist and keyboard player Danny O'Donoghue, guitarist Mark Sheehan and drummer Glen Power are back with a new album #3 that hit ... More >>
The Basilica Block Party marks the beginning of July and the end of weeks of promotion for presenting radio station Cities 97, who bring soft-rocker Mat Kearney and Train on Friday and alt-country group The Avett Brothers on Saturday night. 311 will be swinging through Minneapolis on their national ... More >>
Bon Iver have been on quite a never-ending trek since they played the Orpheum Theatre back in September. And Justin Vernon and company are definitely a different band now -- at least in terms of public perception and recognition. Long-time supporters won't be surprised that their Grammy-winning mate ... More >>
The touring performance artists are familiar but still fun
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 >>
For how often St. Vincent comes to town, you'd think she's moving in. For the third second time in the span of four months, Annie Clark is booked to perform in the Twin Cities. This September, she joins ex-Talking Heads mastermind David Byrne on the first date of a joint tour celebrating their forth ... More >>
The Twin Cities will be steeped with indie-rock this weekend with The Shins at the Orpheum Theatre and Leslie Feist opening the MN Zoo's Music in the Zoo series. Cute pop band Bella Ruse will be leaving Minneapolis for Columbus soon, so make sure to catch their free show at the Lake Harriet Bandshel ... More >>
Girl power without the Spice Girls is alive and well these days, and the Amsterdam Bar and Hall will be celebrating this weekend with the Girls Got Rhythm Fest in St. Paul. If you're feeling young, stop by Station 4 to check out pop-punk group Go Radio with This Providence; if not, St. Vincent and C ... More >>
Related:Fiona Apple back in Minneapolis in July on U.S. tourSeven years is a long time between albums, and Fiona Apple tested our patience. We'll wait a little longer while you read the title of her fourth album. The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You ... More >>
Fiona Apple has announced her first Twin Cities appearance in six years. The notoriously eccentric singer-songwriter, who embodied the struggle of creative instincts vs. major label pressure, has booked a July show at the Orpheum Theatre. And for those who caught her on her last visit in 2006 at Nor ... More >>
Play delivers on the hype
Performing came early to J. Anthony Crane."I was definitely an expressive and neurotic child. The thing that seemed to calm me down was the year my Mom bought me a little puppet house and puppet stage," Crane says. "When I was five or six, I was crazy about this. I would put on shows, sendi ... More >>
Seven courses for $40 at the Local. Win!With Thanksgiving less than two weeks away, we like to start the stomach-stretching prep in earnest, and this week's food offerings of hefty beer dinners and a full-on fête of all things French should do the distending job quite well.
See cake contest Sunday, Cake Boss's Buddy Valastro on Tuesday.If you're crazy about cakes, this is your week, with not one but two special events for bakery buffs. On Sunday you can watch professional cake decorators put their craft to the test at the Mall of America. And on Tuesday, cake de ... More >>
Ever the unpredictable artist, Ryan Adams will re-emerge this fall for his first tour since declaring he was supposedly quitting music (or at least, quitting touring with the Cardinals) back in 2009. With a new solo album, Ashes & Fire, out October 10, Ryan will depart on a West Coast tour in ... More >>
Miss Jackson if you're nastyBy Jen Boyles & Ian TraasAs a pop icon, Janet Jackson can do pretty much whatever she wants. If she went on a tour centered around singing her favorite polka tunes, the tickets would still sell out within minutes. Luckily for us, Janet's preparing a no-filler show ... More >>
"Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless."-Calvin (Calvin & Hobbes)
"The sun is shining. Weather is sweet. Make you wanna move your dancing feet."-Bob Marley
We're headed to Minneapolis for the 4th of July weekend to celebrate a 40th birthday and to see the Eddie Vedder Ukulele tour (kinda random, but we are!). Any good restaurant recommendations? Would be great if there was something really special for the birthday, but also just any great, local ... More >>
As the temperature plunges below zero, it can be hard to stay optimistic and remember why on earth we all decided it would be a good idea to live here. But here's something to warm the spirits: Minnesota is so far north that we're practically in Canada, right? So when the Pixies announce a 13-dat ... More >>
Photo by Joan MarcusSpring Awakening, the thundering rock musical about adolescent angst in 19th-century Germany, returns for a quick two-day run over the weekend at the Orpheum Theatre. It's certainly worth a look for theater lovers who have missed it up to now and fans will certainly del ... More >>
Exactly a month after announcing that LCD Soundsystem would play the Roy Wilkins Audiorium this fall, the venue has finally released details about the ticket price and sale date. The LCD Soundsystem show, which features openers Hot Chip, will take place on Saturday, October 23, and tickets will g ... More >>
National music blog Consequence of Sound is reporting that LCD Soundsystem will hit the road this fall for tour of Australia, the US, and the UK with Sleigh Bells and Hot Chip. The dance-tastic indie band, led by James Murphy, will come through St. Paul on October 23 to play Roy Wilkins Auditoriu ... More >>
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