A decade ago, the Pixies reformed at the Fine Line Music Cafe and set a course to play their perfectly aged alt-rock to the largest crowds they've ever seen. Now they're coming back to Minneapolis with new songs -- their first album in 22 years, Indy Cindy, just dropped -- and a new bassist.Even if ... More >>
Chris Cornell With Bhi Bhiman O'Shaughnessy Auditorium, St. Paul October 30, 2013 Eight months after Soundgarden's electrifying reunion show at the Orpheum Theatre, Chris Cornell returned to the Twin Cities to play a sold-out O'Shaughnessy Auditorium. The raucous bombast of Cornell's back catalog o ... More >>
After making her dedicated fans wait seven years for a new album, and six years for a live return to Minneapolis, Fiona Apple isn't making us wait that long for the chance to see her again. The talented songstress announced today that she will be hitting the road later this year with her Idler Wheel ... 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 >>
The best winter warm-up drinks, cool concerts, must-see plays, and carnival activities in the metro
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 >>
Norah Jones with Cory ChiselOrpheum Theatre, MinneapolisSunday, October 7, 2012An evening with Norah Jones is not limited to one genre of music. On a cold, blustery night -- to which Jones said, "I wasn't prepared for [the cold]." -- Minneapolis was treated to rock, pop, country, jazz, and folk alon ... More >>
Deemed one of the most beloved video games of all time, The Legend of Zelda has continued to gain popularity over the past 25 years. This Saturday, the celebrated Nintendo game will be brought to life in The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Tour, a live orchestral perfo ... More >>
Photos by Anna Gulbrandsen Amon Tobin with Holy Other Orpheum Theater, Minneapolis Thursday, September 6, 2012 See Also: Slideshow: Amon Tobin at Orpheum TheatreAmon Tobin stays mum on ISAM 2.0If you weren't at the Orpheum Theater on Thursday night to see Amon Tobin there isn't much else to say -- ... More >>
Fiona Apple With Blake Mills Orpheum Theatre, MinneapolisMonday, July 16, 2012 From the moment she stepped on stage at the Orpheum, Fiona Apple seemed to be in her own special room in her head. Every song was a trance, a frenzied art piece that required her absolute conentration, and in between tho ... More >>
Childhood and growing up have always been the central themes in Lucy Michelle's music. There's a deep desire to hold onto youth that courses through her lyrics, and seeps through the music, right down to the loose, freewheeling way that she and her Velvet Lapelles put their songs together. Even as M ... More >>
It's only after seeing Brian Regan's act -- exuberantly silly, theatrically performed, sharply observed -- that you realize, in retrospect, it was clean enough for network TV. None of the jokes feel edited or sanitized, and the topics run the gamut, from embarrassing personal anecdotes about driv ... More >>
Justin Vernon and Bon Iver had one hell of a year in 2011. Bon Iver's sophomore album is widely considered the best album of the year, the group played well-received, sold-out shows all over the world (including a memorable two-night stand at the Orpheum Theatre), and capped it all off with f ... More >>
Howler, Astronautalis, Pink Mink, and more
Photo via the Milwaukee BucksAside from a few late-night TV stops, Bon Iver has yet to christen their sophomore album, the much lauded and hotly debated Bon Iver, Bon Iver, with a proper live show. That will all change this weekend when the band takes up a two-night residency at the Riverside The ... More >>
Tickets haven't even gone on sale yet, but the Orpheum Theatre has already decided to tack on another Bon Iver show this September. The band, whose buzz has reached critical mass this week with the release of their second album, Bon Iver, Bon Iver, and tour of the late-night TV circuit, will now ... More >>
Show plays it big, loses the heart
When we first hear that low stiff clang of flesh across four heavy strings, immediately we know - it's slap bass. And once our ears have recognized that distinctive sound, our mind promptly tells us, it must be Primus.
In anticipation for their "To All My Friends" tour, which kicks off next week in Madison, Atmosphere have just released an mp3 of a new song, "Freefallin'." Like much of Slug's newer material, "Freefallin'" is a slower jam driven by a meandering electric guitar and echoing, sparse beat. The track ... More >>
BY CINDAL LEE HEARTRock 'n' roll and fashion have always had a delicate and important relationship. But on the same token rock 'n' roll has always held a bad-boy reputation - that is until Eric Hutchinson came along with his fan-favorite single "Rock 'n' Roll." We have come to learn that this fre ... More >>
Photo courtesy of the artistsBY CINDAL LEE HEARTBand of Horses have spent the the past few years growing a remarkable fan base and proving their worthiness in the indie world, opening up for influential artists like Pearl Jam, Iron & Wine, She & Him, and more recently the Irish pop/indie- ... More >>
Tickets go on sale this week.
Chester French & Eyedea and Abilities.
For the second time, the Pretenders/Cat Power gig is being scooted across around town.
PJ Harvey and Brian Wilson go down easy, the 5,6,7,8's are harder to swallow
Dave Chappelle lights up the Orpheum stage; giggling ensues
Frank revives a labor cry, 'The Cradle Will Rock'; 'Urinetown' whizzes through town
Spike Lee's concert doc The Original Kings of Comedy finds four standups riffing on a century of black humor
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Orpheum Theatre Manager Fred Krohn has a contract with the city requiring that he book only union shows. Yet when he brought in the non-Equity 42nd St., the city looked the other way.
Riverdance sells out while the dance world goes hungry.