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The Twin Cities' annual award ceremony for the best and brightest in the local restaurant scene is quickly approaching. This week a number of the finalists for the Charlie Awards -- so named for Charlie's Exceptionale, a legendary downtown Minneapolis restaurant -- were announced. We have the ... More >>
Made Here initiative aims to breathe life back into the empty building
At the halfway point of 2013's concert year in the Twin Cities -- things feel pretty satisfying. We've already experienced six months of polarizing sets, surprise shows, reunions, long-awaited returns, and this is before the Replacements have played a single note live. Some the most deeply fe ... More >>
Amy Koch is the latest celebrity booked to appear at MinnRoast, MinnPost's April 26 event at the Pantages Theatre where "journalists and politicians" are "gently skewered."In a promotional post about the event, MinnPost notes that during Koch's 2011 appearance at MinnRoast, the "then-Senate Majority ... More >>
Three years ago, Dan Wilson asked his brother Matt if he'd be interested in playing an acoustic duo show. Without hesitation, Matt agreed to the evening that drew from songs ranging from both brothers' catalogs. With Dan moving out to Los Angeles and Matt working on the new Twilight Hours' album, th ... More >>
The best winter warm-up drinks, cool concerts, must-see plays, and carnival activities in the metro
With the holiday season upon us, if you need a worthwhile distraction from the rampant consumerism and commercialism associated with Christmas, it's best to look for a way to help others in need. And for the fourth year in a row, Minnesota music and charity come together for a good cause on Holiday ... More >>
Ani DiFranco with Pearl and the Beard First Avenue Mainroom, MinneapolisSunday, September 23, 2012 "All right, no more Mister Nice Guy," said Ani DiFranco last night, two songs in to her epic 20-song set at First Avenue. "I want to see if this old 42-year-old bag of bones can still rock." Yeah, ri ... More >>
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Photos by Steve CohenLindsey Buckingham September 16, 2011 Pantages Theater A man as obviously aware of his significance in musical history as he is of his relative obscurity as a solo artist - in comparison to his former band, and his former bandmate/partner Stevie Nicks - Lindsey Buckingha ... More >>
Snugly situated in the canon of '70s pop music, Fleetwood Mac are a band gifted with longevity but plagued with very public interpersonal entanglements that at times eclipsed the sheer musicality of their famous lo-fi folk rock. At the forefront of their creative direction throughout much o ... More >>
"The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend."--Chuck Palahniuk
This week we have artwork by John Lennon, a birthday party for Lili's Burlesque, and a good, old-fashioned hangar dance. Jump and jive.
A crop of upcoming shows keeps us soldiering on through January.
Live shots from over the weekend.
True to form, this night wasn't dedicated entirely to Van Zandt.
Yo La Tengo & Noisettes schedule TC dates, Sonic Youth hits the Current and First Ave. & Jeff Hanson.
Complete Soundset '09 lineup confirmed, Ra Ra Riot plays the Current & 36 Hour Songwriting Contest results.
Xcel adds cheap tickets to Springsteen in May, the Crystal Method to play First Avenue & Dillinger Four add tour dates.
The intense vibrato in Hegarty's voice can be somewhat startling on first listen, but appreciation for the text and composure will no doubt end in utter admiration.
Singing the victory anthem of the "loosers" on Nov. 3
Smoking like Dre, rioting against junior high, singing in the parking lot
Why Siddhartha and The Waterboys matter
Unscrubbed theater for the well-groomed Guthrie-goer
'The Seagull' and 'Tick, Tick...Boom!' examine the art of being an artist
When the Shubert inched down Hennepin Avenue a year ago, Minneapolis politicos promised a bright future for the historic theater. They didn't mention stingy legislators, taxpayer bailouts, or the specter of the wrecking ball.
City number-crunchers say the plan to renovate another old theater is a money pit
Block E redevelopment probably means saving one historic theater and destroying another. The question is which will be left standing: the Shubert or the Mann?