A Tribute to Sue McLeanWith Eric Hutchinson, BoDeans, Soul Asylum, Haley Bonar, X-Boys, Rogue Valley, and othersFirst Avenue, MinneapolisSaturday, November 23, 2013Saturday's tribute to Sue McLean was rarely precious. Instead, it was raw and fearless as the woman herself. The independent concert pr ... More >>
The iconic bar's owners, famous patrons, and hometown regulars remember the dive's best moments
When David Prass bought the CC Tap in 1974, it was a 3.2 beer joint that had live music and a stage. Prass re-named the bar the CC Club, and transferred the liquor license over from his father's old bar. Along with the booze came new restrictions on the kind of entertainment the CC could offer, incl ... More >>
See Also:William DeVogue claims to be Bob Dylan's first sonBob Dylan announces release date and tracklisting for Tempest, his 35th studio albumWith the recent announcement of a new album and forthcoming St. Paul show, the local adulation for Bob Dylan shows no sign of dying down anytime soon. And th ... More >>
Folk music. It's well-loved here in the Twin Cities, and there is hardly a better place to celebrate its prominence than the rowdy, unpretentious Grumpy's NE. This Saturday, Grumpy's will be featuring a slew of local folk talent in its 14th Annual Northeast Folk Festival. The lineup consists of 21 ... More >>
Lifelong local musician and teacher Bill Hinkley, who Paul Metsa once dubbed "The Patriarch of the West Bank," passed away this morning after a battle with cancer. He was 67.Hinkley was best known as a longtime house musician on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion," where he performed wi ... More >>
Art-A-Whirl weekend is upon us. Here's your guide to all the live music highlights this weekend, many of which are free. See anything we missed? Add your own Art-A-Whirl music events in the comments.FRIDAY, MAY 14Hoolie FestShuga RecordsFree; all agesIndoor stage:12:00 p.m. Acting Normal1:00 p.m ... More >>
All photos by Steve CohenAl Kooper with Ashleigh Still and Alison ScottA sizable crew of esteemed local musicians gathered at the Dakota Sunday night to pay tribute to rock 'n' roll legend Al Kooper with a set of covers that spanned his entire career. According to photographer Steve Cohen, Al him ... More >>
All photos courtesy AlKooper.comINTERVIEW BY RICK MASONKeyboardist, guitarist, songwriter and producer Al Kooper's uncanny presence and participation in landmark musical events over the past half-century have made him the rock equivalent of Forrest Gump or Zelig. His long association with Bob Dyl ... More >>
The normally alcohol-dry Shuga will be celebrating Art-A-Whirl (which, news to me, is the largest open studio and gallery tour in America), by throwing a free, long, boozy muckraker called Hoolie Fest in and outside the store Friday, Saturday, and Suday May 14-16. Over 70 bands are scheduled to p ... More >>
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Blues Great Percy Strother Dies at Age 58 Minneapolis, MN, May 31, 2005 - Blues great Percy Strother passed away at his home in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 29, 2005. With his wife of 35 years Roseanna Strother and his son Percy Strother, Jr. at his side, Percy succumbed to complications from liver ... More >>
With demolition all but assured, preservationists aim to take their fight to court
Rocking The Body at the Target Center; teenage kicks at the Ave.