This week, R.E.M. put out a massive, six-DVD box set called REMTV, the latest in a steady stream of archival releases the band has offered fans since "calling it a day" in 2011. It includes a 110-minute documentary R.E.M. by MTV, that is the first film to tell the entire story of a group of Athens, ... More >>
KISS and Def Leppard with The Dead Daisies Target Center, Minneapolis Sunday, August 17, 2014 KISS brought their 40th anniversary victory lap tour through the sold-out Target Center on Sunday night. A sold-out legion of young and old fans witnessed their make-up clad, platform boot-wearing rock her ... More >>
For 30 years, Zimmy's bar and restaurant in Bob Dylan's old hometown of Hibbing has served as a makeshift museum for fans and an important cultural landmark. Sadly, Zimmy's closed recently, but they have started up an IndieGoGo fundraising campaign to help reopen one of the favorite watering holes a ... 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 >>
By Steve CohenIan McLagan The Belmore/New Skyway Lounge, Minneapolis July 5, 2013 Minneapolis welcomed Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ian McLagan on Friday for his first ever appearance in the Twin Cities as a solo artist. "Mac" made note of Minneapolis's warm welcome after his leadoff tune "Hello Old ... More >>
Ricky Skaggs is not old -- he'll turn 59 in July -- but his actual chronological years belie the elder statesman status he's achieved in country, bluegrass, gospel and neo-traditional music. Rare talent, a bevy of stories, an enthusiastic attitude and a passion for performing have a lot to do with i ... More >>
It's said that it was a sweltering early autumn day in Rosine, Kentucky when a neighbor found Malissa Vandiver Monroe in her yard, strumming away furiously on her mandolin under the shade of a tree. Malissa was very, very pregnant with her eighth and last child, a boy who would be born on September ... More >>
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The Baseball Project is a supergroup of four veterans of American underground rock and punk. Combining talents from R.E.M., the Dream Syndicate and Minneapolis's Zuzu's Petals, each member contributes 30 or more years of experience, and they are also huge baseball fans. The band features Steve ... More >>
Shortly after Purple Rain put Minneapolis on the map of the music world, Prince formed a little short-lived band called the Family. They would only record one album and play one sold-out show at First Avenue before disbanding, but their impact is still felt to this day. Though the musicians occas ... More >>
As we reported last week, BET is awarding Prince a "Lifetime Achievement" award during their televised awards ceremony this Sunday evening. To prepare, we've amassed a selection of our favorite moments from Prince's lengthy and often astounding career.Dig, if you will, a handful of Prince's fines ... More >>
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