The first week of May begins with an exciting lineup. James Blake returns to First Avenue's Mainroom Wednesday while Veils rock the 7th Street Entry. Electric boy/girl duos Purity Ring and Crystal Castles play First Avenue Thursday and Sunday. Minnesota's local member of Cult Records (Julian Casabla ... More >>
Antibalas: Who Is This America?
Amadou & Mariam at the Cedar Cultural Center, 8/7/12
Antibalas with Malamanya
First Avenue, Minneapolis
September 11, 2012
With the dark anniversary of 9/11 hanging over everyone's head, Antibalas proved to be the perfect remedy for any sad memories, a ... More >>
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It's been one year since the music world lost one of its best young voices and original artists with Amy Winehouse's passing. The singer was found dead in her London home on July 23, 2011, and the impact of her loss is still felt widely in the ... More >>
Photo by Kisha BariTalking to Charles Bradley is almost as intense as listening Charles Bradley sing. No one knows this better than the man himself. When Gimme Noise reaches him via phone in Brooklyn, before we get into any questions, he requests that we let him "pull the side and park for a minu ... More >>
When we first reported that Roma di Luna would be parting ways about two months back, the band insisted that they would give fans one last chance to see them in action this December, where they planned to host a pair of farewell shows.Now, with no explanation given, Roma di Luna have canceled the ... More >>
May 17, 2011
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
Sharon Jones has her own brand of caffeine that no one else knows about--it's so powerful that it's probably illegal, or at least government-moderated. That's the only way to explain her performance last night at the S ... More >>
Promo photo by Bonnie SchiffmanThe print edition of City Pages drops today, and in this week's issue you'll find two very different but equally enlightening music articles -- the first digging into the making of a new Replacements documentary, which is screening tonight at the Women's Club and to ... More >>
Photo by Nick VlcekBefore we get to the whole lineup portion of today's Rock the Garden announcement, here's a quandary: How many tickets do you think the Walker and the Current could sell to this shindig without disclosing a single band on the bill beforehand?
Photos by Nick VlcekSharon JonesSee that face? That is the face of pure joy. The supremely talented Sharon Jones and her Dap Kings had the crowd effectively whipped into a frenzy of cheers and waving arms during the second-to-last set at Saturday's Rock the Garden. A crowd of 10,000 gathered on t ... More >>
Headed to Rock the Garden this weekend? Couldn't get tickets but want to meet up with all the concertgoers afterword? Besides the obvious proximate choice, 20.21, there are a lot of good options within walking distance of the Walker. (We're still mourning the loss of Auriga--they had such a g ... More >>
The Current and the Walker Art Center announced their Rock the Garden lineup today with a live broadcast at Brit's Pub in downtown Minneapolis, hosted by Current DJ Mary Lucia and the Walker's Senior Curator for Performing Arts Philip Bither. The yearly outdoor festival has grown quite large in t ... More >>