January's a heady and diverse month for country shows in the Twin Cities, kicking off with a pair of sold-out New Year's performances at the Varsity Theater by Brandi Carlile, and ending with that pair PETA has not yet recognized for their important work saving horses.
If Mitt Romney won't tell you which ones need to be closed, we will
Singer Brandi Carlile celebrated her 31st birthday earlier this month in the Cascade Mountain Range smoking cigars, drinking beer and playing golf with her family and friends. She was only 22 when she approached brothers Phil and Tim Hanseroth to start a band with her. She confidently promised the p ... More >>
The helpful folks at Livability.com have chosen "Top 10 Cities With the Best Music Scenes Outside of Nashville NYC and LA," and trusty Minneapolis came in second. It does not seem as if Howler's Jordan Gatesmith or people who went to Jane's Addiction at the Brick were polled for this, but it's st ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Rick Diamond/Getty Images Country music fans were abuzz last night about the CMT Music Awards, but not necessarily on account of the winners.
It's been a while since Sheryl Crow has come through the Twin Cities, and this time through she's performing for a good cause: PACER, a locally based nonprofit that provides training to the parents and families of disabled children, will host Crow at their annual benefit at the Minneapolis Conven ... More >>
Photos courtesy of the Minneapolis Convention CenterThough the Minneapolis Convention Center has housed a massive 3400-seat auditorium since the early '90s, the building has stuck to hosting conventions and similar corporate events and mostly steered clear of booking concerts or delving into the ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenJustin Townes Earle February 14, 2011 First Avenue I'd like to couch this review as a half-assed intervention. If I may.
After founding Titanic Love Affair, joining Wilco, and releasing a half dozen solo albums, guitarist and producer Jay Bennett died at age 45.
What's more interesting than actor Kevin Costner & Modern West playing country-rock on a Tuesday night at Cabooze?
The Songs We Can't Escape
Dinosaurs rule the dance floors no more
The Dixie Chicks ask for a cease-fire and sympathy
Liz Phair can certainly generate an argument, but until now I'd never heard someone attempt to insult her by saying she's not Sheryl Crow.
How I survived a long weekend with Liz and Sheryl
Mike Hallenbeck makes music in the watery world
Lucinda bids Dylan good morning, Patti Smith greets Baghdad, and Greil Marcus says goodbye
Michelle Kinney followed the musical avant-garde to New York--and back again.
How three Midwestern boys reached jazz nirvana
Pumping up the troops for the best company ever
The naked truth about this summer's radio singles
American Pie 2 and My Generation find the youth of America ready to plunk down
In the past year, Prince has become a Jehovah's Witness, bitched about the record industry, canceled a national tour, and delayed the release of his new CD. But he doesn't want to talk about it.
The Kinleys and Shelby Lynne offer womanly alternatives to Nashville's bombast of latter-day chastity
With Good News for Modern Man, Grant Hart pulls away from his past--while keeping an eye on the rear-view mirror
Pop star Fiona Apple matures to her bitter core with When the Pawn...
Luna's cover version of "Sweet Child o' Mine" marks a strange departure from the indie universe
After languishing on Music Row, Kelly Willis pulls up roots and moves to alt-country
The Hennepin County library system just wanted good clean fun on its CD rack. What it got was a free-speech debate that won't quit.
Hello Rock Star and other salutations that may never reach the ears of the seriously talented but lamentably underappreciated singer-songwriter Marlee MacLeod
Hollywood hit man: Studio genius Mitchell Froom creates a post-rock vaudeville
This year's model, Natalie Imbruglia: The Australian daytime TV actress with the fever for the flavor of a single
Nashville's newest cover girl Shania Twain hits the showroom floor.