Son Volt With Colonel Ford First Avenue Mainroom, Minneapolis Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 Jay Farrar hasn't always stuck to his guns since the breakup of his seminal, genre-creating work with Uncle Tupleo, but one consistent thread through his winding career has been a stubborn and abiding love for coun ... More >>
Believe it or not, June is less than a week away. Cedar Cultural Center welcomes the Howlin' Brothers Wednesday and Brooklyn duo Savoir Adore the next day. Devendra Banhart celebrates his birthday at Mill City Nights Thursday, while LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy plays the First Avenue Mainroom. Fri ... More >>
Benjamin Gibbard with Advance BaseThe Assembly at the Woman's Club, MinneapolisThursday, November 1, 2012An evening with Ben (Benjamin) Gibbard is not merely an evening with music from his solo project, it's also an evening with the Postal Service, All-Time Quarterback, the Replacements, and Death C ... More >>
Release show at First Avenue
Photo via Edina RealtyPachyderm Studios, best known as the recording site of Nirvana's final studio album, In Utero, as well as the place where dozens of local bands holed up in the early- to mid-'90s to record their work, has gone out of business once and for all and the property is now for sale ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenOn May 22, Gary Louris returned to home to Minnesota from a solo acoustic tour, joined by friends Marc Perlman & Tim O'Reagan (The Jayhawks), Jim Boquist (Son Volt, Paul Westerberg) and vocalist Janey Winterbauer (Astronaut Wife, Janey and Marc) at the Broadway Theater in ... More >>
Photo by Amanda FarahGary Louris is playing a show in Wabasha, Minnesota tomorrow night (about an hour and a half out of the Twin Cities), and it's turning out to be quite the Jayhawks-centric shindig. Louris originally booked the show as a way to practice a few newer songs he wrote over the wint ... More >>
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