Justin Townes EarleVarsity Theater, MinneapolisMonday, May 7, 2012There were a few times last night when all fell silent inside the Varsity Theater, save for Justin Townes Earle. He paced around the stage, wearing a pair of round eyeglasses and a gray suit with a kerchief tucked in the breast pocket ... More >>
The intimate amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo is far and away one of the most idyllic outdoor music venues in the Twin Cities area. And each summer, the Music In The Zoo series gives music lovers of all types up-close, engaging performances from both established acts and alternative bands on ... More >>
Bob Dylan make one of the earliest "music videos" ever with a clip from D.A. Pennebaker's 1967 documentary Don't Look Back. Accompanying the masterful "Subterranean Homesick Blues," Dylan daftly tosses cue cards that wittily accompany his lyrics with the occasional misspelling ("suckcess").This w ... More >>
Hearing 21-year-old Ohioan Lydia Loveless' Bloodshot release Indestructible Machine, your immediate association upon taking in her rich, steady and intense voice is "Neko Case. She sounds like Neko Case." But no, that's not quite right. It's got a rougher edge than that. Stay instead within the Buck ... More >>
Hey! Yo! What's up? The Week That Was is back. Sure, we've been away for a good long while, but too much crazy shit's gone down this week. Enjoy!
Justin Townes Earle is everything that you'd expect from a Nashville born, country-bred, Americana singer-songwriter. Earle seemed predisposed to be a fantastically unrefined folk artist: his father, the legendary country singer, author, and playwright Steve Earle, has won numerous Grammy Awards, ... More >>
A week after being arrested in Indianapolis on what has been reported by several sources as charges of battery, public intoxication, and resisting law enforcement, Justin Townes Earle, traveling troubadour and son of famed singer Steve Earle, has announced that he is canceling the remainder of hi ... More >>
Nepotism and lady beer guts: three acts to see if you've got nothin' better goin', and two not to miss.
Today, one of country's best relationship-phobes turns 68. Ten songs to get hooked on... but not too hooked. I don't want no clingin' vine! You're smothering me!
Situated between Cuddle Day and Man Watcher's Day, a badass country playlist celebrating the day to tell everyone to shove it.
True to form, this night wasn't dedicated entirely to Van Zandt.
Yo La Tengo & Noisettes schedule TC dates, Sonic Youth hits the Current and First Ave. & Jeff Hanson.
While riots raged across the river in downtown St. Paul, Harriet Island was the picture of a calm, sunny day filled with fans enjoying music and celebrating a day off of work.
Lupe Fiasco, Mos Def, Atmosphere, Billy Bragg, and Steve Earle join in on the RNC fun.
Top Ten Selling Albums This Week at Treehouse Records
Top Ten Spins this week at MPR's the Current, 89.3
Steve Earle summed up the concept pretty well at last night's First Avenue gig: "If you don't own anything you're fucked." It was a first-rate performance, better than the last two club shows he's done in town. The material was culled heavily from his last two studio albums. "Rich Man's War" and "W ... More >>
And now a few words for the dewy-eyed couple
With three great albums in three years, Steve Earle is riding his country-rock renaissance into bluegrass territory