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Drive-By Truckers with Blitzen Trapper First Avenue, Minneapolis Thursday, March 27, 2014 Somebody really ought to slip T Bone Burnett a Drive-By Truckers compilation. For all of the man's professional eminence, he missed a golden opportunity to include the Athens, Georgia-based cult favorites in t ... More >>
Audiences might hate the character of Llewyn Davis, but they'll love him, too
Any time that Oscar-winning St. Louis Park filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen announce that they are releasing a new film, there is going to be plenty of local interest. When they decided to set their new film, Inside Llewyn Davis, in the early '60s folk music scene of New York City that would eventuall ... More >>
It's the last week of April, and the snow is finally melting away. Wednesday, local favorites Poliça play a show in the First Avenue Mainroom, while songwriter Josh Ritter plays a set the next night. Mill City Nights also welcomes Mindless Self Indulgence as new local band Ginkgo plays a set at the ... More >>
Locally bred Oscar-winning auteurs Joel and Ethan Coen have never shied away from drawing inspiration from their Minnesota upbringing to use in their films. Both Fargo and A Serious Man candidly reflect all-too-familiar aspects of life around these parts as well as lasting impressions that the creat ... More >>
Lisa Marie Presley Fine Line Music Cafe, MinneapolisTuesday, June 19, 2012 View a slideshow here.If you're going to listen to Lisa Marie Presley, the first thing you need to realize is that while she might be the daughter of the king of rock 'n' roll, she is not the same person. Times are differen ... More >>
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 >>
On this day in country music history - July 14, 1973 - Phil Everly threw a dang old fit, smashing his guitar after performing the song, "('Till) I Kissed You" and walking off the stage, effectively breaking up the Everly Brothers while performing at Buena Park, California's Knott's Berry Farm ... More >>
As I culled through lists of new and upcoming releases from new and up-and-coming country artists, I couldn't help but notice a pattern: many were by women, and most of those by women who seemed to be taking country in a slightly new direction (occasionally, the "new" direction one that count ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenJoan Baez has been performing for over 50 years, and her voice is just as lovely as ever. "I've had to drop my songs down a few notches to match my voice now," she noted apologetically during her show at the Minnesota Zoo last night. But aside from a few key changes her old c ... More >>
Will the elusive Oscar finally be his?
Mr. Airplane man call out from Memphis, Sacred Harp Singers reclaim the bible belt, and Hootie's reputation heads south
With Time (The Revelator), Gillian Welch finds new inspiration in country tunes from way back when