The first two iterations of the Skyline Music Festival have catered to a more mature musical audience with lineups featuring veteran, classic-rock leaning acts. But the Minnesota Twins and K-TWIN just announced an Indie Night format for the 2014 Skyline Music Festival that focuses on more modern ban ... More >>
Following the sold-out success of the inaugural Skyline Music Festival last summer, K-TWIN and the Minnesota Twins have just announced the date and lineup for this year's festival. While last year's iteration featured a series of bands (Soul Asylum, Matthew Sweet, Big Head Todd and the Monsters) per ... More >>
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After hitting a Twins game last Father's Day, Trampled by Turtles made their return to Target Field on Wednesday. The gorgeous day for an afternoon game against the Cleveland Indians got an extra boost from Dave Simonett and company as they picked through several songs during breaks of a contest tha ... More >>
Another rockin' week in the Twin Cities! Thursday, The Triple Rock will be hosting Rock the Link in order to raise awareness of homeless youth. Friday is Target Field's Skyline Music Festival and Saturday, the MN Zoo welcome's Beach Boy legend, Brian Wilson. Strange Names open for Yeasayer at First ... More >>
Following one of the busiest years they've had in a while, Soul Asylum is starting to make some noise in 2013. Last year marked the entry of Delayed Reaction, their first new studio album in six years, but it also signaled the departure of founding guitarist Dan Murphy. Now, with frontman Dave Pirne ... More >>
Looks like 2013 is the year that music finally gets to live and breathe in Target Field. The Minnesota Twins' gorgeous downtown park has announced plans to host the Skyline Music Festival on Friday, July 26, featuring hometown heroes Soul Asylum. This is dubbed "The LP tour," so each band will play ... More >>
When David Prass bought the CC Tap in 1974, it was a 3.2 beer joint that had live music and a stage. Prass re-named the bar the CC Club, and transferred the liquor license over from his father's old bar. Along with the booze came new restrictions on the kind of entertainment the CC could offer, incl ... More >>
Rock the Garden may be sold out, but there's still plenty of music that can be heard outdoors this weekend with the Stone Arch Bridge Festival returning after not possibly happening. Jimmy Cliff will be rocking the MN Zoo while up-and-coming Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers bring their Americana flavo ... More >>
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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 >>
Explore Minnesota, a site dedicated to attracting tourism to our fair state, has teamed up with 89.3 the Current to create an all-local playlist of streaming music that spans from the Castaways and the Trashmen to Dessa, Peter Wolf Crier, and Owl City. The mix, naturally, is bent toward radio-fri ... More >>
Concert promoter Sue McLean has leaked the initial lineup for this summer's Music in the Zoo series, and there are quite a few great names on the list. Joan Baez, Levon Helm, Carolina Chocolate Drops... be still, our fluttering hearts. See the whole lineup below, with more updates (include ticket ... More >>
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Let It Be Records Is Closing Faced with news that his building would be turned into 46-story condo tower later this year, Let It Be Records owner Ryan Cameron had two choices: relocate or close. "It was me who made the decision not to relocate," he says, speaking over the phone Thursday afternoon. " ... More >>
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