The Jayhawks with Two Harbors First Avenue, Minneapolis Friday, September 5, 2014 "I just like to surround myself with beautiful people, and good things tend to happen," Gary Louris proclaimed affectionately toward the end of the Jayhawks' spirited 130-minute, 26-song performance at First Avenue on ... More >>
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At the end of 1995, Gary Louris had a problem. A big one. His band, the critically acclaimed Minneapolis-based Jayhawks, was just starting to gain some commercial traction after a decade of existence at the front of the No Depression/Americana/alt-country pack. Their release earlier that year, Tomo ... More >>
Throughout 2013, the reunited Replacements and their friends have put out a series of limited-edition 7-inch records to raise funds for their pal Slim Dunlap. The Songs for Slim recordings came about after Dunlap -- former guitarist for the Replacements and star solo performer -- suffered a serious ... More >>
By Mark Kartarik Cory Chisel, the Candles, Ariel Denae, and Space Woman With special guest Norah Jones 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis Monday, August 12, 2013 A small crowd gathered around the 7th St. Entry stage as the Americana-folk rock opening band Space Woman quietly began playing the first songs ... More >>
Muzak just joined the ranks of words like aspirin, brassiere, cellophane, escalator, granola, kerosene, linoleum, trampoline, yo-yo, & zipper. These were brands that became the colloquialism for the thing itself, and the word lives on well after the brand itself has gone to that great Piggly Wi ... More >>
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Southeast Engine is an Ohio alt-country band that charges down the open highway pinned between grit and grace. Singer Adam Remnant's voice is one-of-a-kind in that it has an everyman's quality -- even if you're hard-pressed to find anyone who sounds quite like him. For those enraptured by the vocal ... More >>
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Photos by Steve CohenWith only a couple of weeks left until the release of their reunion record, Mockingbird Time, the Jayhawks are flying into overdrive with a series of promotional shows, downloads, and appearances, including a recent stop at Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion last wee ... More >>
Jennifer JespersonPeter Jesperson's resume includes stints with Oar Folkjokeopus (now Treehouse Records), Jay's Longhorn Bar, Rev 105, and myriad other music-related jobs. Perhaps best known for co-founding Twin/Tone Records with Paul Stark and Charley Hallman, Jesperson signed such seminal ... More >>
Photo by Steve CohenDan Israel has been a constant in the Twin Cities roots music scene for over a decade now, and has proven himself to be a consistently high-quality songwriter and a witty, self-deprecating performer. Israel is getting ready to release his 11th album, Crosstown Traveler, a ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenThe JayhawksJanuary 29 and 30, 2011First Avenue, MinneapolisAfter easing into their set on Saturday night, the Jayhawks were off and running for a two-night stand that found them finishing with a double-encore on Sunday evening and looking hesitant to leave the stage that the ... More >>
We're pretty damn excited about this weekend's back-to-back Jayhawks shows at First Avenue, which will find the reunited band revisiting their two most seminal albums, Tomorrow the Green Grass and Hollywood Town Hall.In anticipation of the shows this weekend, we thought it would be fun to see jus ... More >>
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Prince, Gayngs, Gigamesh, and many others dot the calendar
Photo by Steve CohenIt's no easy feat pulling off three back-to-back nights at First Avenue, but the Jayhawks made it look effortless this past summer when they powered through one of the most memorable local music events of the year. Ever since founders and lead singers Gary Louris and Mark Olso ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenAs this year's Sound Unseen festival wrapped up at the Southern Theater with a screening of Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why is Everybody Talkin' About Him)?, the festival organizers pulled out all the stops to make it a special night. Harry's daughter Annie was in attendance, ... More >>
Many Colored Kite (Rykodisc)
The Sound Unseen festival, which celebrates independent films about music, will celebrate its 11th season with a dozen films at three separate locations October 6-10. This season, the festival will show a selection of films at the Southern Theater on the West Bank in addition to hosting events at ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenThe Jayhawks blew us away when they played their three-night stand at First Avenue earlier this month, but their performances in the Twin Cities weren't limited to the Mainroom; the band also rehearsed together for the few days leading up to their shows, performed an in-studi ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenWe'll have a full recap of all three Jayhawks shows at First Avenue tomorrow, but for the time being: If you aren't already planning on going tonight, GO TONIGHT. Last night's performance veered toward transcendence several times, as the band played a lengthy regular set in a ... More >>
Photo by Steve CohenThe Jayhawks, rehearsing at Gary Louris's home yesterdayIt's an historic weekend for the Jayhawks, who are preparing to play four Twin Cities shows in a row with a lineup that has only played in the United States once in the last 15 years. On the heels of last summer's extraor ... 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 >>
Treehouse Records owner Mark Trehus's new record label is a labor of love
Jayhawks fans have a lot to celebrate in the coming months: In addition to reissuing the out-of-print The Jayhawks album on May 18, the band will reunite with lead singers Mark Olson and Gary Louris to play three nights at First Ave June 19-21, and Olson will release a new solo album later this y ... More >>
Photo by Steve CohenAnyone who made it out to the Basilica Block Party last summer to catch the Jayhawks reunion show can attest that there was something otherworldly at play when founding members Gary Louris and Mark Olson sang their old songs together again. It had been 14 years since the two f ... More >>
Losses include the Suburbs' Bruce Allen, Dinkytowner, and Myth
Three-fifths of the Jayhawks reunited at the 318 Cafe in Excelsior Saturday night.
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The Jayhawks will play their first full-blown Minneapolis reunion show on July 10.
Photographer Steve Cohen provides a stunning slideshow of the former Jayhawks' performance at the Varsity Theater.
Highlights from the past week including Monotonix, Mark Olson & Gary Louris as well as next week's new releases
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