When is listening to and loving music just not enough? At what point does a song or a band speak to their fans so directly that they feel the need to form a deeper, more permanent connection with the art and the artist? Or, to put it simply (and personally), why did I decide to get a Pearl Jam tatto ... More >>
Come Sunday, the area around the Metrodome will sprout a temporary economy: the Vikings fans hunting for last-minute tickets to the day's home opener, the scalpers jockeying to sell to them, and the scammers looking to split the difference. "If it's something dishonest, it's been tried," says Dan ... More >>
Minnesota music fans who were left despondent when Oasis broke up in 2009 got a bit of a boost when Liam Gallagher hastily assembled the remnants from his former group to form a new band, Beady Eye, who rolled through First Avenue in December. And now we finally have word that Liam's brother Noel, w ... More >>
Photo by Denis Jeong PlasterSlug was in St. Paul bright and early this morning for an appearance on the Current's morning show, where he revealed a new run of local ates that will find him reprising last year's successful "Welcome to Minnesota" tour. Atmosphere will bring Kill the Vultures, ... More >>
Know what'd be really convenient? Like really, really convenient? If everything in our lives was completely automated and available from one giant place. Need your oil changed? Walmart! Need Fig Newtons? Walmart! Need Lady Gaga tickets? Walma-- wait, what?In a deal announced today, corporate  ... More >>
This past March, First Avenue announced that it would be parting ways with Ticketmaster in favor of its new ticketing outlet, eTix. The switch was met with overwhelming joy from Twin Cities concertgoers, especially those fed up with paying exorbitant (and still rising) Ticketmaster fees. Lately, ... More >>
Photo by Steve CohenThe Jayhawks' Mark Olson and Marc Perlman at the Basilica Block Party in 2009This morning, Cities 97 filled in a few gaps on the schedule for this summer's Basilica Block Party, which was mostly revealed during an extended broadcast last Thursday. In addition to adding Citizen ... More >>
Photo by Tony NelsonFans at the 2010 Basilica Block PartyYesterday, we joked that if we were going to keep reporting a new summer festival lineup each day until the weather improved -- and hey, waddya know, it's working! Yesterday evening, Cities 97 revealed the lineup for its annual two-night Ba ... More >>
After nearly two decades of using Ticketmaster for their phone and online ticket sales, First Avenue will end its contract with the gigantic corporate conglomerate (which merged with Live Nation last year) and switch to the web-based eTix starting April 1.
Photo by Stacy SchwartzCloud Cult at First Avenue last monthIf there's one similarity binding together all of the concert announcements of late, it might be this: The next month will officially be known as the season of "surprise special guests." Love it or hate it, concert promoters and party th ... More >>
John LeechFeast with Fezziwig on Harriet Island. Mr. Fezziwig hosts a feast, Burger Moe's hosts Tim Mahoney, and 20.21 Chef Asher Miller hosts three seconds of ultimate relaxation this Week in Food. Monday 12/29 Get your drink on--with a buddy. Ngon Bistro now offers dinner for two with a pitc ... More >>
Glenn Danzig has not entered the buildingLast night Danzig, sourpuss extraordinaire, was scheduled to appear at the Cabooze in support of his new record, Deth Red Sabaoth, that no one's heard of. Looks like it will probably stay that way, at least around the Twin Cities. The Cabooze is ... More >>
We're a little late to this party, but it looks like the Lowertown Music Festival in St. Paul has booked a handful of prominent local indie bands and one international artist for an outdoor concert on July 31. The full lineup includes Mason Jennings, Cloud Cult, Tapes 'n Tapes, Peter Wolf Crier, ... More >>
As we mentioned yesterday, we couldn't be happier about featuring Dessa as a three-time Best Of the Twin Cities award winner this year, as she was recognized as Best Songwriter, Best Local Girl Made Good, and the Best Local Album of the Past 12 Months. Check out our exclusive video (shot by MPLS. ... More >>
The lineup for this summer's Music in the Zoo series continues to be leaked via Facebook, and yesterday's announcement was especially exciting: DEVO will come to the Minnesota Zoo's Weesner Amphitheater on July 3. Tickets ($56 before fees) go on sale on Monday, May 3 at 10 a.m., and will be avail ... More >>
The Basilica Block Party announced most of their lineup late yesterday afternoon, and though there are still a couple of holes to fill in it's looking great so far. Weezer will headline on Friday night along with Spoon, who will return to town after playing back-to-back sold-out shows at First Av ... More >>
Check out a few Solid Gold videos to get fired up for Saturday's festivities.
Want to see Solid Gold and Mark Mallman co-headline First Ave? We recommend buying your tickets in advance to secure your spot.
OK, local music troops. It's time to mobilize.
With Testament too? And guess what--tickets are $10.00 cheap.
Forty bucks to hear a chef talk at the State Theatre? In this case, it might be worth it.
Minnesota will start enforcing some new laws Saturday. It's time to make sure you're up to date so you don't get busted doing something stupid.
Carl Atiya Swanson recounts Saturday night's show at the Minnesota Zoo.
Another in an ever-expanding lineup of artists scheduled to play the Zoo this summer.
The Minnesota Zoo announced its radically eclectic Music in the Zoo line-up for this year.
The Chicago music critics opine on writing, journalism, iPods, and the future of the industry.
Pharcyde and MF Doom? Looks like the 500 pound gorilla of hip hop festivals put on some weight over the winter.
Justice Department cries monopoly, promotional giants arrange their hotels on Boardwalk.
Two hemorrhaging promotional heavyweights threaten to call truce, pass the medical expenses on to you.
When they played Country Jam in Wisconsin this summer, they dedicated "Holy Water" to women who've endured domestic violence and kicked the reggae rock (sorta) on "Comin To Your City." Now "Trashville" legends Big and Rich are coming to the Xcel Energy Center on Sunday, November 27 with headlining " ... More >>
Rock gets rolled into federal campaign guidelines
Electrelane get their guns, David Denby misfires, and Two Poets should be shot
The naked truth about this summer's radio singles
CitySearch prepares to replace Sidewalk with something more concrete
35 concerts to soundtrack your summer.
What is it about Ted Canova that keeps drawing fire from women at WCCO-TV?