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 >>
A Tribute to Sue McLeanWith Eric Hutchinson, BoDeans, Soul Asylum, Haley Bonar, X-Boys, Rogue Valley, and othersFirst Avenue, MinneapolisSaturday, November 23, 2013Saturday's tribute to Sue McLean was rarely precious. Instead, it was raw and fearless as the woman herself. The independent concert pr ... 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 >>
As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before. While it's im ... More >>
As Twin Cities music fans wait patiently for any sign of stirring from Paul Westerberg, there is a small bit of creative activity from the former 'Mats frontman on the forthcoming new record from renowned Minneapolis songwriter/producer/guitarist Kevin Bowe and his band the Okemah Prophets. Bowe ... More >>
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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 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 >>
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 >>
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