The Cities 97 Basilica Block Party will rock the streets of downtown Minneapolis for its 20th year. This year’s party will take place from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. both on Friday, July 11 and Saturday July 12 on the grounds of the Basilica of St. Mary.
It’s a big day for those who collect vinyl. Thousands of record stores around the world are celebrating Record Store Day. Started in 2007, the annual event is a way for businesses to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture of record stores. One of those celebrating is the Electric Fetus in Minneapolis.
Prince now owns the rights to the music he recorded on Warner Bros. Records after years of disputes and battles with the record label. Warner Bros. announced Friday that it had reached an agreement with the pop icon.
The Minnesota Zoo has announced some of the acts included in its lineup of summer concerts, and the roster includes old favorites and new talents alike. The Subway Music in the Zoo series opens June 2 with a concert by the Monkees.
Musicians will gather in St. Paul in May to honor Pete Seeger on what would have been the renowned folk singer and political activist’s 95th birthday. The concert — called “For Pete’s Sake: Celebrating Pete Seeger’s 95th Birthday” — will be held May 3 at the Fitzgerald Theater in downtown St. Paul. Seeger died Jan. 27 at age 94. The singer-songwriter was known for such folk classics as “Where Have All the Flowers Gone,” ”Turn, Turn, Turn” and “If I Had a Hammer.”
Local hip-hop artist Dessa will be joined by hundreds of students from Minneapolis Public Schools during an upcoming performance. The musician teamed up with local composer Jocelyn Hagen to write a song that students will perform in late April. One of the final rehearsals was held Friday at Patrick Henry High School.
Former Minnesota Orchestra music director Osmo Vanska will return to Orchestra Hall this month to help the orchestra celebrate its first Grammy win. Vanska will conduct the orchestra in concerts March 27-29 featuring the same works by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius heard on that Grammy-winning album.
Catch some of the music industry’s biggest acts live this fall at a Minnesota venue near you.
We are blessed in the Twin Cities with music venues galore but when it comes to seeing a sweet show, everyone’s got their personal favorite. We want to know — what’s yours? Vote in our pick-a-side.
You could say it started with the Beatles, but with the new found success of One Direction and the return of the Backstreet Boys, it seems boy bands will always be a thing of the present. There are some we still love and others we’d love to forget — but whatever the case, we want to know who makes your top pick.
The new documentary Searching for Sugar Man is an unlikely tale of resurrection, one which admittedly hinges a little bit on the fact that the folk-rock musician whose questioned fate remains a mystery among American audiences.
Some of music’s greatest talents — such as Bob Dylan and Prince — hail from the land of 10,000 lakes.
Heading out to River’s Edge Music Festival this weekend? Well, there’s a few things you may want to know before you go.
Records are back and better than ever. Help us choose the Twin Cities’ best store to pick up the latest or the most righteously vintage vinyl.
The 90s had grunge, punk, alternative, pop and more – what’s your favorite 90s rock band?
During a slight lull between songs, Mumford and Sons looked out across the sold-out crowd of the Xcel Energy Center and asked a simple question: “Where were you in (2008) when we played the 400 Club to 12 people?”
It seems almost strange to see a crowd packed around a nearly completely empty stage — with only two small platforms and zero instruments. But half-way into the first song, you realize, you don’t miss the band at all.
Joshua Radin performed at Mill City Nights on Thursday. Click here for a full Q&A with the indie singer.