There was once a time (Tuesday) when a web producer/local music blogger decided to preview an album release show for a local casual punk band — and was blindsided by their truly remarkable (and beautifully, humorously confusing) responses to his questions. This is his (my) story.
From a 45th anniversary show at First Avenue to a complete performance of Abbey Road at the Cabooze, here are the four shows you should see this weekend.
While many stars are born, others are made. No building could tell that story better than First Avenue. From the outside walls to the performers who take the stage, it’s the spot that put Minneapolis on the map in world of music. But it’s the person running the venue who is truly a shining star to her family and hometown.
Indie-R&B artist Caroline Smith and alternative hip-hopper Lizzo are teaming up for a couple of special shows at First Avenue this weekend – with proceeds benefiting a women’s equality group. Recently, the pair released a […]
It’s been 30 years since “Purple Rain” graced movie screens in theaters across the country. The film launched Minnesota’s own Prince into the national spotlight, and introduced the world to his co-star Apollonia Kotero.
Minneapolis-based Vaudeville, an alternative rock band on the rise, is celebrating the release of its newest album with a performance at First Avenue’s Mainroom this weekend. Just like its name implies, Vaudeville is a band […]
You’ve most likely heard her songs on hit TV shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” or providing the soundtrack to models dancing in Old Navy commercials. But if that’s your only exposure to Ingrid Michaelson’s music, you’re certainly missing out.
Here are four trendy, artsy and exclusive watering holes where hipsters hang out, plus one bonus bar for everybody.
Some proud beer drinkers took a rather festive approach Monday to the legislative process. The group Minnesota Beer Activists is trying to raise money to push for alcohol sales on Sunday. Several bands offered to play in support at First Avenue in downtown at a four-hour concert on St. Patrick’s Day.
Don’t have your plans set yet to ring in 2014? We’ve found some fun ways to celebrate the end of 2013 and a fresh start in 2014. Here are some great events for all ages you can still drop in on today and tonight.
What are you doing New Year’s Eve? If your resolution is to ring in 2014 with great music, then we’ve got just the places for you to celebrate.
Musicians from across the country came together Saturday night to celebrate the memory of one of the most prominent women in the Twin Cities music scene. Sue McLean passed away this spring after a long battle with breast cancer. She made a name for herself as a music promoter and had a talent for discovering up-and-comers. Many of those artists she introduced to the public held a concert in her honor at First Avenue in Minneapolis
Comedian Dave Chappelle is enjoying a successful run at First Avenue and he’s also added an extra show at the Pantages Theatre Saturday. Today, Chappelle sat down with his good friend, WCCO reporter, Reg Chapman to talk about his week in Minneapolis, what’s ahead and more.
One person is dead after a shooting in the Minneapolis Warehouse District. Police were called to Epic, near First Avenue and Fifth Street, just before 1 a.m. Sunday morning.
Catch tons of live music from talented artists for less when you take advantage of the best cheap live music venues in Minnesota.
It’s going to be a Har Mar Superstar day in Minneapolis Friday. Yes — quite literally.
Hats, old T-shirts and some video tapes that are 30 years old are just a few of the items being sold at one nation’s most popular music venues. The First Avenue garage sale is set for noon on Sunday, Aug. 25. “We’ve actually never done a garage sale before,” Kristin Backman said.
If you missed D’Angelo in June and were hoping to see the soul singer on Tuesday, there’s some bad news.
Don’t have plans for dinner Sunday night? You’re in luck. Sundays are becoming more exciting at Twin Cities restaurants, with chefs trying new things at lower prices.
Craving some new tunes? Check out the best places to discover new music in Minnesota.
Usher in 2013 by attending some of the hottest New Year’s bashes in Minnesota.
The latest edition of a Minnesota tribute album to The Beatles is now on store shelves.
Minnesota’s music tradition ranks right up there with places like New York and Los Angeles.
Looking for a hot Black Wednesday party? Check out these Minnesota locales.
The Cities 97 Sampler Volume 24 goes on sale on Thursday, and tonight, WCCO was invited to the release party at First Avenue.