Calley Bliss — the founder of Entertainment Jill – has a great tagline that she acknowledges is somewhat cheesy, but it perfectly describes what her new company strives to do: foster talent and give female musicians a voice.
The third part of the ongoing live TV variety show spoof, “Bear & The Barrel,” is set to entertain audiences at the Old Arizona Theater in Minneapolis all weekend.
A retrospective documentary is capturing the life and times of a respected Midwest country musician who plays more than 200 gigs a year — and more amazingly — hasn’t missed one in 59 years.
Our Women Who Rock series continues with a gifted guitar player who has worked on stage with guitar royalty like Prince. And maybe you recognize her from her long-time residency at Nye’s Polonaise Room in Northeast Minneapolis.
The Minnesota State Fair announced its free entertainment lineup Tuesday – featuring more than 900 shows for the price of walking through the fair gates. Here’s a little taste of what to expect: Leinie Lodge […]
With an album freshly printed, local R&B/soul group Sonny Knight and The Lakers are going to celebrate the release at the iconic First Avenue mainroom Saturday night. Earlier this week, the album, appropriately entitled “I’m Still Here”, was released by the band’s record label, Secret Stash Records, on LP, CD and digital media.
A little more than a year after shutting its doors, the popular West Bank music club, the 400 Bar, is set to reemerge as a multiple-use music complex at the Mall of America.
The Minneapolis-born electro pop ensemble, Poliça, is ready to embark on a packed U.S. tour later this month shortly after releasing their second album, “Shulamith.”
The Walker Art Center’s “Summer Music & Movies” event returns to Loring Park tonight – and it’s all for free.
Music in Mears is celebrating its 10th year of providing free local music (and local films) in St. Paul – and its backstory is just as interesting as the entertainment it provides. Brian Horst founded the music festival, located in Mears Park, in 2004. His main profession: Hair stylist with little or no experience on starting and running a music festival.
Minne Fest is a tribute music event with other great ambitions: Promoting local art and raising money for children charities.
This summer, the Minnesota Twins are making local music fans happy. At every Wednesday home game through August, a local band will perform during games in a series the team calls “The Midwest Music Showcase.” In the past, the Twins have fielded complaints that local music wasn’t played in the stadium.
With music, most people have a differing and constantly evolving mindset on what makes a certain artist/band interesting. That part’s pretty obvious, I know. For me, besides a gripping melody, what interests me is an overarching message that stands out among the crowd. I like a “hook,” so to speak, but one that shares an honest, profound message — or experience — with the listener.
While this column focuses on a lot of great musicians here in the Twin Cities, it’s also important to take notice of those people behind the scenes that get the great bands seen and heard.