Kane Brown

Country star Kane Brown dares to show his vulnerability in concert in Minneapolis

His show at Target Center was a triumph of heart, humility and humanness.

Philly rockers Low Cut Connie ready to cut loose at First Avenue after two years of livestreaming

January 20
Low Cut Connie frontman Adam Weiner returns to First Avenue on Saturday after COVID canceled a special gig there in 2020.
"We're doing this," singer Adam Weiner insisted of this month's tour, which brings his band here Saturday.

6 cool things in music: Kacey Musgraves, Kaytranada with H.E.R. and 'After Life' soundtrack

January 21
Kacey Musgraves
Shoutouts, too, to St. Dominic's Trio, Gretchen Peters and an essay on compact discs.
Music
January 21
Zack de la Rocha last performed with Rage Against the Machine at Target Center during the Republican National Convention in 2008.

Minneapolis' twice-delayed Rage Against the Machine concerts are delayed again

The May 15-16, 2022, dates with Run the Jewels at Target Center will be rescheduled.
Music
January 20
Elvis Costello

Iconoclastic Elvis Costello rocks hard on new album

He addresses youthful illusions that become adult disillusions.
Variety
January 20
Kane Brown

Country star Kane Brown comes to Minneapolis on tour of NBA arenas

Nashville's first biracial star talks basketball, H.E.R. and being one of Time's most influential 100 people.
Variety
January 20
Courtney Barnett

Our Friday best: Courtney Barnett, Winter Kite Festival, 'An Officer and a Gentleman' at the Ordway and Lisa Fischer

Critics' picks for entertainment in the week ahead.
Music
January 20
Kacey Musgraves gave “heartburn” new meaning during Wednesday’s opening “Star-Crossed” at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Country/pop star Kacey Musgraves burns bright in her emotional St. Paul tour opener

Review: The Texas singer's first date on her first arena-headlining tour used bright visual flourishes to offset her darker new tunes.
Music
January 19
Soccer fans Abraham Opoti and Nachiket Karnik got riled up at Nomad World Pub (now Part Wolf) before a Minnesota United FC game in 2015.

It's closing time for the Minneapolis soccer, bocce and music bar once known as the Nomad

Its history dates to before Prohibition, but the former 5 Corners Saloon may not be a saloon anymore after Jan. 28.
Music
January 19
The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra performed for an outdoor crowd last summer at Mears Park in downtown St. Paul.

COVID cases force St. Paul Chamber Orchestra to cancel weekend concerts

For the second time in three weeks, SPCO is canceling its scheduled performances, citing positive COVID-19 tests and confirmed exposures among musicians and crew.
Music
January 19
Black Eyed Snakes with Low’s Alan Sparhawk, right, performed on an outdoor stage at Winona’s Mid West Music Fest in 2018.

Winona and Red Wing music festivals are back on for 2022 with Low, Polica, Haley

Big Turn Fest takes over Red Wing's Sheldon Theatre Feb. 18-19, while the Mid West Music Fest spreads out in downtown Winona April 29-30.
Variety
January 17
Cloud Cult will finally perform live again starting Feb. 12 in Lutsen ahead of its March 31-April 2 shows with the Minnesota Orchestra.

Cloud Cult comes 'Out of a Hole' ahead of spring album, Minnesota Orchestra gigs

The Upper Midwest band's first album in six years will arrive March 6 before their COVID-delayed Orchestra Hall dates.
Music
January 16
Kacey Musgraves is calling her tour “Star-Crossed: Unveiled,” opening Wednesday at Xcel Energy Center.

Kacey Musgraves is happy to take her sad divorce record on the road, starting in St. Paul

The Texan country-turned-pop singer said she's "comfortable sharing the pain" on her latest album, "Star-Crossed."
Music
January 15
Xavier Foley

SPCO sounds a powerful plea for justice by bassist/ composer Xavier Foley

Review: Bassist-composer Xavier Foley is the center of a strong program that also includes Beethoven's "Kreutzer."
Business
January 14
The final valuation of the estate of Prince, seen here performing at the 2007 Super Bowl, has been announced at $156.4 million.

It's final — Prince's estate is worth $156.4 million

As a nearly six-year probate case winds down, the process of distributing the star musician's wealth could begin in February.
Stage & Arts
January 14
The cast of touring musical “Come From Away” is on pause until Saturday night’s performance, when performers from New York, London and Toronto w

Ordway announces new vax policy as more venues cancel shows

The Orpheum hopes to resume musical "Come From Away" on Saturday night with performers from New York, London and Toronto.
Music
January 14
Dave Grohl

6 cool things in music: Wilco, Foo Fighters, Michael Nesmith and Morgan Wallen protests

Shoutouts, too, to singer Dijon and the documentary by Tedeschi Trucks Band saluting Joe Cocker.
Variety
January 13

Our Friday Best: Kacey Musgraves, Billie Holiday tribute, MLK weekend and ice castles in New Brighton

Critics' picks for entertainment in the week ahead.
Music
January 13
The Weeknd

The year's first great album, 'Dawn FM' by the Weeknd is his sunniest record yet

It's the first great album in a year that doesn't feel so great.
Music
January 13
Diane Miller takes over 7th St. Entry on Saturday to promote her new EP, “Earth to Diane.”

Radio host for the Current and club booker is now 'just Diane' as a musician

Diane Miller has quickly made a name for herself in Minneapolis as a performer, promoter and now "Local Show" host.
Music
January 11
Jeff Tweedy, right, lifted up Gary Louris during a drag-down, knock-out Golden Smog performance at the 400 Bar in 2003 also with Son Volt alum Jim Boq

Golden Smog reunion is back on with Jeff Tweedy in tow for First Ave's April anniversary

Wilco's frontman and Big Star's Jody Stephens will rejoin the all-star Minnesotan cast for two shows April 2-3 marking the club's 52nd anniversary.
Music
January 11
Jake Luppen and his band Hippo Campus played one of their few gigs of 2021 at Duluth’s Water Is Life festival in August.

Hippo Campus rolls out 'Ride or Die' single ahead of new album and TV gig on James Corden show

The Twin Cities pop-rockers are due on CBS's "Late Late Show" as they prepare for the Feb. 3 release of "LP3."
Music
January 10
Motion City Soundtrack singer Justin Courtney Pierre relished playing the Basilica Block Party in September after postponing most of their other 2021

Rockers Motion City Soundtrack postpone winter tour due to omicron cases

"COVID has unfortunately hit our touring family," the band reported as it delayed shows through late February, including two at First Avenue.