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Kind Country brings bluegrass to Hookstream

To say that music has therapeutic value isn’t novel or necessarily bold. One could even call it a cliche.  That said, cliches sometimes exist for...

Bob Weir and Wolf Bros channel the Dead at the Fillmore

The legendary Bob Weir returned to Minneapolis on Tuesday night. Playing with bassist Don Was and drummer Jay Lane as “Bob Weir and Wolf Bros,”...

Bill Frisell brings Harmony to the Dakota

Guitar ace Bill Frisell brought his latest project to the Dakota on Monday night. Dubbed “Harmony,” the show saw Frisell collaborating with Petra Haden, Hank...

James McMurtry goes acoustic at the Dakota (Review + Interview)

There aren’t many writers that can match James McMurtry’s eye for detail, the depth of his characters, and his ability to turn a phrase. This...

Cody Jinks leads strong country lineup at sold-out Armory

Country fans descended upon the Armory Saturday night for one of the most anticipated shows of 2020. The sold-out evening featured three of the genre’s...

Turkuaz and Neal Francis get funky at the Fine Line

Two of the funkiest acts around, Turkuaz and Neal Francis, played the Fine Line Saturday Night. They each brought their distinct vision to the show, although...

Mike Gordon Brings Electric Jams to the Varsity

Bassist Mike Gordon returned to Minneapolis on Sunday night. Gordon, best known for his work as a member of rock/jam legends Phish, brought his exceptionally...

Bryan Atchison of Koo Koo Kanga Roo talks Early Influences, Favorite Music Videos and More ahead of Twin Cities Shows

“Family-friendly” isn’t a way you often hear anything in the music industry described. Between venues that serve alcohol, artists that curse in their music, and...

Pete Yorn Brings Caretakers, Old Favorites to The Varsity

Singer-songwriter Pete Yorn brought his latest tour to the Varsity on Monday Night. The show, in support of his excellent new album Caretakers, marked his...

Galactic and Star Kitchen Keep it Funky at First Avenue

Two excellent funk bands, at very different points in their career, played First Avenue on Saturday night. Though veterans Galactic and upstarts Star Kitchen played...