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Cloud Cult and Orchestra Hall Present an Unforgettable Musical Experience

Live music doesn’t take place in a vacuum. A venue can cause a show to be leveled up or down in significant ways. At the...

Circles Around the Sun Turn the Turf Club into a Psychedelic Disco

The legacy of psychedelic music runs wide. From obvious bands and scenes that draw from late 60’s psychedelic rock, think the Jam world and David...

Possessed by Paul James enthralls the Hook and Ladder

Live Music, at its best, is nothing if not a highly emotional experience. This is true almost by definition. The most memorable concerts are the...

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...