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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...

The Black Keys and Modest Mouse Return to Minneapolis

Two rock institutions, The Black Keys and Modest Mouse, returned to the Twin Cities on Saturday night. The groups play decidedly different brands of rock,...

The Avett Brothers and Trampled By Turtles Deliver in Sold-Out Show at Treasure Island

Roots-music favorites The Avett Brothers returned to Minnesota on Saturday night. The concert, a sold-out double-bill with Minnesota’s own Trampled By Turtles (TBT) saw the...

Brittany Howard Brings ‘Jaime’ to The Palace

Few albums have been as anticipated in 2019 as Brittany Howard’s solo debut Jaime. The record, released today (September 20), is yet another acclaimed affair...

Flying Lotus Journeys to the Cosmos and Back in 3D show at First Ave

Over the last decade, few record labels boast a catalog as strong as Brainfeeder’s. The Los Angeles-based label, known for its contributions to hip-hop, electronic...

Tame Impala Impresses in Round One at Surly

Though Surly Brewing has been holding concerts for several years, none has been as hotly anticipated as Tame Impala’s performance Tuesday night. The show, the...

Lynyrd Skynyrd Says Goodbye at Treasure Island

Farewell tours are not new, but recent years have seen an uptick in them. With many band members aging, and a desire for fans of...

Don Felder talks American Rock’N’Roll, Woodstock ahead of Buck Hill Show

Though guitar history is not the same as rock history, there is great overlap. The guitar, it could be argued, is the defining instrument of...

The Roots Throw a Hip Hop Party at Mystic Lake

Longevity in popular music is somewhat rare these days. In today’s age of one hit and one album wonders, it’s as challenging as ever to...

The Brothers Osborne Rock Mankato

The Brothers Osborne returned to Minnesota on Friday. The Country/Rock Duo, comprised of Brothers T.J. and John Osborne, brought a full band to the Mankato...