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EXCLUSIVE DEBUT: Rising local star elxina drops groundbreaking multimedia EP “Bedroom Pop”

elxina (pronounced “el-z-eye-nuh”) is a Minnesota musician like no other. Not only is the 20-year-old artist a gifted vocalist and songwriter, she also has fifteen...

Wilco showcases new album Ode to Joy, digs into deep back catalog for Palace Theater shows

Die-hard Wilco fans had a good weekend. The band played nearly 50 songs across three nights at the Palace Theater. A handful of tracks from...

New Music Friday #2: Rich People (“No Age”), Modest Mouse (“Ice Cream Party”)

Looking to discover new music? You’ve come to the right place! Each week, Music in Minnesota’s New Music Friday feature will explore three recently released albums...

New Music Friday #1: Wilco (Ode to Joy), John Coltrane (Blue World), Dan Tedesco (“Adventureland”)

Looking to discover new music? You’ve come to the right place! Each week, Music in Minnesota’s New Music Friday feature will explore three recently released albums...

What do you get at a Low Cut Connie show?

A party. You get a party. Adam Weiner, the wild piano-wielding frontman of Low Cut Connie, clearly loves what he does. And he doesn’t just...

15 Fascinating Facts About Pop Sensation Billie Eilish

There are a lot of incredible things about Billie Eilish. The talented singer and songwriter is only 17, but she already has the resume of...

Is Bob Dylan Overrated?

Nope. Other articles you may enjoy from Music in Minnesota: Is Prince Overrated? Mentored by Zappa, Friends with Bowie, Beloved by Nine Inch Nails: 10...

Long Live The Who

You can’t say that The Who aren’t resilient.  Their first farewell tour took place – wait for it – 37 years ago. They might have gone back on...

Ringo Starr: Peace and Love with the Greatest Rock n’ Roll Drummer of All-Time 

Yes, I said it. Ringo Starr is the greatest rock n’ roll drummer of all-time. I understand that there’s always a subjective element to calling someone...

It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than Willie Nelson

As the old joke goes, Willie Nelson brought both kinds of music to the Target Center: country and western.   There’s nothing to say about Willie Nelson...