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Renowned Minnesota folk bluesman Charlie Parr begins Turf Club residency

Charlie Parr is a Minnesota treasure. He has evolved from a more straightforward folk/blues guitar player into a singular songwriter that contains multitudes. Parr began...

Local legends Soul Asylum take a sold-out First Avenue on a holy journey

Soul Asylum has an important place in the history of Minnesota music. The legendary pop/rock band were perhaps the only local act to conquer mainstream...

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: Rich People (“No Age”), Modest Mouse (“Ice Cream Party”)

“No Age” – Rich People (Rock) by Katie Ahrens Last Friday, Philadelphia-based mellow-rock band Rich People released their most ambitious single to date. With a...

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

Wilco – Ode to Joy (Indie Rock/Alternative) Wilco is not an easy band to pin down. Their debut album, 1994’s A.M., is fairly straightforward country...

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...

30 Fascinating Facts About Billie Eilish | Her Age, Musical Influences, and more

There are a lot of incredible things about Billie Eilish. Born on December 18, 2001, the talented singer and songwriter, with her Irish and Scottish...

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...