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    Waxahatchee Dazzles a Packed Mainroom

    I’m sure you’re all sick of hearing “*insert any activity* is back!! ” by now… but boy oh boy does it feel good to type First Ave is back, baby!! A lot has changed since the last time I had the pleasure of attending a show in the Mainroom, but damn did that familiar purple-red […] More

  • Phoebe Bridgers at Surly Brewing for Music In Minnesota



    Phoebe Bridgers Bewitches Surly Festival Field

    I fucking love Phoebe Bridgers.  I know that writers should probably try to come up with a much more elegant, funny, or otherwise charming anecdote to begin articles such as this, but sometimes it’s really just not necessary. Plus, I don’t even consider myself much of a writer anyway, so the rules don’t apply to […] More

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    Luke Bryan Proud To Be Here At Treasure Island

    Luke Bryan brought his Proud To Be Here Tour to Treasure Islands Amphitheater. What do you get from the multi-year Country Music Entertainer Of The Year? A solid show featuring 22 songs and wall-to-wall hits from beginning to end. What else would you expect? Luke Bryan brought Dylan Scott to start the night out, unfortunately, […] More

  • Patti Smith at Surly Festival Field

    Patti Smith Gives Us The Power at Surly

    Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Surly’s festival field was one of my favorite spots to see live music here in the Twin Cities. With the guidance of First Avenue & JAM Productions, a few times a year Surly would take an otherwise unappealing patch of grass running adjacent to a rail yard behind their production […] More

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    The Cedar Reopens with The Arcadian Wild

    The Cedar Cultural Center stayed busy during the pandemic by rolling out their public access channel, hosting the Mni Sota Native Music Series, and even opened up their doors for a special Music in Minnesota “One-on-One” performance with Kashimana. In true comeback fashion they had their first live music show last night with Nashville bluegrass […] More

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    Colin Bracewell Sells Out 7th Street Entry

    I certainly wasn’t born yesterday, and Colin Bracewell wasn’t either at 20 years old, but he’s a new emerging talent in the Twin Cities that seems to have come from nowhere. Originally from Ontario, Canada, Colin has quickly established a brand of music that is both dark and nostalgic. With only 3 official tracks on […] More

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    5 Trademarks of a Jeremy Messersmith Show

    Almost two years have passed since Jeremy Messersmith has performed with a full band. Last night at The Hook and Ladder, a reunited band dusted off the rust to perform to a sold out audience. The show was filled with fan favorites all the way from his debut release in 2006 with “Novocain” to his […] More

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