Music

How Minneapolis became a 'must-play market' for stadium rock tours

Metallica’s Robert Trujillo at U.S. Bank Stadium last year.

This weekend's Guns N' Roses and Billy Joel gigs kick off the busiest stretch yet as the Twin Cities now attracts the biggest tours.

'Bluer Than Blue' singer Michael Johnson dies at 72

Singer Michael Johnson in 1986.

The pop and country hitmaker spent much of his career in the Twin Cities.


Fan who prompted Peter Frampton's Treasure Island meltdown laments her role

She said she was using the album cover as a fan when the cameraman put her image on the big screens, much to the rocker's dismay.


The week's best Twin Cities jazz: Pharoah Sanders, the Claudettes at Vieux Carré

Saxophone superstar Saxophonist Pharoah Sanders helped John Coltrane blow the house down in the late ’60s, then released a string of discs on the Impulse…


Frampton apologizes for meltdown that halted Treasure Island rock concert

"Things beyond my control changed," the British rocker explained on Twitter.


Justin Bieber cancels U.S. Bank Stadium show and other summer dates

"Unforeseen circumstances" was the only reason given for the cancellations, which will not be rescheduled.


New opera 'Mother King' tells the story of MLK's mom

‘Mother King’ Poet Venessa Fuentes and composer Dameun Strange team up for an original opera that takes Martin Luther King’s mother, activist Alberta Williams King,…


Bon Iver gambles 'A Million' to top off an otherwise lively Rock the Garden

Justin Vernon, the Revolution mixed moods Saturday at Walker Art Center's annual fest.


Poet meets preacher as J. Cole takes stage at Xcel

REVIEW: Cole was in total command of his politically tough and morally positive rap homilies.


Beer Choir combines love of suds and singing: 'Zero talent is required'

In the words of the official theme song: "The Beer Choir is the choir that sings while drinking beer."


Bon Iver gambles 'A Million' to top off an otherwise lively Rock the Garden

Justin Vernon, the Revolution mixed moods Saturday at Walker Art Center's annual fest.


Week's best classical concerts: Sommerfest continues at Orchestra Hall

For cello loversThe CELLOici mini-festival continues with a recital by Silver Ainomäe, associate principal cellist at the Minnesota Orchestra. The pan-national program includes sonatas by…


Media showman, Minnesota's rock 'n' roll 'godfather' Bill Diehl dies at 91

He helped shape Minnesota's burgeoning rock scene in the 1960s.


Women of Blondie and Garbage rock Mystic Lake Casino in well-matched show

Debbie Harry and Shirley Manson proved to be unstoppable, enduring forces.


Rock the Garden 2017: A sort of homecoming for Justin Vernon and Walker Art Center

Things got pretty messy in the buildup to Rock the Garden 2017, and we’re not just talking about all the construction in the newly remade…


Twin Cities concerts of the week: Roger Waters at Xcel, Lowertown Blues Festival

Your guide to the Twin Cities' must-see shows.


Jayhawks co-founder Caleb Palmiter dies at 53

For many, he was one of the Twin Cities music scene's great unsung forces.


Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington kills himself at 41

Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park, was found dead in his home Thursday morning, TMZ reports.


Cantus delivers 'totally successful' chamber concert with music inspired by travel

REVIEW: An experimental format pays off for Cantus vocal ensemble.