Music

Twin Cities music notes: Erik Koskinen reflects on loss in 'Paradise'

Erik Koskinen’s new EP “Cruising Paradise” drew inspiration from the late playwright and actor Sam Shepard.DARIN KAMNETZ

The countryman channels a hero and a rough year on his new EP. Also: Joey Van Phillips steps out front.

The Eagles and Jimmy Buffett to team up for June 30 concert at Target Field

Glenn Frey's son Deacon and Nashville stalwart Vince Gill will round out the new Eagles lineup.


Twin Cities concerts of the week: Cactus Blossoms, A Perfect Circle, Leo Kottke and more

The big gigs for Nov. 24-30, also including Melissa Manchester, Thomas Rhett and a memorial for American Head Charge bassist.


Album reviews: New releases from Chris Brown, Walk the Moon

R&B Chris Brown, “Heartbreak on a Full Moon” (RCA Records) Chris Brown is too much. Quite literally, across the expanse of his two-CD, 45-song,…


Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher flies solo in short but tight First Ave set

Monday's sold-out concert lasted just over an hour and included a half-dozen tunes by his old band.


The week's best Twin Cities jazz: Three nights of Davina and the Vagabonds at the Dakota

3 chances at DavinaLocal music lovers have probably heard of Davina and the Vagabonds. Maybe you even know a little about their recipe for blues,…


St. Vincent delivers a one-woman 'Masseduction' in St. Paul

REVIEW: Annie Clark brought innovative visuals and solid pop songs to the Palace.


Wilco's emotional three-night farewell adds to the Palace's luster

REVIEW: Already a familiar presence locally, Jeff Tweedy's band opened up over three momentous nights at St. Paul's new music hub.


Week's best classical: A week of eclectic Twin Cities concerts

Harp with electronicsFor the past four years harpist Milana Zarić has been collaborating with Richard Barrett, who specializes in the creation of electronically synthesized music.…


KFAN's Chris Hawkey opens up about depression

Radio star Chris Hawkey on his lifelong struggles with depression: "I'm a broken individual just like so many other people out there."


Eaux Claires fest changes dates again, now opposite Basilica party in 2018

Justin Vernon's hometown camp-out put advance tickets on sale for its July 6-7 run, but the lineup is still TBA.


In only 4 days, Taylor Swift sells the most albums of 2017

In just four days, Taylor Swift's new album has sold more traditional albums than any other release this year.


Smithsonian delves into hip-hop

Before Hammertime and "Ice Ice Baby," there was an MC named Sha-Rock. As part of the Funky 4 + 1, she rapped at park jams,…


Twin Cities concerts of the week: St. Vincent, Halsey, Liam Gallagher, Black Violin

The big gigs for Nov. 17-23, also including Ike Reilly, Noname and Tower of Power.


Taylor Swift risks on her new "Reputation"

POP/ROCK Taylor Swift, “Reputation” (Big Machine) Taylor Swift is known for the kiss-off, the eerily intimate way she dismantles those who have wronged her.…


Pared-down Doomtree group debuts new album ahead of St. Paul concert

Offshoot quartet Shredders dropped an LP ahead of the crew's first local show of 2018.


Wilco gets over the 'resentment' for an adoring opening-night Palace gig

The locally beloved Chicago rockers offered a little bit of everything to kick off their final three-night run of the year.


You'll never guess which Mpls. band landed song on Netflix's 'Stranger Things'

The relatively forgotten mid-'80s group recorded for Blackberry Way Records, whose founder landed them on the hit TV show.


Messersmith announces 4-week residency at Icehouse to kick off a busy 2018

The Twin Cities pop/rock strummer will perform four unique shows with different themes and openers every Wednesday night.