Let the 2017 block-party season begin! Hymie's, Bauhaus, Memory Lanes reveal lineups

Some of the most popular block parties in town have begun announcing their 2017 lineups, starting with Hymie's Records' outdoor bash for Record Store Day.

DJ Keezy heads up an all-woman hip-hop party Saturday night at First Ave

DJ Keezy, pictured above at South by Southwest, will lead an all-woman hip-hop party in First Avenue’s main room Saturday night.

The third installment of DJ Keezy's all-woman event includes Bdot Croc, Sarah White and Lady Midnight.

Pick Six: Praise for Todd Snider, Kristen Chenoweth, Zara Larsson, Judith Hill, Southside Johnny, more

Michael Myhra of St. Peter, Minn.: 1 Todd Snider, the Fitzgerald. The bad boy of Americana canceled some dates right before this St. Paul…

New Chuck Berry album is a family affair

Long-awaited album to be released in June.

New album reviews: Depeche Mode gets preachy about politics, Spoon aims for the dance floor

POP/ROCK Depeche Mode, “Spirit” (Columbia) It’s not like Depeche Mode hasn’t been political before. Back when the British band was winning over teenage hearts…

Ticket alert for March 24-25: Florida Georgia Line, I Love the 90s Tour, Tool and more

10 A.M. FRIDAY Florida Georgia Line, Backstreet Boys and Nelly, July 29 at Target Field in Mpls. $34-$354. … Pentatonix, Aug. 30 at State Fair…

Twin Cities concerts of the week: Regina Spektor at the Palace, Jimi Hendrix tribute at Mystic Lake

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

Ex-Boston drummer Sib Hashian dies during set on classic-rock cruise

Sib Hashian, the original drummer for the rock group Boston, has died. He was 67.

Bob Dylan talks a lot about Minnesota in rare straight-forward interview

The music icon sat with journalist Bill Flanagan for a long Q&A posted on

The week's best Twin Cities jazz: Winter Jazz Fest at Studio Z, David Sanborn at Dakota

Schimke Trio updatePianist Peter Schimke was one of the steadfast musicians who elevated the level of play at St. Paul's old Artists' Quarter. Among his…

Southside Johnny's joy-generating Jersey bar band delights Dakota fans

It was the first of two nights for Springsteen's buddy at the downtown Minneapolis club.

Critic picks from SXSW: 15 best acts from five days of music and mayhem

Austin's mega-sized festival is tamer nowadays, but no less a place to discover new artists.

How did Gaelynn Lea, other Minnesota newcomers fare at SXSW music fest?

First-timers share their experiences, and other postcards from Austin's mega-conference.

Don Henley adds Twin Cities to concert tour; top ticket $525

The Eagles co-founder will perform June 18 at the Xcel Energy Center.

Minnesota musicians hit SXSW music fest

A look at the Minnesota artists who traveled to Austin, Texas, to perform at the world's biggest music-biz convention.

No new album yet, but Tool returning to Xcel Center anyway June 9

The arty metal gods will make one of their only 15 tour stops in St. Paul, where they last played to 25,000 fans outside.

New discoveries from 2017 South by Southwest music fest

A selection of the SXSW's best new acts and new albums, plus breakout artists coming to Minnesota this spring.

Reaction to Chuck Berry's death

“RIP. And peace and love Chuck Berry Mr. rock ‘n’ roll music.” Ringo Starr, former Beatle “Heart broken. … He was undisputably the king.” Slash,…

Austin's SXSW turns purple on St. Paddy's Day with Prince tributes

The mega-fest featured an outdoor concert and two panels in his memory Friday, when Garth Brooks pulled a Prince and played a surprise set.