Music

Bon Jovi builds a new 'House' in sold-out Xcel Center marathon

Jon Bon Jovi performed to 18,000-plus at the Xcel.

Review: With its ever-charismatic frontman, the '80s band got past recent lineup changes in concert at Xcel Energy Center.

Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang show their Hendrix experience at Mystic Lake

Guy didn't get enough to do, but otherwise the show was full of some pleasant surprises, including Zakk Wylde going wild.


Three official Prince books due at 'Celebration' at Paisley Park

One deals with fashion, another musical instruments and one with 'Celebration.'


N.W.A., Judy Garland, Bowie to be enshrined by Library of Congress

Judy Garland’s “Over the Rainbow,” N.W.A.’s “Straight Outta Compton,” and the 1971 debut broadcast of NPR’s “All Things Considered” are among the recordings set to…


The week's best Twin Cities jazz: Greg Ward at Icehouse, Freddy Cole at the Dakota

Songs beyond the 7th Psalm Pianist Jeremy Walker is using most of the same folks who performed his “7 Psalms” recently at Orchestra Hall to…


Regina Spektor at the Palace: Great sound, inefficient entrance

It took 1 hour and 40 minutes to get all the fans into the new theater to hear Spektor's special piano pop.


Denk keeps Bach on track, even on a grand piano

REVIEW: The musical artist played with clarity and emotional power.


Danish music innovator Agnes Obel heads to the Cedar fresh off SXSW

Classically trained Agnes Obel hits Minnesota fresh off an unlikely run at the SXSW fest.


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…


Week's best classical concerts: Skrowaczewski compositions, Minnesota Orchestra plays Brahms and Stravinsky

Listening to Skrowaczewski When Stanislaw Skrowaczewski passed away last month, the tributes understandably focused on his status as a great conductor, not to mention his…


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.


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

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


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.


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 bobdylan.com


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…