Music

New Standards, Nellie McKay stage musical tribute to 'strange life' of Peggy Lee

Peggy Lee

Four singers and the New Standards will salute her with a musical biography at the Guthrie.

Hear the Afghan Whigs and Har Mar Superstar pay tribute to Grant Hart at First Ave

Whigs frontman Greg Dulli brought Sean Tillmann up during their encore to sing Hart's Hüsker Dü nugget "Keep Hanging On."


VocalEssence marks 'Finnish miracle' with choral music, folk fiddling

Review: VocalEssence and Osmo Vänskä on clarinet teamed up for a powerful concert.


R&B-pop sensation the Weeknd underwhelms in front of 14,000 fans at Xcel

Even with 14,000 fans singing every song in St. Paul, the Weeknd's first local arena headline appearance did not wow.


Week's best classical: SPCO plays Britten, two concerts featuring mezzo Clara Osowski

Minnesota's star mezzoEarlier this month Twin Cities mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski won a prize for best interpretation of Schubert Lieder at the International Song Competition at…


Pick Six: Praise for Midnight Oil, Marty Stuart, Grant Hart, Rhiannon Giddens, 'Aladdin,' ZZ Top

Pick Six is a half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view.


Prince items belonging to Susannah Melvoin and other associates go up for auction

Boston company RR Auction has the coveted Rick James tour pass up for sale along with Melvoin's postcards teasing of a marriage proposal.


Twin Cities concerts of the week: The Weeknd, Jimmy Webb, Glass Animals, Black Sabbath tributes

Also spotlights on Wynton Marsalis, Black Uhuru, SurlyFest, Joseph, Lavender Country, Dale Watson and more.


How 1997's 'Butterfly' changed Mariah Carey's career – and pop music

Collaborating with rappers was relatively new terrain for pop stars.


Songwriter Dan Wilson covers his 'Re-Covered' hits with Adele, Dixie Chicks, Taylor Swift

A song-by-song guide to the Semisonic frontman's newly rerecorded collaborations with Adele, Dixie Chicks, Taylor Swift and more.


Music spotlights: Jimmy Webb, the Weeknd

Jimmy Webb The famous songwriter will tell the stories behind his famous songs, including “MacArthur Park,” “Up, Up and Away” and “The Moon Is a…


'Prairie Home' announces October guests Chris Stapleton, Randy Newman, Margo Price

The second season under Chris Thile's watch will kick off with three impressively stacked tapings.


Babes in Toyland return by request

Dave Grohl called on the Minneapolis trio, sparking Friday's hometown show.


Twin Cities concerts of the week: Spoon, Thundercat, Gorillaz, Rhiannon Giddens

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


7 great ways to celebrate FinnFest in Minnesota

What does it mean to be Finnish in contemporary America? That’s the question FinnFest USA sets out to answer every year. Founded in 1982…


Kiss members reunite in all-star concert to send hurricane relief from St. Paul

Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley performed together for the first time in 16 years, capping a night with other Hall of Famers for the Children Matter concert.


Ex-Kiss bandmates Simmons and Frehley talk 'family biz' ahead of tonight's concert

The two Kiss vets joined with Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen and ex-Eagles Don Felder on Wednesday morning to tout the big gig at CHS Field.


Mystic Lake Casino locks up massive, glitzy nightclub for the Super Bowl

During Super Bowl week early next year, Mystic Lake Casino will host a massive traveling nightclub for four days that counts some of pop music's biggest stars among its attractions as it has roamed the country.


Little Big Town thinks bigger with April 5 show at Target Center

Kacey Musgraves and Midland will open the concert, LBT's first local arena headlining date.