Weekly Set List: Must-See Concerts Feb. 4–10

Hopefully you all survived Tuesday’s “blizzard.” Fortunately, the weather looks a little more show-friendly this weekend and into next week, and that’s a good thing since there are plenty of reasons to get out to a gig. Guster with Vetiver | First Avenue | Thursday, February 4, 7pm More than 20 years into their career, … [ Read more]

Weekly Set List: Must-see concerts Jan. 21-23

Hopefully everyone survived the recent cold spell and braved the chill to get out to see a show. If you didn’t, this weekend has plenty of hot shows to entice you. The Current’s 11th Anniversary Party | First Avenue | Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23, 7pm both nights The Current is nearly a … [ Read more]

Weekly Set List: Must see concerts Jan. 15–16

A pair of release shows, First Avenue’s annual Best New Bands showcase, and the third round of the MN Beer Brunch series are your best bets for live music in the Twin Cities this weekend. Best New Bands of 2015 | First Avenue | Friday, January 15, 7pm First Avenue’s annual Best New Bands showcase … [ Read more]

Weekly Set List: Stacked lineup at Turf Club this weekend

Hopefully you all had a fantastic New Year’s Eve. Let’s ring in 2016 with some great music. We’re right in the middle of the hibernating months for Minnesota concerts, so to speak. But the Turf Club is always one of the most exciting venues in the dead of winter, and this week showcases why. Bloodnstuff + Tyte … [ Read more]

Weekly Set List: 6 concerts to help you ring in 2016

Still haven’t nailed down your plans for New Year’s Eve? Let us help you narrow down your options to six of the best ways to ring in 2016. Whether it’s experimental rap, whiskey-soaked Americana, sexy R&B, cover bands in wigs, an 80’s prom, or a local all-star hip hop collective, there is something for everyone this … [ Read more]

Weekly Set List: Must-See Concerts Dec. 11–14

Looking for something to lift the pall on this murky December we’ve been having? Then get ready to groove to an incredible extended weekend of live music. Mixed Blood Majority (Album Release) + P.O.S. + GRRRL PRTY | First Avenue | Friday, December 11, 8pm Mixed Blood Majority, the local rap supergroup featuring Crescent Moon … [ Read more]

Weekly Set List: Must-See Concerts Nov. 27 – Dec. 2

Put down that leftover turkey leg and take in one of this week’s cornucopia of great shows (you know you need a break from your family anyway). Aero Flynn and Halloween Alaska | Turf Club | Saturday, November 28th, 7:30pm Aero Flynn’s long awaited debut album finally saw the light of day earlier this year, … [ Read more]

Weekly Set List: Must-See Concerts Nov. 19–25

An unseasonably warm November heading into Thanksgiving week is stuffed full with shows to be thankful for. Saturday’s numerous choices alone will have your plate overflowing. EL VY | First Avenue | Saturday, November 21, 8pm EL VY (the plural of Elvis) is a collaboration between Matt Berninger, lead singer of The National, and Brent … [ Read more]

Weekly Set List: Must-See Concerts Nov. 12–18

A fairly light week of live music in the Twin Cities this week, but there are still some diamonds to be found in the rough. Peter Wolf Crier | 7th Street Entry | Friday, November 13, 9pm Peter Wolf Crier’s self-released third album, “Plum Slump,” dropped earlier this fall. Not only does it deliver on … [ Read more]

Weekly Set List: Must-See Concerts Nov. 6–11

From an underrated singer-songwriter to a hyped teenager, avant-garde improv to one of Minnesota’s all time greats, the first full week of November kicks off the month with a wide selection of fantastic live shows. Martin Sexton | Cedar Cultural Center | Friday, November 6, 8pm Combining impressive guitar playing and a vocal range that … [ Read more]

Weekly Set List: Must-See Concerts Oct. 29 – Nov. 4

“Rocktober” is coming to a close, and hopefully you caught at least a couple of the fantastic shows this month had to offer. If not, you’re lucky there are a still a handful left to come. Israel Nash | The Turf Club | Thursday, October 29, 8:30pm Israel Nash’s lush Americana sound certainly owes a lot … [ Read more]

Weekly Set List: Must-See Concerts Oct. 22–28

Shows by the hottest rap duo in years, Run The Jewels, and retro soul/R&B youngster Leon Bridges easily top the list of this week’s must-see concerts—but they’ve both unfortunately been sold out for months. Not to worry, I’m here to help you find the best of what’s left. Three of this week’s best shows also … [ Read more]

Weekly Set List: Must-See Concerts Oct. 15–21

Wedged between big shows by Disclosure and Run The Jewels, this week seems to be a bit of a calm before the storm. But there are still a handful of shows that you should make a point to catch. Peaches | First Avenue Mainroom | Thursday, October 15, 8:30pm Prior to this year, Peaches had … [ Read more]

Weekly Set List: Must-See Concerts Oct. 8–14

From a supergroup made up of Scottish rockers and a beloved American cult band, to a pair of young shoegaze rock bands, a brewery blowout and one of the hottest dance acts of the last couple years, the fall concert season is showing no signs of slowing down. Here are four shows not to miss … [ Read more]

Weekly Set List: Must-See Concerts Oct. 1–7

Music lovers haven’t dubbed this month “Rocktober” for nothing. Autumn in the Twin Cities usually means an abundance of national touring acts swinging through town before winter hits, and this year is no exception. With so many concerts to choose from, many even on the same night, here are the shows that you can’t miss … [ Read more]