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Minneapolis, MN, United States

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Past articles by Chris:

Minnesota Orchestra musicians earn modest pay increases in new four-year union contract

The agreement was signed ahead a new season with a new music director. → Read More

Review: Alice in Chains, Bush kick off State Fair grandstand series with a '90s bang

Breaking Benjamin added to the heavy tone, which the near-full crowd happily accepted. → Read More

Rock of aged: These 1980s hair bands will rock Minneapolis, again

They had some of rock's biggest hits and hairdos, and now they're playing at the Twin Cities' biggest rock concert of 2022. → Read More

The big gigs: the 10 best concerts to see in the Twin Cities this week

Concert highlights for Aug. 4-10 include Kenny Chesney, Khalid and Sharon Van Etten/Angel Olsen/Julien Baker. → Read More

THC sales are already a thing at Minnesota music festivals, likely soon at venues, too

This weekend's WE Fest will have a table, after brisk sales at the recent TC Summer Jam. → Read More

Review: Roger Waters reworks and politicizes Pink Floyd classics in hi-fi Minneapolis concert

Saturday's in-the-round concert at Target Center featured a lot of political rhetoric but also many visual spectacles and musical highlights. → Read More

Review: Gary Clark Jr. gets comfortable and mellow in Live at the Hilde kickoff concert

The Texas guitar slinger sang a lot of falsetto and mellow blues tunes in the first of two nights at Plymouth's cozy amphitheater. → Read More

Machine Gun Kelly leans hard on canned vocals, opening acts in his Twin Cities arena debut

Avril Lavigne and Willow helped make the rapper-turned-rocker's Xcel Energy Center show nearly sold-out. → Read More

The Boss is back! Springsteen's 2023 tour with E Street Band coming March 5 to St. Paul

Tickets go on sale July 21 through Ticketmaster's VerifiedFan program, requiring early registration. → Read More

The big gigs: 10 concerts to see in the Twin Cities this week

Concert highlights for July 7-13 include Rod Stewart, Japanese Breakfast, Shawn Mendes, the Black Crowes, and the War and Treaty. → Read More

Hüsker Dü bassist Greg Norton reveals cancer battle ahead of new band UltraBomb's debut

The Minnesota music vet is keeping one show on the books with the new trio, July 16 at Hook & Ladder in Minneapolis. → Read More

Target Field to host first postgame concert Aug. 4 with countryman Cole Swindell

The 75-minute set will be free with that night's Twins game vs. the Blue Jays. → Read More

The 10 best Minnesota albums of the year so far (2022 edition)

While mainstays like the Cactus Blossoms and Chastity Brown dropped strong new records timed to touring, lesser-knowns like Tearra Oso and Joe Rainey invented bold new sounds. → Read More

The big gigs: 10 concerts to see in the Twin Cities this week

Concert highlights for June 24-29 include Carly Rae Jepsen and other Pride music, the TC Jazz and Blue Ox music fests, Wallows and Brandy Clark. → Read More

Water Is Life Festival returning Sept. 4 to Duluth with Indigo Girls, Ani DiFranco, Low

The second annual fundraiser for Honor the Earth will again take place at Bayfront Festival and include many American Indian musicians and speakers. → Read More

Afropunk festival will spotlight 'alternative Black culture' in Minneapolis this weekend

The Brooklyn-born event will host singer Ari Lennox and local stars Evv and Miloe for a Juneteenth celebration Sunday. → Read More

Trampled by Turtles announce Jeff Tweedy-produced LP 'Alpenglow' and Armory show

Minnesota's acoustic sextet enlisted fans' help to produce a video for the first single. → Read More

89.3 the Current fills program director role with longtime staffer Lindsay Kimball

Two other women also were named to new positions at Minnesota Public Radio's rock outlet after DJ Mary Lucia recently raised inequity concerns. → Read More

Rock the Garden returns in full bloom to Walker Art Center

Nathaniel Rateliff and Sleater-Kinney played to happy, grassy music lovers after the festival's two-year hiatus. → Read More

After 'contrary' 2013 appearance, Low returns to Rock the Garden on higher ground

Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker discuss their acclaimed new album "Hey What" ahead of Saturday's festival. → Read More