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Concert Reviews

Adrianne Lenker—Guitar Wiz, Reluctant Talker, Minnesotan—Dug Into Her Catalog at the State Theatre

It was a show for the true believers—and a show that could make true believers out of casual fans.

Yes, Kim Gordon’s Fine Line Show Was Very Cool. But What Does That Mean?

The Sonic Youth alum's new music is beatwise noise-pop unlike anything she's tried before.

June 10, 2024

Never Miss the Mountain Goats Because the Mountain Goats Never Miss

This past weekend in St. Paul, John Darnielle and his crew were at their most stirring.

April 16, 2024

This Is the Last Sleater-Kinney Show I’ll Ever Review

If the fan in me wants to enjoy their music, the critic in me needs to hush up from now on.

March 25, 2024

Madonna Competed With All the Women She Once Was at Her Xcel Show

In a 2-hour show celebrating her career, everything was just how the pop superstar wanted it. Yet something was off.

February 15, 2024

Were the 1975 ‘Still, At Their Very Best’ at Target Center Last Night? 

Just nine months since Minneapolis last saw them, the 1975 return with a little less controversy and a little more sexy saxophone.

October 27, 2023

Can I Review Last Night’s Death Cab/Postal Service Show Without Using the Word ‘Millennial’ Even Once?

Let's just say the Armory was full of people born in the '80s and early '90s.

September 25, 2023