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Concert Reviews

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

For Janelle Monáe, the Future Is Now

Monday at the Armory, the heady star's ambition and visual flair made for a funky good time.

September 12, 2023

Pearl Jam Rocked This Longtime Skeptic Into Submission Last Night

Last night's Xcel show proved they will rock whether or not you're a believer.

September 1, 2023

Is Nickelback Really As Bad As Everyone Says?

Or is it time we cut the Canadian hard rock pariahs some slack and fight the real enemy: their tour opener, Brantley Gilbert?

Paramore Is a Group—For Better or Worse

The band's Xcel show was often terrific, but Hayley Williams sometimes seems like a star trapped in a constellation.

My Teen Niece Helps Explain the Taylor Swift Show I Saw on Saturday

We discuss a bout with “Taylor Swift amnesia,” why it is not OK to propose at a Taylor Swift concert, and how not even Taylor Swift can get teenage girls to listen to the National.

Karen O’s Gonna Need a New Microphone

Beneath their festival-ready polish, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs still play like scrappy art-punks.