Music

Art Hounds: North country expressionist landscapes
In this week’s Art Hounds: Art Project 605 showcases Jennie Ward’s abstract landscapes, Maithree performs a blend of Indian and Western classical music and the Minnesota Original Music Festival features the 48-Hour Band Challenge.
Bob Dylan is giving fans a chance to relive his 1974 tour on a 27-disc set
Bob Dylan fans who want to relive his memorable 1974 concert tour with The Band will soon have the opportunity to own most of it. The box will contain previously unreleased recordings of 417 songs, including some 21 versions of “Lay Lady Lay.”
Shaboozey's slow-burning hybrid of hip-hop and country is finally the biggest song in the land
This week, Shaboozey becomes only the second Black artist ever to top “Billboard's” pop and country singles charts at the same time. The first, earlier this year, was his collaborator, Beyoncé.
Rocker, writer and teacher: Remembering Laurie Lindeen of Zuzu’s Petals
Laurie Lindeen, the founder and frontwoman of the influential Minneapolis indie rock band Zuzu’s Petals and a beloved teacher and writer, died suddenly from a brain aneurysm at the age of 62 on July 1.
Minnesota folk and blues community unites to honor ‘Spider’ John Koerner’s life, music and legacy
Charlie Parr, Paul Metsa and the Cactus Blossoms were among the local musicians who put their own twists on “Spider” John Koerner songs. The humble musician, beloved by Bonnie Raitt and Bob Dylan, died last month at 85.
Beethoven was a classical and romantic composer, but his body was full of heavy metal
Virtuosic pianist and composer Beethoven suffered from several debilitating ailments. A new study suggests lead poisoning may be at least partly to blame.
Bobby Z talks about 40 years of Prince’s ‘Purple Rain,’ upcoming musical
Prince’s album “Purple Rain” turned 40 on Tuesday. The man behind the beat of the album, record producer and musician Bobby Rivkin “Bobby Z,” joined Minnesota Now to talk about the iconic record and upcoming musical.
A look backstage: Inside the lives of DJs
MPR News host Angela Davis talked with two women who are professional DJs. Companies, sports teams, families and non-profit leaders hire them to plan music for events and get the party going.