On the art of conversations with artists WORDS BY MARY LUCIA Recently, I was trying to compile a greatest hit(s) of radio interviews I’ve done for a compilation reel. I thought maybe I should include some of the worst as well. I can only imagine they might be just as

Australian pop-punk singer/songwriter Alex Lahey headlines 7th St Entry with her music, which is dedicated to those the world wasn’t made for (i.e., most of us). Lahey’s music dives into the loneliness of growing up queer, the feeling of not being able to return home during the pandemic, and more.

Nate Craig sets up shop tonight at Acme for six sets running through Saturday. In addition to his stand up career, he can be seen as Phil on the Netflix series Maniac, and has written for A Prairie Home Companion. WED 5/24, 8 PM, $18-$33, 18+

Singer-songwriter JoAnna James celebrates the release of her new EP, Walk With the Night, at this homecoming show at the 318. Though James’ voice could fill a theater, the cozy-cabin vibe will let listeners get a closer look at the craft of her songs. WED 5/24, 7:30 PM, $25, All

West Coast rap duo BlueBucksClan some to the Amsterdam Wednesday night. DJ and Jeeezy go back to their high school days in Los Angeles and went on to play college football together, going into music later. Sports remain on their mind, with singles like ‘Horace Grant’ and ‘Todd Gurley’ dropping

Triple threat Billy Porter presents his first pop music concert celebrating the full span of his life, which includes Tony Award-winning Broadway performances, a Grammy-winning TV role, and a solo music career. Porter is most recently known for his role in Pose, playing a sort of fairy godmother-like master of

Hot Chip’s 2022 album, Freakout/Release, provides just what its name suggests: An invitation to get freaky to their music and experience the release of body and soul that dancing to great music provides. The British electro-soul band manages mercilessly dancey songs, often balanced with a good dose of mood and

Old-World (i.e. European) wines get a lot of clout, but let’s face it—France and Italy get most of the spotlight. Yeorg Brewery is here to introduce us to another valuable, lesser-known wine region: Austria. Best known for riesling and don’t-ask-me-to-pronounce-it Grüner Veltliner, the seminar introduces a cacophony of other hidden-gem

She’s worked with everyone you know, but now it’s her time to shine. Harpist, performer, composer, and educator Brandee Younger has been bringing light to the power of harp in musical arrangements throughout her entire career, earning features of her work in documentaries for Beyoncé and Quincy Jones. Offstage, she’s

 A tour of nine local courses—and a sneak peek of what’s to come—from American Mini Golf Alliance co-founder Tom Loftus. WORDS BY MARTIN DEVANEY When it comes to the short game, Minneapolis’ Tom Loftus has a long resumé. Along with his wife, Robin Schwartzman, Loftus runs the website A Couple