The West 7th neighborhood continues to blossom as a bustling arts district and Summerfest at the Keg and Case yard is one of the biggest events of the year. With a varied lineup that includes Annie Mack, Rogue Valley, Solid Gold, and more, as well as food and arts vendors,

There’s a twangy trio of artists tonight to celebrate Molly Brandt’s debut full-length, Surrender to the Night. Brandt and her crack band have been releasing singles and blanketing Twin Cities stages for the last couple of years, collecting tunes in an anticipated debut. Joining the fun are the Velvets-tinged Americana

Utepils Brewing and Graymatter Studios team up to present the 7th annual Artepils celebration. Also running Saturday, the festival brings together several visual artists and rootsy-leaning bands to pair with your brews. FRI 7/21, 12 PM, Free, All Ages

Hipshaker MPLS is back at the VFW tonight with their heavy funk and rare soul dance party. DJs Brian Engel, George Rodriguez, and Greg Waletski give you something real to soak in as they bring the snap, crackle, and pop of the original vinyl 45s. You’ll be able to shake

The next chapter in the hiss-tory of mixing tapes includes many Twin Cities record stores, vintage stores, and home stereos.  WORDS BY TAYLOR CARIK German rockers Scorpions released Love At First Sting in March of 1984, Madonna’s True Blue came out June of 1986, Janet Jackson went into seclusion at

Australia’s Lime Cordiale swing through for a visit on the heels of their new single “Imposter Syndrome.” Brothers Oli and Louie Leimbach also collaborated with actor Idris Elba on last year’s Cordi Elba. With Halfloves. WED 7/19, $7, $25, 21+

Topical singer-songwriter and activist Holly Near brings her voice for change to the Cedar Cultural Center. Over her five-decade career in music, television, and film, Near has remained an ambassador for peace. In 2019, she started the ‘Because of a Song’ project, “an online historic archive that documents some of

The bluegrass, jazz, and chamber music mixture of Barbaro comes to the Bands on the Boulevard series at the Minnesota History Center. Just back from an appearance at the Blue Ox Festival during a busy summer, the band will be a breath of fresh air overlooking beautiful downtown St. Paul.

Long one of the best free outdoor summer shows in the Twin Cities, this stacked Bastille Day lineup does not let up. Scrunchies bring their crunchy, Riot Grrrl melodies; Green/Blue wallop a punch of veteran MPLS rock energy; Aby Wolf wows with her sensational voice, and hip-hop heavy hitters Mixed

Now an annual Bastille Day tradition to celebrate the life of Brit’s Pub legend Freddie Manton, British pub rock legend Graham Parker comes to Brit’s rooftop for a free solo show. As always, he’s followed by the Twin Cities’ own Belfast Cowboys, (with a new record coming soon). Inevitably, Parker