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2009 Stories by Chris DeLine

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  • ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

    published March 4, 2009

    Years before Deerhunter hit the scene, hamming it up with an infamous balance between on-stage brilliance and blunder, And You Will Know Us By the... More >>

  • Swingin' Utters

    published March 4, 2009

    Less than a week after joining the Dillinger Four for a bill at St. Paul's Turf Club, Pretty Boy Thorson & the F'n A's once again find themselves... More >>

  • Women

    published March 4, 2009

    When thinking of Women, think of Beat Happening--if only the band had a strong curiosity for non-confrontational drone and was conceived 13 hours... More >>

  • Cut Off Your Hands

    published March 4, 2009

    Auckland, New Zealand's Cut Off Your Hands list a single influence on their MySpace page: Phil Spector. And the lead track from the bands... More >>

  • A Night in the Box

    published February 25, 2009

    Echoing an intense, deep country blues, A Night in the Box has in a few short years gone from being a spare time project for a group of... More >>

  • Dillinger Four

    published February 25, 2009

    St. Paul's Turf Club hosts all manner of artist showcases, but rare is the occasion when the club hosts a punk show—let alone a punk show of... More >>

  • Dropkick Murphys

    published February 25, 2009

    Traditionally, the Dropkick Murphys have taken the stage to "The Foggy Dew" by the Chieftains—a song that features vocals by Sinead O'Connor... More >>

  • Romantica

    published February 18, 2009

    How is it that an Irish singer helms one of the Twin Cities' best answers to modern Americana? After hearing Romantica and digesting the group's... More >>

  • Flogging Molly

    published February 18, 2009

    With the Aggrolites in tow for the band's entire fifth-annual Green 17 Tour, Flogging Molly will be returning to the Twin Cities Monday night to... More >>

  • Fujiya & Miyagi

    published February 11, 2009

    In an exceptional lineup for such an easily packed venue, Fujiya & Miyagi will be joined by School of Seven Bells Wednesday night at the 7th St.... More >>

  • Monotonix

    published February 11, 2009

    A onetime tank commander in the Israeli army, Ami Shalev now leads Monotonix around the world on a tireless touring schedule. Not to downplay the... More >>

  • Dearling Physique

    published February 4, 2009

    Formerly the moniker of solo electronic artist Dominique Davis, Dearling Physique has now expanded into a unique musical hybrid with the addition... More >>

  • The Guystorm (EP-Release)

    published January 28, 2009

    The Guystorm are set to host a release show for their debut 7-inch vinyl EP, The Dark Album, this Saturday. Since the group formed more... More >>

  • Big Head Todd & the Monsters

    published January 28, 2009

    Originally founded as a trio in 1986, Big Head Todd and the Monsters have since proven to be one of the longest tenured workhorses in independent... More >>

  • Ecid

    published January 21, 2009

    In the second-to-last performance of his month-long residency, Kristoff Krane will be returning to The Depot in Hopkins Saturday night for another... More >>

  • The Map and the Territory

    published January 21, 2009

    While the group's self-assessment of "strange loops & the infinite regress" might be a little off the mark, it's hard to dismiss the appeal of the... More >>

  • William Elliott Whitmore

    published January 21, 2009

    William Elliott Whitmore has a voice that echoes a soul far older than his years, with a sound ever on the brink of cracking. It's a voice that... More >>

  • Charlie Parr

    published January 14, 2009

    Duluth-based country-blues musician Charlie Parr returns to Minneapolis, playing Lee's Liquor Lounge this Saturday night. The one-off show comes... More >>

  • A Benefit for Chad Weis

    published January 14, 2009

    It wouldn't be entirely absurd to expect a few unannounced guests to show up at First Avenue's Benefit for Chad Weis, especially given the... More >>

  • The Wailers

    published January 14, 2009

    This past October, Liz Phair returned to First Avenue; her celebratory tour marked the 15th anniversary of what may be her finest album, Exile... More >>

  • A Paper Cup Band (CD-Release)

    published January 7, 2009

    From the backwoods of Wisconsin comes A Paper Cup Band, an acoustic-based group that, for better or worse, performs music that lands somewhere... More >>

  • Magic Black Pumas; the Mevissens

    published January 7, 2009

    This Wednesday night, St. Paul's Big V's is showcasing a pair of local alt-rock holdouts, Magic Black Pumas and the Mevissens. No matter how cool... More >>

  • James Buckley Trio

    published January 7, 2009

    No stranger to the Dinkytown venue, James Buckley is returning to the Kitty Cat Klub Tuesday, bringing with him one of the best modern jazz acts... More >>

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