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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Weekend: 4/24-26

    published Apr 24, 2015

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar. Friday, April 24 ACTN With Beasthead It's been a busy release season over at Icehouse -- the Whittier fixture has hosted debut celebrati... More >>

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    Top 10 Must-See Minnesota Music Videos This Week

    published Apr 23, 2015

    We start things off on Local Frames this week with a new video from A.M. Stryker. We've also got new clips from ACTN, Bain, Coastal Cabins, and a cool collaborative dual-video effort from Ruben and Ge... More >>

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    Smashing Pumpkins Announce Acoustic Tour, Minneapolis in June

    published Apr 21, 2015

    Billy Corgan is set to bring the current iteration of the Smashing Pumpkins on a short acoustic tour this summer. Dubbed The Smashing Pumpkins: In Plainsong - An Acoustic-Electro Evening, the tour wil... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Week: 4/20-23

    published Apr 20, 2015

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar. Monday, April 20 Chalk With Virgo, Driftwood Pyre, and Beasthead 9 p.m., Free. Kitty Cat Klub Dakhabrakha 8 p.m., $42-$32. Dakota Jazz... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Weekend: 4/17-19

    published Apr 17, 2015

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar. Friday, April 17 American Composers Forum Showcase Featuring Keith Kirchoff (playing winning compositions by Ashkan Behzadi, Ian Dicke, ... More >>

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    Top 10 Must-See Minnesota Music Videos This Week

    published Apr 16, 2015

    We start things off on Local Frames this week with a new video from False Teeth, featuring Black Diet's Jonathan Tolliver. We've also got new clips from Doomtree, Camp Dark, Brandon Lerbs and John Kar... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Week: 4/13-16

    published Apr 13, 2015

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar. Monday, April 13 Disappears With the Chambermaids 7:30 p.m., $10. Turf Club Jillian Rae 8:30 p.m., $8. The Nether Bar at Mill City Ni... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Weekend: 4/10-12

    published Apr 10, 2015

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar. Friday, April 10 Alma Andina With Love Nocturnal 10 p.m., $5-$10 sliding scale. Bedlam Theatre Lowertown Apollo Cobra With Dance Assaul... More >>

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    Top 10 Must-See Minnesota Music Videos This Week

    published Apr 09, 2015

    We get things started at Local Frames this week with a new video from Ghost Towns of the West. We've also got new clips from Tree Blood, Gospel Machine, Morning Zephyr, Perfume Monster, and Softporeco... More >>

  • The Music of Bryce Dessner

    published April 1, 2015

    Bryce Dessner's mark on the classical world is as distinctive as what he's done to indie rock with the National. The Los Angeles Philharmonic, the... More >>

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    Cows Reuniting for Grumpy's Bash 15

    published Apr 08, 2015

    Minneapolis punk band Cows helped solidify and electrify the Twin Cities hardcore scene in the late '80s and early '90s. But outside of certain circles -- especially those who never saw the band's unt... More >>

  • What Tyrants

    published April 1, 2015

    Following a short tour of the Midwest, the Minneapolis garage-rock trio What Tyrants mark the release of their full-length debut, No Luck.... More >>

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    The 4onthefloor Go All In On Kickstarter to Connect with Their Fans

    published Apr 07, 2015

    From the very beginning, the 4onthefloor have forged a deep and lasting connection with their fans. From their energetic live shows to their emphatic recorded work, the bluesy, garage-rock stomp of th... More >>

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    Fort Wilson Riot Continue to Chase Their Sound Ahead of Icehouse Residency

    published Apr 06, 2015

    Fort Wilson Riot have been slowly evolving their electro-tinged R&B sound over the last few years. That change in sonic direction has been made easier with the addition of a full five-piece band d... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Week: 4/6-9

    published Apr 06, 2015

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar. Monday, April 6 Chalk With Bae Tigre and Botzy 9 p.m., Free. Kitty Cat Klub Dom La Nena 8 p.m., $15-$18. Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater Happ... More >>

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    First Avenue at 45: Our First and Favorite Shows

    published Apr 03, 2015

    First Avenue has been such a steady and supportive influence on the music scene of the Twin Cities and beyond that it's easy to take the place for granted. That's why a special weekend like this one -... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Weekend: 4/3-5

    published Apr 03, 2015

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar. Friday, April 3 Aero Flynn (Record Release Show) With Carroll and Matt Latterell 8 p.m., $8-$10. 7th St. Entry Buckcherry With New Medi... More >>

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    Bryce Dessner Is Redefining Classical Music for the Modern Era

    published Apr 03, 2015

    The Music of Bryce Dessner | Walker Art Center | Friday and Saturday, April 3-4 While Bryce Dessner is predominantly known as the guitarist in the National, he is a classically trained musician a... More >>

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    Top 10 Must-See Minnesota Music Videos This Week

    published Apr 02, 2015

    We get things started at Local Frames this week with a brand new video from ON AN ON. We've also got new clips from N.A.S.A. featuring Lizzo and Sean Paul, What Tyrants, Candid Kid, Fox & Coyote, ... More >>

  • Glitter Ball 6: Electric A-Go-Go

    published March 25, 2015

    Local nonprofit Rock the Cause's sixth iteration of Glitter Ball blends the music and fashions of the '60s for a kaleidoscopic event. Beatles... More >>

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    Rhymesayers Announces 2015 Record Store Day Plans

    published Apr 01, 2015

    Soundset isn't the only thing on Rhymesayers' radar these days. In addition to celebrating its 20th anniversary throughout 2015, the tastemaking local hip-hop label has some exciting plans in the work... More >>

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    Josh Scott's Therapeutic Musical Return with Aero Flynn

    published Apr 01, 2015

    Aero Flynn | 7th St. Entry | Friday, April 3 "I know that I couldn't have made this record three years ago," Josh Scott readily admits. There's a tranquil sunset coming through windows of Bev's Wine ... More >>

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    The Rolling Stones Announce U.S. Tour, Minneapolis In June

    published Mar 31, 2015

    The wait is finally over. After hinting at a potential Minneapolis tour stop for weeks, the Rolling Stones finally revealed the itinerary for the upcoming Zip Code North American stadium tour. The v... More >>

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    Homegrown Music Festival Reveals Lineup and Twin Cities Invasion

    published Mar 31, 2015

    The Duluth Homegrown Music Festival has been a shimmering, understated jewel in the North Country concert music calendar for 16 years now. It routinely showcases the best bands from throughout Minneso... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Week: 3/30-4/2

    published Mar 30, 2015

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar. Monday, March 30 Clementine (Record Release Show) With Dan Mariska and the Boys Choir and Chalk 7:30 p.m., $6. 7th St. Entry Davis III ... More >>

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