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  • FEATURED STORY

    The Best Twin Cities Concerts Over Thanksgiving Weekend

    published Nov 26, 2014

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar.Wednesday, November 26 Corpse Reviver With Sister Species and Dave Hoenack Bedlam Theatre Lowertown 9:30 p.m., $7-$10. Dave King Takeove... More >>

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    Top 10 Must-See Minnesota Music Videos This Week

    published Nov 26, 2014

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. A premiere of the cool new animated video from recent Picked To Click sta... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts of the Week: 11/24-27

    published Nov 24, 2014

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar. Monday, November 24 Atlantis Quartet Icehouse The premier contemporary jazz band in the Twin Cities will record its next album live at th... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Weekend: 11/21-23

    published Nov 21, 2014

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar. Friday, November 21 Carnage With Paris Blohm, Dzeko & Torres, Junkie Kid The Skyway Theatre 18+., 8 p.m., $20-$30. Courtney Yasmi... More >>

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    Top 10 Must-See Minnesota Music Videos This Week

    published Nov 20, 2014

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. Barbara Jean's new video starts this week on a good note. We've also got ... More >>

  • The Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks! Tour

    published November 12, 2014

    Brian Setzer doesn't strut his musical stuff with the Stray Cats much anymore, but the Minneapolis-based Grammy-winning musician has expanded his... More >>

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    Why Julian Casablancas Is Better Off Without the Strokes

    published Nov 17, 2014

    Julian Casablancas + the Voidz | First Avenue | Monday, November 17For the Strokes' frontman Julian Casablancas, the time is right to leave his old group behind completely. While the platinum-selling... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts of the Week: 11/17-20

    published Nov 17, 2014

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar.Monday, November 17 Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band With American Cream 7th St. Entry 18+, $8/$10 Julian Casablancas + the Voidz... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Weekend: 11/14-16

    published Nov 14, 2014

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar.Friday, November 14 Avi Buffalo 7th St. Entry 18+, 8 p.m., $10/$12. FKA Twigs Fine Line Music Cafe Specializing in haunting harmonics an... More >>

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    Top 10 Must-See Minnesota Music Videos This Week

    published Nov 13, 2014

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. Chris Koza's new video for "Electric Tide" is a highlight of this week's ... More >>

  • Sun Gods to Gamma Rays A Ghost to Find Release Show

    published November 5, 2014

    Following their lush, groove-heavy debut EP, The Water, the Wave, Sun Gods to Gamma Rays return with the dream-pop drenched full-length... More >>

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    Picked to Click 2013: Where Are They Now?

    published Nov 10, 2014

    A feature in our yearly look at the best new Minnesota musicians, Picked to Click, is a great honor. But it can also be a bit of a poison pill. Some nascent bands can barely stay together long enough ... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Week: 11/10-13

    published Nov 10, 2014

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar. Monday, November 10 B.o.B With Kevin Gates First Avenue B.o.B.'s calculated balance of Atlanta flows and pop harmonies landed him several... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Weekend: 11/7-9

    published Nov 07, 2014

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar. Friday, November 7 Charlie Parr With Wild Hands, Matt Ray Turf Club 8 p.m., $12/$15. Garland Jeffreys Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant ... More >>

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    Top 10 Must-See Minnesota Music Videos This Week

    published Nov 06, 2014

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. A new video from Caroline Smith begins this week's collection. We've also... More >>

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    Sun Gods to Gamma Rays: Taking the Middle Way to A Ghost to Find

    published Nov 04, 2014

    Sun Gods to Gamma Rays Record Release Show | Icehouse | Friday, November 7 Following the release of Sun Gods to Gamma Rays' debut EP, The Water, The Wave, in late 2013, it didn't take long for the Mi... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts of the Week: 11/3-6

    published Nov 03, 2014

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar. Monday, November 3 Alexz Johnson With Jared & the Mill, Patrick Droney 7th St. Entry 18+., 7 p.m., $12/$15. Breathe Carolina With C... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Weekend: 10/31-11/2

    published Oct 31, 2014

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar. Friday, October 31 Alt-J Myth Alt-J emerged from Leeds University and soon earned comparisons to Radiohead for the unpredictable, mathem... More >>

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    Top 10 Must-See Minnesota Music Videos This Week

    published Oct 30, 2014

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. Lizzo's "Paris" video leads off this week. We've also got new clips from ... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts of the Week: 10/27-30

    published Oct 27, 2014

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar. Monday, October 27 Busdriver With Clipping., Milo, Kenny Segal 7th St. Entry 18+., 8 p.m., $12/$15. Daniel With Otis Heat Turf Club 7:30... More >>

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    The Person & the People: "We Have a Truly Stupid Sense of Humor"

    published Oct 24, 2014

    The Person and the People | Triple Rock Social Club | Sunday, October 26 Less than a year after the Person & the People released Big Whoop, the St. Paul quartet are set to release another album o... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Weekend: 10/24-26

    published Oct 24, 2014

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar. Friday, October 24 Black Veil Brides Myth All ages., 6 p.m., $25/$28. Charlie Mars (album release) Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant ... More >>

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    Top 10 Must-See Minnesota Music Videos This Week

    published Oct 23, 2014

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week begins with a "reel" lovely new video from John Mark Nelson. We... More >>

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    Sound Unseen Reveals 2014 Film Festival Lineup

    published Oct 17, 2014

    The festivities for Sound Unseen's 15th annual Film+Music+Art Festival kick off in grand -- if a bit bittersweet -- fashion this year. Leading the impressive slate of films just announced is the Minne... More >>

  • Stereo Confession

    published October 8, 2014

    Stereo Confession are a prodigious garage-rock quintet hailing from Southwest High School. Following up beach-punk singles "Video Games" and "Hang... More >>

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