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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Weekend: 12/19-21

    published Dec 19, 2014

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar. Friday, December 19 Allison Scott's Soulful Christmas 7:30 p.m., $18-$22. Wayzata Community Church Anonymous Choir With Village of Spac... More >>

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    Da Rich Kidzz Rap About Weird Weather in HBO Documentary

    published Dec 18, 2014

    HBO sure picked the perfect time to air their environmentally focused documentary, Saving My Tomorrow. The Da Rich Kidzz track that was featured in the film, "Weird Weather," took on added significanc... More >>

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    Top 10 Must-See Minnesota Music Videos This Week

    published Dec 18, 2014

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. A premiere of the fresh new Heiruspecs video kicks things off this week. ... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts of the Week: 12/15-18

    published Dec 15, 2014

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar.Monday, December 15 Christmas With Cantus 7:30 p.m., $20-$35. Ted Mann Concert Hall Jon Dee Graham With Mike June and Ben Kyle Texas is e... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Weekend: 12/12-14

    published Dec 12, 2014

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar.Friday, December 12 6th Annual Holiday Shindig: Kill Kancer benefit With Dan "Daddy Squeeze" Newton, Molly Dean, Jon Rodine and Natalie Lo... More >>

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    The 10 Best Minnesota Music Videos of 2014

    published Dec 11, 2014

    Highlighting 10 music videos for each week's Local Frames means that hundreds of excellent clips hit Gimme Noise during a year. Some are high-concept miniature movies, and others are just a lucky expe... More >>

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    The 20 Best Twin Cities Concerts of 2014

    published Dec 09, 2014

    This past year in Twin Cities concerts had plenty of musical keepsakes -- those moments that were bigger than the sound, and more intricate than life itself. It was a year of legends, as well as legen... More >>

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    Sonny Knight & the Lakers to Record Live Album at the Dakota

    published Dec 08, 2014

    There's no question that Sonny Knight & the Lakers have had a great 2014. From gracing City Pages' cover to landing a spot on our Picked to Click poll, Knight and his relentlessly funky big band h... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts of the Week: 12/8-11

    published Dec 08, 2014

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar.Monday, December 8 35th Annual John Lennon Tribute With Curtiss A 7 p.m., $15. First Avenue Doomtree Blowout X Blowout X is bound to be ... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Weekend: 12/5-7

    published Dec 05, 2014

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar. Friday, December 5 Bae Tigre With Enemy Planes, Botzy, and Battlerat 9 p.m., $5. Nomad World Pub Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank With Cra... More >>

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    Top 10 Must-See Minnesota Music Videos This Week

    published Dec 04, 2014

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. A premiere of the new music video from Deleter boisterously launches the ... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts of the Week: 12/1-4

    published Dec 01, 2014

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar.Monday, December 1 Allah-Las With Tashaki Miyaki, Chatham Rise Turf Club 7 p.m., $10/$12. Joey DeFrancesco Trio Dakota Jazz Club & R... More >>

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    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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