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  • Snoop Dogg at the Cabooze, 01/25/11

    published Jan 26, 2011

    ​Snoop DoggJanuary 25, 2011The Cabooze, MinneapolisWith Snoop Dogg in the house, of course there was going to be one hell of a party at the Cabooze on Tuesday night. Playing the second of two sold-o... More >>

  • The Jayhawks

    published January 26, 2011

    With a new album mostly finished, and the recent release of expanded (and remastered) reissues of their beloved records Hollywood Town Hall and... More >>

  • The Current's 6th Birthday Party at First Avenue, 01/21/11

    published Jan 24, 2011

    ​The Current's 6th Birthday Party (Featuring Free Energy, Brother Ali, Jeremy Messersmith, Roma di Luna, and Trampled By Turtles)January 21, 2011First AvenueThe Current has had such an impact on the... More >>

  • Lissie

    published January 19, 2011

    Lissie Maurus has certainly come a long way since her largely ignored self-titled debut EP. She crossed paths with singer-songwriter Ed Harcourt... More >>

  • Snoop Dogg

    published January 19, 2011

    Snoop Dogg burst onto the hip-hop scene in 1992 as a relative unknown on Dr. Dre's landmark solo debut, The Chronic, managing to upstage... More >>

  • 89.3 the Current's 6th Birthday Party

    published January 19, 2011

    It's the birthday party every kid in town wanted to score an invite/ticket to, as the venerable local radio station the Current turns six in grand... More >>

  • S. Carey and the Daredevil Christopher Wright at the Varsity Theater, 01/14/11

    published Jan 17, 2011

    ​S. Carey w/the Daredevil Christopher WrightJanuary 14, 2011Varsity TheaterTwo bands from Eau Claire, Wisconsin played what felt more like a local show at the Varsity Theater on Friday night, as bot... More >>

  • S. Carey

    published January 12, 2011

    S. Carey has broken free from being known just as the drummer in Bon Iver, and has become a must-see act in his own right, touring tirelessly in... More >>

  • The Concretes

    published January 12, 2011

    The Concretes have quite a tumultuous history for a buoyant Swedish pop group. After losing their lead singer (who went on to form Taken By Trees)... More >>

  • Wu-Tang Clan at Epic, 1/9/11

    published Jan 10, 2011

    ​Wu-Tang ClanJanuary 9, 2011Epic NightclubFor a hip-hop collective with a back catalog as formidable as Wu-Tang Clan's, the potential is there, during a live performance, to just count on the fiery ... More >>

  • Dearling Physique (CD-release)

    published January 5, 2011

    The brooding electro-pop of Dearling Physique has intoxicated local audiences for years. But now, after recently putting out two well-received... More >>

  • The Onion’s 1,143rd Twin Cities Issue Celebratory Gathering

    published January 5, 2011

    Throwing a party to celebrate the release of its 1,143rd issue is clearly The Onion's tongue-in-cheek idea of a joke. But the stellar... More >>

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