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  • FEATURED STORY

    10 Twin Cities music acts who deserve to be famous

    published Nov 18, 2013

    In a digital age driven by social media, an artist can make a song and a name for themselves over the course of a single afternoon. With the assistance of some prominent shares and retweets, things ca... More >>

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    Michael Yonkers gets two more reissues on Drag City

    published Nov 15, 2013

    The inventive musical output of Michael Yonkers sadly went under-appreciated and mostly ignored throughout most of his life. He was rediscovered by a new generation of fans due to De Stijl and Sup Po... More >>

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    Colin Meloy at the Woman's Club, 11/13/13

    published Nov 14, 2013

    Colin Meloy With Eleanor Friedberger The Woman's Club Theater, Minneapolis November 13, 2013 During the final stop of his fall solo tour, Colin Meloy proved that he can be clever and comical even wit... More >>

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    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    published Nov 14, 2013

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we get things started with a new video from Holographic Sands, ... More >>

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    BNLX's Ed Ackerson: We all like to combine melody with fairly terrifying noises

    published Nov 13, 2013

    As both a musician and producer, Ed Ackerson has helped shape the sound of the Twin Cities for decades now. Over the past few years, in addition to manning the boards at his venerable Flowers Studio, ... More >>

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    Sebadoh at Turf Club, 11/11/13

    published Nov 12, 2013

    Sebadoh With Octa#Grape Turf Club, St. Paul November 11, 2013 Sebadoh brought their righteously shambolic stoner garage rock to St. Paul for the first time last night. Appropriately enough, Lou Barlo... More >>

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    Jessie Ware at Varsity Theater, 11/10/13

    published Nov 11, 2013

    Jessie Ware With the Invisible Varsity Theater, Minneapolis November 10, 2013 "It doesn't feel like a Sunday anymore," exclaimed Jessie Ware one song in to her debut Minneapolis performance at the Va... More >>

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    Blind Boys of Alabama at the Cedar, 11/7/13

    published Nov 08, 2013

    Blind Boys of Alabama With My Brightest Diamond's Shara Worden Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis Thursday, November 7, 2013 The Blind Boys of Alabama delivered a 90-minute set of soulful Southern sp... More >>

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    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    published Nov 07, 2013

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We get things going this week with a new video from Dan Wilson, who retur... More >>

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    Why the Stone Roses documentary is can't-miss cinema

    published Nov 06, 2013

    In the late '80s and early '90s, the Stone Roses flirted with the chance to become the biggest rock band in the world. But of course, things didn't quite work out that way. A new documentary called Ma... More >>

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    Okkervil River at First Avenue, 11/1/13

    published Nov 04, 2013

    Okkervil River With Matthew E. White First Avenue, Minneapolis Friday, November 1, 2013 It seems that every time Will Sheff brings Okkervil River through the Twin Cities, it's a celebratory homecomin... More >>

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    The Mercury Music Prize is far superior to the Grammys

    published Nov 01, 2013

    For a high school/college kid in the early '90s, it was easy to get fed up with the U.S. mainstream's increasingly homogenized take on popular music -- especially whenever the disappointing Grammy Awa... More >>

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    Verskotzi: This album was totally a cleansing experience

    published Nov 01, 2013

    Joey Verskotzi moved to Minneapolis in 2010, and it didn't take the talented singer/songwriter long to amass a striking batch of new songs. He assembled a band around him called, fittingly enough, Ver... More >>

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    Chris Cornell at O'Shaughnessy Auditorium, 10/30/13

    published Oct 31, 2013

    Chris Cornell With Bhi Bhiman O'Shaughnessy Auditorium, St. Paul October 30, 2013 Eight months after Soundgarden's electrifying reunion show at the Orpheum Theatre, Chris Cornell returned to the Twin... More >>

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    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    published Oct 31, 2013

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We get things going in this week's Local Frames with a striking new video... More >>

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    Tribute to the Replacements at First Avenue unveils 2013 lineup

    published Oct 30, 2013

    As Minnesota music fans await a local Replacements gig following their recent string of reunion shows in Toronto, Chicago, and Denver, we can at least get to hear the raucous songs of our favorite bar... More >>

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    Doomtree post details for Blowout 9

    published Oct 29, 2013

    The Doomtree Blowout is one of the annual musical highlights of the cold winter months here in Minnesota. The energetic local rap collective have just announced the dates of their 9th annual Blowout, ... More >>

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    Poliça get remixed by Paper Tiger, Pony Bwoy, and Allan Kingdom

    published Oct 28, 2013

    Poliça's ethereal, beat-driven music is perfectly suited to being remixed. They just released their stunning second album, Shulamith, last week, and some intoxicating remixes have been surfacing to p... More >>

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    The rapid decline of Kings of Leon

    published Oct 28, 2013

    Kings of Leon have made their way from the underdog bar-band darlings of their early days to an arena-sized draw and festival headliners. But the Nashville quartet's fanbase has grown at precisely the... More >>

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    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    published Oct 24, 2013

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we get things going with a new video from P.O.S., for a track f... More >>

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    Korda Records announces showcase lineup at the Cedar

    published Oct 22, 2013

    Not only is Korda Records one of the best record labels in the state of Minnesota, but they also know how to throw one hell of a party. The first Korda Records Showcase in the Entry was such a good ti... More >>

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    Sue McLean tribute to be held at First Avenue in November

    published Oct 22, 2013

    Sue McLean helped shape and promote the Twin Cities music scene for nearly 40 years. And now, following Sue's sad passing in May after a courageous battle against cancer, the artists and the music com... More >>

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    Volcano Choir at First Avenue, 10/18/13

    published Oct 21, 2013

    Volcano Choir With Mark Mallman First Avenue, Minneapolis Friday, October 18, 2013 When Volcano Choir made their U.S. live debut at the Cedar in 2011, it marked the beginning of the band exploring th... More >>

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    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    published Oct 17, 2013

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we kick things off with a Dan Huiting-directed City of Music vi... More >>

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    Sound Unseen announces 2013 music lineup

    published Oct 16, 2013

    The 14th annual Sound Unseen Film/Music/Art Festival is set to take place November 13-17, and details are emerging for some of the wonderful plans for this year's festivities. All of the musical perfo... More >>

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