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    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    published Sep 12, 2013

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we are celebrating a bit of a milestone with our 50th installme... More >>

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    Is seeing My Bloody Valentine live worth the hearing damage?

    published Sep 11, 2013

    In 1991, My Bloody Valentine transfixed shoegaze fans with the masterpiece Loveless, but then retreated into the hazy shadows before eventually dropping off the musical map altogether. The prolonged w... More >>

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    Deerhunter at Fine Line, 9/9/13

    published Sep 10, 2013

    Deerhunter With Marnie Stern Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis September 9, 2013 Over the years, Bradford Cox has proven himself to be utterly unpredictable and entirely fascinating in a live setting... More >>

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    Caravan du Nord announces 2013 music lineup and locations

    published Sep 09, 2013

    The Caravan du Nord tour plays such a wonderful, vital role in spreading the musical talents of Minnesota artists to all corners of our state. The music lineup and locations for the Minnesota Music Co... More >>

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    Greycoats filmed new video with a drone, announce Turf Club residency

    published Sep 06, 2013

    The adventurous Minneapolis rock quartet Greycoats are back with a premiere of their new video for the pulsating single, "Leviathan," lifted from their recent record, World of Tomorrow. The striking b... More >>

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    Brother Ali releases new demo tape, Left in the Deck

    published Sep 06, 2013

    The level of success that Brother Ali achieved with Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color brought the talented local MC all around the world. Growing audiences identified with his incisive, politi... More >>

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    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    published Sep 05, 2013

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week, we start things off with a lovely live Current in-studio perfo... More >>

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    Adam Ant at Mill City Nights, 9/1/13

    published Sep 03, 2013

    Adam Ant & the Good, the Mad & the Lovely Posse With Prima Donna Mill City Nights, Minneapolis September 1, 2013 Adam Ant, the pirate punk hussar of British pop music, made his grand return t... More >>

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    Titus Andronicus at 7th St. Entry, 8/31/13

    published Sep 03, 2013

    Titus Andronicus With Lost Boy 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis August 31, 2013 Patrick Stickles clearly isn't over the thrill of finally getting to see the Replacements. The Titus Andronicus frontman penn... More >>

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    Desaparecidos at First Avenue, 8/28/13

    published Aug 29, 2013

    Desaparecidos With Birthday Suits First Avenue, Minneapolis August 28, 2013 Over the years, it has become quite obvious that Conor Oberst loves playing in Minneapolis. He has strong ties to the city ... More >>

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    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    published Aug 29, 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 cell-phone sourced new video from Sl... More >>

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    Depeche Mode at the MN State Fair Grandstand, 8/27/13

    published Aug 28, 2013

    Depeche Mode With Bat For Lashes Minnesota State Fair Grandstand, St. Paul Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Depeche Mode brought a welcome bit of darkness to the Great Minnesota Get-Together, as the mercuria... More >>

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    Astronautalis covers Wiz Khalifa's "Black & Yellow"

    published Aug 27, 2013

    It's been quite a wild summer for Astronautalis. Before embarking on a successful full-scale tour of Europe, the MC found out that he was selected by Harley-Davidson to be part of a project called, "H... More >>

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    Bob Dylan's hair: An owner's guide

    published Aug 23, 2013

    During the course of the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach's messy divorce settlement with his ex-wife Stephanie Gonis, there have been plenty of bitter, personal revelations and accusations thrown around by b... More >>

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    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    published Aug 22, 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 an enthralling new live clip from Dess... More >>

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    The Replacements: The studio albums, ranked from worst to best

    published Aug 21, 2013

    As the music world's attention focuses on the highly anticipated live return of the Replacements in Toronto this weekend, now seems like a perfect time to dig into their potent back catalog. Whet... More >>

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    MPR's Wits announces lineup for fall 2013 season

    published Aug 20, 2013

    The stylish combination of comedy, music, and memorable unscripted moments has proven to be quite a winning formula for Wits, the provocative and always entertaining show put on by American Public Med... More >>

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    Danzig at Myth, 8/17/13

    published Aug 19, 2013

    Danzig -- The 25th Anniversary Tour with Doyle, Scar the Martyr, Huntress, and In Defence Myth Live Event Center, Maplewood August 17, 2013 Time has a way of incessantly aging both man and music. And... More >>

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    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    published Aug 15, 2013

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we start out featuring the new video from Pony Bwoy, the ethere... More >>

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    Laura Marling at the Woman's Club Theatre, 8/14/13

    published Aug 15, 2013

    Laura Marling With Paul Metzger Woman's Club Theatre, Minneapolis August 14, 2013 Most musicians don't go from playing London's esteemed Royal Albert Hall on a Monday night to performing at the sligh... More >>

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    GRRRL PRTY announces Icehouse residency

    published Aug 14, 2013

    After the success of the Marijuana Deathsquads and Totally Gross National Product residencies at Icehouse over the past few months, we now have word that there will be a GRRRL PRTY Wednesday night res... More >>

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    Tilia's Augtoberfest announces 2013 music lineup

    published Aug 13, 2013

    Tilia has long since won over the Linden Hills area (and most Twin Cities foodies) with their delicious cuisine coupled with an intimate, distinctive dining experience. Now, the good folks behind the ... More >>

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    First Avenue selling classic merch and collectables at garage sale

    published Aug 13, 2013

    Chances are, if you spend some quality time at First Avenue and see enough shows within its hallowed black walls, you are bound to develop an affinity for the club that goes beyond just the music itse... More >>

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    Summer Set Music Festival, day two, 8/10/13

    published Aug 12, 2013

    Summer Set Music Festival, Day Two With Girl Talk, Passion Pit, Blackalicious, SBTRKT, Zedd, MaLLy, and Doomtree Somerset, Wisconsin August 10, 2013 Replace the palm trees of Coachella with corn fiel... More >>

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    Caroline Smith creates Kickstarter campaign for her new album

    published Aug 09, 2013

    Over the past year, Caroline Smith has been creatively reworking and restyling many different facets of her band. She's brought a confident, soulful edge to her acoustic folk pop, while bringing in ta... More >>

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