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    Bryce Dessner Is Redefining Classical Music for the Modern Era

    published Apr 03, 2015

    The Music of Bryce Dessner | Walker Art Center | Friday and Saturday, April 3-4 While Bryce Dessner is predominantly known as the guitarist in the National, he is a classically trained musician a... More >>

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    Top 10 Must-See Minnesota Music Videos This Week

    published Apr 02, 2015

    We get things started at Local Frames this week with a brand new video from ON AN ON. We've also got new clips from N.A.S.A. featuring Lizzo and Sean Paul, What Tyrants, Candid Kid, Fox & Coyote, ... More >>

  • Glitter Ball 6: Electric A-Go-Go

    published March 25, 2015

    Local nonprofit Rock the Cause's sixth iteration of Glitter Ball blends the music and fashions of the '60s for a kaleidoscopic event. Beatles... More >>

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    Rhymesayers Announces 2015 Record Store Day Plans

    published Apr 01, 2015

    Soundset isn't the only thing on Rhymesayers' radar these days. In addition to celebrating its 20th anniversary throughout 2015, the tastemaking local hip-hop label has some exciting plans in the work... More >>

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    Josh Scott's Therapeutic Musical Return with Aero Flynn

    published Apr 01, 2015

    Aero Flynn | 7th St. Entry | Friday, April 3 "I know that I couldn't have made this record three years ago," Josh Scott readily admits. There's a tranquil sunset coming through windows of Bev's Wine ... More >>

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    The Rolling Stones Announce U.S. Tour, Minneapolis In June

    published Mar 31, 2015

    The wait is finally over. After hinting at a potential Minneapolis tour stop for weeks, the Rolling Stones finally revealed the itinerary for the upcoming Zip Code North American stadium tour. The v... More >>

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    Homegrown Music Festival Reveals Lineup and Twin Cities Invasion

    published Mar 31, 2015

    The Duluth Homegrown Music Festival has been a shimmering, understated jewel in the North Country concert music calendar for 16 years now. It routinely showcases the best bands from throughout Minneso... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Week: 3/30-4/2

    published Mar 30, 2015

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar. Monday, March 30 Clementine (Record Release Show) With Dan Mariska and the Boys Choir and Chalk 7:30 p.m., $6. 7th St. Entry Davis III ... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Weekend: 3/27-29

    published Mar 27, 2015

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar. Friday, March 27 Earl Sweatshirt With Vince Staples and Remy Banks Odd Future wunderkind Earl Sweatshirt was characteristically upset wh... More >>

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    Human Kindness Bash Out Midwest Angst on Not Apathetic

    published Mar 26, 2015

    Human Kindness | Turf Club | Thursday, March 26 Minneapolis rock quartet Human Kindness packed a lot of ambition into their full-length debut, Not Apathetic. The eleven guitar-fueled songs are catchy... More >>

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    Top 10 Must-See Minnesota Music Videos This Week

    published Mar 26, 2015

    This week's Local Frames features a double-shot of sorts from Frankie Lee. We're also featuring new videos from Strange Names, VATS, Hyperslob and the Goat Meat Explosion, Harrie Bradshaw, and Jordan ... More >>

  • Har-di-Har

    published March 18, 2015

    Experimental dream-folk duo Har-di-Har is the husband-and-wife tandem of Andrew and Julie Thoreen. Their tUnE-yArDs-esque material, affectionately... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts of the Week: 3/23-26

    published Mar 23, 2015

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar. Monday, March 23 Bob Crash With Dewi Sant and Jordan Taylor 9 p.m., Free. Amsterdam Coal Chamber With American Head Charge, Filter, an... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Weekend: 3/20-22

    published Mar 20, 2015

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar. Friday, March 20 38 Special With Austin Healy 7:30 p.m., $33-$53. Medina Entertainment Center Apollos With Grayshot and American Youth... More >>

  • Nomad 10 Year Anniversary

    published March 11, 2015

    Over the past 10 years, the Nomad World Pub has become a West Bank institution for craft beer drinkers, English/World Cup football fanatics, and... More >>

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    Top 10 Must-See Minnesota Music Videos This Week

    published Mar 19, 2015

    The week's edition of Local Frames launches with a new video from bliss uk. We also have new clips from Har-di-Har, S. Carey, Perez, Sammy Brown, and Moving Parts, along with live performance videos f... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts of the Week: 3/16-19

    published Mar 16, 2015

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar.Monday, March 16 Broods With Mikky Ekko 7 p.m., $16-$30. Fine Line Music Cafe Enslaved 7 p.m., $20. Mill City Nights Ian Alexy 9 p.m.,... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts on St. Patrick's Day

    published Mar 16, 2015

    Here's a collection of all the music events to check out on St. Paddy's Day this Tuesday. Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar. See also: Where to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day ... More >>

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    Strange Relations Redefine Confessional Songwriting on -Centrism

    published Mar 13, 2015

    Strange Relations | Kitty Cat Klub | Saturday, March 14There is a boundless sense of freedom that permeates -Centrism, the debut full-length from the Minneapolis indie-rock trio Strange Relations. Cor... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Weekend: 3/13-15

    published Mar 13, 2015

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar. Friday, March 13 2 Nights To Cuba Featuring Charanga Tropical, Salsa del Sol, QBand, Franklin Paz, Juan Castro, and Craig Russo. 7 p.m.,... More >>

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    Top 10 Must-See Minnesota Music Videos This Week

    published Mar 12, 2015

    The week of Local Frames emerges with a premiere of the brand-new Tired Tongues video. We've also got clips from Al Church, American Cream, UMAMI, Camp Dark, Fairchord & Fixer, and Paul Spring, as... More >>

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    Al Church Dives Into Pop on New Solo Album Next Summer

    published Mar 11, 2015

    Al Church | Turf Club | Friday, March 13 Summer's coming early this year if Al Church has his way. His new solo LP, Next Summer, is a suite of pop confections conjuring up carefree days of his youth.... More >>

  • 2:54

    published March 4, 2015

    The spacey, electro-tinged shoegaze of London's 2:54 coalesced on their self-titled debut in 2012. High-profile tours with the xx, Warpaint, and... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts of the Week: 3/9-12

    published Mar 09, 2015

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar. Monday, March 9 Bear With Malaparte and Stacy K 7:30 p.m., $5. 7th St. Entry David Sánchez Quartet Widely praised for his tone, techni... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Weekend: 3/6-8

    published Mar 06, 2015

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar.Friday, March 6 2:54 With Honeyblood The spacey, electro-tinged shoegaze of London's 2:54 coalesced on their self-titled debut in 2012. Hi... More >>

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