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    Top 10 Must-See Minnesota Music Videos This Week

    published Feb 19, 2015

    This week's edition of Local Frames begins with a brilliant animated video from Hotelecaster. Stick around for new clips from J.E. Sunde, Pieta Brown, Brilliant Beast, Ecid, the Velveteens, Camp Dark,... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts of the Week: 2/16-19

    published Feb 16, 2015

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar. Monday, February 16 Ariel Pink With Jack Name Despite all the things he does well, Ariel Pink's main struggle seems to be communicating ... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts of the Weekend: 2/13-15

    published Feb 13, 2015

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar. Friday, February 13 A Room With A Vieux Valentine's Weekend: All Hearts Party Featuring Yolande Bruce and Bobby Commodore 9 p.m., $10 Vi... More >>

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    Top 10 Must-See Minnesota Music Videos This Week

    published Feb 12, 2015

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We Are the Willows leads off this week's collection of videos. We've also... More >>

  • KFAI Benefit Show

    published February 4, 2015

    This packed bill kicks off KFAI’s “Benefits with Friends” concert series in a major way, as a host of celebrated bands who have... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts of the Week: 2/9-12

    published Feb 09, 2015

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar. Monday, February 9 Connye With Plot Twist, Mmmcooookies, and Mr. Reed 9 p.m., Free. Kitty Cat Klub Hill House Chamber Concerts: Last Wo... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Weekend: 2/6-8

    published Feb 06, 2015

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar.Friday, February 6 A New World: Intimate Music from Final Fantasy Featuring Arnie Roth, Benyamin Nuss, and the New World Players 7 p.m., $... More >>

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    The Grammys 2015: Who Should Actually Win

    published Feb 05, 2015

    On Sunday night, the music industry fĂȘtes (or fellates) itself with the 57th annual Grammy Awards. What CBS and the Recording Academy relentlessly bill as "Music's Biggest Night" features a host of a... More >>

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    Top 10 Must-See Minnesota Music Videos This Week

    published Feb 05, 2015

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We start in a delightful fashion with a brand new video from Koo Koo Kanga... More >>

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    London Grammar Celebrated Both Trip-hop's Past and Electro-Pop's Future

    published Feb 04, 2015

    London Grammar With Until the Ribbon Breaks First Avenue, Minneapolis Tuesday, February 3, 2014 It's one thing to pay tribute to an influential period of music history, but quite another to give it a... More >>

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    Neil Weir's Old Blackberry Way Produces Some of the Twin Cities' Best Albums

    published Feb 04, 2015

    One of the fascinating Twin Cities community members featured in City Pages' People 2015 issue. Check out our entire People 2015 issue. Despite the legendary echoes that still ring within Old Blackbe... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts of the Week: 2/2-5

    published Feb 02, 2015

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar.Monday, February 2 American Primitive With Matt Sowell, Kyle Fosburgh, and Nic Garcia 7:30 p.m., Free. Clown Lounge At The Turf Club Chri... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Weekend: 1/30-2/1

    published Jan 30, 2015

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar.Friday, January 30 All Teen Music Night Featuring Chardenai, Genesis Aurora, and Taylor Seaberg All ages, 6 p.m., $3. Intermedia Arts Al... More >>

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    Top 10 Must-See Minnesota Music Videos This Week

    published Jan 29, 2015

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week begins with a lovely, underwater-themed video from Dessa. We're... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Week: 1/26-29

    published Jan 26, 2015

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar. Monday, January 26 Blue Monday Featuring '80s dance and New Wave hits with Patrick Donohoe and Benjamin Jones 9 p.m., Free. Triple Rock... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Weekend: 1/23-25

    published Jan 23, 2015

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar. Friday, January 23 AFK 9 p.m., $10-$15. The Loft Elliot Moss With Tiny Deaths and AATS 9 p.m., $10. 7th St. Entry Jake Hanson & James ... More >>

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    Top 10 Must-See Minnesota Music Videos This Week

    published Jan 22, 2015

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. To start, here's a brand new video from the Purple One himself, Prince an... More >>

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    How a Minneapolis String Quartet Got Hired by Belle & Sebastian

    published Jan 21, 2015

    Glaswegian twee-pop collective Belle and Sebastian just released their ninth album, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, this week. Without looking at the liner notes, it might go unnoticed that several ... More >>

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    Billy Idol's Acoustic Foray at Turf Club Was a Quick One

    published Jan 20, 2015

    Billy Idol with Steve Stevens With Little Man and Tropical Depression Turf Club, St. Paul January 19, 2015 One show on the Current's 10-day long 10th anniversary celebration garnered more attention a... More >>

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    The 12 Rods Reunion Show: It's Complicated

    published Jan 20, 2015

    12 Rods With Rupert Angeleyes First Avenue, Minneapolis January 16, 2015 After signing to a major label, 12 Rods never quite had the breakout national success that they seemed destined for. They even... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts of the Week: 1/20-22

    published Jan 20, 2015

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar. Tuesday, January 20 ACTN With Puff Puff and Wooden Antler 9:30 p.m., Free. Icehouse Brianna Lane & the Navigator's Club 10 p.m., Free.... More >>

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    PJ Harvey Is Rock's Most Fearless Musician

    published Jan 16, 2015

    PJ Harvey has brazenly defied industry expectations throughout her 25-year-plus music career. The English musician has boldly morphed from a 50 ft. queenie to a strutting Vegas-style lounge singer to ... More >>

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    The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Weekend: 1/16-19

    published Jan 16, 2015

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar. Friday, January 16 12 Rods With Rupert Angeleyes Over a decade after their star started to fade, one-time Minneapolis college radio darli... More >>

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    Top 10 Must-See Minnesota Music Videos This Week

    published Jan 15, 2015

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. The week begins with the 2014 Picked to Click winner, Allan Kingdom. We'v... More >>

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    Watch the Lowertown Line This Winter When You're Stuck Inside

    published Jan 12, 2015

    Stop staring angrily at the thermometer this winter and turn on TPT. Even if the temperatures are keeping some of us from our regular rounds at the local clubs, the Lowertown Line can simulate the exp... More >>

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