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  • Lizzo's next gig is on a Toronto streetcar
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    Lizzo's next gig is on a Toronto streetcar

    published Jun 17, 2014

    After Lizzo led her GRRRL PRTY crew through a hot live set at Northern Spark on the same weekend that the Green Line opened between Minneapolis and St. Paul, the talented breakout MC has public transp... More >>

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    Cause celebrating 5th anniversary in July

    published Jun 13, 2014

    Since it opened, Cause Spirits & Soundbar has consistently welcomed local acts in various stages of development onto its intimate stage. From new bands and artists making their debut club performance ... More >>

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    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    published Jun 12, 2014

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. Launching this week is a brand-new video from our 10 Thousand Sounds head... More >>

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    The Summer Beer Dabbler announces music lineup

    published Jun 11, 2014

    The Replacements won't be the only band rocking the Midway Stadium this September. The Beer Dabbler has just revealed their plans for the 6th Annual Summer Beer Dabbler event, which will be held at Mi... More >>

  • Dan Wilson

    published June 4, 2014

    Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/producer Dan Wilson has had plenty of commercial success since his Semisonic days. After penning smash hits for... More >>

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    Lyn Lake Street Festival, 6/8/14

    published Jun 09, 2014

    Lyn Lake Street Festival With Secret Stash Soul Revue, Rogue Valley, Dosh, Toki Wright & Big Cats, Ginkgo, and Ashley Gold LynLake, Minneapolis June 8, 2014 The Lyn Lake Street Festival had a suc... More >>

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    Music lineups for Green Line launch at Union Depot and Target Field

    published Jun 06, 2014

    As excitement continues to build regarding the opening of the Green Line Light Rail linking Minneapolis and St. Paul, the Current and Target Field have just given music and public transportation lover... More >>

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    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    published Jun 05, 2014

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. Maria Isa gets things started this week with a fresh new video. New clips... More >>

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    Skyline Music Festival reveals 2014 lineup

    published Jun 04, 2014

    Following the sold-out success of the inaugural Skyline Music Festival last summer, K-TWIN and the Minnesota Twins have just announced the date and lineup for this year's festival. While last year's i... More >>

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    Six worst words in music: Top tweets

    published Jun 03, 2014

    Nothing like a good Twitter meme to help pass the time on a Tuesday morning. Inspired by (or perhaps as an alternative to) our post on the six worst music words in the dictionary, imaginative Twitter ... More >>

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    Alpha Consumer get boisterous on Meat

    published June 4, 2014

    Jokes come early and often in the presence of Alpha Consumer. Over midday Sunday brunch at Icehouse, the three longtime friends and musical... More >>

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    Music in Mears announces 2014 lineup

    published Jun 02, 2014

    With the Turf Club closed for renovations over the next few months, the more events that can pick up the musical slack in St. Paul, the better. The Music in Mears series returns for its 11th season of... More >>

  • Soundset

    published May 21, 2014

    Rhymesayers Entertainment's seventh annual Soundset festival will be the local introduction to their flagship artist Atmosphere's newest album.... More >>

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    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    published May 29, 2014

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. A debut video from Prairie Fire Lady Choir gets things going for us this ... More >>

  • All the Pretty Horses

    published May 21, 2014

    The legendary Minneapolis glam-punk band All the Pretty Horses have a rather tumultuous but storied past, with many different members coming and... More >>

  • 73 things you might not know about Bob Dylan
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    73 things you might not know about Bob Dylan

    published May 23, 2014

    Bob Dylan has spent well over 50 years in the public spotlight, with his every move, lyric, and career transformation scrutinized by obsessive fans and social scientists alike. The activities of the B... More >>

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    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    published May 22, 2014

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. A video from Twin Cities rap supergroup F I X starts things off this week... More >>

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    Metronomy: I was desperately trying to make something that felt like the summer

    published May 22, 2014

    The U.K. electro-pop outfit Metronomy has already charmed much of the music world. Their sun-drenched ode to a leisurely life, The English Riviera, was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize in 2... More >>

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    Roots, Rock, and Deep Blues Festival reveals 2014 lineup

    published May 21, 2014

    The Twin Cities' Roots, Rock, and Deep Blues Festival recently took to Indiegogo to help raise funds for this year's festivities. And while their tempting, original rewards for contributing are eye-ca... More >>

  • Two Harbors record-release show

    published May 14, 2014

    Two Harbors' new album, The Natural Order of Things, distills the massive guitar riffs and soaring choruses of early-'90s Britpop and... More >>

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    SPCO's Liquid Music 2014-15 schedule announced

    published May 20, 2014

    The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music series has done a brilliant job blending classical music with modern tastes, unifying the two in consistently innovative collaborations and unique perfo... More >>

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    The music of Art-A-Whirl, 5/17/14

    published May 19, 2014

    Art-A-Whirl Marijuana Deathsquads, the Cactus Blossoms, BNLX, Dosh, Sun Gods to Gamma Rays, Hollow Boys, Crossing Guards, and From the Midwest Grumpy's NE, 331 Club, and Anchor Fish & Chips, MInne... More >>

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    Haley Bonar at Varsity Theater, 5/16/14

    published May 19, 2014

    Haley Bonar With Anonymous Choir and DJ Shannon Blowtorch Varsity Theater, Minneapolis May 16, 2014 On one of the most crowded local music weekends in the Twin Cities in recent memory, Haley Bonar fi... More >>

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    Two Harbors: We made this record so I could tour Abbey Road

    published May 16, 2014

    Most bands don't dare book studio time at Abbey Road before they've even written a song for their new album. But for local Anglophile indie-rock quartet Two Harbors, working in that hallowed venue was... More >>

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    Wye Oak at Fine Line, 5/15/14

    published May 16, 2014

    Wye Oak With Braids Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis May 15, 2014 Wye Oak frontwoman Jenn Wasner has mastered the guitar and has moved on to her next musical challenge. After experimenting with glos... More >>

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