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    Cultivate Minneapolis festival 2014 music lineup

    published Apr 04, 2014

    Burrito chain Chipotle is bringing their Cultivate Food, Ideas, and Music Festival to Loring Park this summer. After starting in Chicago in 2011, the Chipotle Cultivate Festival is now in its fourth y... More >>

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    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    published Apr 03, 2014

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week features the premiere of a new video from France Camp, for "Bab... More >>

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    U of M's Spring Jam announces 2014 music lineup

    published Apr 01, 2014

    In recent years, the University of Minnesota's Spring Jam has steadily expanded in both size and scope. And this year's schedule of activities and robust music lineup are their most ambitious yet. S... More >>

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    Warpaint at First Avenue, 3/29/14

    published Mar 31, 2014

    Warpaint With Cate Le Bon First Avenue, Minneapolis March 29, 2014 Warpaint took nearly four years to release their second album, so it wasn't surprising that they took a while to heat up at First Av... More >>

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    Warpaint's Theresa Wayman: I was worried this album would sound like a patchwork quilt

    published Mar 28, 2014

    Warpaint captivated the indie-rock world upon the release of their intoxicating debut album, The Fool. The Los Angeles quartet capitalized on that attention by touring tirelessly in support of their s... More >>

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    Real Estate at Fine Line, 3/26/14

    published Mar 27, 2014

    Real Estate With Pure X Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis March 26, 2014 If any band can usher in the first throes of spring, it's Real Estate. The Brooklyn-based indie-rock quintet sold out the Fine... More >>

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    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    published Mar 27, 2014

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. Let's begin with an ethereal new video from Is/Is, which was directed by ... More >>

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    Two new record stores open in St. Paul on Saturday

    published Mar 21, 2014

    With so much bad news coming out about the struggling music industry, it's gratifying to get some good tidings every once in a while to confirm that there is indeed still hope for musicians and their ... More >>

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    Howler at Triple Rock, 3/20/14

    published Mar 21, 2014

    Howler With Frankie Teardrop and Whatever Forever Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis March 20, 2014 Those wondering where all the guitars have gone in the modern Twin Cities music scene would have ... More >>

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    Minnesotans love buying sappy Christian music

    published Mar 21, 2014

    Amidst the recent flurry of lists documenting the popularity of bands and songs by each respective state, comes an odd but distinctive list that breaks down the most favored songs of each state based ... More >>

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    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    published Mar 20, 2014

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We get things rocking this week with a new video from Howler, who are cel... More >>

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    Prissy Clerks' Clara Salyer gets louder and faster with Whatever Forever

    published Mar 20, 2014

    Clara Salyer and Howard Hamilton have injected a raucous edge to the Twin Cities music scene for years. Their last group, Prissy Clerks, placed high in our 2012 Picked to Click poll and won Best Rock ... More >>

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    KISS and Def Leppard's U.S. tour dates -- Minneapolis in August

    published Mar 18, 2014

    Despite the infighting among the founding members of the band as of late, KISS have announced a massive 40th Anniversary tour along with Def Leppard, including a stop at the Target Center in August. A... More >>

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    331 Club announces music lineup for Art-A-Whirl 2014

    published Mar 18, 2014

    It's somewhat difficult to envision an outdoor music festival in the Twin Cities while there is still substantial snow on the ground (and more in the forecast), that didn't stop the fine folks at the ... More >>

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    Prince joins Instagram, releases new song featuring Zooey Deschanel

    published Mar 17, 2014

    With all of Prince's high-profile promotional activity as of late, it's easy to forget that the Purple One was once rather media shy and reclusive. And now, Prince is planning on sharing a bit more of... More >>

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    Hymie's announces 2014 Record Store Day Block Party lineup

    published Mar 17, 2014

    Record Store Day in the Twin Cities has become a bigger deal with each passing year. Music fans in the area have not only come to depend on the thrill of tracking down the numerous exclusive releases ... More >>

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    Gary Burger of the Monks has died

    published Mar 14, 2014

    Gary Burger, lead singer of the seminal '60s rock band the Monks, died earlier today at the age of 72, following a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. Burger led the feedback-laden garage-rock so... More >>

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    Rogue Valley pairing with NorthGate Brewing for Aster Cafe performance

    published Mar 14, 2014

    Most bands have a hard enough time getting their own allotment of specific beers secured for them at each gig. But Rogue Valley not only got to choose what type of beer is available for their show at ... More >>

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    Nomad World Pub plans 9th birthday celebration

    published Mar 14, 2014

    The Nomad World Pub has made a fine addition to the string of stellar bars and clubs along Cedar Avenue on Minneapolis's West Bank. Countless local and national acts have rocked the Nomad's intimate s... More >>

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    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    published Mar 13, 2014

    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 an imaginative video from Skittish, wh... More >>

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    The Lowertown Line announces free Har Mar Superstar and Haley Bonar performances

    published Mar 12, 2014

    The newest live concert installments in tpt's the Lowertown Line series have just been announced. Har Mar Superstar and Haley Bonar will each be performing in the intimate tpt studios in St. Paul, and... More >>

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    KS95 overnight host, Tim Dunbar, has died

    published Mar 12, 2014

    Tim Dunbar, overnight radio host at KS95, passed away at his West St. Paul home on Sunday night. Dunbar, 52, was on medical leave at the time of his death, and was undergoing radiation treatments afte... More >>

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    Top 10 best albums recorded at Pachyderm Studio

    published Mar 11, 2014

    The secluded Pachyderm Recording Studio in Cannon Falls has seen some of the most celebrated groups of the past 30 years roll into town and bash out some of the best records of the modern rock era. As... More >>

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    Are You Local? at First Avenue, 3/6/14

    published Mar 07, 2014

    Are You Local? 2014 Featuring the Cloak Ox, Dave Simonett, John Mark Nelson, Gramma's Boyfriend, Black Diet, Step Rockets, Botzy, Teammates, and Jillian Rae First Avenue & 7th Street Entry, Minne... More >>

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    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    published Mar 06, 2014

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We get things started this week with a video from BNLX, shot while the gr... More >>

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