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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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    Minneapolis rapper Dodi Phy has died

    published Mar 05, 2014

    The Twin Cities hip-hop community is mourning the loss of rapper Dodi Phy (given name Mohamed Turay), who died at the age of 31 on February 21. The Star Tribune's Chris Riemenschneider, in a poignant ... More >>

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    Soundset announces 2014 lineup

    published Mar 05, 2014

    Rhymesayers just gave area hip-hop fans a big reason to look forward to the warmer months, as they released the lineup for the seventh annual Soundset festival. In addition to Atmosphere's standard he... More >>

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    Broken Bells at First Avenue, 2/28/14

    published Mar 03, 2014

    Broken Bells With Au Revoir Simone First Avenue, Minneapolis February 28, 2014 When Broken Bells initially came together, the group had the sound and the feel of a one-off side project for the Shins'... More >>

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    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    published Feb 27, 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 a new video from the Sudden Lovelys, a... More >>

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    Jeremy Messersmith at First Avenue, 2/22/14

    published Feb 24, 2014

    Jeremy Messersmith With Carroll First Avenue, Minneapolis February 22, 2014 Jeremy Messersmith's grandiose Heart Murmurs record release show at First Avenue is something he's been building towards fo... More >>

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    The Federales: This group has basically been a crash-course in country history

    published Feb 21, 2014

    Like any good alt-country rock band, the Federales came together over their shared love of Townes Van Zandt and Old Overholt. Six veterans of the Twin Cities music scene formed a new creative outlet i... More >>

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    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    published Feb 20, 2014

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We start things off this week with the powerful new video from No Bird Si... More >>

  • Walker After Hours: Sisyphus

    published February 12, 2014

    Sufjan Stevens's music of late has expanded pop's borders with idiosyncratic modern sounds that care little for trends or conventions. Sisyphus,... More >>

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    New Century Sessions announces 2014 music lineup

    published Feb 18, 2014

    The New Century Theatre has proven to be yet another strong addition to downtown Minneapolis's thriving live music scene. In 2014, the venue will continue to play host to the intimate New Century Sess... More >>

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    Arctic Monkeys at First Avenue, 2/14/14

    published Feb 17, 2014

    Arctic Monkeys With Saint Motel First Avenue, Minneapolis February 14, 2014 It would seem that Arctic Monkeys have put as much creative distance as they can between themselves and the firebrand sound... More >>

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