Ian Traas

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  • 1 year ago | Music News

    Located under Union restaurant, downtown Minneapolis nightclub Marquee is undergoing a rebranding and remodeling effort only 18 months after opening its doors. As of Tuesday, the club was set to be redubbed Hush731. But the new branding drew heat ...

  • 3 years ago | Essays

    It's tough being a hometown hero — just ask Vaski, a.k.a. Alex Brouwer, a young, multi-talented DJ and producer hailing from Savage, Minnesota. The quality of Brouwer's cranium-smashing dubstep cuts have catapulted him from bedroom producer ...

  • 3 years ago | Festivals

    See Also:[Slideshow] Lollapalooza 2012: The PeopleJustice at Lollapalooza, 8/5/12Ten things your Lollapalooza outfit says about youWith every year that passes, it feels like electronic dance music gains a bigger foothold in the summer festival cir...

  • 3 years ago | Festivals

    See Also:Lollapalooza 2012 suspended, resumed after dangerous weather conditionsTen things your Lollapalooza outfit says about youThe Weeknd at First Avenue, 6/17/12Best of Lollapalooza day three: At the Drive-in, Florence + the Machine and more[S...

  • 3 years ago | Festivals

    See Also:Ten things your Lollapalooza outfit says about youBlack Sabbath at Lollapalooza, 8/3/12Best of Lollapalooza 2012, day one: Afghan Whigs, Die Antwoord, and more[Slideshow] Lollapalooza 2012 Day One: The Music[Slideshow] Lollapalooza 2012 D...

  • 3 years ago | Essays

    At first glance, "Bassgasm" looks like an incomprehensibly filthy word. If its mere utterance doesn't create the mental image of a bodily mess created by frequencies that shuffle internal organs like a fleshy deck of cards, now it has. In reality,...