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  • Brute Heart 7-inch Release Show

    published December 26, 2012

    The sounds of Brute Heart might be better-suited for an opium den than a rock venue. Saturday, the band release their second 7-inch of the year... More >>

  • The Dwarves

    published December 26, 2012

    Twenty-five years and perhaps as many members — all of whom made a cameo on 2011's The Dwarves Are Born Again — would take a... More >>

  • Mankato Brewery names winner in Organ Grinder art contest
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    Mankato Brewery names winner in Organ Grinder art contest

    published Dec 19, 2012

    As we mentioned last week, Mankato Brewery is introducing a new amber ale, Organ Grinder, and held a contest to design the label art. Now, after looking through more than 100 entries, the brewery has... More >>

  • Fulton's Brian Hoffman says brewery is already at capacity
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    Fulton's Brian Hoffman says brewery is already at capacity

    published Dec 12, 2012

    Over the past few years new breweries, brewpubs, and contract brews seem to spring up monthly. As so many new companies start up, the market share continues to show room for growth. The Hot Dish sa... More >>

  • Mankato Brewery adds Organ Grinder Amber Ale
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    Mankato Brewery adds Organ Grinder Amber Ale

    published Dec 10, 2012

    Mankato Brewery has announced the release of a new beer into its permanent rotation: Organ Grinder Amber Ale. The new amber ale, with a rich malt smell, was first released as Center Street Series #1 (... More >>

  • NOFX at the Cabooze, 12/5/12
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    NOFX at the Cabooze, 12/5/12

    published Dec 06, 2012

    NOFX With Teenage Bottlerocket, Banner Pilot, Arms Aloft Wednesday, December 5, 2012 The Cabooze It was a temperate, perfect outdoor night at Cabooze Plaza on September 14, and only one thing was ami... More >>

  • Arms Aloft on the long road to <em>Sawdust City</em>
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    Arms Aloft on the long road to Sawdust City

    published Nov 27, 2012

    It's been five years since the Eau Claire, WI punk band Arms Aloft started up and released their first demo. In that time, rather than pumping out release-after-release, they'd dropped just an EP and ... More >>

  • Harriet Brewing's founder Jason Sowards: Craft beer is art
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    Harriet Brewing's founder Jason Sowards: "Craft beer is art"

    published Nov 15, 2012

    As more and more Minnesota breweries spring up each day, it's going to take a while for each to find its niche. But Harriet Brewing, located near the busy intersection of Lake Street and Minnehaha Ave... More >>

  • Propagandhi

    published November 7, 2012

    You can always count on Propagandhi to deliver a thought-out, political diatribe or three — either onstage or on record. With the Canadian... More >>

  • Surly founder Omar Ansari on the MN brewing scene and what makes a Surly
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    Surly founder Omar Ansari on the MN brewing scene and "what makes a Surly"

    published Nov 08, 2012

    When Minnesotans think of the recent boom in microbrewing, it's hard not to think of the 2005 upstart Surly Brewing, whose distinct marketing, award-winning, and high-demand beers have helped lead the... More >>

  • 12th Annual Twin Cities Book Festival

    published October 10, 2012

    The Twin Cities Book Festival aims to please all types of readers — including literary diehards, graphic-novel fans, children, and all... More >>

  • Mankato Brewery's Tim Tupy talks about the new Center Street Series
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    Mankato Brewery's Tim Tupy talks about the new Center Street Series

    published Oct 17, 2012

    Mankato Brewery is a newcomer on the rapidly growing Minnesota scene. Geographically separated from many of the other recent startups, the North Mankato-based brewery primarily serves southern Minneso... More >>

  • Twin Cities Book Festival turns 12, attracts book lovers of all sorts
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    Twin Cities Book Festival turns 12, attracts book lovers of all sorts

    published Oct 08, 2012

    Over the past 12 years the Twin Cities Book Festival has had many highlights. Lorrie Moore and Nicholson Baker have had lines going out the door, and Kevin Sorbo drew an eccentric crowd in 2011. Among... More >>

  • William Elliott Whitmore at Triple Rock, 10/6/12
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    William Elliott Whitmore at Triple Rock, 10/6/12

    published Oct 08, 2012

    William Elliott Whitmore Triple Rock Social Club, MinneapolisSaturday, October 6, 2012It's been a few years since William Elliott Whitmore came through the Triple Rock on a headlining gig. Since th... More >>

  • Schell's: brewing German-style beer for 152 years
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    Schell's: brewing German-style beer for 152 years

    published Sep 24, 2012

    August-Schell Brewery is Minnesota's oldest operating brewery and the second-oldest family-run brewery in the United States (Yuengling in Pennsylvania is first). The New Ulm-based brewery has seen a l... More >>

  • 12th Annual Autumn Brew Review: A review
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    12th Annual Autumn Brew Review: A review

    published Sep 19, 2012

    With clear, perfect skies and a hint of hops in the air, the 12th Annual Minnesota Craft Brewer's Guild Autumn Brew Review brought nearly 3,000 to the old Grain Belt Brewery site in northeast Minneapo... More >>

  • Mike Wiebe on High Tension Wires' first tour and the Denton music scene
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    Mike Wiebe on High Tension Wires' first tour and the Denton music scene

    published Sep 19, 2012

    When Mark Ryan formed the Mind Spiders, who hit the Turf Club earlier this year, it wasn't his first experience in pulling together musical all-stars in Denton, Texas. He is also a member of High Tens... More >>

  • Nobunny/Cozy 7-inch release

    published September 12, 2012

    All things sweet should define Cozy's first 7-inch release party. When Bonkers Waddington, Baz Bosworthy, Gordie Leatherby, and Fabian Blockbuster... More >>

  • Electric Fetus' Bob Fuchs on record retail evolution and this year's garage sale
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    Electric Fetus' Bob Fuchs on record retail evolution and this year's garage sale

    published Sep 13, 2012

    See Also:Electric Fetus Garage Sale and Fall Festival 2012 lineupIt's been a long and eccentric ride for the Electric Fetus. The Minneapolis record store opened in 1968 and has been at the current loc... More >>

  • Summit at 26 years: 'We're very true to ourselves'
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    Summit at 26 years: 'We're very true to ourselves'

    published Sep 07, 2012

    See also: Summit Backyard Bash is Saturday Minnesota has seen a recent boom in local brewers, with startups ranging from Fulton to Harriet to the upcoming openings of Pour Decisions and HammerHeart ... More >>

  • Bouncing Souls/Smoking Popes

    published July 25, 2012

    A Bouncing Souls show is about far more than just hyping their latest release — in this case, it's Comet on Rise Records. The... More >>

  • STNNNG

    published July 25, 2012

    Later this year, STNNNG will turn 10, and with three albums under their belt, they continue to rank among the city's top live acts and most... More >>

  • Sleeping in the Aviary interview 1: On Maroon 5 and Googly Guy
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    Sleeping in the Aviary interview 1: On Maroon 5 and Googly Guy

    published Jul 25, 2012

    Thursday marks the vinyl release party for 2008's Expensive Vomit in a Cheap Hotel, but the night is really a celebration of the present for local five-piece Sleeping in the Aviary. The band formed in... More >>

  • Cadette back on track after devastating fire [INTERVIEW]
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    Cadette back on track after devastating fire [INTERVIEW]

    published Jul 16, 2012

    See Also:Fire at Cadette drummer's house takes friend's life; benefit tonight at Turf ClubLaura Larson, Steph Nelson, and Beth Cullen of Cadette lead busy lives. Besides their three-piece punk fury, t... More >>

  • Dillinger Four's D-4th at Triple Rock, 7/4/12
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    Dillinger Four's D-4th at Triple Rock, 7/4/12

    published Jul 05, 2012

    See Also:Top 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete listDillinger Four, Paint It Black, and others crush the Triple Rock, 2/4/11Dillinger FourTriple Rock Social Club, MinneapolisWednesday, July 4... More >>

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