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  • Valentine's Day music roundup: Seven options for the unprepared
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    Valentine's Day music roundup: Seven options for the unprepared

    published Feb 14, 2013

    Ah, yes, Valentine's Day. Maybe you're the hopeless romantic type, and you've had this night all planned out for you and your special someone since October, and if that's the case, jolly good for yo... More >>

  • Kishi Bashi: I make music to inspire or provoke
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    Kishi Bashi: I make music to inspire or provoke

    published Feb 13, 2013

    The easiest way to explain the music of Kishi Bashi to someone who is unfamiliar with him is to say that he kind of does the Andrew Bird live-looping with a violin thing. Except the Japanese-America... More >>

  • DeVotchKa's Nick Urata on the romance and dichotomy of Valentine's Day
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    DeVotchKa's Nick Urata on the romance and dichotomy of Valentine's Day

    published Feb 12, 2013

    There's hardly a band more suited to play a Valentine's show at First Avenue than DeVotchKa. This Friday -- technically the day after the proper holiday -- DeVotchKa bring their sweeping, romantic s... More >>

  • The Maccabees' Orlando Weeks is a man of few words
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    The Maccabees' Orlando Weeks is a man of few words

    published Feb 07, 2013

    The Maccabees haven't quite reached the British Invasion status of Mumford and Sons, but the Brighton, England-based indie rock band is well on their way to conquering the hearts and stereos of the ... More >>

  • Lady Starlight: You don't have to sell your soul to do this
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    Lady Starlight: You don't have to sell your soul to do this

    published Feb 06, 2013

    When you think of Lady Gaga, chances are immediate associations are a long way off from hardcore metal. But that's just what fans will be getting tonight at Xcel Energy Center with the pop queen's o... More >>

  • Lucinda Williams at the Dakota Jazz Club, 2/4/13
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    Lucinda Williams at the Dakota Jazz Club, 2/4/13

    published Feb 05, 2013

    Lucinda Williams with the Kenneth Brian Band and Ben Kyle Dakota Jazz Club, Minneapolis Monday, February 4, 2013"By the end of these five nights, y'all are going to know more about my private life th... More >>

  • Bad Bad Hats: Go to Super America, get a bunch of food, and rock out
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    Bad Bad Hats: Go to Super America, get a bunch of food, and rock out

    published Feb 01, 2013

    The Bad Bad Hats' lead singer Kerry Alexander (above) has voice like cotton candy: light and airy, imperfectly shaped, and filled with sweet pockets of sugar. The only thing more whimsical than her ... More >>

  • Dawes to bless us with third album, <em>Stories Don't End</em>, in April
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    Dawes to bless us with third album, Stories Don't End, in April

    published Jan 30, 2013

    Because there will never be enough heartfelt folk-rock with swelling harmonies to sate us, it is a heart-bursting delight to announce that Los Angeles-based indie darlings Dawes have a third album o... More >>

  • Top 5 interpretations of the chocolate chip cookie
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    Top 5 interpretations of the chocolate chip cookie

    published Jan 30, 2013

    The quest for the perfect chocolate chip cookie can be endless, and Minneapolis has no shortage of bakeries vying for the top spot. But beyond the usual age-old, hand-me-down recipe from Grandma's c... More >>

  • Charlie Parr's triumphant return to his roots

    published January 30, 2013

    Charlie Parr is dressed in a well-worn Austin, Minnesota, sweatshirt and loose jeans, his long hair hanging around his shoulders, looking a... More >>

  • Charlie Parr's guide to cooking under the hood of your car
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    Charlie Parr's guide to cooking under the hood of your car

    published Jan 29, 2013

    Charlie Parr might be known first for his music, but a lesser-known talent of local blues-folk star is his intrepid road warrior-esque cooking skills. It's tough, as any touring musician knows, to fin... More >>

  • Grace Potter and the Nocturnals at First Avenue, 1/25/13
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    Grace Potter and the Nocturnals at First Avenue, 1/25/13

    published Jan 28, 2013

    Grace Potter and the Nocturnals with Langhorne Slim First Avenue, Minneapolis Friday, January 25, 2013 "Guys, I did a bad thing today," announced Grace Potter halfway through her set on Friday night... More >>

  • FUN.

    published January 23, 2013

    After a Myth stop last year, FUN. return with a show at Roy Wilkins this Wednesday. With their joyously explosive "We Are Young" leading the way,... More >>

  • Emeli Sandé

    published January 23, 2013

    In an ideal world, Emeli Sandé would stay in Minneapolis forever. After a string of nominations for the U.K.'s BRIT Awards, the... More >>

  • Emeli Sandé at the Varsity, 1/23/13
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    Emeli Sandé at the Varsity, 1/23/13

    published Jan 24, 2013

    Emeli Sandé with Emily King Varsity Theater, Minneapolis Wednesday, January 23, 2013 What is it, like, a rule that every female singer to come out of the U.K. has to take over the pop music world... More >>

  • Niki & the Dove

    published January 16, 2013

    There are only two things you need to know about Niki & the Dove. One, they make intelligent electro-pop music that you can dance to and not hate... More >>

  • Onuinu

    published January 16, 2013

    Onuinu is one of the biggest new names on the electronic pop-music front. Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Dorian Duvall — whose moniker is... More >>

  • John Mark Nelson seeks support for new album on Kickstarter
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    John Mark Nelson seeks support for new album on Kickstarter

    published Jan 17, 2013

    John Mark Nelson, the latest darling of the local music scene, has been churning out new music with a furor ever since the 2011 release of his debut album Still Here. Since then, the 19-year-old sin... More >>

  • The Ericksons learn to let go

    published January 16, 2013

    "Life is extremely spiritual," says Bethany Valentini emphatically. "It just is. No matter what sort of control we think we have or what sort... More >>

  • The Lumineers to get <em>Saturday Night Live</em> bump, more Mumford & Sons comparisons
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    The Lumineers to get Saturday Night Live bump, more Mumford & Sons comparisons

    published Jan 09, 2013

    Ever since the Lumineers' hit song "Ho Hey" started showing up on airwaves in late December 2011, it's like you can't go anywhere without hearing it being blasted from somebody's headphones or stor... More >>

  • Midway Felix flies solo

    published January 9, 2013

    After a 15-year run with Heiruspecs, rapper Midway Felix is on the precipice of something new: a solo career. Sitting in a dark corner of an... More >>

  • Ted Moore kicks off 416 Club Commissions Sunday at the Cedar
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    Ted Moore kicks off 416 Club Commissions Sunday at the Cedar

    published Jan 04, 2013

    For the third year running, the Cedar Cultural Center is providing local artists the opportunity to collaborate and experiment with new sounds and processes outside of their norm. This happens in th... More >>

  • Lost Shepherds' Eben Stine was hit by a van, playing benefit to recoup dental costs
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    Lost Shepherds' Eben Stine was hit by a van, playing benefit to recoup dental costs

    published Jan 03, 2013

    In early November, the Lost Shepherds' Eben Stine was involved in a bike accident with a vehicle and lost some teeth. "It was a van... It turned in front of me when I was biking in the bike lane,... More >>

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