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Archives: 2014
  • Twin Cities Sneaker Art Xchange

    published September 10, 2014

    This Sunday at Cabooze, Uptown Minneapolis sneaker and culture shop Studiiyo23 will be hosting its fourth annual Twin Cities Sneaker Art Xchange.... More >>

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    The soulful, sexual release of Tickle Torture

    published September 3, 2014

    There are many ways to say "thank you" — a card, bouquet of flowers, even a song. For Tickle Torture's frequently near-nude Elliott... More >>

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    The poetic intricacy of StoLyette expands the Totally Gross roster

    published August 20, 2014

    Sitting across the booth from each other at Caffetto, Ben Clark and Irene Ruderman-Clark recall their first date. "Basically, I saw Ben and I... More >>

  • Phantom Tails Rides Battalion release show

    published August 20, 2014

    Phantom Tails' enthrallingly catchy sound is self-described as "deep space doom funk." The effect is achieved with distorted analog synthesizers,... More >>

  • Mock the Garden: A Celebration of Shit Culture

    published August 20, 2014

    The Hexagon and Memory Lanes are coming together to host a three-stage festival featuring 27 acts from the local DIY scene and beyond. Brain... More >>

  • Bomba de Luz Live in Chicago release

    published August 13, 2014

    As a sophomore in high school, Lydia Liza Hoglund recruited a group of her friends to establish Bomba de Luz. Two Battle of the Bands wins... More >>

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    Hollow Boys embrace the dark on third album

    published July 30, 2014

    Maybe Hollow Boys didn't fully exist until Cole Benson came along. "With every other bass player that we had, we were trying to shoehorn them... More >>

  • The Body

    published July 23, 2014

    The Body is a torrent of relentless, life-hating sludge metal — a Harmony Korine film in the form of a band. Formed by Chip King and Lee... More >>

  • Alderman Tolliver

    published July 16, 2014

    Jonathan Tolliver is the unrivaled vocalist frontman for local soul/garage group Black Diet. This Wednesday at Icehouse, Tolliver will debut his... More >>

  • Seun Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80

    published July 16, 2014

    At the tender age of 14, Seun Kuti became the lead singer of the Afrobeat group Egypt 80, carrying on the legacy of his father, Fela Kuti, by... More >>

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    Kitty Cat Klub hosts Tourniquet Noise series

    published July 2, 2014

    "I'm not trying to sell noise music to anybody," says Kevin Cosgrove, grinning. He of all people knows that noise music, particularly harsh... More >>

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    Jillian Rae's songwriting and fiddling come from the heart

    published June 11, 2014

    Jillian Rae has no problem with Taylor Swift, but she's tired of the comparisons. She and the country-bred pop-crossover darling both have a... More >>

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    Girl Germs concert series shines a light on women in rock

    published May 28, 2014

    Tribute nights in the Twin Cities that recognize women in rock are hard to come by. But that's about to change. "People are so... More >>

  • Kids Like Us album-release party

    published May 21, 2014

    Inspired by other Minneapolis musicians, friends Eli Fhima, Sam Wayne, and Lizzie Fontaine formed the hip-hop group Kids Like Us in 2010. Since... More >>

  • Pelican / Nothing

    published May 14, 2014

    Spending time in prison can provide plenty of time for songwriting. Philadelphia-bred shoegaze band Nothing's vocalist/guitarist Domenic "Nicky"... More >>

  • Slint

    published May 7, 2014

    Over four short days in August 1990, Slint recorded their seminal work Spiderland. The album was released in 1991 to much critical acclaim,... More >>

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    Black Diet's long journey to Find Your Tambourine

    published April 16, 2014

    Black Diet have band practice every Tuesday evening at the south Minneapolis home of bassist Garrison Grouse, fondly dubbed the "Grouse House."... More >>

  • Ecstattic Fest

    published March 19, 2014

    Ecstattic Studio is an eccentric professional recording studio, based out of engineer Ali Jaafar's attic, that has worked with an impressive... More >>

  • Minimum Wage

    published March 5, 2014

    Minnesota is currently one of four states with the lowest minimum wage: $6.15 per hour. The minimum-wage debate is of special concern to Rogue... More >>

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