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    April 15, 2014

    The best of Coachella 2014

    Round one of Coachella is over and damn, was it a good one! We're all soar, sunburned and smiling. Here's the best of what we saw during another memorable weekend in Indio.See also:The 50 most beautiful people at Coachella

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    March 19, 2014

    Hear Howler cover Prince's "I Would Die 4 U"

    After tearing into some Hüsker Dü at Rock the Garden in 2012, Howler are back with another cover by a local artist of serious renown. This time, it's one of Prince's songs, "I Would Die 4 U." With acoustic guitars in hand, helplessly chuckling frontman Jordan Gatesmith and guitarist Ian Nygaard sh ... More >>

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    March 10, 2014

    Hear Arcade Fire's cover of Prince's "Controversy"

    Arcade Fire launched the encore of their Minneapolis Reflektor tour stop at Target Center with a surprise cover of Prince's 1981 hit "Controversy."Moments before, the Reflektors -- the bobble-headed fake band providing comic relief on a small stage -- had announced they were playing a song by a "loc ... More >>

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    March 10, 2014

    Arcade Fire at Target Center, 3/8/14

    Arcade FireTarget Center, MinneapolisSaturday, March 8, 2014Win Butler is either one of the best rock stars in the world, or one of the worst. He can't dance and sweats a lot. He's overly tall and still feels the need to stand on stage monitors to make himself look even more gigantic. Essentially ... More >>

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    March 7, 2014

    Arcade Fire concert dress code: The ultimate guide

    Arcade Fire are nothing if not unseriously serious. When they announced their Reflektor tour last year, the band also told fans that formalwear or costumes would be necessary to get into their shows. After the upset that mandate caused, Arcade Fire noted that their dress code request isn't actually ... More >>

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    March 5, 2014
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    March 4, 2014

    Quiz: Coldplay lyrics or Tumblr poetry?

    By Luke WinkieAt this point, U.K. rockers Coldplay are tired of even attempting to look hip. With their now song "Midnight," they've become a bland version of Bon Iver. Impressively, Chris Martin has managed to seem revelatory while saying absolutely nothing of consequence. His most provocative mome ... More >>

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    March 3, 2014

    The best Twin Cities concerts of the week: 3/3-3/9

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar!

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    January 8, 2014

    The Replacements to play Coachella 2014

    So it wasn't just three Riot Fest gigs and done for the reformed Replacements. Now they're California dreamin'. Paul and Tommy (and hopefully Dave and Josh) are getting the band back together this year for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. It's scheduled for two weekends, April 11-13 and ... More >>

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    November 14, 2013

    Arcade Fire announce 2014 U.S. tour dates -- Minneapolis in March

    Yes, Arcade Fire could be coming to a city near you. Or will it be the Reflektors? Time will tell as the band announces their graduation to stadium stars in 2014. The Reflektor North American tour launches in March, and will continue through late August.See Also: Arcade Fire are music's most unserio ... More >>

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    October 9, 2012

    Trampled by Turtles star in MN Original and TPT's first Lowertown Line episode

    Not only do the good folks at MN Original continue to have revealing profiles of Minnesota artists featured regularly on their programs, but lately they have also broadcast many stirring live performances from local musicians as part of the show as well. Astronautalis, Mason Jennings, the Suburbs, S ... More >>

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    May 1, 2012

    Trampled by Turtles cover Arcade Fire's "Rebellion (Lies)"

    Related:Trampled by Turtles play "Alone" on Late Show With David Letterman (VIDEO)Trampled by Turtles at First Avenue, 4/11/12Ten local songs the Minnesota Twins should play at Target FieldTrampled by Turtles stopped by the Onion A.V. Club's office to continue a series of somewhat unpredictable cove ... More >>

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    April 13, 2012

    First Avenue's 20 best concerts: The complete list

    Related:First Avenue: An archived history via flyers, riders & contractsFirst Avenue's 40 years of rock 'n' rollTop 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete listFirst Avenue is undoubtedly among the premier rock clubs in the country -- possibly the world. Since 1970, the building at the interse ... More >>

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    April 11, 2012

    First Avenue's 20 best concerts: #20-11

    Related:First Avenue's 40 years of rock 'n' rollTop 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete list50 cool facts about the Minnesota music sceneMinneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.First Avenue is undoubtedly among the premier rock clubs in the country -- possibly the world. Since 197 ... More >>

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    March 23, 2011
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    February 14, 2011

    The Grammys: The good, the bad, and the really, really awkward

    ​Perhaps the biggest surprise from this year's Grammy Awards broadcast is that there are actually some honest-to-god surprises to report, the biggest of which was notoriously indie artists Arcade Fire coming out on top in the Album of the Year category.Here, we present a rundown of some of the mos ... More >>

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    February 13, 2011

    The Grammys: A Turbo Tweecap

    ​Hoo boy, our Twitter friends are on fire tonight. For those who missed out on the Grammys Sunday night (or, like us, flipped it on for a minute and spent the ensuing several hours glued to the screen, help us god), here's a rundown of some of the best and funniest one-liners from all the music wr ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011
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    January 19, 2011

    Coachella 2011 lineup announced

    ​Coachella unveiled its 2011 lineup late last night after the now-customary month-long swirling of rumors;.headliners for this year's fest are Kanye West, Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire, and a reunion set by the Strokes. Coachella will take place April 15-17. Three-day weekend passes are $269 and go o ... More >>

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    December 1, 2010

    Superchunk return after nearly a decade

    Mac McCaughan reflects on the re-emergence of his seminal '90s band

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    October 28, 2010

    Roma di Luna highlighted in this month's Rolling Stone

    Photo by Ben Stannard​A new issue of Rolling Stone magazine is out this week, and it shines a spotlight on local record store the Electric Fetus and their top-selling record, Roma di Luna's latest self-released effort Then the Morning Came. Channy and Alexei Moon Casselle's expansive folk project ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010

    Arcade Fire at Roy Wilkins, 9/22/10

    Photos by Stacy Schwartz​Arcade FireSeptember 22Roy Wilkins, St. PaulIf there were any remaining doubts, one thing should be absolutely clear after last night's show in St. Paul: Arcade Fire have grown up. The band who kicked off their world tour to a full and enthusiastic crowd at the Roy Wilkins ... More >>

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    September 15, 2010
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    August 13, 2010

    Arcade Fire to kick off tour in St. Paul

    ​Arcade Fire just announced the first leg of a tour in support of their new album, The Suburbs, and it will kick off right here in Minnesota with a show at Roy Wilkins Auditorium on September 22. While we have expressed our reservations about Roy Wilkins' sound issues before (some bands sound like ... More >>

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    May 26, 2010
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    May 5, 2010

    Dada Trash Collage, Front Porch Sitters featured in this week's City Pages

    Photo by Steve CohenDada Trash Collage​In addition to our extensive feature on Jeremy Messersmith that is featured on the cover of this week's paper, we have a whole gaggle of other great music articles for you to check out today. Pick up a copy of City Pages to peruse the music section in real li ... More >>

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    April 6, 2010

    Lollapalooza 2010 lineup announced

    ​After a series of Wheel of Fortune/word puzzle guessing games, Chicago summer fest Lollapalooza has officially revealed its 2010 lineup. With the 10,000 Lakes Festival on hiatus this year and Rothbury in Michigan canceled, Lolla is one of the closest large-scale festivals for Twin Cities music fa ... More >>

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    November 30, 2009

    Friendly Fires, the XX tonight at the Triple Rock

    Probably should get in line at your lunch break for this one.

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    May 31, 2007

    5/31 Morning Communiqué

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    May 15, 2007

    5/15 Morning Communiqué

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    Lamb testicles on the menu at a central Wisconsin festival, four years into a relationship less than half of 30-year-old women wa ... More >>

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    March 7, 2007

    Fire in the Pulpit

    After a fun funeral, it's time to get right with God

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    June 21, 2006
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    May 17, 2006
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    February 10, 2006

    Unsolved mystery

    Where's Robert Stack when you need him? A compilation CD titled Live in Town has been showing up in the mailboxes of musicians, DJs, rock critics, and record store owners throughout the Twin Cities. The mix, comprised of bootlegs from various local venues, ranges from the Dead Boys recorded at a Lon ... More >>

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    December 28, 2005

    Best reasons to leave your house in 2005

    Here, in chronological order, are my top 10 favorite shows by out-of-towners.

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    October 19, 2005
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    October 12, 2005
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