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See Also:SoundTown 2012 has been canceledSoundTown 2012 statement: Ticket threshold wasn't metSoundTown 2011: A first-ever adventure in SomersetIt's been almost a week now since word broke out that the SoundTown Music and Camping Festival is cancelled this year, just two short weeks before the gates ... More >>
Photo by B FRESHBY ALLEGRA OXBOROUGH Six years ago I was barely 18, just old enough to legally attend the first Blowout. I went alone, in my home-stenciled hand-painted Doomtree shirt, and firmly held my position front and center for the whole show.
Photo by Ben ClarkThough he still calls Eau Claire home, Justin Vernon has been reluctant to perform many shows in his much-written-about hometown since his band Bon Iver achieved worldwide recognition. It turns out he was just waiting for the right time: On December 12 and 13, as somewhat of a h ... More >>
Photos by Megan ThompsonThere's a new love in Astronautalis's life, and it's the kind of all-consuming, heart-palpitating summer obsession that is the subject of so many songs. The rapper--known offstage as Andy Bothwell--is in a relationship with the entire city of Minneapolis, and things are s ... More >>
Photos by Ben ClarkAt the end of this year's Soundset (read our full recap here), Face Candy closed out the Fifth Element stage by turning their set into a collaborative freestyle that was dedicated to the group's founder, Micheal Larsen, and it carried a somber tone that contrasted quite vividly wi ... More >>
Photo by Ben ClarkJustin Vernon performing with DeYarmond Edison at SXSWJustin Vernon has kept mostly quiet about his next Bon Iver record until this week, focusing his energy on his side projects (Gayngs, the recent DeYarmond Edison reunion), and -- oh yeah, collaborating with one of the most fa ... More >>
Rogue Valley Geese in the Flyway release showNovember 26, 2010Cedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisAs a Cedar staffperson introduced Rogue Valley at their third album release show of the year last Friday night, he made a comment that "Rogue Valley has proposed that they will release four albums this ... More >>
Photo by Ben ClarkFans in St. Paul were treated to a brand new song at Gaga's first of two back-to-back shows at the Xcel Energy Center. Midway through her performance, after fumbling around a bit on the keys, Gaga apologized, said she would probably get in trouble, and admitted that she wanted t ... More >>
Photo by Ben ClarkWe're gearing up for the first installment of "4 Nights in Loring: Local Bands, Local Films," which kicks off tomorrow night in Loring Park with a performance by Communist Daughter and a screening of the film Raising Arizona. For those who haven't seen Communist Daughter, here's ... More >>
Photo by Denis Jeong PlasterThe rapper Eyedea--Michael Larson off the stage--isn't one to paint himself into a corner. What he brings to the stage as an emcee is only one piece of what he does, and he keeps himself plenty busy, even when he's not on tour with his DJ partner Abilities. Between his ... More >>
The Birthday Suits, Solid Gold, Peter Wolf Crier, and 14 other locals have been selected for SXSW showcases.
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A review and videos from this weekend's pair of contrasting sets by Kid Dakota.
Watch a couple of clips from last night's sold-out show.
Grumpy's parking lot transformed into a real-time Pabst infomercial for the event.