Brandi Carlile

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    February 10, 2014

    Dr. Dog at First Avenue, 2/7/14

    Dr. Dog with Saint RichFirst Avenue, MinneapolisFriday, February 7, 2014Harmonies and pizza were bountiful at First Ave. on Friday night for Dr. Dog's second show in as many nights in Minneapolis. Yes, the Pennsylvania band brought out some Pizza Lucé to share with the sold-out room -- and fed the ... More >>

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    July 1, 2013

    The Avett Brothers at Somerset Amphitheater, 6/29/2013

    Avett Festwith the Avett Brothers, Brandi Carlile, Dr. Dog, and the Wheeler BrothersSomerset Amphitheater, Somerset, WISaturday, June 29, 2013"Look at that sky," Brandi Carlile instructed the crowd as the sun was making its way behind the hill of the Somerset Amphitheater. With the rain out of the w ... More >>

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    June 26, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts this week: 6/26-7/2

    It's the last week of June and Uptown is hopefully back up and running. This weekend marks the Twin Cities Pride Celebration featuring performances from L'Assassins, Wiping Out Thousands, Mayda and much more. Tom Petty reunites with the Heartbreakers at the Target Center Saturday while Aesop Rock an ... More >>

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    June 26, 2013
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    May 17, 2013

    Concert promoter Sue McLean has died

    Sue McLean, an independent Twin Cities concert promoter, passed Friday afternoon after a battle with cancer. Any regular show-goer in the region has attended countless shows booked by McLean over the past four decades. McLean is responsible for booking the Basilica Block Party since it began in 1995 ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013

    Trailer Trash's Nate Dungan: "Honky tonk music comes right up out of the ground"

    When you walk into Lee's Liquor Lounge, located on downtown Minneapolis' fringes for over half a century, whether it's your first visit or 40th, the whiff of nostalgia and shiver of magic you feel is pretty undeniable. But there's more to it than the bar's wood paneling, its mounted mountain lion, t ... More >>

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    December 31, 2012

    Brandi Carlile at Varsity Theater, 12/30/2012

    Brandi Carlile with FilligarVarsity Theater, MinneapolisSunday, December 30, 2012Making her way back to Minneapolis for the fourth of five shows in the Cities in 2012 (two at the MN Zoo in June, one at the Fitz for Wits, and the remaining two at the Varsity Theater), Brandi Carlile is not shy about ... More >>

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    December 28, 2012

    Weekend Checklist: The Bad Plus, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Soul Asylum

    It's the last weekend of 2012! Why not squeeze in a couple of shows before the year closes? Local jazz heros The Bad Plus are continuing their Dakota Jazz Club stay into Friday and Saturday while the Trans-Siberian Orchestra makes their annual holiday stop at The Xcel. Friday, First Ave hosts Soul A ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012

    Twin Cities winter in country music: From Brandi Carlile to Big & Rich

    January's a heady and diverse month for country shows in the Twin Cities, kicking off with a pair of sold-out New Year's performances at the Varsity Theater by Brandi Carlile, and ending with that pair PETA has not yet recognized for their important work saving horses.

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    December 21, 2012

    Best Twin Cities concerts 2012

    The Gimme Noise crew attended a lot of concerts, festivals, events, gatherings, and what have you this past year. As is the case with every year in live music in the Twin Cities, the cacophonous noises etched history into the walls of our storied venues and into our minds. There were a lot of firsts ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Best Twin Cities concerts 2012: Staff lists

    Here are the raw lists from many of City Pages' contributing writers and photograghers for the finest shows they attended this year. Hint: It's all over the place!See Also:Best Twin Cities concerts 201250 Awesome Concert Photos from 2012Best Twin Cities songs 2012: Staff lists Best Twin Cities album ... More >>

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    December 5, 2012

    Winter Guide to the Twin Cities 2012

    The best winter warm-up drinks, cool concerts, must-see plays, and carnival activities in the metro

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    December 3, 2012

    Chris Kluwe makes surprise Wits appearance [VIDEO]

    The election may be over, but Chris Kluwe keeps finding the spotlight. His latest media appearance: an unscheduled cameo on Wits.SEE ALSO: The Chris Kluwe Archives

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    December 3, 2012

    Wits featuring Maria Bamford and Brandi Carlile, 11/30/12

    Wits featuring Maria Bamford and Brandi CarlileThe Fitzgerald Theater, MinneapolisNovember 30, 2012Seeing Wits isn't like attending an ordinary concert. This is the recording of a radio show, which lends a certain formality and artificiality to the proceedings.SEE ALSO: Maria Bamford puts on her fun ... More >>

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    September 25, 2012

    Minnesota Public Radio's Wits announces fall lineup

    The increasingly popular Minnesota Public Radio show Wits has just announced that they will be putting on their first ever fall season of the highly enjoyable comedy-music-conversation program. The well-liked events pair an eclectic mix of talented comedians, actors and musicians along with host Joh ... More >>

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    August 10, 2012

    Miranda Lambert on her new album and married life with Blake Shelton

    Country singer Miranda Lambert has made a name for herself as a feisty, strong, torch-your-ex's-house-if-he-screws-you-over kind of girl. While she's still as tough as ever, her newest album Four the Record gives fans a chance to see a softer side of Lambert. As she prepare to perform a sold-ou ... More >>

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    June 21, 2012

    Brandi Carlile at the MN Zoo Amphitheater, 6/20/2012

    Brandi Carlile with Jeremy MessersmithMN Zoo Amphitheater, Apple ValleyWednesday, June 20, 2012Brandi Carlile is an artist that can inspire an undying loyalty in their fans -- fans who will sell out two shows during the week in a suburb and sit in the rain for two hours just to hear their favorite a ... More >>

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    June 20, 2012

    Brandi Carlile on Bear Creek and Kris Kristofferson

    Singer Brandi Carlile celebrated her 31st birthday earlier this month in the Cascade Mountain Range smoking cigars, drinking beer and playing golf with her family and friends. She was only 22 when she approached brothers Phil and Tim Hanseroth to start a band with her. She confidently promised the p ... More >>

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    April 2, 2012

    Feist, DeVotchKa, and Rufus Wainwright top Music in the Zoo's summer concert schedule

    ​The intimate amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo is far and away one of the most idyllic outdoor music venues in the Twin Cities area. And each summer, the Music In The Zoo series gives music lovers of all types up-close, engaging performances from both established acts and alternative bands on ... More >>

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    November 28, 2011

    Brandi Carlile at the Fitzgerald Theater, 11/27/11

    ​Brandi Carlile with the Secret SistersNovember 27, 2011Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul"If you're in a good mood, don't get used to it," joked Secret Sisters big sis Laura Rogers at the beginning of their set. "We sing sad, depressing country music."That give-and-take between somber, soulful singing ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011

    Thanksgiving Weekend Checklist: Jeremy Messersmith, the 4onthefloor, Mason Jennings, Replacements Tribute

    ​Take time away from shopping and eating this weekend to enjoy some shows.

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    August 12, 2011

    Weekend Checklist: Mary Jane Alm, Peter Wolf Crier, Pizza Luce Block Party, Brandi Carlisle

    ​"In summer, the song sings itself."-William Carlos Williams

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    April 5, 2011

    Minnesota Zoo unveils full summer 2011 concert schedule

    ​Now that we've all exhausted ourselves coming up with jokes about getting to see the Monkees at the Zoo this summer (July 1 and 2!), the Music in the Zoo series' organizers have revealed a full run of nearly 30 dates at the Minnesota Zoo's Weesner Amphitheater.

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    August 30, 2010

    Brandi Carlile at the Minnesota State Fair, 8/29/10

    Photos by Tony Nelson​Brandi Carlile with Amos Lee and The Watson Twins Minnesota State Fair Grandstand, 8/29/10 Brandi Carlile headlines the Grandstand: A self-declared milestone. She could not contain her joy at packing that place. She jumped and smiled constantly and sashayed gleefully ar ... More >>

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    November 20, 2009

    Weekly Charts: Top songs spun on Radio K and the Current

    A comprehensive list of the singles charting this week on Radio K and The Current, complete with streaming audio.

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    June 3, 2008