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    May 8, 2014

    The Black Keys announce 2014 tour dates -- Minneapolis in October

    The Black Keys have just unveiled extensive plans for a 2014 world tour that stretches for most of the rest of this year. The dates are in support of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney's forthcoming eighth album, Turn Blue.Ever-changing, the Keys are toying with psychedelic rock on their newest single, ... More >>

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    May 5, 2014

    Pixies expand North American tour dates -- Minneapolis in October

    A decade ago, the Pixies reformed at the Fine Line Music Cafe and set a course to play their perfectly aged alt-rock to the largest crowds they've ever seen. Now they're coming back to Minneapolis with new songs -- their first album in 22 years, Indy Cindy, just dropped -- and a new bassist.Even if ... More >>

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    March 27, 2014

    Fleetwood Mac 2014 reunion dates with Christine McVie -- tour launch in Minneapolis

    For all of the volatile conversation within pioneering rock and pop act Fleetwood Mac, there's plenty of disagreement among fans too. With Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, and Christine McVie all significantly shaping the vocal contributions of the group, it's hard not to pick favorites. Following ... More >>

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    February 21, 2014

    Why Bon Iver lyrics are tattooed to model Sar Elle's leg

    "Sold I'm ever / Open ears and open eyes... / Oh the demons come / They can subside." When we hear a song, the message that we receive may depend entirely on the space and time we are in, the moment that the sound hits our ears. Some songs cut more deeply than others. For model and photographer Sar ... More >>

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    January 15, 2014

    Katy Perry 2014 U.S. tour dates -- Minneapolis in August

    Wildlife and John Mayer enthusiast Katy Perry will embark on an enormous North American tour later this year. The 46-city trek is in support of Prism, her third album of songs constructed with the help of pop hitmakers like Max Martin and Dr. Luke. The most notorious of the batch thus far being the ... More >>

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    September 23, 2013

    Cher unveils 2014 U.S. tour dates -- Minneapolis in June

    Without a doubt, Cher is the mistress of the long goodbye. About a decade ago, it was thought that she was hanging it up with a so-called "farewell tour." Then it was discovered some three years later that her star was brighter and more profitable than ever.If you're wondering why she occasioned to ... More >>

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    June 17, 2013

    Drake unveils 2013 U.S. tour dates with Miguel -- Minneapolis in October

    Chart-topping hit-maker Drake has been generating plenty of excitement and anticipation for his forthcoming new album, Nothing Was the Same, with each hot new single released. And now, the Grammy-winning Canadian rapper has just announced a large-scale U.S. tour in support of his new record, and he' ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013

    Nine Inch Nails unveil 2013 U.S. tour dates -- St. Paul in September

    It would've been impossible for Nine Inch Nails to give up for good. Trent Reznor and his electronic/industrial cohorts are heading back on the road later this year in support of the first NIN studio recordings in half a decade. Hesitation Marks will be out via Columbia Records on September 3, and y ... More >>

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    May 1, 2013

    Palma Violets at 7th St. Entry, 4/30/13

    Palma Violets With Guards 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis April 30, 2013 Palma Violets brought the raucous sounds of South London to the 7th Street Entry on Tuesday night, as the young quartet delivered a tempestuous 45-minute set filled with energetic garage-punk songs that brazenly mined sonic elem ... More >>

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    December 4, 2012

    Fleetwood Mac 2013 tour dates announced -- St. Paul in April

    Never break the chain, folks. After a three-year break, Fleetwood Mac is heading back out on the road for a 34-city tour. Between April 4 and June 12, much of the U.S. and Canada will receive visits from the British-American pop-rock legends.Fleetwood Mac Live 2013 isn't tied to a new release, but t ... More >>

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    October 9, 2012

    Muse unveil 2013 U.S. tour dates -- Minneapolis in March

    As predicted, British prog-dabbling rockers Muse has announced a full-scale U.S. tour for early 2013. The tour dates in North America begin in January and stretch through April, and included is the group's first date in the Twin Cities in two-and-a-half years. The announcement comes fresh off their ... More >>

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    October 1, 2012

    Gwar replace Cory "Flattus Maximus" Smoot, tour dates include First Avenue return

    Within the realm of fluid-enhanced metal, the overwhelming live presence of Gwar is unrivaled. And thus, it was a sad day indeed when guitarist Cory Smoot, who portrayed Flattus Maximus in the band, was found dead in the band's tour bus after they left their Minneapolis show at First Avenue (picture ... More >>

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    September 7, 2012

    Rihanna's Diamonds 2013 U.S. tour dates -- St. Paul in March

    See Also:Lady Gaga plots Born This Way Ball 2013 tour -- St. Paul in FebruaryRihanna and Cee Lo Green at the Target Center, 6/16/11, SlideshowLive-Blogging The 2012 Video Music Awards: We Are Never Ever Ever Gonna Use Tonight As A BellwetherSo while many Americans were caught up in Thursday's politi ... More >>

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    August 27, 2012

    Smashing Pumpkins add U.S. tour dates -- St. Paul in October

    See Also:44 Smashing Pumpkins-related things we'd rather do than audition to be a Smashing PumpkinThe Smashing Pumpkins in 2012 is essentially Billy Corgan and a bunch of people you've never heard of. And so when the band hits the road this fall, you will hear his voice, and his raging guitar, and t ... More >>

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    July 24, 2012

    Bassnectar unveils 2012 North American tour dates: Minneapolis in November

    See Also:Bassnectar at Epic: Halloween costumes and crazinessBassnectar blows up the VarsityAfter a headlining slot at Lollapalooza next week, the sonic thrust of Bassnectar takes over North America this fall. Every bit of junk in Target Center's trunk is gonna get rattled in the process.Touring on ... More >>

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    July 16, 2012

    Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Snow Patrol's U.S. tour dates, St. Paul show

    Minnesota music fans who were left despondent when Oasis broke up in 2009 got a bit of a boost when Liam Gallagher hastily assembled the remnants from his former group to form a new band, Beady Eye, who rolled through First Avenue in December. And now we finally have word that Liam's brother Noel, w ... More >>

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    May 23, 2012

    Justin Bieber's U.S. tour dates -- Minneapolis in October

    Related:Justin Bieber's snake finds home at Owatonna Zoo (PHOTOS)The Justin Bieber experience is headed back to the Twin Cities in October. The Biebs just announced a fresh North American tour, and it includes about three months of dates beginning in late September, and continuing through most of Ja ... More >>

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    February 22, 2012

    Women guitarist Christopher Reimer dies in sleep

    via Noisevox​Christopher Reimer, guitarist for the Calgary avant-pop act Women, died in his sleep on Tuesday, according to reports. His work with the band over two acclaimed albums, the 2008 self-titled debut and 2010's Public Strain, was coarse, intense, and sonically challenging. But within all ... More >>

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    January 30, 2012

    The Pines' "Cry, Cry Crow" video has a few casualties

    ​A mysterious black feather and other items with symbolic possibilities aplenty figure in prominently into the new, moody "Cry, Cry Crow" video from Midwest folk act the Pines. Our star is a ginger-haired girl -- who should totally meet the L.L. Bean-clad loner boy in Bon Iver's "Holocene" video - ... More >>

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    January 6, 2012

    Van Halen announce massive U.S. tour, hitting Xcel in St. Paul on May 19th

    ​Classic rock fans of the Twin Cities, are you ready to dance the night away with Van Halen once again? The legendary arena rock band has reunited with original frontman David Lee Roth, and are set to reconnect with their fans in a big way on a massive U.S. tour that finds the combustible band ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    Coldplay will wrap up 2012 tour in St. Paul

    ​Am I the only one who has trouble reconciling the idea that Coldplay circa 2011 is the same Coldplay that released Parachutes back in 2000? Having never seen the group live, I always imagined my first Coldplay show would be in a stuffy theater somewhere, in a red velvet seat tailor-made for sitti ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    Bon Iver at the Orpheum, 9/6/11

    Photos by Stacy Schwartz​Bon Iver September 6, 2011 Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis At this point, anything I might be able to say about Justin Vernon and his music, known as Bon Iver, might seem redundant. With the notorious local success story--Vernon released his first album, For Emma, back i ... More >>

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    July 25, 2011

    Bon Iver at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, 7/22/11 and 7/23/11

    Bon Iver with the RosebudsJuly 22 and 23, 2011Riverside Theater, MilwaukeeWith Bon Iver's sophomore album, Bon Iver, Bon Iver, sitting at #2 on the Billboard charts and the band receiving heaps of positive press and selling out venues across the country, it seems a tad unnecessary to jump to their d ... More >>

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    May 16, 2011

    Bon Iver's "Calgary" finds Justin Vernon living in a post-Auto-Tune world

    Photo by D.L. Anderson​Bon Iver offered up the first taste of Bon Iver, Bon Iver today with "Calgary," available as a download on their website and streaming in a shareable widget below. In this day and age, it's a feat in and of itself that the band has managed to get this close to their album re ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    Bon Iver announce release date, track listing for new album

    Photo by D. L. Anderson​Bon Iver's page on the Jagjaguwar site is down this morning, which can only mean one thing: Today's the day when the Indiana indie label is unveiling the details for the band's sophomore album. Last month, bandleader Justin Vernon conducted an interview with Rolling Stone t ... More >>

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    April 4, 2011

    Toro Y Moi and Braids at the Entry, 04/03/11

    Photos by Anna Gulbrandsen​Toro Y Moi and BraidsApril 3, 20117th Street EntryThe 7th St. Entry was again filled to capacity on Sunday night, as the appeal of a double-bill featuring Toro Y Moi and Braids proved to be too much to resist for Twin Cities music fans, even on a dreary Sunday night. And ... More >>

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    March 22, 2011

    Death Cab for Cutie announce First Ave show, new album

    Photo by Danny Clinch​In addition to announcing the release of a new record, Codes and Keys, Death Cab for Cutie have unveiled the dates for a small tour today, including a stop at First Avenue on May 21.

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    February 15, 2011

    Atmosphere announce 21-date 'Family Tour'

    Photo by Dan Monick​With their seventh full-length album, The Family Sign, due out April 12, Atmosphere have announced a 21-date 'Family Tour' that will kick off April 20 in Colombus. The tour doesn't include any local dates just yet (the group will complete their five-date loop of the outer areas ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011

    Pixies coming to Roy Wilkins April 24

    ​As the temperature plunges below zero, it can be hard to stay optimistic and remember why on earth we all decided it would be a good idea to live here. But here's something to warm the spirits: Minnesota is so far north that we're practically in Canada, right? So when the Pixies announce a 13-dat ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    Katy Perry coming to Xcel Center July 9

    Photo by Tony NelsonKaty Perry at First Ave in March 2009​Following the same skyrocketing success arc as pop phenom Lady Gaga, who played the Fine Line and came back a year later to sell out two nights at the Xcel Center, Katy Perry is upgrading from filling the First Avenue Mainroom in 2009 to pl ... More >>

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    January 14, 2011

    Sade coming to St. Paul, date TBA

    ​"Famously reclusive" singer Sade has re-emerged recently with a new album, last year's Soldier of Love, and plans to tour in support of her record this summer and fall. A slew of tour dates have already been announced, kicking off in Baltimore on June 16, and more dates are expected to be announc ... More >>

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    January 5, 2011

    NKOTBSB coming to Target Center July 15

    NKOTBSB on Ryan Seacrest/Dick Clark's New Year's show.​Didn't get enough of the New Kids On the Block and the Backstreet Boys on ABC's New Year's Eve show last weekend? Well, you're in luck: The two groups of pre-Bieber heartthrobs announced they're adding a Target Center tour date on July 15 ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    Top 5 most underrated artists of 2010

    Can you hear us, mainstream audiences? It's us, Women.​In any given year, we are bombarded with so much new music that sometimes albums and artists that deserve a lot more attention somehow fall through the cracks, and don't quite get the careful consideration their work is entitled to. So, the ba ... More >>

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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 28, 2010

    Minneapolis 6th most eco-friendly city in the world

    Photo: aturkusBetter than a Pacific island paradise?​OK, so we didn't win the title of the most eco-friendly city in the world. That title goes to Vienna, Austria, according to Mercer, which ranks 221 cities around the world as a way of helping companies and governments pay employees fairly w ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010

    Mike 2600 talks favorite gigs and new projects (MP3)

    ​City Pages' Best Of The Twin Cities came out yesterday and among the winners was Best Club DJ Mike 2600. Mike's been a longtime fixture in the music and art communities here and we thought we'd ask for a little update on his latest (and many) projects. Congrats, Mike! What are your current reside ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010

    Cheech and Chong: 5 surprising facts

    The Sultans of Smoke still hold a few secrets.

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    October 20, 2009

    Uptown Bar posts final schedule of shows

    Stop in while you still can. The Uptown Bar closes November 1.

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    June 8, 2009

    Gaslight Anthem announce rescheduled Minneapolis show

    The Springsteen-loving Jersey boys will play Epic on October 3.

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    March 9, 2009

    Women tonight at the Triple Rock

    Ain't entendres grand? The Calgary lo-fi troupe goes vintage tonight with Bouncer Fighter and White Sand/Badlands.

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    March 4, 2009
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    February 27, 2009

    Minnesota Champions: the forbidden fruit

    How far away are we from running naked through the streets and flipping cars? A look at our sporting chances to stand atop an athletic zenith.

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    February 24, 2009
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    December 22, 2008
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    October 13, 2008

    Tegan and Sara Play the Non-Hits (And Some Hits, Too)

    tegan and sara2.jpgTegan and Sara gave their fans fair warning at the outset of this tour that the pair would be dusting off tracks from their vault. They did, and their fans enjoyed it.

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