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    October 30, 2013

    20 female musician Halloween costumes... besides Miley Cyrus

    Miley Cyrus. VMAs. 2013. It was the performance that launched a thousand thinkpieces on just about everything from the appropriation of culture and slut-shaming to wondering why Robin Thicke was getting off relatively easily. This Halloween, you can take the easy way out and throw on a flesh-colored ... More >>

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    September 3, 2013

    Stan fans: The top 10 music stalker-fan groups ranked worst to best

    "Stan" describe a particular kind of obsessed fan. It comes from the Eminem song, as well as being a combination of "stalker" and "fan."See Also: 50 cool facts about the Minnesota music sceneRecently, a friend on Twitter pointed out the Wikipedia page for Stan fans, which includes a list of "Popular ... More >>

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    August 20, 2013

    MN Zoo dedicating amphitheater stage to Sue McLean

    Before Wednesday's Lyle Lovett show at the Minnesota Zoo's Weesner Family Amphitheater, the stage will be dedicated to the woman who made it a premiere concert destination. For almost 20 years, independent concert promoter Sue McLean nurtured Music in the Zoo into a diverse series that revamped the ... More >>

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    August 19, 2013

    Carly Rae Jepsen at Minnesota Zoo, 8/18/13

    Carly Rae JepsenWith the WantedMinnesota Zoo, Apple ValleySunday, August 18, 2013There really couldn't have been a better location for Carly Rae Jepsen to visit in the Twin Cities than the Minnesota Zoo. (Sure, the Mall of America runs it a close second, but just the same.) The stony amphitheater, n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Divine Fits at Varsity Theater, 4/4/13

    Divine Fits With Split Single Varsity Theater, Minneapolis April 4, 2013 As soon as word got out that Divine Fits affectionately name-checked Minneapolis in one of their initial singles, "Would That Not Be Nice," there has been a buildup to the moment when Britt Daniel would sing that wistful line ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013

    Tegan and Sara at First Avenue, 3/6/13

    Tegan and SaraWith DianaFirst Avenue, MinneapolisWednesday, March 6, 2013Building trust with an audience is sacrosanct for certain musicians, and Tegan and Sara are now in the bumpiest stage of that relationship with their fans. With Heartthrob, their first new studio album in four years, the earnes ... More >>

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    January 16, 2013

    The 2012 Pazz & Jop poll, including my ballot, is live!

    The Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics' poll officially signals the death knell for any more opinions on 2012 music. But before we spend too much time evaluating Justin Timberlake's return and the ascent of Willow Smith, here's a last, fond look at the year that just concluded.On the one hand, raw ... More >>

  • News

    December 12, 2012

    Twin Cities Year in Music 2012

    From P.O.S. to Prince to Polica, 2012 was a golden year in Minnesota music

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    December 5, 2012

    KDWB's Jingle Ball at Xcel Energy Center, 12/4/12

    KDWB's Jingle Ball With Psy, Train, Ed Sheeran, One Republic, Owl City, Cher Lloyd, Ellie Goulding, and Conor MaynardXcel Energy Center, St. PaulTuesday, December 4, 2012If a venue hands out earplugs as you are walking in, make sure you take them and use them. With as many screaming tweens as there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Halloween costume ideas, 2012: Music icons

    At this point, Halloween is pretty much upon us. If you haven't picked out a costume for all those parties and concerts this weekend, then it just so happens you're in luck. Instead of rocking the tired Jimi Hendrix look or that blase Elvis jumpsuit, go for something a little more modern, relevant, ... More >>

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    October 23, 2012

    All Time Low at First Avenue, 10/22/12

    All Time Low With The Summer Set, Hit the Lights, The Downtown FictionFirst Avenue, MinneapolisMonday, October 22, 2012In a sea of teenagers pushing amongst themselves, Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" comes on between The Summer Set and All Time Low's set, and every voice in First Avenue could be ... More >>

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    October 3, 2012
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    August 29, 2012

    "Adrian Peterson" stars in Carly Rae Jepsen-inspired "Draft Me Maybe" [VIDEO]

    SEE ALSO:-- Adrian Peterson doesn't look "heavily intoxicated" in his mugshot [PHOTO]-- Adrian Peterson celebrates New Year's Eve in hospital bed [PHOTO]-- Adrian Peterson's dad: Give the ball to Adrian PetersonAdrian Peterson is one of the highest-risk, highest-reward players in fantasy football dr ... More >>

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    August 28, 2012

    Owl City's Adam Young on EDM, religion, and his Ford Mustang

    See Also:Cover Story: Owl City's reclusive Adam Young opens up Carly Rae Jepsen on meeting Owl City's Adam Young and "Good Time"Owl City's "Good Time" collaboration with the Minneapolis Youth Chorus -- behind-the-scenesThe basement bleeps and bloops of Owl City have been one of Minnesota's best-kn ... More >>

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    August 27, 2012

    Owl City's "Good Time" collaboration with the Minneapolis Youth Chorus -- behind-the-scenes

    See Also:Cover Story: Owl City's reclusive Adam Young opens up Carly Rae Jepsen on meeting Owl City's Adam Young and "Good Time"It's known Owl City's Adam Young hooked up with "Call Me Maybe" singer Carly Rae Jepsen to record the summer hit "Good Time." But there are about 50 other Minnesota-based ... More >>

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    August 24, 2012

    Carly Rae Jepsen on meeting Owl City's Adam Young and "Good Time"

    See Also:Cover Story: Owl City's reclusive Adam Young opens upAs you may have gathered from this week's cover story, Gimme Noise headed down to Owatonna and met Owl City's Adam Young during one of his rare visits to his hometown. During a conversation at the local Starbucks, Young recalls that the o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    Tay Zonday's "Chocolate Rain" summer was five years ago

    See Also: Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" can't escape Tay Zonday Rain ManMinnesota's been home to many artists who've exploded from our local scenes and captivated a nation, pioneering new methods of expression along the way. One such supernova, Tay Zonday, has made a career of posting original ... More >>

  • Music

    August 22, 2012

    Owl City's reclusive Adam Young opens up

    The electro-synth-pop musician talks inspiration

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    June 13, 2012

    Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" can't escape Tay Zonday

    For the many who enjoy the unfolding bounty of covers of Carly Rae Jepsen's ubiquitous "Call Me Maybe," here's a local tie-in that'll have you reaching for a chocolate umbrella. Yes, following in the viral paths of President Obama, Colin Powell, Harvard baseball players, the Miami Dolphins Cheerlead ... 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 >>