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Daft Punk

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    October 2, 2014

    Can You ID These Bands From Their Famous Typefaces?

    Fact: Any band that uses Times New Roman on its album cover isn't going to make it in the music industry. (Feel free to prove us wrong, though.) Smart typography selection is as important to a band's image as having a memorable logo. In 1937, industrial designer and typographer Gerry Powell desi ... More >>

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    July 30, 2014

    The 10 best "Bear" bands in rock 'n' roll

    Enough with all of the endless chatter about the best hair bands of all-time. What about the best "Bear" bands? While listening to Bear In Heaven's new album, Time Is Over One Day Old, I was struck by the proliferation in "Bear" band names. What exactly drives this musical fascination with these fur ... More >>

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    April 4, 2014

    St. Vincent at State Theatre, 4/3/14

    St. VincentState Theatre, MinneapolisThursday, April 3, 2014Robots have gradually taken over pop music for decades. Everyone from Neil Young to Cher to Future play around with Vocoder/Auto-Tune technology, and performers like Janelle Monae have built their acts around android dance moves and storyli ... More >>

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    February 11, 2014

    Top 10 rules of the rave: A guide to underground dance party etiquette

    Electronic music's recent surge in popularity comes with serious side effects for underground party aficionados. Suddenly, Daft Punk is winning Grammys, and drunk girls (and guys) are ruining life at 4 a.m. in a warehouse somewhere. Take this recent incident: Under a haunting pink hue Dustin Zahn ... More >>

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    January 17, 2014

    Darkside's Dave Harrington: We threw a lot against the wall in the course of making the record

    Dave Harrington got to know Nicolas Jaar while playing in his touring band, but the duo gradually began writing experimental electronic material together as Darkside. Following a well-received debut EP, some singles, and a complete reworking of Daft Punk's Random Access Memories as Daftside, Darksid ... More >>

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    January 15, 2014
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    September 13, 2013

    13 songs to get you through Friday the 13th [PLAYLIST]

    Friday the 13th is one of those days that brings to mind any number of things, from luck (or lack thereof) and superstition to a certain masked fella. Whatever you think of Friday the 13th, there's no escaping it, so we put together a playlist of our 13 favorite songs for you. Things have been pre ... More >>

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    September 11, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 9/11-9/17

    Twin Cities music never stops and this week is no exception. The Xcel welcomes Michael Bublé Wednesday, and Blake Shelton Thursday. Animal Collective play their rescheduled show Wednesday at First Avenue. Wednesday also brings two new residency nights, GRRRL PRTY's at Icehouse and Usonia at Ca ... More >>

  • Music

    August 14, 2013

    Sombear goes dance pop on Love You in the Dark

    Now, Now's Brad Hale switches to smooth synth pop

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    June 25, 2013

    Wilco cover the Replacements' "Color Me Impressed" with Tommy Stinson

    If the excitement for Wilco's upcoming show with Bob Dylan at Midway Stadium wasn't already causing minor hyperventilation among the local Americana set, this past weekend's events added a new dimension. The accomplished Chicago band, fronted by the newly gleeful Jeff Tweedy, put on their own music ... More >>

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    June 20, 2013

    Communion techno dance night finds a new home at Insert Coins

    Much like Nickelback performing in arenas while "real" rock bands grind it out in much smaller clubs, a new crop of more-mainstream producers and DJs have sprung up and exploded. Acts like the Swedish House Mafia and Avicii create endless amounts of interchangeable, formulaic EDM music that is devoi ... More >>

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    May 24, 2013

    Zach Sobiech's "Clouds" hits number one on iTunes

    Although 18-year-old songwriting phenom Zach Sobiech left us too soon, his song lives on in more people's lives than ever before. On Monday, his family announced that he had died, and ended several years of battling a rare strain of bone cancer called osteosarcoma. As the news spread, so did his ins ... More >>

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    May 10, 2013

    DJ Centrific on 15 years of Intellephunk

    By Bobby Kahn One would likely have to travel far and wide, and across many different scenes to find someone as universally liked and respected as Steve Seuling, better known to most Twin Cities techno fans simply as Centrific. While Steve has been DJing and throwing parties in the Twin Cities and ... More >>

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    January 25, 2013

    Coachella 2013 lineup (for real) is here!

    By Ben WesthoffThe Coachella lineup is here. It's actually here! There have been ten tons of fakes, some quite convincing, and many of which had the Rolling Stones headlining. (West Coast Sound, however, broke the story that they would not appear.) But never mind all that! The lineup is here, and t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    Four reasons Lollapalooza needs EDM

    See Also:[Slideshow] Lollapalooza 2012: The PeopleJustice at Lollapalooza, 8/5/12Ten things your Lollapalooza outfit says about youWith every year that passes, it feels like electronic dance music gains a bigger foothold in the summer festival circuit, and the climb in popularity was especially appa ... More >>

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    August 4, 2012

    M83 at Lollapalooza, 8/3/12

    See Also:Ten things your Lollapalooza outfit says about youBlack Sabbath at Lollapalooza, 8/3/12Best of Lollapalooza 2012, day one: Afghan Whigs, Die Antwoord, and moreM83Lollapalooza at Grant Park, ChicagoFriday, August 3, 2012The intense heat in Chicago's Grant Park gave way to a hazy dusk as M83 ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    Transmission and City Pages present 'Seconds' at the Varsity on November 23

    Photo by Dave Eckblad for City Pages​Dance nights are big on Thanksgiving Eve. Everyone has the next day off, and there's probably more than a few people who anticipate a massive caloric freefall and want to get their bodies moving before the tryptophan coma. This year, there's a fantastic option ... More >>

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    September 13, 2011

    DJ Mehdi dead at 34

    RIP DJ Mehdi​The man known to dance music fans across the world as DJ Mehdi has passed away. Early reports from Resident Advisor indicate Mehdi Favéris-Essadi, 34, fell from the roof of his home with two friends, who have been hospitalized. The French DJ/producer was widely respected as a collabo ... More >>

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    August 24, 2011
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    April 22, 2011

    Eight songs for Earth Day

    ​What is it about environmentalism that ruins songwriters' abilities to express themselves subtly and poetically? There are some cheesy-ass Earth Day songs out there. Luckily, none of them made it onto this list. In honor of Earth Day, here's a list of some songs that remind us to be kind to ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010

    14 legitimately disturbing music videos to make your Halloween less vanilla-flavored

    Please be thinking "bacon" please be thinking "bacon"​The thing about rounding up scary music videos for Halloween is that so rarely are they actually scary; Michael Jackson as a zombie/werewolf/come hither teenager? Meh. Alice Cooper, GWAR, Rob Zombie, Slipknot, Insane Clown Posse...NOT SCARY. ... More >>

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    October 25, 2010

    LCD Soundsystem at Roy Wilkins, 10/23/10

    Photos by Erik Hess​LCD SoundsystemOctober 23, 2010Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St. PaulWith 10cc's oddly creepy art/soft rock hit "I'm Not In Love" serving as the intro to the set, there was electricity in the air, something not often found in the cavernous confines of Roy Wilkins Auditorium regardles ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010

    CMJ Day Two: Marnie Stern, Holy Ghost!, and Strife (yes, Strife)

    Baths, ready to go at the Cake Shop​A panel discussion with some of the best and brightest in music writing, much disappointment, and an ex-straightedge legacy act. What is he talking about?

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    October 21, 2010

    Deadmau5 epic at Epic (Video)

    Anna Gulbrandsen for City Pages​ The entire youth population of Minneapolis was mobilized last night and barely contained in the cavernous downtown superclub Epic, a line coiling down the block in both directions. What were they here for, you ask?  It's simple: A man in a giant mouse mask be ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    House legend Paul Johnson to play Record Room

    ​Every facet of popular music has legends, figures that shaped the landscape of a particular genre; rock has Jagger and Lennon, country has Williams and Cash, hip hop has Blow and KRS-1.  But, in terms of dance music, it's harder to identify the cornerstones.  Penchants for anonymity, mu ... More >>

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    May 19, 2010
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    April 21, 2010
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    February 17, 2010

    Bob Dylan left off of Vatican newspaper's list of best albums of all time

    Perhaps he didn't forbid condom use enough for their taste?

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    December 11, 2009

    10 Things hipsters couldn't ruin in the '00s

    Even the meatgrinder of cool couldn't touch these.

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    May 13, 2009

    The Popstream: Our Friends the Robots

    For those about to [SYNTAX ERROR~==x412], we salute you.

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    January 30, 2009

    The Hold Steady, Atmosphere in good company on new Coachella lineup

    Minneapolis' own is set to be in good company at this spring's Coachella fest in Indio, Calif., which features a great supporting cast of artists.

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    November 4, 2008
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    September 17, 2008

    Lights & Music: Nate Patrin reviews Cut Copy at the Fine Line

    cut-copy-thumb.jpgThe visual element of their latest album’s title, In Ghost Colours, completes a vivid picture of their catchy, deceptively simple and effortlessly danceable pop – which sounded sharp ev ... More >>

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    September 10, 2008
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    July 23, 2008
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    July 23, 2008
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    April 20, 2008
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    December 5, 2007

    What's Playing

    Top 10 spins this week at 101.3, KDWB

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    November 21, 2007

    5ingles

    The songs we can't escape

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    September 5, 2007
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    July 4, 2007
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    May 2, 2007
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    March 30, 2005

    Two Diaries from South by Southwest #19, Part Two

    What's the Only Industry That Holds Its Trade Show Around a Keg?

  • Music

    November 24, 2004

    How Deep is Your Love?

    The media may have dumped the DJ--but audiences remain infatuated with Deep Dish

  • Arts

    March 31, 2004

    Southern Culture on the Skids

    Good taste and sobriety go down fighting at the music party of the year

  • Music

    October 15, 2003

    Choose Life

    Pop jump-starts our big gay hearts, and Junior Senior can't stop the beat

  • Music

    March 12, 2003

    Morning Glory

    Dancing till the break of dawn with Röyksopp's 'Melody A.M.'

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    July 10, 2002

    Odds and Ends

    The dap dip, the reefer man, and the best Parisian disco album

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    February 20, 2002
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    September 10, 1997
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