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Deltron 3030 with Kid Koala First Avenue, Minneapolis Sunday, October 20, 2013 After seven years of teasers, small leaks, and label delays, it's two-thousand-thirteen, and the new Deltron 3030 record finally dropped. Like a long awaited sequel to a beloved cult film, Event II provoked a whole spect ... More >>
Twin ShadowWith ElliphantFirst Avenue, MinneapolisFriday, May 31, 2013For the majority of Twin Shadow's stage show at First Avenue on Friday, frontman George Lewis Jr. looked charmed and freely flashed his glistening smile. Commanding a red guitar and some dizzying effects pedals with authority, he ... More >>
Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara may be a newer name to music fans in the States but she has had a long career in her native country and her homebase, France, since the mid-'90s as a stage and film actress. She blends the background of southwestern Mali's Wassoulou traditions with her life experience ... More >>
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In front of a full house of middle and high school students as part of the Project Success organization to inspire kids, the Walker Art Center and the Cedar Cultural Center set the stage for a unique afternoon concert featuring spellbinding legend, drummer Tony Allen. As a fellow drummer and Afrobea ... More >>
Nearly one year ago I was, along with hundreds of others, sitting on the internet while Steve Jobs revealed the iPad to a sniggering and goose-pimpled public. Chatting with my boss, I explained how underwhelming this giant iPod was to me, a sentiment so painfully shortsighted it's awkward to talk ... More >>
Photos by Nick VlcekGorillaz with N*E*R*DOctober 17, 2010Target Center, MinneapolisWell, that's it. Seeing an arena show will never be quite the same after tonight's complex and ceaseless hour-and-45-minute Gorillaz show at the Target Center.
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