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    March 31, 2014

    Future Islands at Triple Rock Social Club, 3/28/14

    Future IslandsWith Ed Schrader's Music BeatTriple Rock Social Club, MinneapolisFriday, March 28, 2014Samuel T. Herring is to indie rock what Louis C.K. is to comedy. Both men are extraordinary creatives inhabiting the black T-shirted bodies of the everyman. They eschew makeup, glitz, and artifice. T ... More >>

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    March 26, 2014

    Gary Numan: Instant fame is terrifying and exciting in equal measure

    Gary Numan has influenced an entire generation of musicians and fans with his sound and style. Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor, and Marilyn Manson are among those who proclaim Numan's work as an influence on their own and have recorded cover versions of his old hits. His song "Cars" has made an appearance ... More >>

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    September 9, 2013

    CHVRCHES: We didn't think the "V" would be a big deal

    For those among us who believe that artistic intent matters a hell of a lot, there is CHVRCHES. The Glasgow-bred synth-pop trio -- with backgrounds in groups including Aereogramme, Blue Sky Archives, and the Twilight Sad -- hatched a plan to rock as hard as they could with razor-sharp vintage synthe ... More >>

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    June 7, 2013

    Prince at 55: Career-revitalizing lessons from other icons

    Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to celebrate Prince's 55th birthday. And while the Purple One's prodigious back catalog and outsized persona will always be one of the charismatic beacons for the Twin Cities music scene (and the world), there is no question that as of late, his output has ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013

    CHVRCHES: The Scottish temperament is sometimes the best thing

    Although they are only two years old, Scottish electro-pop group CHVRCHES has taken the U.S. and U.K. by storm with their infectious synths and bare lyrics. Together the trio, made up of Iain Cook, Martin Doherty, and Lauren Mayberry, have released only a small amount of material, including the Reco ... More >>

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    March 13, 2013

    The 50 Commandments of SXSW

    You're going to South by Southwest, right? Or you're already there? One of those things is bound to be true. Well, our sibling paper pals at Dallas Observer have got some advice for you, and managed to format it all into the style of commandments, because one of their favorite things to do is preten ... More >>

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    September 12, 2012
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    May 21, 2012

    Marilyn Manson at Myth, 5/18/12

    Marilyn MansonWith the Pretty RecklessMyth Nightclub, St. PaulFriday, May 18, 2012Place a microphone stand within 50 feet of Marilyn Manson, and you can bet he'll kick it over with the precision of an NFL punter. This act happened no less than a dozen times during the goth metal icon's performance a ... More >>

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    March 30, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete list

    ​Related:Minneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.Minnesotans need to remember to exhale sometimes -- especially fresh on the heels of being ranked as the number two music scene in the country. Shouldn't it be enough to simply enjoy a rich history of quality musicians blossoming from f ... More >>

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    March 29, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota musicians: #10-1

    ​Related:Top 20 best Minnesota musicians: #20-11Minneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.10. Babes in ToylandOrigin: Minneapolis | Active: 1987-2001 | Songs: "Bruise Violet" and "Sweet 69"  Kat Bjelland is one of the nastiest female vocalists, period. Although the woman who adeptl ... More >>

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    November 25, 2009
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    November 25, 2009

    Thanksgiving weekend concert guide

    Your guide to the best shows happening over the extended weekend.

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    May 29, 2009

    Fischerspooner tonight at First Avenue

    Synthetic soul-- get it while it's cold. The New York electro gods grace the big stage tonight.

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    April 17, 2009

    Gimme News Weekly Wrap-Up: April 10-16

    Lily, Bird & Kristofferson hit MPLS, Prince begs for cash, Solid Gold headliners & next week's best new releases.

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    February 6, 2005
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    August 20, 2003

    Will the Real Chris Danforth Please Stand Up?

    Riding motorcycles, chasing cowboys, and investigating lounge singers: In search of the most elusive music geek in town

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    May 27, 1998

    Yes Future!

    Ousia breaks up. Ana Voog leaves her bedroom. The mother ship of knob-twaddling electronic music descends for a local showcase.