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Drew Christopherson

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    August 25, 2014

    Totally Gross National Party at Icehouse, 8/23/14

    Totally Gross National Party with Allan Kingdom, Leisure Birds, Tender Meat, Stolyette, Pony Bwoy, Fog, Votel, Alpha Consumer, Roniia, Warey, Aero Flynn, Marijuana Deathsquads, Taggert & Rosewood, and Def Kith Icehouse, Minneapolis Saturday, August 23, 2014 On Saturday at Icehouse, the innovati ... More >>

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    July 28, 2014

    10 Thousand Sounds Festival 2014 rocked downtown Minneapolis

    City Pages 10 Thousand Sounds Festival Featuring Poliça, Sylvan Esso, Allan Kingdom, Carroll, Frankie Teardrop, and Tree Blood Downtown Minneapolis Saturday, July 26, 2014 On a day that started out sweltering and gradually cooled comfortably in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, a talented cross-s ... More >>

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    June 5, 2014

    City Pages 10 Thousand Sounds Festival 2014 lineup

    The second annual City Pages 10 Thousand Sounds Festival lineup is here! Our day of music, food, beverages, and companionship returns to downtown Minneapolis on Saturday, July 26. Just the other day, members of the local media wondered when Poliça would make their live return in Minneapolis to mar ... More >>

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    May 19, 2014

    The music of Art-A-Whirl, 5/17/14

    Art-A-Whirl Marijuana Deathsquads, the Cactus Blossoms, BNLX, Dosh, Sun Gods to Gamma Rays, Hollow Boys, Crossing Guards, and From the Midwest Grumpy's NE, 331 Club, and Anchor Fish & Chips, MInneapolis Saturday, May 17, 2014 After spending much of the last few months trapped indoors, music and ... More >>

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    November 27, 2013

    Polica delve into personal turmoil

    The band's frontwoman goes dark on the group's latest album Shulamith

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    September 13, 2013

    Totally Gross National Party reveals 2013 lineup

    One of the best music gatherings of 2012, the Totally Gross National Party is coming back to try and top itself. Featuring plenty of Twin Cities artists signed to the incredibly busy Totally Gross National Product label and their pals, the event will take over Icehouse and its adjoining courtyard at ... More >>

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    June 19, 2013

    Totally Gross National Product announce Last Wednesdays residency at Icehouse

    For everyone who had a blast at last fall's Totally Gross National Party blowout at Icehouse, or got down to Marijuana Deathsquads memorable May residency, the TGNP gang aren't done yet. Not by a long shot. They've just announced that they will be hosting a monthly night of music at Icehouse called ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we get into things with a brand new video from the Minneapolis trio Is/Is, a hazy, diamond-vision clip that captures the enthralling spirit of their new single, "H ... More >>

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    May 8, 2013

    Marijuana Deathsquads remix P.O.S., plan tour with Solid Gold

    It's truly a great time to be part of Marijuana Deathsquads. In addition to their engrossing "Music Rocks" May residency at Icehouse (which continues tonight with an MDS rap set, as well as a performance by Lizzo alongside Lazerbeak and Cliff Rhymes as they bring LIZZOBANGERS to life, and DJ Plain O ... More >>

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    April 29, 2013

    Totally Gross National Product drops 2013 sampler, massive future plans

    Doing it big is the only way for Totally Gross National Product. The Twin Cities label had a pretty quiet 2012 -- that is, aside from putting out Polica's Give You the Ghost, hosting one of the freshest parties of the summer to celebrate a Marijuana Deathsquads mixtape, and Solid Gold's Eat Your You ... More >>

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    April 25, 2013

    Polica at First Avenue, 4/24/13

    Polica With Ronia and Night Moves First Avenue, Minneapolis Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Channy Leaneagh is a dancer. She is an animated stage actor and makes eye contact with an audience as a whole as if it were one person. That's all in addition to Polica's intoxicating musicality. Listening to the ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012

    Kool Keith at the Belmore/New Skyway Lounge, 12/12/12

    Kool Keith With Marijuana Deathsquads The Belmore/New Skyway Lounge, Minneapolis December 12, 2012 Mid-week shows in winter are typically where good gigs go to die in Minneapolis. It takes a special type of artist to rise above the often crippling cold and work-related malaise that settles in over ... More >>

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    December 5, 2012

    Solid Gold aim for a solid record

    After a four-year wait, they release the cohesive and brooding Eat Your Young

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    August 30, 2012

    Local Frames: New videos from Bon Iver, P.O.S., Craig Finn, the Blind Shake, and more

    See Also: Local Frames: New videos from the Hood Internet, the Pines, Grimes, and more Local Frames: New videos from Poliça, Paper Tiger, Sleep Study, and more Local Frames: New videos from Now, Now, Howler, Bloodnstuff, Astronautalis, and more As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more ... More >>

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    August 15, 2012

    P.O.S. debuts "Bumper" video via City of Music

    See Also:Wanna be in the P.O.S. "Get Down" music video?Summit Backyard Bash announces all-local lineupP.O.S. finally comes into his own with Never BetterA new era in the twisted evolution of Stef Alexander is upon us. The rapper known to most as P.O.S. has released the first single from his fourth s ... More >>

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    August 9, 2012

    Local Frames: New videos from Now, Now, Howler, Bloodnstuff, Astronautalis, and more

    See Also: A Minnesota music golden age might be going on right now!Now, Now leave Minneapolis to record and the trio comes home with Threads As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally a ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012

    Polica play "Leading to Death" on Jimmy Fallon (VIDEO)

    Related:Trampled by Turtles play "Alone" on LettermanPolica: Wandering star Channy Leaneagh finds her pathJust a day after Trampled by Turtles made their TV debut on Late Show With David Letterman, another Minnesota-bred act hit the national airwaves. Polica brought their multi-emotion, two-drum att ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    SXSW: Polica as the road team

    ​Some of you may know that our recent cover darlings Polica, a local band of note filled with members of other local bands of note, is in Austin this week for South by Southwest. Billboard magazine knows it, because they're the ones who who hosted the group's showcase at ACL Live, aka the spot whe ... More >>

  • Music

    February 15, 2012

    Polica: Wandering star Channy Leaneagh finds her path

    Singer okay with vulnerability on Give You the Ghost

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    February 15, 2012

    Poliça's Album Release Show at First Avenue, 02/14/12

    ​Poliça and Brute HeartFirst Avenue, MinneapolisTuesday, February 14, 2012View a slideshow from the concert here.If Twin Cities music fans hadn't completely fallen for Poliça before their sold-out record release show at First Avenue, they certainly did by the end of their stirring Valentine's ... More >>

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    February 15, 2012

    Poliça's City Pages cover story interview and photo outtakes

    ​By now you've hopefully already seen our cover story on Polica in today's City Pages. You may also have seen Gimme Noise's slideshow and our review of last night's album release show at First Ave. But those aren't the only goodies we have for you.Below the break, check out excerpts from my conver ... More >>

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    January 30, 2012

    The Current's 7th birthday party at First Avenue, 1/28/12

    ​The Current's 7th Birthday Party, Day 2With Polica, Suicide Commandos, Sims, and Haley BonarFirst Avenue, MinneapolisSaturday, January 28, 2012View a slideshow from the concert here and coverage of night one here.Was it arrogant of the Current to think that a two-night birthday was appropriate? W ... More >>

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    January 27, 2012

    Poliça's Mariah Carey connection revealed

    ​Polica's in-studio performance featuring an interview with the Current's Mark Wheat recently hit NPR, not MPR, but the national one. With an impressive number of camera angles, we get a look at "Wandering Star" and "The Maker" that's not unlike any number of professionally created music videos in ... More >>

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    November 29, 2011

    Poliça's debut, Give You the Ghost, gets a release date

    ​Aside from the few sporadic shows they've played around town, fans of Poliça have only had the chance to be exposed to a few of the songs on their ominous and expansive debut. It hasn't slowed down their popularity one bit, but it's exciting to hear that they finally have a release date for thei ... More >>

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    November 8, 2011

    Poliça at the Turf Club, 11/7/2011

    Photo By Zoe Prinds-Flash​PoliçaNovember 7, 2011Turf ClubIt takes a special band to completely enthrall an audience with a bunch of songs that most of the crowd hasn't even heard before. And that was indeed the case with Poliça's sold-out show at the Turf Club Monday night, as the band played ... More >>

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    November 2, 2011
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    October 19, 2011

    Picked to Click 2011

    The Cloak Ox, Night Moves, and more

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    October 18, 2011

    Picked to Click 2011: The ballots

    ​​As is the yearly tradition, we're publishing the ballots of all 115 of our Picked to Click voters for your perusal. Check out all of this year's contributors below, and thanks to all the writers, photographers, label owners, club bookers, DJs, and local music experts for weighing in on th ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    Polica make their debut, head east to open for Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

    Photos by Ben LaFond​The crowd that had gathered at Nick and Eddie on Sunday for the debut of Polica, the new band led by Channy Moon Casselle of the recently split Twin Cities favorite Roma di Luna, was teeming with excitement. The little that has been heard of Polica so far on the band's web ... More >>

  • Music

    August 31, 2011

    SoundCloud vs. Bandcamp: Local musicians weigh in

    Seeking new ways to distribute digitally

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    August 31, 2011

    Bon Iver isn't afraid to be beautiful

    Justin Vernon is headed for the mainstream with his new LP

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    June 29, 2011

    Totally Gross National Product planning second annual summer showcase

    Photo by Brian GarrityMarijuana Deathsqads​Last summer, Totally Gross National Product tried their hands at hosting an all-day showcase of their artists and related projects in the alley behind Nick and Eddie, and the party turned into a celebration of some of the most engaging and exhilarati ... More >>

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    March 2, 2011
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    March 2, 2011
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    March 2, 2011

    Totally Gross National Product drops free sampler, preps for Sunday's Gayngsplosion at First Ave

    ​Though they have issued a steady stream of releases for a few years now, Minneapolis label Totally Gross National Product seems to be on an upswing lately, collaborating with a vast network of experimental artists that span and combine elements of electronic, rap, dance, and rock music.

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    February 15, 2011

    Naughty By Nature collaborates with Solid Gold for Daytrotter session

    ​So here's a string of words I never thought would appear in the same sentence: Recording site Daytrotter recently invited Naughty By Nature to their Illinois studios for a session, with locals Solid Gold sitting in as their backing band. Wait, what?

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    October 19, 2010

    Picked to Click 2010: Complete list of ballots

    ​We had 108 local music scene peeps participate in this year's Picked to Click poll. Below, you can judge -- er, "peruse" the ballots of each and every one of our voters, along with descriptions of their contributions to the local scene. For more on Picked to Click, check out this year's issue, al ... More >>

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    August 18, 2010

    Top 10 local music nerds to follow on Twitter

    ​For those about to tweet: We salute you. Twitter has become a phenomenal way to stay in the know on the latest make-ups and break-ups, stage antics, and "secret shows" (yeah right) in the Twin Cities. Here's a list of 10 fascinating local music peeps we enjoy following on Twitter, from musicians ... More >>

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    June 16, 2010

    Lookbook's young hearts run free

    Dance-pop duo headlining First Avenue for the first time

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    July 8, 2009

    Digitata threatens final performance at the Uptown tonight

    A good marketing ploy or the unfortunate truth?

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    July 1, 2009
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    May 23, 2007

    Building Better Bombs Get Heavy

    P.O.S.'s hardcore band release Freak Out Squares

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    May 16, 2007

    The Electro-Pop Cure

    Digitata have the power to break your fever

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    May 25, 2005

    Hot Android Action

    Turning on to Digitata's blippity ballads

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