Gabriel Douglas

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    October 31, 2014

    The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Weekend: 10/31-11/2

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar.

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    October 16, 2014

    Keith Ellison's Get Out the Vote Concert 2014 Lineup

    Local congressman Keith Ellison -- a noted Prince and Woody Guthrie fan -- is taking his message to the club this election season. Just like he did in 2012, he's assembled a fundraiser aimed directly at his youthful constituents. Ahead of Election Day, First Avenue will stage a night of hip-hop (and ... More >>

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    June 2, 2014

    Girl Germs: Live Tribute to Women in Rock at First Avenue, 5/30/14

    What started as a dream from co-creators and curators Sally Hedberg and Dana Raidt became a reality last Friday evening. Girl Germs staged a takeover of the First Avenue mainroom, bringing seven local bands and host Lori Barbero of Minneapolis's own legendary Babes in Toyland to the stage in a tribu ... More >>

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    February 10, 2014

    Drone Not Drones' 28-hour drone at Cedar Cultural Center, 2/7-8/14

    Drone Not Drones' 28-hour droneCedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisFriday, February 7 and Saturday February 8, 2014The local activist organization Drone Not Drones set up one of the most ambitious concerts in Twin Cities history with a 28-hour long rotating cast of drone musicians. It blended individu ... More >>

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    February 7, 2014

    Drone Not Drones posts full 28-hour concert schedule

    Starting tonight, the West Bank will be abuzz with vibrations far more hypnotic than afternoon stop-and-go traffic.The notorious 28-hour Drone Not Drones event benefiting Doctors Without Borders is nearly upon us. Low, Prairie Fire Lady Choir, BNLX, Gabriel Douglas, JT Bates, Martin Dosh, Jeremy Ylv ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014

    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 things started with new videos from Allan Kingdom and Astronautalis to promote their upcoming appearances at the final Best Love is Free show on February 15 ... More >>

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    November 25, 2013

    First Avenue staffer Billy Sverkerson has died

    Twin Cities music venue vet Billy Sverkerson died early Sunday morning. The well-known and well-liked figure in the local scene was most recently employed at First Avenue, but his career in the music business traces back to the late '70s when he started working at the 400 Bar and eventually became a ... More >>

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    September 26, 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. We've got a bunch of fantastic new videos in this week's installment of Local Frames, leading off with the provocative and playful new clip from Caroline Smith. This edition ... More >>

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    July 2, 2013

    Cause throwing 4th anniversary shows, here's the lineup

    Over the past few years, Cause Spirits and Soundbar has fit itself seamlessly into the vibrant Twin Cities music scene, providing Uptowners with a sorely needed music venue for local and national acts alike. The sound at the club is typically top-notch, and the bills are consistently filled with bot ... More >>

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    April 5, 2013

    The 4onthefloor at Turf Club, 4/4/13

    The 4onthefloor with Eric Koskinen Turf Club, St. Paul Thursday, April 4, 2013You know what you getting when you go to a 4onthefloor show. It's never anything less than the most fun you'll have that week, regardless of what else may happen. The only question is exactly how much fun it will be. At th ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013

    The 4onthefloor drop single from new album Spirit of Minneapolis

    Swampy blues stompers the 4onthefloor have just released details for their second full-length studio album, Spirit of Minneapolis, due out in April. The title takes upon a special meaning for those who remember the band's bit of "mock duck" (aka not beef) with Howler regarding the local scene almost ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    Minnesota covers the Magnetic Fields' 69 Love Songs (Download)

    There's a certain bond between music and a listener. We can all relate to it, but everyone has a different way of expressing it. For Matt Latterell and Chuck Terhark, that way of expression is through a massive cover album. Absolutely Cuckoo is a statewide ode to the quick-witted, New York band ... More >>

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    October 2, 2012

    MN Musicians Vote No! benefit at Triple Rock: Dave Pirner, Dillinger Four, & more

    With Election Day just over a month away, many us are probably growing tired of the endless stream of campaign commercials and relentless sloganeering ringing out from most media outlets. But one of the definite advantages of any election year are the special Benefit Concerts which bring together ta ... More >>

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    September 28, 2012

    Gabriel Douglas on Infinite Campus benefit, upcoming album

    If you're in the mood for a stellar local lineup, and you'd like to know your cover charge is going to a good cause, Blaine-based Infinite Campus Foundation is putting on a benefit concert called Revel Ed. This'll raise funds for their education-related charity programs, which coordinate drives for ... More >>

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    August 1, 2012
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    July 27, 2012

    Dessa leads Sing Out for Kids benefit lineup, new album details [INTERVIEW]

    See Also:Dessa develops a lipstick for charityDessa just can't help herself when it comes to charities. The maven of Minneapolis hip-hop has just announced a partnership with community-based social service agency the Southside Family Nurturing Center. Seriously, these Doomtree kids and their project ... More >>

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    June 8, 2012

    Weekend Checklist: Rock for Pussy, Rock the Vine, Greg Laswell, Too Short

    This is definitely a weekend reserved for rock with Rock for Pussy, a tribute to David Bowie at First Ave. on Friday and Rock the Vine, a day reserved for music and wine tasting, on Saturday. Minneapalooza will be taking over Nick & Eddie's and Joe's Garage on Saturday with many local musicians. ... More >>

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    June 6, 2012

    Chris Koza on covering Beyonce, oboe accompaniment at Works for Words this Friday

    Chris Koza will probably introduce himself first as a musician, then as a lyricist. Over the course of his lengthy career, he has distinguished himself as one of Minnesota's premier singer-songwriters. His recent work as the frontman of folk-pop ensemble Rogue Valley, where he orchestrated the relea ... More >>

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    May 25, 2012

    The Cavalier Crooks on Southern rock tradition and Tombstone Bullets

    On their new album Tombstone Bullets, The Cavalier Crooks have produced an album that grabs hold with dusty, writhing fingers, and won't let go. It's rare to find a band that manages to wholly inhabit a different degree than the masses, and even rarer to find one that makes music in that place tha ... More >>

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    April 11, 2012

    Local musicians rally against gay marriage ban at the Varsity Thursday

    People often don't want their favorite artists to talk about politics: Look at the Dixie Chicks. Despite this, Shayna Melgaard, the house manager at the Varsity Theater, and local singer-songwriter David Booth came up with the idea to hold an event to rally against the proposed gay marriage ban, whi ... More >>

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    March 22, 2012

    Ten videos using Bob Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues" cue-card concept

    ​Bob Dylan make one of the earliest "music videos" ever with a clip from D.A. Pennebaker's 1967 documentary Don't Look Back. Accompanying the masterful "Subterranean Homesick Blues," Dylan daftly tosses cue cards that wittily accompany his lyrics with the occasional misspelling ("suckcess").This w ... More >>

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    March 7, 2012

    The 4onthefloor releases "Mumford & Sons Crap"

    ​After submitting to an interview (with a now-passionate comments field) regarding Howler frontman Jordan Gatesmith's comments about them, the 4onthefloor is back today with a song named after his description of the band. "Mock Duck/Mumford & Sons Crap" is set to the tune of the far-more-famou ... More >>

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    March 6, 2012

    The 4onthefloor: Howler must've actually listened to our record

    ​Kerfuffle alert! Recently, Howler frontman and burgeoning viral marketer Jordan Gatesmith voiced his displeasure with the Minneapolis music scene and a 30-year lull of good music via a U.K. podcast hosted by the Guardian's Alexis Petridis. (If we're doing our math correctly, it means he hates eve ... More >>

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    March 2, 2012

    Weekend Checklist: "Are You Local?" Showcase, Punch Brothers, Galactic, Buddy Guy

    ​SXSW is right around the corner. And though the yearly music trade festival in Texas is definitely not happening here, there are several events that serve as our local equivalent. The first is the Are You Local? showcase tonight at First Avenue. A couple CD release shows to note this week ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    Oscar parties, vegan chili, Rock the Cradle: Freeloader Friday

    ​ Even if you have no money, there's always something fun and free to do around town on the weekends. This installment of Freeloader Friday features a slew of CD-release concerts, a rockin' party for toddlers, a chili cook-off for vegans, and an awesome Oscar party at Brit's. Come take a look at o ... More >>

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    November 11, 2011

    Weekend Checklist: tUnE-yArDs, Deer Tick, Lykke Li, Guns N' Roses

    ​ This weekend is brought to you by the number 1.

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    October 19, 2011

    Picked to Click 2011

    The Cloak Ox, Night Moves, and more

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    April 4, 2011

    Rogue Valley, the 4onthefloor, Birthday Suits round out a jam-packed weekend of music

    Photo by Steve CohenDeVotchKa at First Avenue​April has historically been a busy time for touring bands stopping by the Twin Cities -- and if this weekend's overflowing concert calendar was any indication, we're in for a downright hectic spring.

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    August 27, 2010

    The 4onthefloor show us their rooftop

    ​We have another City of Music video on its way to you this Monday, and to whet your appetite the video team sent over a few stills and behind-the-scenes shots from their shoot with up-and-coming new drum-heavy band the 4onthefloor."It was the last stand at the Meridius, a house in N.E. that sing ... More >>