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    October 30, 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. Lizzo's "Paris" video leads off this week. We've also got new clips from Graveyard Club, Warehouse Eyes, Blvck Spvce, Trevor Marty, Amanda Grace, and Frank Castle. We're als ... More >>

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    July 16, 2014

    Bachelor Farmer's Kräftskiva 2014 music lineup

    The third annual Kräftskiva festivities return to the Bachelor Farmer this August. Last year's mix of yellow hats, sumptuous cuisine, and the live acumen of the Shouting Matches won the event City Pages' Best Outdoor Show honors. It didn't hurt that the weather was absolutely perfect on the cobbles ... More >>

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    July 10, 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 begins with a stylish 3D video from Father You See Queen. We've also got new clips from Allan Kingdom, Hollow Boys, Bora York, DJ Snuggles & Sean Anonymous, Brilli ... More >>

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    June 12, 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. Launching this week is a brand-new video from our 10 Thousand Sounds headliner, Poliça. We've also got new clips from Haley Bonar, Strange Relations, the Sudden Lovelys, Tr ... More >>

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    May 22, 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. A video from Twin Cities rap supergroup F I X starts things off this week. We've also got new clips from Mayda, Har Mar Superstar, the Drug Budget, and Batteryboy. We're als ... More >>

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    May 19, 2014

    Haley Bonar at Varsity Theater, 5/16/14

    Haley Bonar With Anonymous Choir and DJ Shannon Blowtorch Varsity Theater, Minneapolis May 16, 2014 On one of the most crowded local music weekends in the Twin Cities in recent memory, Haley Bonar filled the Varsity Theater with fans, friends, and family on Friday night for her record release show. ... More >>

  • Music

    May 14, 2014

    Haley Bonar rebuilds her life and aesthetic on Last War

    Bonar embraces the "mini-apocalypses" of life on her latest album

  • Blogs

    May 1, 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. Allan Kingdom's smooth new jam "Evergreens" kicks off this week's edition. We've also got new clips from False Teeth, the Level Heads, a duet between Haley Bonar and Choo Ch ... More >>

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    March 12, 2014

    The Lowertown Line announces free Har Mar Superstar and Haley Bonar performances

    The newest live concert installments in tpt's the Lowertown Line series have just been announced. Har Mar Superstar and Haley Bonar will each be performing in the intimate tpt studios in St. Paul, and both performances are free for those fans who act fast. Har Mar Superstar is set to perform on Mon ... More >>

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    February 26, 2014
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    January 9, 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. We get things going this week on Local Frames with a premiere of the brand new video from Twinkie Jiggles Broken Orchestra, a new project led by local music luminary Sean Mc ... More >>

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    November 21, 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 launch our sixtieth installment of Local Frames with a video from Haley Bonar, to promote her forthcoming record due out in spring of 2014. We've also got new c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Summit Backyard Bash with Secret Stash Revue and Haley Bonar, 9/7/13

    There's a hell of a lot of good beer to drink in this state. Minnesotans love beer almost as much as we love our underachieving sports teams and musical heroes. As the number-two brewery in this land of sky blue waters, Summit looms large in the recent craft-beer boom our cities have been experienci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    Haley Bonar playing free Aloft show via Paste

    Paste Magazine has a definite crush on Minnesota right now. They recently published a highly-complimentary article -- "12 Minnesota Bands You Should Listen To Now" -- which sings the praises of a talented bunch of area bands who deserve more national attention and exposure, adding to the magazine's ... More >>

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    July 24, 2013

    Summit Backyard Bash unveils 2013 lineup & schedule

    The Summit Brewery proved last fall that they're not just a beer company, they can throw a great party too. The Summit Backyard Bash was a delightful day of music and tipping back a wide array of fine pours. This September 7, the second annual bash is back with another stellar lineup for a day of dr ... More >>

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    May 1, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 5/1-5/7

    The first week of May begins with an exciting lineup. James Blake returns to First Avenue's Mainroom Wednesday while Veils rock the 7th Street Entry. Electric boy/girl duos Purity Ring and Crystal Castles play First Avenue Thursday and Sunday. Minnesota's local member of Cult Records (Julian Casabla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Gramma's Boyfriend: We just show up and barf all over

    It's almost closing time at the Roller Garden in St. Louis Park. A disco ball overhead spins, flashing colors around the room, where banners with snowflakes and valentines on them hang from the high, arched ceiling. There's a big, green dinosaur standing in the far corner, and as the DJ switches thr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    Caravan du Nord 2012 tour lineup and schedule

    Eight Minnesota cities flung to the far corners of the state will host the second-annual Caravan du Nord shows this fall. Last fall, Low, Trampled by Turtles, members of Doomtree, Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles, Heiruspecs, and many more were among the acts visiting smaller communities outsid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Rock The Vine 3 at the Saint Croix Vineyards, 6/09/12

    Rock The Vine 3Featuring Halloween, Alaska, Solid Gold, White Light Riot, and Haley BonarSaint Croix Vineyards, Stillwater, MinnesotaJune 9, 2012Sometimes, it's just nice to get out of the city. Rock The Vine 3 was set in the picturesque grounds of the Saint Croix Vineyards in Stillwater, and treate ... More >>

  • Music

    December 14, 2011

    Minnesota's Best Albums of 2011

    Low, Doomtree, Brute Heart top best local releases

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    December 2, 2011

    The New Standards issue holiday album to coincide with annual Fitzgerald shows

    ​If you've tuned into the Current at all this week, there's a good chance you've heard about this weekend's back-to-back New Standards Holiday Shows at the Fitzgerald Theater, the group's annual star-studded performances of jazz-inspired covers and holiday sing-alongs. This year, in honor of their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Gramma's Boyfriend perform for City of Music

    ​People of the internet, meet Gramma's Boyfriend: frantic and frenetic, this budding new punk band is a far cry from the lush singer-songwriter fare normally offered up by Haley Bonar. But Bonar has never been one to let her music fit squarely into one category, and her new side project -- which f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Haley Bonar at the Cedar Cultural Center, 4/22/11

    Photos by Nick Wosika​April 22, 2011 Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis Minneapolis could not be happier to have Haley Bonar back in town after her stint in Portland--that much was evident by the warm crowd that had assembled for Bonar's CD release show at the Cedar Cultural Center on Friday n ... More >>

  • Music

    April 20, 2011

    Haley Bonar moves back to Minneapolis

    Bonar created the stellar Golder in Portland

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    April 18, 2011

    Haley Bonar performs for City of Music

    Photo by Louisa Podlich​We're grateful to be able to claim Haley Bonar as a Twin Cities resident once again after her year-long stint in Portland, and this week will be a full-on celebration of all things Haley around town. Pick up a copy of City Pages this Wednesday (which will also happen t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Alexi Murdoch at the Cedar, 2/23/11

    Photos by Denis Jeong Plaster​Alexi Murdoch and Haley BonarFebruary 23, 2011Cedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisThe heavily anticipated Alexi Murdoch show at the Cedar Cultural Center was everything that everyone had hoped for, and then some. The show started at a leisurely hour for a Wednesday nigh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Love-cars reuniting for 'Rent Party!' at the Turf tonight

    ​It all makes sense. For those wondering how local musicians like James Diers, Haley Bonar, Jeremy Ylvisaker, JT Bates, Jake Hanson, and Mike Lewis find the time to spawn so many amazing, collaborative projects, the answer is simple: They all share a practice space. And unfortunately, that practic ... More >>

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    November 10, 2010
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    July 23, 2010

    Teenage Grandpa playing Cafe Maude tomorrow

    ​Haley Bonar broke our hearts last year when she announced that she was moving to Portland, Oregon, and we couldn't be more excited about her return to the Twin Cities this summer -- especially because it means she's around to pick up last-minute gigs like tomorrow night's performance at Cafe Maud ... More >>

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    July 7, 2010
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    May 10, 2010

    Afternoon Records is having a fire sale

    ​ Whether or not you agree with Afternoon Records (for whatever reason), it's hard to argue getting cheap music. And don't start with that Rapidshare nonsense. I know we all do it. Not the point. Afternoon is offering four different packages, and depending on which you choose you could be getting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Electric Fetus's top 10: Haley Bonar and Wookiefoot

    A children's album and hippie rap? We need to talk, Minneapolis.

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    Haley Bonar and Skoal Kodiak: A Tale of Two Cities

    While Haley Bonar enchanted the Cedar, Skoal Kodiak turned the Turf Club into a fierce ground war. Gimme Noise reviews them both.

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    November 17, 2009

    Haley Bonar speaks to Gimme Noise

    At the release show of her new children's album Sing With Me, the local songwriter cut Gimme Noise some time to talk about grown up things.

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    September 1, 2009

    Haley Bonar, Jeremy Messersmith perform live at the Fair

    Live audio and video courtesy of the Current.

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    August 27, 2009

    Mischke Mix: Thursday, August 27

    Local songs spun on today's Mischke broadcast.

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    July 6, 2009

    Haley Bonar moves to Portland, Oregon

    After a farewell show over the weekend at the Walker, the songsmith packs a steamer trunk for the Pacific Northwest.

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    May 8, 2009

    Mischke Mix: Friday, May 8

    Local songs spun on today's Mischke broadcast.

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    Year In Music 2008: Even more lists

    Haven't had enough of year-end list mania? Here's my ba ... More >>

  • News

    December 17, 2008

    Top 10 Local Albums of the Year

    Our favorite albums released in Minnesota this year, with a handful of honorable mentions

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2008

    Provention, featuring Nellie McKay, Dan Wilson, Haley Bonar and more

    NM_22707_rc1_175 (Small).jpgThe show starts at 7 p.m. You must go and enjoy, on behalf of all of us stuck at work. What are you waiting for?

  • News

    June 11, 2008

    Haley Bonar lets the sun shine in

    Our summer girl is set up to be a Big Star

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2008

    Over the Weekend: April 25-27, 2008

    It was another huge weekend for local music. Both the Cloud Cult CD release show and the Afternoon Records 5th Anniversary party filled the First Avenue Main Room with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2008

    Homegrown Wake Celebrates More Than 10 Years of Music

    The Turf Club hosted a memorial service for the radio program "Homegrown" on Friday night, a happy funeral with a h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2007

    Afternoon Records Anniversary: The weekend's best show

    If Saturday's Afternoon Records anniversary celebration sou ... More >>

  • Music

    November 29, 2006

    Return of the Grievous Angel

    Haley Bonar on the fine art of disappearing—and coming back in one piece

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    March 30, 2005
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    January 21, 2004

    Brand New Heavies

    Surf rock, metal, and shoulder-length hair: First Avenue's class of 2003

  • News

    September 17, 2003

    Everybody Wins

    Polls and punditry for the best new bands in town

  • Music

    April 23, 2003

    Even Cowgirls Get The Blues

    Haley Bonar cries over the past and sings alt-country's future

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