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    March 27, 2014

    Fleetwood Mac 2014 reunion dates with Christine McVie -- tour launch in Minneapolis

    For all of the volatile conversation within pioneering rock and pop act Fleetwood Mac, there's plenty of disagreement among fans too. With Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, and Christine McVie all significantly shaping the vocal contributions of the group, it's hard not to pick favorites. Following ... More >>

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    November 6, 2013

    Miley Cyrus 2014 tour dates -- St. Paul in March

    The wrecking ball who is Miley Cyrus has just laid out her plans for an enormous 2014 tour in support of her latest solo album, Bangerz. After teasing the announcement on Saturday Night Live, the twerking starlet dropped the 38 dates on the public today.After a few backfiring attempts at leaving her ... More >>

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    October 15, 2013

    Minneapolis metro among the best places for starting over: study

    Oh, the urge to just say screw it, screw you, I'm outta here. Ever get that? Well, you're in luck -- as long as you don't already live here.Minneapolis was the only Midwestern city to make a recent list of the ten best cities for starting over. That's according to the folks at CreditDonkey, an educa ... More >>

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    October 15, 2013

    Picked to Click 2013: #1. Lizzo

    #1. Lizzo: 87 points"I'm so glad you ain't asked a question about being a woman in hip-hop," says Lizzo midway through a conversation with City Pages. That makes a whole music scene of us. Everything you need to know on that topic is addressed on her debut full-length, Lizzobangers. "I ain't your h ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    September 6, 2013

    Jay Z announces Magna Carter 2013 U.S. tour dates -- St. Paul in November

    On the same day that Kanye West unveiled his dates, Jay Z has announced he's bringing his Magna Carter World Tour to North America in late 2013 and early 2014. Still hanging on and dominating after two decades in the rough-and-tumble rap game, Mr. Shawn Carter did it by becoming one of the best perf ... More >>

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    July 31, 2013

    MSP is one of the country's top "magnets of opportunity" metros, Daily Beast says

    The Minneapolis-St. Paul metro is one of the country's leading "aspirational cities," according to a Daily Beast study.SEE ALSO: Twin Cities among best metros for the young, broke, and single, study says The algorithm used for the Beast's piece considered economic (50 percent), quality of life (25 p ... More >>

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    July 26, 2013

    Obama signs disaster declaration for counties hit by solstice storms

    Few things can bring Keith Ellison and Michele Bachmann together, but one of them is a disaster.See Also: - Gov. Dayton asks Obama to declare federal disaster in Minnesota - Minnesota asks FEMA for help cleaning up after the solstice storms - Two weeks after the Solstice Storms, restaurants that los ... More >>

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    June 27, 2013

    The Uncluded: We cry a little, shake our asses a little -- it's nice

    Folk rock singer/songwriter Kimya Dawson and rapper/producer Aesop Rock have crafted numerous musical works and have fused their musical strength to form the Uncluded. The duo recently released their debut, Hokey Fright on Rhymesayers. They will be taking over The Cedar Cultural Center Stage wi ... More >>

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    May 6, 2013

    Justin Timberlake reveals The 20/20 Experience World Tour dates

    J.T. fans rejoice! The former Mouseketeer and frosty-tipped 'N Sync heartthrob will be coming to the Land of 10,000 Lakes on his just-announced The 20/20 Experience world tour. See also: Justin Timberlake beatboxes with Brother Ali Prince & Bon Iver visit Blue Ivy Carter on Saturday Night Live

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    April 22, 2013

    T.I. at Epic, 4/19/13

    T.I. Epic, Minneapolis Friday, April 19, 2013 Some nights you walk into a club wondering if an MC is still relevant. Then you watch a 32-year-old pro blast through more than two dozen songs in a little more than an hour, flaunting a nimble flow and basking comfortably in the familiarity of his hits ... More >>

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    March 11, 2013

    Depeche Mode unveil 2013 U.S. tour dates -- St. Paul in August

    One of the blackest celebrations around just began with the announcement of Depeche Mode's new world tour. The shows are in support of DM's Delta Machine -- familiar initials, eh? The album, coming later this month, is the synth-pop superstars' first since 2009's Sounds of the Universe.Running Augus ... More >>

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    March 5, 2013

    The Postal Service extend tour dates -- St. Paul in August

    The decade-old phenomenon that was the Postal Service is coming to the Twin Cities later this year. A little while back, the team of Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) and Jimmy Tamborello (Dntel) announced they'd reform, play some shows, and Give Up would receive a deluxe 10th anniversary reissue in ... More >>

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    January 3, 2013

    New Timberwolf Lazar Hayward says he can see dead people... literally

    When the Timberwolves' tragi-comical string of injuries continued with forward Josh Howard blowing out his ACL last month, they signed a familiar face to replace him -- Lazar Hayward, who spent the 2010-11 season with the club.SEE ALSO: Call a whambulance: Kevin Love blasts T-Wolves management in in ... More >>

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    December 28, 2012

    Announcing the winners of the first Voice Media Group Music Writing Awards

    By Ben Westhoff Each week in our print editions and every day on our blogs, the 13 Voice Media Group papers feature some of the best music writing in the country. That's why we're excited to announce the winners of our first VMG music writing awards. The honor goes to the authors of one blog post ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Bike Score drops Mpls's ranking to second, maps most and least bikeable spots in the city [IMAGES]

    Back in May, Walk Score, the website that assigns walkability grades to addresses across the country, branched out into Bike Score. For that first phase, Bike Score looked at just ten cities and rated them between 0 and 100. Minneapolis topped the list with a 79, nine points higher than runner-up Po ... More >>

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    December 4, 2012

    Fleetwood Mac 2013 tour dates announced -- St. Paul in April

    Never break the chain, folks. After a three-year break, Fleetwood Mac is heading back out on the road for a 34-city tour. Between April 4 and June 12, much of the U.S. and Canada will receive visits from the British-American pop-rock legends.Fleetwood Mac Live 2013 isn't tied to a new release, but t ... More >>

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    November 13, 2012

    Adrian Peterson's resisting arrest charge dropped [UPDATE]

    SEE ALSO: -- Adrian Peterson's arrest video surfaces [VIDEO]-- Adrian Peterson doesn't look "heavily intoxicated" in his mugshot [PHOTO]Original post from July 13 (scroll to bottom for update) -- Adrian Peterson's day in a Texas courtroom was inconclusive -- his court date on a misdemeanor resisting ... More >>

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    November 7, 2012

    Story of the Sea change things up

    New double-album release showcases their artistic side

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    October 29, 2012

    Taylor Swift unveils 2013 U.S. tour -- St. Paul in September

    The complex pop marvel that is Taylor Swift is heading back out on the road in 2013. Based upon her multiple car accidents during her recent interview time with Rolling Stone, let's just hope that she's not driving the bus. The 58-concert trek across the U.S. (and a little bit of Canada) in support ... More >>

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    September 5, 2012

    Lady Gaga plots Born This Way Ball 2013 tour -- St. Paul in February

    See Also:Lady Gaga dumps Target over anti-gay donationsLady Gaga at the Xcel Energy Center, 8/30/10Slideshow: Lady Gaga at Xcel Energy CenterEven if Lady Gaga isn't super pleased with Target, she isn't going to take it out on Minnesota. The pop queen has just unveiled extensive tour plans for the No ... More >>

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    August 8, 2012

    Minneapolis is a great city for bald single men, study says

    Bald is beautiful. At least here in Minneapolis, apparently.A new study by, an online dating site for singles aged 50-plus, ranked the top 10 cities where bald men have the most dating success with women, and Minneapolis came in fourth, according to the Huffington Post.The Huff Post cite ... More >>

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    July 7, 2012

    Adrian Peterson arrested in Houston

    Adrian Peterson can't seem to keep a low profile off the field. Between speeding tickets, comparing professional football to slavery, and getting a McDonald's employee fired for letting him use the bathroom after hours, the Vikings running back has a way of finding himself on the wrong side of a hea ... More >>

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    May 21, 2012

    Minneapolis one of the best cities to get sober and stay sober, says The Fix

    Minneapolis is one of the 10 best cities in the country to get and stay sober, according to a new list published by The Fix, a website that describes itself as "the world's leading website about addiction and recovery."As The Fix's May Wilkerson notes while introducing the list, "'Pulling a geograph ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    Rush's Clockwork Angels Tour: Minneapolis in September

    Prog rock pioneers Rush head out on the road this year in support of their 20th(!) album, Clockwork Angels. Their North American tour runs between early September and early December, and includes a stop at Target Center in the early going.The song to justify this never-ending touring, recording, and ... More >>

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    March 19, 2012

    Kevin Love, JJ Barea physically separated during T-Wolves' 3rd straight loss [VIDEO]

    ​Things have taken a turn toward the ugly for the 2012 Minnesota Timberwolves.Just a week after being in pole position for a playoff birth, the Wolves have now dropped three straight games and sit two games back of eighth-place Houston. Overall, the team has played terrible defense while dropping ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012

    Franz Diego & J-Hard release Sense of Self at Conga tonight

    ​​Dropped as a free download a few weeks ago, Franz Diego and J-Hard's collaborative album Sense of Self will be brought to life properly with an 18 CD release show at Conga in Northeast. The Illuminous 3 veteran is trying out some new avenues on this one, and it's already one of the strongest ... More >>

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    February 6, 2012

    Kevin Love suspended for Scola face-stomp [VIDEO]

    Scola spiked the ball off Love's balls days before he got stomped.​Just as the Timberwolves hit the .500 mark for the first time in over a half-decade, the team will have to play two games without its best player.Kevin Love has been suspended two games without pay by the NBA for stepping on Luis S ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012

    Doomtree release "Bangarang" video before starting enormous U.S. tour

    ​As the Doomtree crew are all getting psyched for their sprawling 2-month-long U.S. tour which starts tomorrow night, they dropped a lighthearted, no-frills video for "Bangarang," one of the most rousing tracks on their recent No Kings album. The clip features all the members of the Doomtree colle ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    Coldplay will wrap up 2012 tour in St. Paul

    ​Am I the only one who has trouble reconciling the idea that Coldplay circa 2011 is the same Coldplay that released Parachutes back in 2000? Having never seen the group live, I always imagined my first Coldplay show would be in a stuffy theater somewhere, in a red velvet seat tailor-made for sitti ... More >>

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    November 1, 2011

    SXSW announces first 2012 showcasing bands, including Minneapolitans Howler

    ​Oh lordy. It isn't time to think about SXSW already, is it? It seem like all that long ago that Minneapolis bands were swarming the streets of Austin, Texas in search of free beer and food trucks, and when Gimme Noise threw our first-ever Minnesota music showcase with First Avenue.But according t ... More >>

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    September 16, 2011

    Ridiculous celebrity foodie Twitter spats

    Anthony Bourdain gets grumpy on Paula Deen. ​Was the summer heat and humidity going to celebrity foodie heads? For whatever reason, the last few months have been especially rife with famous-types doing regrettable food-related tweeting, including Alec Baldwin's diss of an Upper West Side Starb ... More >>

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    July 25, 2011

    Jay-Z and Kanye West coming to the Target Center on October 8

    ​At the conclusion of a summer that will have seen nearly every major touring pop act stop through the Twin Cities, two of the most omnipresent forces in hip hop will cap things off on October 8 when Jay-Z and Kanye West bring their tour to the Target Center in Minneapolis. In a coy avoidance of t ... More >>

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    July 18, 2011

    Twins now powering through weak AL Central

    ​ Five games under, five games back. On June 1, when they were 20 games under and 16.5 behind of the Cleveland Indians, would you have thought it possible the Twins could close the gap this much? I certainly didn't, though I was having a blast trying to figure out a way to conveniently pigeonhole ... More >>

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    February 11, 2011

    Wayne Ellington hustles for Timberwolves progress

    The second-year guard makes the most of his opportunities.

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    January 26, 2011
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    January 19, 2011

    Katy Perry coming to Xcel Center July 9

    Photo by Tony NelsonKaty Perry at First Ave in March 2009​Following the same skyrocketing success arc as pop phenom Lady Gaga, who played the Fine Line and came back a year later to sell out two nights at the Xcel Center, Katy Perry is upgrading from filling the First Avenue Mainroom in 2009 to pl ... More >>

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    January 14, 2011

    Sade coming to St. Paul, date TBA

    ​"Famously reclusive" singer Sade has re-emerged recently with a new album, last year's Soldier of Love, and plans to tour in support of her record this summer and fall. A slew of tour dates have already been announced, kicking off in Baltimore on June 16, and more dates are expected to be announc ... More >>

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    January 5, 2011

    NKOTBSB coming to Target Center July 15

    NKOTBSB on Ryan Seacrest/Dick Clark's New Year's show.​Didn't get enough of the New Kids On the Block and the Backstreet Boys on ABC's New Year's Eve show last weekend? Well, you're in luck: The two groups of pre-Bieber heartthrobs announced they're adding a Target Center tour date on July 15 ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010

    10 country musicians to watch in 2011

    ​As I culled through lists of new and upcoming releases from new and up-and-coming country artists, I couldn't help but notice a pattern: many were by women, and most of those by women who seemed to be taking country in a slightly new direction (occasionally, the "new" direction one that count ... More >>

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    November 13, 2010

    Kevin Love stuns Knicks, and himself, with 31 points and 31 rebounds

    Photo: WikipediaKevin Love left everyone speechless.​When Moses Malone, then playing for Houston, notched an NBA-record 30 points and 30 rebounds in a 1982 game against Seattle, Kevin Love hadn't even been born. Fast forward to Minneapolis last night, where Love found the most astonishing gro ... More >>

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    July 23, 2010

    Urban Cowboy, Minne-Motor Fest: Freeloader Friday

    ​ (Pictured: Past entrants hope to achieve flight for Red Bull's Flugtag)This week we have multiple CD-release shows, an art fest on the north side, and some DIY flying machines that will (most likely) crash into the Mississippi.

  • Music

    June 3, 2010

    Hunting Club release self-titled debut

    Band is one to watch in the Twin Cities

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    March 22, 2010

    Tapes 'n Tapes slay songs both new and old at the 7th St. Entry

    Tapes 'n Tapes had one last party to throw before heading into The Terrarium on Monday to begin working on their third LP.

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    December 15, 2009

    Megadeth, Slayer head to Roy Wilkins

    With Testament too? And guess what--tickets are $10.00 cheap.

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    July 27, 2009

    Brother Ali announces new album, release show

    His new record, Us, will hit stores September 22.

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    January 23, 2008
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    January 7, 2008
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