Jake Bugg With Lydia Hoglund Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis August 5, 2013 One day after playing to tens of thousands of fans at Lollapalooza, Jake Bugg returned to the intimacy of a smaller stage for a rare club show at the Fine Line on Monday night. The 19-year-old singer/songwriter from Notti ... More >>
Daughn Gibson With Merchandise Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis July 22, 2013 After the high-profile weekend Daughn Gibson had in Chicago, playing the tastemaking Pitchfork Music Festival and an exclusive afterparty show at the Bottom Lounge, you could forgive the recent Sub Pop signee for mail ... More >>
At the halfway point of 2013's concert year in the Twin Cities -- things feel pretty satisfying. We've already experienced six months of polarizing sets, surprise shows, reunions, long-awaited returns, and this is before the Replacements have played a single note live. Some the most deeply fe ... More >>
It was blatantly obvious from the moment Fitz & the Tantrums' sterling 2010 debut dropped that the LA-based group was going to be huge. Pickin' up the Pieces, released on Dangerbird Records, was pure, unadulterated pop with a brassy coating of vintage soul sounds that drew comparisons to blue-ey ... More >>
Up, Up, Up: A Benefit for the Zach Sobiech FundWith Vicci Martinez, Apollo Cobra, Kevin Bowe & the Okemah Prophets, and moreVarsity Theater, MinneapolisSaturday, February 16, 2013Forgive the heavy hearts at the Varsity Theater on Saturday. Zach Sobiech, a prodigious 17-year-old singer-songwrite ... More >>
See Also: Night Moves reveal Colored Emotions tracklist and release date Night Moves on hotel living, song facelifts, and the new 7-inch Local retro-rockers Night Moves have kept the Twin City music community (and the rest of the world) waiting patiently for their Domino Records release of their de ... More >>
Minnetonka teen charms the Current with his second album
Johnny Flynn & the Sussex Wit and Caitlin RoseMay 24, 20117th St. EntryWhat a difference nearly three years have made on Johnny Flynn's popularity in Minneapolis. After his first local headlining show at the 400 Bar in 2008 drew only about 30 people (with Mumford and Sons and Laura Marling op ... More >>
Photo by Elli RaderSometimes, you stumble across an artist that makes you stand up straight, abandon your drink, forget the conversation, and listen completely. Once in a while, you find an artist so good that you will want to stop listening to music entirely--there can be nothing else, after al ... More >>
While on paper it might not appear that the differing styles of Phantogram and the Antlers would mesh well, both the bands delivered terrific sets that showed off their inspired, innovative talents, and served notice that we will be hearing more from both of these accomplished, but still developing, ... More >>
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The 11th Annual City Pages New Music Poll
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