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    November 20, 2013

    John Legend at State Theatre, 11/19/13

    John Legend with Tamar Braxton State Theatre, Minneapolis Tuesday, November 19, 2013 John Legend wooed the audience with his sultry performance at Tuesday night's show at the State Theatre. The man is charming, and even though he may have been stealing hearts in one respect, it seemed to be a show ... More >>

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    October 3, 2013

    What we talk about when we talk about Lorde

    Without knowing Lorde, I'll admit that she seems likeable. On paper, a 16-year-old riding a hit single and already getting to share her artistic dreams to a huge audience is inspiring. Adding to that, the New Zealand native often mentions in interviews that her poet mother put lots of good books in ... More >>

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    September 4, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 9/4 - 9/10

    The weather has cooled down, but the music hasn't. Plenty of acts, large and local, are hitting up the Twin Cities this week. Mumford & Sons leave their mark on St. Paul Wednesday at the Xcel while Taylor Swift stops by later for the weekend. Alt-J plays a sold out two night show at First Avenue ... More >>

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    September 4, 2013
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    June 24, 2013

    ?uestlove: Michele Bachmann gag nearly got us kicked off Fallon

    The Roots drummer and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon music guy Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson opens up about some of his darkest days as a performer in his new book, Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove. One of which was a little stunt involving Michele Bachmann in 2011 that you might remember ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013

    Princess: We've been obsessed with Prince for over 30 years

    College pals Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum, the pair behind Prince tribute act Princess, make for the perfect combination of soulful spirit and high regard for the Purple One's ouvre and its musical legacy. Rudolph, who often showed off her singing voice as a Saturday Night Live cast member, an ... More >>

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    February 13, 2013

    Princetagram iPhone app unveiled by Jimmy Fallon

    Some of the greatest innovations and stupidest pet tricks come out of late-night television, so it's no surprise that Late Night With Jimmy Fallon introduced Princetagram to the masses this week.With Prince fan ?uestlove -- who will perform at the Bobby Z's second Benefit 2 Celebrate Life on March 9 ... More >>

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    January 5, 2013

    Bobby Z unveils second Benefit 2 Celebrate Life lineup

    Last February, drummer and radio personality Bobby Z reunited the Revolution, Prince's old group, for their first full-scale show together in quite some time. And now he's got another Prince-inspired party planned with the second Benefit 2 Celebrate Life on Saturday, March 9 at First Avenue. The lin ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012

    Maya Rudolph is in a Prince cover band called Princess

    Anyone who found themselves plopped down in front of the radio this past weekend could've happened upon a NPR story about Princess, a new female-fronted covers act that plays the hits of Prince. This new purple project is fronted by former Saturday Night Live not-for-prime-time player Maya Rudolph a ... More >>

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    December 12, 2012

    Twin Cities Year in Music 2012

    From P.O.S. to Prince to Polica, 2012 was a golden year in Minnesota music

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    October 31, 2012
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    August 9, 2012

    Polica drops "Amongster" remix, books Jimmy Kimmel slot

    See Also:Polica play "Leading to Death" on Jimmy Fallon (VIDEO)Polica sign to Mom Pop, unveil Dark Star EPAlong with Trampled by Turtles and Doomtree, locally affiliated Polica battled the heat and dust to perform before a huge crowd at Lollapalooza last weekend. The road ahead boasts more wide ex ... 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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    April 23, 2012

    Polica make TV debut on Jimmy Fallon Wednesday, unveil U.S. tour

    Related:SXSW: Polica as the road teamPolica at First Avenue (with cover shoot outtakes) River's Edge Music Festival 2012 at Harriet Island lineupAlthough MInneapolis electro-percussive soul collective Polica aren't quite at the level of an Ellen DeGeneres shout-out yet, they're about to get a huge a ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011

    Bachmann demands apology from NBC for Fallon diss, calls them the 'entertainment elite'

    ​What started as an LOL for music fans in Questlove's social network has turned into a roaring political migraine for NBC, as Michele Bachmann has gotten word of the "diss" the Roots delivered in the form of her walk-on music on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Monday night.Never one to let a contr ... More >>

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    November 22, 2011

    The Roots diss Michele Bachmann with 'Lyin' Ass Bitch' as she walks on Jimmy Fallon

    ​Anyone who follows Roots drummer and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon staple Questlove on Twitter knows that he puts a lot of thought into the walk-on music the band plays for each of the guests on their show. One of the Roots' finest zingers to date was playing the Milli Vanilli song "Girl You Know ... More >>

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    October 12, 2011
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    September 21, 2011
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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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    August 2, 2011

    tUnE-yArDs and the Roots melt brains on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon'

    Photo by Erik HesstUnE-yArDs at the Cedar earlier this year​The Late Night With Jimmy Fallon show, which is musically hosted by groundbreaking live hip-hop crew the Roots, has made a habit out of bending the rules of typical late-show musical performances and allowing artists to perform whatever - ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011

    Mint Condition perform "Walk On" for Jimmy Fallon

    ​Bon Iver may be invading every inch of our Twitter feed right now, but Justin Vernon and his band weren't the only area artists to appear on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon this week. On Monday night, Minneapolis-based R&B group Mint Condition brought their smooth jams and dapper fashion sense t ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    Brock Lesnar diverticulitis surgery removes a foot of colon

    Will Brock Lesnar be the same after surgery?​Brock Lesnar has finally gone under the knife for his chronic diverticulitis. The former UFC heavyweight champion thought he had the disease beat with medication and diet adjustments after it derailed him last year. But it became clear a few weeks ... More >>

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    May 16, 2011

    Bon Iver's "Calgary" finds Justin Vernon living in a post-Auto-Tune world

    Photo by D.L. Anderson​Bon Iver offered up the first taste of Bon Iver, Bon Iver today with "Calgary," available as a download on their website and streaming in a shareable widget below. In this day and age, it's a feat in and of itself that the band has managed to get this close to their album re ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    Haley Bonar moves back to Minneapolis

    Bonar created the stellar Golder in Portland

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    March 29, 2011

    Brock Lesnar on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon [VIDEO]

    Brock Lesnar puts Jimmy Fallon in a death clutch.​U of M wrestling standout and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night.Lesnar was on the SNL alum's program to promote the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter that Brock's coaching, along ... More >>

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    October 20, 2010

    Picked to Click 2010

    Pink Mink lead the pack in our 20th annual best-new-bands poll

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    September 29, 2010

    Gayngs and Glasser perform for City of Music

    Photos by Kevin O'Meara​As we told you about yesterday, MPLS.TV had a special opportunity to hang with Gayngs as they prepared for their tour this week, and we're excited to present a bonus edition of our City of Music series today. The band departs from Eau Claire today for their first show in Mi ... More >>

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    September 28, 2010

    Gayngs and Glasser rehearse for tour in Justin Vernon's studio

    Photos by Kevin O'Meara​Twin Cities-based conglomeration Gayngs is preparing to embark on their first tour this week, which will find them in New York City this weekend for a pair of shows and an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and wraps up at the Austin City Limits festival on October ... More >>

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    August 25, 2010
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    May 19, 2010
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    December 17, 2009

    The Roots and Brother Ali collaborate on "The Trap"

    Watch the hometown hip-hop star collaborate with one of his heroes.

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    December 15, 2009

    Brother Ali on Jimmy Fallon tonight

    Ali will sit in with the Roots for a "rare collaboration."

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    October 27, 2009

    Har Mar Superstar brings "Tall Boy" to Late Night

    Watch Har Mar Superstar's performance of "Tall Boy" from the October 26 edition of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

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    May 26, 2009

    Beastie Boys announce new album "Hot Sauce Committee"

    Triple trouble are back. Yes indeed.