Mark Nelson

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    November 21, 2014

    The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Weekend: 11/21-23

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar.

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    June 23, 2014

    The best Twin Cities concerts of the week: 6/23-6/29

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar!

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    May 14, 2014

    The 10 most anticipated albums from Minnesota artists

    During Minnesota winters, bands hole up in their studios, bedrooms, or basements and fend off the crippling cold by creating fresh material that they typically begin sharing with us around spring. This year is clearly no exception, as a slew of highly anticipated local albums are set to be released ... More >>

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    February 24, 2014

    Mid West Music Fest unveils 2014 music lineup

    The yearly Mid West Music Fest that is taking over the streets of Winona for the fifth year has just posted its enormous 2014 lineup. The weekend of April 24-26, more than 100 bands will hit the southern Minnesota river community and perform in 13 venues. Among this year's performers are Lizzo, Char ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014

    Are You Local? posts 2014 music lineup

    The yearly Are You Local? concert has just taken shape with its initial its lineup for the 2014 affair. Held Thursday, March 6, at First Avenue and the 7th St. Entry, the show combines a solid bill of ferociously local talent who have already proven their staying power on stages in the region, and s ... More >>

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    January 21, 2013

    The Current's 8th Birthday Party, Night One, 1/18/13

    The Current's 8th Birthday Party, Night One Featuring the 4onthefloor, the Twin Cities Funk and Soul All-Stars, Chastity Brown, and John Mark Nelson (with special guests Nicholas David and Zach Sobiech) First Avenue, Minneapolis Friday, January 18, 2013 While the Current's 8th Birthday party lacked ... More >>

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    October 26, 2012

    The Hush Sound on their hiatus, Spotify, and advice for young musicians

    Back to work. Chicago band The Hush Sound is back on tour again after an extended hiatus -- this time with new music and a new outlook on the music industry. The band's pop-rock sound has been able to withstand the break and kept their fans excited to see them active again. On some time off fro ... More >>

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    October 16, 2012

    Picked to Click 2012: #3 (tie). John Mark Nelson

    #3 (tie). John Mark Nelson: 71 points"I don't get out much," jokes 18-year-old folk artist John Mark Nelson, when asked how he's managed to already record two full-length albums. But with the amount of buzz generated around his sophomore record, Waiting and Waiting, he might have to force himself ou ... More >>

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    September 12, 2012

    Electric Fetus Garage Sale and Fall Festival 2012 lineup

    See Also: John Mark Nelson CD release at 7th St. Entry, 8/12/12 Record Store Day 2012: Keep independent Twin Cities shops open With all of the great local and national albums that have been released as of late, now is a perfect time for Electric Fetus to have their annual Garage Sale and Fall Fest ... More >>

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    August 13, 2012

    John Mark Nelson CD release at 7th St. Entry, 8/12/12

    John Mark NelsonWith Observer Drift7th St. Entry, MinneapolisSunday, August 12, 2012See Also:John Mark Nelson channels folk-pop sophisticationJohn Mark Nelson makes early Minneapolis impact via BandcampObserver Drift making chill waves with escapist debutAlthough the 7th St. Entry doesn't do "New Ba ... More >>

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    September 18, 2007

    Picked to Click XVII: complete ballots

    Here are the 84 ballots counted in this year's Picked to Click poll, alphabatized by the voters' names. Ballots without numbers attached, or without otherwise specifying an order of preference, were counted "in no particular order," with each choice getting 3 points. (First choices got 5 points, sec ... More >>

  • Arts

    May 17, 2006

    Send in the Clowns

    What does it take to make the Pope giggle?

  • News

    June 8, 2005

    Ford Tough

    Hard times and idle lines come to the auto plant in St. Paul

  • Arts

    June 23, 2004

    Fully Committed

    The Guthrie Lab goes bananas in 'Blue/Orange'

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    September 18, 2002

    Picked to Click XII

    Hail the Conquering Heroes: Polls and Praise for This Year's Best New Artists