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    April 24, 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 lovely new video from Cloud Cult, shot within the intimate confines of the Southern Theater, launches this week's collection. Stay tuned for new clips from Mac Irv, Dan Ma ... More >>

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    March 21, 2014

    Minnesotans love buying sappy Christian music

    Amidst the recent flurry of lists documenting the popularity of bands and songs by each respective state, comes an odd but distinctive list that breaks down the most favored songs of each state based upon sheet music sales. Musicnotes created a list that they are calling, "Uniquely Popular Sheet M ... More >>

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    February 27, 2014

    Daft Punk is actually Minnesota's favorite band

    Sorry local Metric fans, but Daft Punk is actually what Minnesota listens to the most right now.As noted in a post earlier this week, the stat-crunching minds at Echo Nest broke out a list that was interpreted by many folks to be a map of each state's favorite bands. It was not, and it never claimed ... More >>

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    January 23, 2014

    An oral history of Rock the Garden

    As we assembled this week's cover story, 89.3 the Current: An oral history, we quickly realized that one key piece of the radio station had a life of its own: Rock the Garden. The annual summer music festival started out in 1998 as a membership driver for the Walker Art Center, a kind of musical in ... More >>

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    December 11, 2013

    Twin Cities Music Yearbook 2013

    Low taught us how to drone, Prince brought back breakfast, and there were a million reunions

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    November 25, 2013

    Paramore at Roy Wilkins Auditorium, 11/23/13

    Paramorewith Metric and HellogoodbyeRoy Wilkins Auditorium, St. PaulSaturday, November 23, 2013For some, Paramore will be remembered as a group that had a hit a few years ago. For everyone else at the Roy on Saturday night, the pop-punk act is still a way of life.So how do you move on when former ba ... More >>

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    November 21, 2013

    Paramore: There's always going to be some angst in our music

    And then there were three. For any band to be successful without controversy is a novelty, and Paramore certainly falls in that category. Recently, founding members Josh and Zac Farro split from the Franklin, Tennesee pop-punk band. No matter. Hayley Williams, Jeremy Davis, and Taylor York forged on ... More >>

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    July 3, 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. On this week's installment we're featuring the brand new video and single from Actual Wolf, the blossoming acoustic project from Eric Pollard. There's also new clips from So ... More >>

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    June 19, 2013

    In defense of Low's “Waltz?”

    Duluth's experimental rockers brought a polarizing one-song performance to Rock the Garden

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    June 18, 2013

    20 gorgeous GIFs from Rock the Garden 2013

    Just like we did last year, here are a selection of GIFs highlighting the many unforgettable sights of Rock the Garden 2013. As it turned out, the Walker Art Center's lawn and parking garage, thanks to Dan Deacon, proved crucial to this year's event. Photographer Anna Gulbrandsen braved the puddle ... More >>

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    June 17, 2013

    Metric at Rock the Garden, 6/15/13

    MetricRock the Garden, Walker Art CenterSaturday, June 15, 2013Metric pulled off a mighty efficient show to close out 2013's running of 89.3 the Current and the Walker's Rock the Garden on Saturday. With little banter and just the power of stadium-sized material, radiant frontwoman Emily Haines and ... More >>

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    June 17, 2013

    Low's one-song set at Rock the Garden totally ruled

    Duluth experimental rockers Low put on one of the most polarizing performances ever to hit Rock the Garden this year. You see, their entire set consisted of a 27-minute version of their 1996 song "Do You Know How to Waltz?" The dirge-y, slow-building track stretched to nearly twice its recorded leng ... More >>

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    June 12, 2013

    Metric take over the metro

    From Rock the Garden to Wits, Metric top two big shows in the Twin Cities this week

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    June 12, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 6/12 - 6/18

    PLENTY of events going on this week to get everyone out of the house. Wednesday, the Kopecky Family band (which is not actually a family band) play the Triple Rock. Featuring Astronautalis, Sims, Greg Grease and Mixed Blood Majority, Friday is a night for hip hop in the First Avenue Mainro ... More >>

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    June 12, 2013

    Metric's Emily Haines: I will never be a manufactured pop star

    Emily Haines won't give up the past for the sake of her future. The lead singer of the Canadian rock band Metric is captivating to watch onstage, fiery and opinionated but controlled enough to reign it in and expose pieces of her life in song. The latest in this chain of expression is last year's Sy ... More >>

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    May 28, 2013

    Rock the Garden 2013 afterparty lineup

    Because the good people at the Current and the Walker Art Center just can't help themselves, they've just announced that in addition to their epic 11th annual Rock the Garden festival, this year, they're throwing an afterparty, too. The festivities will be held at First Avenue. London-based soulfu ... More >>

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    April 16, 2013

    Rock the Garden 2013 lineup

    The 2013 Rock the Garden lineup is out there. The Current and the Walker Art Center have unveiled a grouping of bands that hopefully will not raise the ire of too many local op-ed writers, and two the big names for the spectacle are staples of the station, Metric and Silversun Pickups.The event take ... More >>

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    February 19, 2013

    Minnesota Public Radio's Wits announces spring 2013 lineup

    Oh, the fantastic synergy of Minnesota Public Radio's Wits is back for another star-packed season. With the mix of big-time actors and musicians with the seasoned players and host John Moe, it's like Saturday Night Live, but held on Friday (or even Thursday), and recorded for radio!As is expected, t ... More >>

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    October 19, 2012

    Regina Spektor at State Theatre, 10/18/12

    Regina SpektorWith Only SonState Theatre, MinneapolisThursday, October 18, 2012A talented girl needs no more than a piano and her voice to enchant an audience, and Regina Spektor had more than enough talent to fill the room Thursday night at the State Theatre. With a shimmering smile framed by red l ... More >>

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    September 12, 2012

    Metric at the State Theatre, 9/11/12

    Metric with Half Moon Run State Theatre, Minneapolis September 11, 2012See Also:Metric let their hearts bleed all over First AvenueThe State Theatre is a gorgeous venue, but it's not exactly the first place that comes to mind when you think "rock show." But as Metric first took the stage last night, ... More >>

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    September 5, 2012
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    August 8, 2012
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    August 8, 2012
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    August 1, 2012

    Polica sign to Mom Pop, unveil Dark Star EP

    See Also:Polica: Wandering star Channy Leaneagh finds her pathPolica debuts new video for "Lay Your Cards Out" on Jay-Z's Life Times sitePolica's "Amongster" video depicts sex in the woodsRight ahead of their storm on Lollapalooza this weekend, Minneapolis art-rockers Polica have some big news. Firs ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    Foo Fighters, Michael Cera help ring in SXSW Music 2011

    Photos by Stacy SchwartzNick Diamonds and Michael Cera of Mister Heavenly​The exponential growth of South by Southwest over the past 25 years has been simply stunning. In honor of this, and just in time for SXSW's silver anniversary, the festival's organizers opted to extend the music portion of t ... More >>

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    October 5, 2010

    Broken Social Scene and the Sea And Cake at First Avenue, 10/04/10

    photo by: Steve Cohen​Whereas Sunday night's Eels show found the band acting like summer was still here, Monday night's epic Broken Social Scene performance at First Avenue had the band (and the crowd) pretending like it was New Year's Eve. And you know what? For all of the love and positive en ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010
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    July 19, 2010

    Metric, Heart and Mary J. Blige at Lilith Fair, 7/18/10

    Metric / Alex Uncapher for City Pages​Summer means two things in the Twin Cities: going "up north" and outdoor concert season, both activities releasing all the built-up cabin fever that comes along with being a Minnesotan. From the Basilica and Luce block parties to Stone Arch and Lyn-Lake fests ... More >>

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    July 7, 2010
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    June 29, 2010

    Lilith Fair moved from Canterbury to Target Center

    ​The Lilith Fair, slated for July 18 at Canterbury Park, is being moved indoors to the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis. In other changes, Kelly Clarkson is no longer part of the Minneapolis date; the lineup listed on the press release is now Sarah McLachlan, Mary J. Blige, Court Yard Hounds ... More >>

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    June 23, 2010

    Lilith Fair announces local band, charity winners

    ​In anticipation of their July 18 stop at Canterbury Park, the organizers of the Lilith Fair conducted a local talent search, soliciting songs from area bands via the music networking site OurStage. The winner for the Twin Cities date is Minneapolis two-piece Bella Ruse, who will kick off the day' ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    Parliament, Broken Social Scene top our list of best mega-groups of all time

    ​With the 24 members of Gayngs assembling themselves for a pair of "Last Prom on Earth" shows tonight at First Avenue, we asked ourselves: Who are some other awesome, ridiculously large supergroups and mega-collaborations? Here's a short list of our faves.

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    April 21, 2010

    Twitter Poll: Best National Concert of the Past 12 Months

    ​In addition to polling our @gimme_noise Twitter followers about their favorite local shows this past year, we asked for their thoughts on their favorite shows by national acts. See below for the answers from our Twitter friends, click here for our Best National Concert of the Past 12 Months pick ... More >>

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    March 29, 2010
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    March 17, 2010
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    March 16, 2010

    Lilith Fair tour dates, venues, and lineups announced for some locations

    Sarah McLachlan is back from the '90s. She would like to share some ethereal tunes with you.

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    February 2, 2010

    Lilith Fair coming to Minneapolis July 18; Heart confirmed

    Lilith Fair is coming back after a long hiatus and Heart announces the date on their web page.

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    January 22, 2010

    Q&A: Motion City Soundtrack's Josh Cain

    A chat about major labels, dreams coming true, and favorite Minneapolis rappers.

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    September 4, 2009

    September 4, 2009: "Felt 3" & White Rabbits

    Pelican and White Rabbits announce TC dates, free Matt and Kim tickets & "Felt 3" update.

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    June 19, 2009

    Gimme News Weekly Wrap-Up: June 12-18

    New Mark Mallman, Pixies returning to the TC (sort of), Atmosphere announces summer tour & next week's best new releases.

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    June 16, 2009

    June 16, 2009: Patrick Wolf & Metric

    Shuga Records profiled, Motorhead announce show & photos/reviews of Metric and Patrick Wolf.

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    June 15, 2009

    Metric let their hearts bleed all over First Avenue

    The synth-heavy rock band filled the Main Room with their "Stadium Love."

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    June 10, 2009
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    June 10, 2009
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    June 25, 2008
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    September 27, 2007

    Metric Take the Measure of the Mainroom

    Click the image to view the slideshow Metric at the First Ave Mainroom Review By Amber Schadewald Better Than: Hearing Metric on the radio while stuck in rush hour, in the rain, in August. Good lord, Emily Haines is one blessed individual: she's a stunner, and wins over crowds like the Teddy Bea ... More >>

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    September 26, 2007
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