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Monica LaPlante

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 2/19-2/25

    This warm week brings several shows to the Twin Cities. Lucius (above) will be playing a sold out show at the Cedar Thursday while Greg Brown sells out the next day. Strange Names plays the Triple Rock Thursday and Jeremy Messersmith spends the weekend playing two shows at First Avenue. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 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. This week emphatically kicks off with a new video from the Cloak Ox, drawn from their new album, Shoot the Dog. We're also featuring a bevy of terrific new clips from Hastin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 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. This week we kick things off with a striking new video from Volcano Choir, the adventurous pop group started by Justin Vernon and his cohorts in the Collections of Colonies ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Curtiss A still angry about Stephin Merritt's John Lennon diss

    Photo by Erik Hess Stephin Merritt's comments about John Lennon enraged Curtiss AIt turns out that Curtiss A has almost as much distaste for the Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt as Merritt has for "Imagine" by John Lennon. In a Gimme Noise interview conducted by Monica LaPlante last year, the droll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 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. After using last week to highlight some of the year's best videos so far, we're back with a strong collection of new and exciting vids this time around, leading off with a t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    Monica LaPlante: My friends got sick of me complaining, so I wrote an album

    In the dimly-lit living room of her Uptown apartment, Minneapolis -- by way of Rochester, Minnesota -- performer Monica LaPlante talks about her debut EP that she has recently released for streaming. The young singer sits on a couch while a cardboard cutout of Michael Cera looms behind her and i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 6/5-6/11

    So it's June now. Despite the cloudiness, there are actually things happening outdoors. Saturday, be sure to check out tons of local bands at Rock the Vine. Later in the evening Hollow Boys release their latest record at Kitty Cat Klub. The Minnesota Zoo will also be hosting Richard Thompson an ... More >>

  • Music

    December 26, 2012
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