Finally, the weather is warming up, and... dare we say it? Summer looks like it's actually on the horizon. It's time to get out your sunblock, your sunglasses, and your camping gear, because the Summer Set Music & Camping Festival lineup was just announced, and it's a good one.
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First Avenue, Minneapolis
Monday, October 29, 2012Passion Pit's show last night at First Avenue was a thing of beauty. The sold-out crowd was filled with nothing short of boundless joy as lead singer Michael Angelakos' infectious, synth-driven pop songs taunted them into an all-out dance ... More >>
Even as Passion Pit's glittery Gossamer is laden with dark themes, and it dips into some pretty dismal territory -- lead singer Michael Angelakos has been open about his struggles with bipolar disorder and the challenges surrounding making this album -- it's still a victory in the pop category. Not ... More >>
Alternative rap duo Chiddy Bang, consisting of Chidera "Chiddy" Anamege and Noah "Xaphoon Jones" Beresin, are one of the hottest rising star sets on the hip-hop front. Since their inception in 2008, Chiddy Bang has collectively released four mixtapes, three EPs, and their recent debut studio album B ... More >>
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Electronic duo the New Monarchs have carefully crafted a collection of songs that suggest renewal of a genre that is often cannibalistic in its music. On the new album, Stay Awake, Sean Hogan and Taylor Nelson do not bother with little else than creating a flood of gentle, nimble sounds that are spa ... More >>
SoundTown 2012 lineup announced
River's Edge Music Festival 2012 at Harriet Island lineupYet another festival lineup came hurling toward the concert-going set late last night and it's a good one. This year's Lollapalooza performers include a bevy of top-tier Billboard-charting acts -- start ... More >>
Cut Copy have had the chance to tour with Lady Gaga, Nine Inch Nails, and Coldplay -- and subsequently turned all three down due to the recording of their recent album release. This is a band that clearly takes their direction seriously.
As part of their 40th Anniversary celebrations, First Avenue is giving its dance-heavy VIP Room a makeover and renaming it the Record Room. To celebrate, they are throwing a launch party this Sunday night, featuring local DJs the Moon Goons,
Famuel, and Ricky Biggs and the Upgrayde, along with a ... More >>