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    July 25, 2014

    God bless you, Palmer's Bar

    As a born-and-raised, card-carrying South Minneapolis boy, I've finally come to grips with the fact that my Twin Cities have got to be the most insecure major urban metro in the U.S. We're constantly fishing for validation from the larger cultural hubs around the country to feed our low self-esteem, ... More >>

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    May 28, 2014
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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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    January 22, 2014

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 1/21-1/28

    This blustery week in the Twin Cities 89.3 the Current will be hosting their 9th Birthday Bash in the First Avenue Mainroom over the weekend. Acts will include Lizzo, Har Mar Superstar, Strange Names, Howler, Heiruspecs and more. The Cedar Cultural center will also be hosting a benefit for ... More >>

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    December 18, 2013
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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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    July 16, 2013

    Piñata Records: Folks drinking and swearing and brainstorming

    They might have chosen the name Piñata Records, but the four members of Southside Desire who founded the label have hardly stuffed it with the unexpected. With two releases last year, and a third out this weekend, Piñata has put perceptions of the "throwback" act on its ear by giving it a distinct ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013

    Hastings 3000 stars in Ian Rans's third One Men documentary

    Anyone who is a fan of trilogies will be excited to view the third, and final, installment of Ian Rans's One Men documentary series today. Bittersweet. In each episode, auteur and alcohol connoisseur  Rans (of Drinking With Ian fame) interviews a local musician who is happy to perform by themse ... More >>

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    May 8, 2013

    The best concerts in the Twin Cities this week: 5/8 - 5/14

    It's finally starting to feel like May again, and this week is packed with shows. Friday Daughter visits the Fine Line with label-mate and local opener, Jeremy Messersmith. The Amsterdam hosts their second annual Girls Got Rhythm Fest featuring Cherie Currie, The Avengers and many more stretching ov ... More >>

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    April 24, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 4/24-4/30

    It's the last week of April, and the snow is finally melting away. Wednesday, local favorites Poliça play a show in the First Avenue Mainroom, while songwriter Josh Ritter plays a set the next night. Mill City Nights also welcomes Mindless Self Indulgence as new local band Ginkgo plays a set at the ... More >>

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    February 13, 2013

    The best concerts in the Twin Cities this week: February 13-19

    Valentines Day week has arrived! Whether you plan on celebrating Valentines Day with a special someone, alone, or with your multiple cats, be sure to check out Lucy Michelle & The Velvet Lapelles' Greatest Valentines Mixtape show at the Cedar Cultural Center. On Friday synth-pop band Usonia rele ... More >>

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    October 25, 2012

    Southside Desire on analog recording, old-school retro, and Hymie's

    It's always a little jarring to hear music that expresses an emotion you've been trying to put into words for so long. Minneapolis band Southside Desire's new album Songs to Love and Die To, does just that. It is a reflection of life, introspective in the sense that it projects one thing and ma ... More >>

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    August 14, 2012

    West Bank Music Festival 2012 lineup and schedule

    The third City Pages West Bank Music Festival is this week! As in years past, Cedar Avenue will be packed with performances inside the bars in the West Bank neighborhood, and the street itself will host an outdoor stage of some of the area's most captivating live performers.Leading the way are punk- ... More >>

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    March 28, 2012

    Hood Internet leads Memory Lanes Block Party lineup

    ​The fourth annual Memory Lanes Block Party should once again fill Minneapolis's Memory Lanes parking lot with great music over the course of Memorial Day Weekend. The free, three-day, all-ages music fest will feature 29 wide-ranging bands spread out over venue's three separate stages, with p ... More >>

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    November 18, 2011
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    November 16, 2011
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    November 16, 2011
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    October 18, 2011

    Picked to Click 2011: Complete list of ranking bands

    ​While we only have space to feature the top 10 finalists in our Picked to Click issue (or 13, this year, because of several ties), we think it's important to publish the complete list of ranking bands so you can see how the points were awarded all the way down the line. And just for added nerdlin ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    Picked to Click 2011: The ballots

    ​​As is the yearly tradition, we're publishing the ballots of all 115 of our Picked to Click voters for your perusal. Check out all of this year's contributors below, and thanks to all the writers, photographers, label owners, club bookers, DJs, and local music experts for weighing in on th ... More >>

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    October 7, 2011

    Zombie Pub Crawl 2011: Music set times

    ​What do we want? BRAINS! When do we want 'em? .....BRAINS!That's right, the time is nigh for throngs of eager young partiers to don their rattiest zombie apparel for the 7th annual Zombie Pub Crawl, which for the first time this year will expand to cover both St. Paul's Lowertown neighborhood and ... More >>

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    September 23, 2011

    Stone Arch Festival of the Arts dissolves: An open letter from music booker Stacy Schwartz

    ​Sad news to hit the local arts world today: The long-running Stone Arch Festival of the Arts, which annually showcased over 200 artists and four free stages of music along St. Anthony Main, will be no more. The festival's founder, longtime local music advocate Ira Heilicher (son of legendary Soma ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011

    BNLX headlining Nick and Eddie block party this Saturday

    Photo by Erik HessBNLX's Ashley Ackerson at First Avenue last month​Though the air is a bit crisper, there's still time to cram in a few more outdoor festivals and block parties before we hibernate for the winter. This Saturday, Nick and Eddie will be moving their PA into their otherworldly cobble ... More >>

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    September 21, 2011
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    September 21, 2011
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    September 8, 2011

    September is beer fest month in the Twin Cities

    Mark RobertsBeer fests abound this month in the Twin Cities​Grab your goblets and get a good protein base in your gut. It's going to be a marathon month for beer fans in the Twin Cities. Every weekend holds something big, including two Saturdays with two events each. This Saturday kicks it off ... More >>

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    July 19, 2011

    Minneapalooza lines up a full day of local rock outside the Loring Theater

    ​The Loring Theater near the south end of downtown Minneapolis is jumping on the outdoor fest bandwagon with its first Minneapalooza, an outdoor festival that will showcase some of the Twin Cities' finest rock 'n' roll bands. Headlined by a couple of our Best of the Twin Cities winners from this y ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    Hoolie Fest 2011 prize pack: Win a t-shirt, Shuga Records gift certificate and free admission

    ​Hoolie Fest, the local music blowout that takes over Shuga Records during Art-A-Whirl weekend, is now in its second year and bigger than ever. Over 75 local bands will perform on two stages starting Friday (see below for the full schedule), and the eclectic lineup is designed to keep people wande ... More >>

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    May 11, 2011
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    May 4, 2011

    Lyn Lake Street Fest, Stone Arch Festival of the Arts announce lineups

    ​Though much of their lineup had already been unveiled on their website, the Lyn Lake Street Fest has fleshed out its schedule and revealed all of its acts today, including Peter Wolf Crier's first local appearance in five months. As if that wasn't enough to get us salivating about summertime fun, ... More >>

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    December 29, 2010
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    December 29, 2010
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    December 28, 2010

    New Year's Eve concert guide

    ​With New Year's Eve falling on a Friday this year, the concert calendar is looking downright epic. From freebie shows to high-profile benefits, the selection for this year's Big Night Out has a little something for every kind of showgoer. Here's a rundown of your options for Friday night, broken ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010

    Top 10 Christmas weekend shows and events

    ​Most offices may be closed tomorrow for Christmas Eve, but the clubs will still be hopping all weekend long with some great holiday-themed events. Here's a rundown of the nine best excuses to sneak out of the house this week (plus one reason to stay in), starting with a few gigs that are slated f ... More >>

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    October 19, 2010

    Picked to Click 2010: Complete list of ballots

    ​We had 108 local music scene peeps participate in this year's Picked to Click poll. Below, you can judge -- er, "peruse" the ballots of each and every one of our voters, along with descriptions of their contributions to the local scene. For more on Picked to Click, check out this year's issue, al ... More >>

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    October 19, 2010

    Picked to Click 2010: List of all ranking bands

    ​The bands who received nods in this year's Picked to Click poll aren't just limited to the 11 we featured in this week's issue. See below for a full list of all of the bands who received votes in this year's poll, with the total points awarded to each band.Remember: Voters were told to choose fiv ... More >>

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    September 14, 2010

    The Sex Rays debut at Palmer's this Thursday

    ​Local music writer and lover, KFAI DJ, and show booker extraordinaire Cyn Collins has an intriguing bill lined up at Palmer's this Thursday night featuring brand new local garage rockers the Sex Rays. The band has posted a few tracks on their MySpace page, and Cyn gives the group a ringing endors ... More >>

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