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The Joy Formidable

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    May 1, 2013

    Palma Violets at 7th St. Entry, 4/30/13

    Palma Violets With Guards 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis April 30, 2013 Palma Violets brought the raucous sounds of South London to the 7th Street Entry on Tuesday night, as the young quartet delivered a tempestuous 45-minute set filled with energetic garage-punk songs that brazenly mined sonic elem ... More >>

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    April 4, 2013

    The Joy Formidable at First Avenue, 4/3/13

    The Joy Formidable with Guards and KittenFirst Avenue, MinneapolisWednesday, April 3, 2013First Avenue sure knows how to put on a birthday party. Whether by design or whether by coincidence, Welsh band the Joy Formidable was the perfect group to lead that party into a frenzy that included cake, drun ... More >>

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    March 29, 2013

    The Joy Formidable's Ritzy Bryan: Don't compare us to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs

    Don't compare the Joy Formidable to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Don't compare them to Courtney Love for that matter, either. In fact, lead singer Ritzy Bryan doesn't want to be paralleled to any other female singer at all. "There's ladies doing their thing, and that's really great, but we're all very diffe ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Best Twin Cities concerts 2012: Staff lists

    Here are the raw lists from many of City Pages' contributing writers and photograghers for the finest shows they attended this year. Hint: It's all over the place!See Also:Best Twin Cities concerts 201250 Awesome Concert Photos from 2012Best Twin Cities songs 2012: Staff lists Best Twin Cities album ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012

    Five underrated records of 2012

    New music came at us from all angles in 2012, to the point where we give something a cursory listen, hastily tweet out our opinion about it, then quickly move on to the next hot song/band of the moment. Within that constant deluge of music and the instant social media dissection of its merits (or la ... More >>

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    April 30, 2012

    School Of Seven Bells at the Triple Rock, 4/27/12

    School Of Seven BellsTriple Rock Social Club, MinneapolisApril 27, 2012Benjamin Curtis and Alejandra Deheza made sure that School Of Seven bells didn't lose a step following the departure of their original synth player/vocalist (and Alejandra's twin sister) Claudia in late 2010. They kept touring ... More >>

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    April 25, 2012
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    April 25, 2012
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    March 20, 2012

    The Joy Formidable at the Fine Line, 03/19/12

    ​The Joy Formidable With A Place To Bury Strangers and ExitmusicFine Line, MinneapolisMarch 19, 2012It seems inconceivable that a young band like the Joy Formidable would already have two legendary local shows under their belt before their second album even comes out. But after last night's ince ... More >>

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    March 19, 2012

    The Joy Formidable's Ritzy Bryan: "The delivery is as intense and sincere as its always been."

    ​Those of us who were lucky enough to witness the Joy Formidable's incendiary show at the Entry last April agree that the North Wales trio's raucous performance was clearly one of the best live shows of 2011. Thankfully, the band didn't make Twin Cities music fans wait too long for a return en ... More >>

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    March 14, 2012
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    March 14, 2012
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    January 9, 2012

    The Black Keys lead a spate of recent Twin Cities concert announcements

    Photo By Erik Hess​Winter is always a great time to catch local acts here in the Twin Cities, since most national bands aren't brave enough (wisely) to tour here during the colder months. But with the recent springlike temperatures around these parts, one's mind certainly can begin to wander t ... More >>

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    December 27, 2011

    Best nationally released albums of 2011

    ​It's a good thing we waited until the last week of 2011 to publish our final best-album lists, since a few bands managed to eke out stellar releases just this December (the Roots' undun and the Black Keys' El Camino in particular made their way onto a few staffers' lists). With only a few da ... More >>

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    December 16, 2011

    Top 10 indie songs of 2011

    Photo by Stacy SchwartzThe Joy Formidable at SXSW 2011​2011 was a damn good year for music. When compiling this list of what are, in my opinion, the best songs released this past year, I had to continually keep myself on task, resisting the temptation to listen to the full album by each of the ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    The Raveonettes at the Fine Line, 04/07/11

    Photos by Tony Nelson​The Raveonettes and TamarynApril 7, 2011Fine Line, MinneapolisGoing into the Raveonettes set at the Fine Line on Thursday night, I was concerned that the show would be overshadowed by the incendiary performance I had witnessed the night before as the Joy Formidable laid wa ... More >>

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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 17, 2009
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