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    December 4, 2012

    Craig Finn's top 10 albums of 2012

    Making lists of things is important. Lists are great for grocery shopping, keeping track of irresistable kisses if you're Daryl Hall, remembering things you're supposed "To Do," and the corralling of the finest albums of a musical year. The Hold Steady's Craig Finn knows this, and has added an extra ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    The Afghan Whigs at Varsity Theater, 10/28/12

    The Afghan WhigsWith WussyVarsity Theater, MinneapolisSunday, October 28, 2012"What else you got? I want you naked in three more songs," the Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli called to the adoring person who threw a sparkling black scarf onstage amid "What Jail is Like," from 1993's Gentlemen. "I'm not jokin ... More >>

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    September 10, 2012

    The Weeknd announce last-minute Skyway Theater show

    See Also: Frank Ocean & the Weeknd at Lollapalooza, 8/4/12 The Weeknd at First Avenue, 6/17/12 After easily selling-out First Avenue back in June, it's quite apparent that the atmospheric R&B of the Weeknd clearly has an audience here in Minneapolis. And that passionate bond is only going t ... More >>

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    August 5, 2012

    Frank Ocean & the Weeknd at Lollapalooza, 8/4/12

    See Also:Lollapalooza 2012 suspended, resumed after dangerous weather conditionsTen things your Lollapalooza outfit says about youThe Weeknd at First Avenue, 6/17/12Frank Ocean & the WeekndLollapalooza at Grant Park, ChicagoSaturday, August 4, 2012In case you haven't been paying attention, R& ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    Seyah on their electronica/R&B project, Aaliyah, and secrets

    Minneapolis' own Seyah, which consists of Nicholas Larson Perez and Tess Weinberg, explores the world of electronica and R&B on the new album, EP No. 1. While the name is simple, the music is anything but. The album exists purely in boundaries characterized by its own earnestness. It's resp ... More >>

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    June 18, 2012

    The Weeknd at First Avenue, 6/17/12

    The WeekndFirst Avenue, MinneapolisSunday, June 17, 2012On record, Abel Tesfaye is a drugged-out, manipulative playboy, but Sunday at a very sold-out First Avenue show filled with a notably fashionable 18 crowd, he seemed genuinely filled with love. To just about any musician, this was a dream audi ... More >>

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    June 15, 2012

    Weekend Checklist: Rock the Garden, Jimmy Cliff, Aerosmith, The Weeknd

    Rock the Garden may be sold out, but there's still plenty of music that can be heard outdoors this weekend with the Stone Arch Bridge Festival returning after not possibly happening. Jimmy Cliff will be rocking the MN Zoo while up-and-coming Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers bring their Americana flavo ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012

    On the Weeknd's Twin Cities debut: Who is Abel Tesfaye?

    The highly revered, depraved and intoxicating stylings of R&B's most intriguing new act, the Weeknd, will take over the First Avenue Mainroom this Sunday for a surprise stop on the Canadian group's first international tour. With critical nods from nearly everywhere and a consistent reputation fo ... More >>

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    June 13, 2012
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    April 11, 2012

    Lollapalooza 2012 lineup announced, and it's a good one

    Related: 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 >>

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    December 27, 2011

    Best nationally released albums of 2011

    ‚ÄčIt'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 >>