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    August 29, 2014

    Turf Club grand reopening with Dead Man Winter, 8/28/14

    Turf Club grand reopening with Dead Man Winter, Frankie Lee, Erik Koskinen, and the Cactus Blossoms Turf Club, Saint Paul August 28, 2014 The Turf Club is back! Well, a cleaner, better smelling version of the Turf Club. After First Avenue purchased the St. Paul establishment a few months ago, it ha ... More >>

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    June 12, 2014

    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. Launching this week is a brand-new video from our 10 Thousand Sounds headliner, Poliça. We've also got new clips from Haley Bonar, Strange Relations, the Sudden Lovelys, Tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Midwest Music Showcase at Target Field 2014 schedule

    A new season of the Midwest Music Showcase will hit Target Field during Minnesota Twins games this year. Introduced last year, the format brought a range of local artists -- P.O.S., Trampled by Turtles, the 4onthefloor, and more -- out to the ball game to perform during pitching changes and between ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    Heiruspecs return with Night Falls in April

    The St. Paul hip-hop crew Heiruspecs will unveil their first album in six years this April. Night Falls is the group's sixth studio album, and features guest appearances by Trampled by Turtles' Dave Simonett and Chastity Brown.The guys stormed out with new material, including the single "Towers," du ... More >>

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    February 12, 2014

    Best Twin Cities music photographers 2014 finalist: Zoe Prinds-Flash

    In the coming days, Gimme Noise will profile the 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. Zoe Prinds-Flash has already gained the trust of several local artists, and is frequently employed in a behind-the-scenes capacity. She's worked backstage with Doomtree, in the studio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    TPT's The Lowertown Line adds three more episodes

    After a slow initial roll-out in late 2012, the burgeoning new Twin Cities Public Television series The Lowertown Line is gaining speed. With MN Original's creative fingerprints all over it, the show takes an up-close look at the artists it has featured so far -- Trampled by Turtles and Brother Ali ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    Foreigner and Shakopee High School Choir collaborate to try to discover what love is

    Do we really know what love is? Is it large amounts of chocolate? Is it a little fat guy with wings and an arrow? Is it my healthy, safe obsession with Jessica Alba? Or how about the love of music and live performance from a high school choir in Shakopee?On Friday night, the classic American band Fo ... More >>

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    August 28, 2013
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    August 23, 2013

    Dan Israel named final Midwest Music Showcase artist to play Target Field

    The Minnesota Twins have done an amazing job this season integrating the fire of local musicians into the flow of their games. While it hasn't always translated into success on the playing field, the Midwest Music Showcase is a reminder that Target Field is only a few short steps from the downtown m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    Watch: Trampled by Turtles play "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" at Target Field

    After hitting a Twins game last Father's Day, Trampled by Turtles made their return to Target Field on Wednesday. The gorgeous day for an afternoon game against the Cleveland Indians got an extra boost from Dave Simonett and company as they picked through several songs during breaks of a contest tha ... More >>

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    May 3, 2013

    Twins Midwest Music Showcase series features P.O.S., Trampled By Turtles, the 4onthefloor, and more

    Anyone who has been to a baseball game at Target Field knows that you can have a good time there no matter if the Twins are winning or losing -- though a victory by the hometown squad certainly helps make the experience even more memorable. Well, good times are going to be even easier to be had at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Brother Ali to perform on The Lowertown Line's second episode

    After launching the series earlier this year with Trampled by Turtles, MN Original and TPT have gotten the go-ahead for another episode of their live concert series The Lowertown Line. This time around, rapper/activist/Nardwuar fan Brother Ali will be the featured performer.In March, Ali stirred up ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    Duluth's Homegrown Music Festival unveils lineup, local pre-party

    Now in its 15th year, Duluth's Homegrown Music Festival shines a worthy spotlight on a growing collection of bands from the area, giving them stages to play on and expanding audiences to perform in front of as the fest has gained momentum and popularity over the past decade and a half. A strong con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Low at Fitzgerald Theater, 3/23/13

    Low With members of Trampled by Turtles Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul March 23, 2013 During the interview portion of Low's riveting show at the Fitzgerald Theater on Saturday night, Alan Sparhawk spoke candidly of the band's objective in approaching the evening. "We've played down here quite a few t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    Low releases first single from The Invisible Way, announces St. Paul show

    Duluth slowcore stalwarts Low have announced the tracklisting and cover art for their 10th studio album, The Invisible Way, and have just shared the first single from that new collection, the achingly beautiful but decidedly buoyant, "Just Make It Stop." The new record was produced by Wilco's Jeff T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Peter Himmelman and David Hollander to debut new music project, Minnesota, in Grand Marais

    See Also: The Spirit of St. Louis Trampled By Turtles lighten up on Stars and Satellites When St. Louis Park singer/songwriter Peter Himmelman and distinguished screenwriter/filmmaker David Hollander decided to name their new collaborative musical project Minnesota, they must have known that the l ... More >>

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    August 9, 2012

    Polica drops "Amongster" remix, books Jimmy Kimmel slot

    See Also:Polica play "Leading to Death" on Jimmy Fallon (VIDEO)Polica sign to Mom Pop, unveil Dark Star EPAlong with Trampled by Turtles and Doomtree, locally affiliated Polica battled the heat and dust to perform before a huge crowd at Lollapalooza last weekend. The road ahead boasts more wide ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Wilco lend helping hand to Duluth floods victims

    See Also: Trampled by Turtles join Twin Ports Bridge Festival to help Duluth flood victims The Duluth floods drowned my record collection Duluth flood updates: Low, Charlie Parr, & Trampled by TurtlesTip of the hat to Wilco for joining the cause to help those in need following the ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    Trampled by Turtles join Twin Ports Bridge Festival to help Duluth flood victims

    Related:The Duluth floods drowned my record collectionDuluth flood updates: Low, Charlie Parr, & Trampled by TurtlesAs the devastating, catastrophic images and stories of the flooding in the Duluth began circulating, you knew that the dedicated, hardworking people of that area would see to it to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    The Duluth floods drowned my record collection

    By Andrew OlsonRelated:Duluth flood updates: Low, Charlie Parr, & Trampled by TurtlesOver the past few years, I restored my basement into a great "man cave" of a music room. Sure, basements in Duluth have a reputation for dampness, but I thought I could beat Mother Nature. That is, until the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    See Gabe Douglas' naked face during Summer Shave Off for charity

    With temperatures approaching 90º this week and the humidity on the rise, beardos across the Twin Cities must be thinking about possibly shaving their facial hair in order to cool off just a bit this summer. The 4onthefloor frontman Gabe Douglas and some of his area folk friends certainly are feeli ... More >>

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    June 18, 2012

    Rock the Garden at Walker Art Center, 06/16/12

    Rock the GardenWith the Hold Steady, Trampled by Turtles, Doomtree, tUnE-yArDs, and HowlerWalker Art Center, MinneapolisSaturday, June 16, 2012Related:10 gorgeous GIFs from Rock the Garden 2012Slideshow - Rock the Garden 2012: MusicSlideshow - Rock the Garden 2012: People/ScenesReverence for the Twi ... More >>

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    June 15, 2012

    Charlie Parr has 13 new songs to record and sink to fix

    After entertaining local audiences at Grand Old Day as well as on a short Midwest tour with O'Death, celebrated Duluth bluesman Charlie Parr used a somewhat unexpected (for him, at least) medium to communicate his future plans with his fans. Parr took to Facebook yesterday to post a rather endearing ... More >>

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    June 15, 2012

    Rock the Garden 2012 weather forecast: 30 percent chance of mud

    Related:Rock the Garden Festival 2012 lineupAs Saturday afternoon's Rock the Garden at the Walker Art Center approaches, ticket holders have already had plenty of time to brush up on the 2012 lineup, so what's left? Weather preparations are a must.As mentioned on the RTG Facebook page, "It looks lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Trampled by Turtles to play at Minnesota Twins game for Father's Day

    Related:Ten local songs the Minnesota Twins should play at Target FieldFor all those cool dads (and their cool offspring and spouses) out there, here's a chance to make the tradition of a baseball game on Father's Day a little more interactive. Certainly the music folks at the Minnesota Twins must h ... More >>

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    May 17, 2012

    A Minnesota music golden age might be going on right now!

    Related:Minneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.50 cool facts about the Minnesota music sceneMinnesota Public Radio has just introduced a new feature posing the question, "Is Minnesota Music in a golden age?" MPR reporter Chris Roberts interviewed local figures covering music, booking m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Friday 3/16/2012

    If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music editors have selected t ... More >>

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    March 6, 2012

    Trampled by Turtles playing at Cedar & 9th street on Friday (PROMOTION)

    ​Want to see Trampled by Turtles? City Pages is working with Jack Daniel's to bring you a Studio No. 7 performance!Trampled by Turtles will be playing at the intersection of Cedar Ave. S. and 9th St. March 9th!

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    February 24, 2012

    Trampled by Turtles, Polica on free Record Store Day LP

    ​In recent years, it has become increasingly obvious that Minnesotans love Record Store Day. The turnout to local independent record shops has been massive throughout the state, especially in the Twin Cites, where music fans line up early for the chance to score some of the exclusive albums ma ... More >>

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    February 14, 2012

    Bonnaroo 2012 lineup: Radiohead, Beach Boys, Bon Iver, but no Prince

    ​No one should be particularly shocked that the 2012 Bonnaroo lineup circulating yesterday that we thought was fake turned out to be... fake.Today, however, the real deal emerges. And, aside from the notable absence of Prince (and Corrosion of Conformity), the thing is still remarkably similar to ... More >>

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    May 10, 2011

    Marijuana Deathsquads featured on Daytrotter

    ​Daytrotter is all up in the Twin Cities scene again. Just yesterday we saw Gabe Douglas of the 4onthefloor tweeting that his band was down at the Daytrotter studios in Rock Island, Illinois recording a session, and today the site posted a three-track performance by revolving electromanipulators M ... More >>

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    April 19, 2011

    Gayngs at Coachella, Nikki Sixx phones it in at the Fitz, and more notes from the weekend

    Photos by Denis Jeong Plaster​April is continuing to roar by us at a steady clip, and this past weekend our local scene was so bustling that we had to export some of our musicians out to Indio, California before the whole town overflowed.

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    March 4, 2011

    Dead Man Winter at Turf Club, 3/3/2011

    Photo by Steve CohenDead Man Winter at First Avenue Monday night​Dead Man Winter March 3, 2011 Turf Club, St. Paul It would seem that Dead Man Winter is hovering on the edge of a wildly successful career. The newish band played at Turf last night, and while there was plenty of room, the club ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    SXSW 2011: Minnesota roll call

    ​With South by Southwest less than a month away (the music portion kicks off on March 16), we thought it a good time to start compiling our list of Minnesotans making the haul down to Austin, Texas this year.At first glance, it looks like there will be quite a few bands repping our great state -- ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    The Current's 6th Birthday Party at First Avenue, 01/21/11

    Photos by Stacy SchwartzThe Current's Jim McGuinn with Mayor RT Rybak​The Current's 6th Birthday Party (Featuring Free Energy, Brother Ali, Jeremy Messersmith, Roma di Luna, and Trampled By Turtles)January 21, 2011First AvenueThe Current has had such an impact on the local music scene in its six s ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    Coachella 2011 lineup announced

    ​Coachella unveiled its 2011 lineup late last night after the now-customary month-long swirling of rumors;.headliners for this year's fest are Kanye West, Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire, and a reunion set by the Strokes. Coachella will take place April 15-17. Three-day weekend passes are $269 and go o ... More >>

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    December 22, 2010
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    November 12, 2010

    Brute Heart, Dosh, Peter Wolf Crier record new Daytrotter sessions

    ​Illionois-based recording site Daytrotter continues to show its love for Twin Cities bands this month with a new session by Brute Heart and return visits by powerhouse duo Peter Wolf Crier and multi-instrumental maestro Dosh. The three women in Brute Heart especially seemed to make their mark o ... More >>

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    June 28, 2010

    Explore Minnesota Radio streaming all-local playlist

    ​Explore Minnesota, a site dedicated to attracting tourism to our fair state, has teamed up with 89.3 the Current to create an all-local playlist of streaming music that spans from the Castaways and the Trashmen to Dessa, Peter Wolf Crier, and Owl City. The mix, naturally, is bent toward radio-fri ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009

    New Year's Eve 2010 concert guide

    The best of the best music events for December 31.

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    July 27, 2009

    Slideshows: Jamie Foxx, 10KLF, and Solera Rooftop

    A recap of this weekend's concert photography.

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    June 3, 2009

    Mischke Mix: Wednesday, June 3

    Local songs spun on today's Mischke broadcast.

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    January 21, 2009

    10KLF lineup announced

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    Wilco, Dave Matthews Band, and Sharon Jon ... More >>

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    January 7, 2009

    Flyer of the Week: Benefit for Chad Weis

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    Mason Jennings, Haley Bonar, Cloud Cult, Trampled by Turtle ... More >>

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    November 19, 2008
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    May 7, 2008
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    September 21, 2005

    Your guide to the 2005 Minnesota Music Awards

    Like the Oscars, the Minnesota Music Academy's "Minnies" (or Minnesota Music Awards) at First Avenue tonight will be fun to participate in, fun to watch, and fun to make fun of (and I say this as someone onstage being made fun of). Somebody back me up: Aren't these things, you know, culturally inter ... More >>

  • News

    November 24, 2004

    Two Hundred Twenty-Four Ballots...and No Hanging Chads!

    Picked to Click Pollsters cast their votes

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