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  • Too Much Love at First Avenue 5/21/11
    Jonathan Ackerman and Soviet Panda teemed up to rock out Too Much Love Saturday night. PHOTOS BY CODY LIDTKE on May 21, 2011
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  • Wants Vs Needs at The Record Room
    So Gold, Petey, Espada, and Anton brought in DJ Doc Adam to take the rapture on in a head-to-head battle. Wants Vs. Needs brought free T-shirts designed by Adam Garcia of The Pressure, the rapture, well...we know how that ended. PHOTOS BY KEVIN O'MEARA on May 20, 2011
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  • Tommy Stinson at First Avenue
    Tommy Stinson tests out new material at First Avenue while on a brief Midwest tour in advance of his upcoming album. 4 on the Floor opened. PHOTOS BY STEVE COHEN on May 20, 2011
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  • Death Cab For Cutie at First Avenue
    Death Cab For Cutie lulled a sold out First Avenue into a welcome stupor on Saturday night, showcasing songs from their new album, as well as hits from their past. The bouncy pop-rock band The Lonely Forest opened. PHOTOS BY STACY SCHWARTZ on May 21, 2011
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  • Usher at the Target Center
    Usher and his OMG Tour made a stop at Target Center Saturday night and he had plenty to celebrate, having just been nominated by BET for Best Male R&B Artist. PHOTOS BY NICK WOSIKA on May 21, 2011
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  • CSS and Sleigh Bells at First Avenue
    Brazil's dance rockers CSS and Brooklyn's hard hitting Sleigh Bells stormed a sold out First Avenue on Thursday night. Neon Indian and Princeton opened. PHOTOS BY ERIK HESS on May 19th, 2011.
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  • The Twilight Singers at The Varsity Theater
    It's been 14 years and 6 studio albums but former Afghan Whigs frontman Gregg Dulli still considers The Twilight Singers his "side project". It was their first time back to Minneapolis in 5 years. Indianapolis-based Margot & the Nuclear So and So's opened. PHOTOS BY NICK WOSIKA on May 18, 2011
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  • Sopranos: The Tour
    The brothers who created Crave know how to make popular restaurants, so it's no surprise that their new Italian concept, Sopranos, is quickly making waves in St. Louis Park. The ambiance is approachable, yet swank, and the menu, created by chef JP Sameulson, covers a lot of...
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  • The Cars at First Avenue
    The Cars reunite for a sold out show at First Avenue's Mainroom Tuesday night. PHOTOS BY STEVE COHEN on May 18, 2011
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  • Mn Parkour: Photos of the free-running superstars in action
    While the best traceurs are typically European, the U.S. has been churning out some pretty solid wall-jumping, free-running superstars of our own in recent years, including the locals at Mn Parkour. Watch them turn Minneapolis into their personal obstacle course. PHOTOS BY RYAN BRENNAN. Read...
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  • James Blake At 7th Street Entry
    James Blake's unmistakable combination of beautiful minimal vocals, synth, and brilliant keyboard led to an instantly sold out show at the entry on Monday night. Active Child got it started. PHOTOS BY ALEX UNCAPHER on May 16, 2011
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  • Tim McGraw at Xcel Energy Center
    Tim McGraw made a surprise entrance through the crowd at the back of the Xcel to start his part of the show Saturday evening, shaking hands as he made his way to the stage. The brothers and sister trio The Band Perry and Luke Bryan opened. PHOTOS BY KATHY EASTHAGEN on May 14, 2011
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