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    Damien Jurado Brings Songs, Surprises to the Entry

    Sometimes in life, we prepare to expect for the unexpected. Often though, we simply expect the expected. That is, after all, why it’s called the expected. It can be jarring then, when something truly unexpected happens, forcing you to cast aside your preconceived notions of whatever it was you were expecting. It is in these […] More

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    Tauk and Pho Bring Funk to Fine Line

    Funk, a wise man said, is something we can all agree on. Ok, maybe I was the one who said it, but I believe it to be true. There’s something very human and universal about dancing, and no genre brings it out quite like raw funk. Thursday night proved to be a testament to this […] More

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    The Last Revel and Chicago Farmer Sell out the Turf Club

    The Turf Club is one of my favorite venues in the cities. The room is small, which makes for an intimate performance space, but also avoids feeling claustrophobic. On top of that, the sound is great, the location is convenient, and the patrons always seem ready for a good time. Even more so than most […] More

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    Black Angels, Black Lips, and a New Beer at First Avenue

    In life, it can feel like we’re bombarded by decisions. Every day we’re confronted with no-brainers, life-changers, and everything in between, shaping our day-to-day lives, and the lives of those around us. It can be a little overwhelming at times. Fortunately, some of these decisions hit a sweet spot: easy to make, and a win-win […] More

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    Sure Sure Talk Pianos, L.A., and Independence

    Sure Sure Is an Indie pop Band from Los Angeles. They Released their Self-titled Debut LP In January 2018. Music In Minnesota’s Aaron Williams talked with the band ahead of their gig opening for local favorite Hippo Campus in the green room of the Palace Theater on Saturday, February 17. MIM: You guys use the […] More

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    SunSquabi Bring Funk to Cabooze on St. Patrick’s Day

    “Where would I be if not for the funk?” A reasonable question for one to ask at any time, and one that burned on my brain while I was sitting in the upper deck of the Cabooze waiting for Denver’s SunSquabi to lay down their electronic and jam-friendly interpretation of the form. The funk has long […] More

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    Why Don’t We Make Twin Cities Debut in Style

    A few weeks back, I wrote about the Minnesota return of young hometowners Hippo Campus, who sold out the Palace Theater with ease. The article featured a small tidbit of wisdom I’ve picked up in my years of live-music-ing: Never miss a hometown show. It was with that in mind that I took on a […] More

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    Hometown Heroes Hippo Campus Return to the Palace

    In a world that’s constantly changing, there are few things you can count on. Death, taxes, and Pi are obvious constants, but my experience has led me to discover a few more, including some in the often turbulent world of music fandom. The encore, the town shoutout, the slightly overpriced beer, the merch table. These […] More

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    J-LO Charms Minneapolis Armory on Super Bowl Saturday

    Jennifer Lopez is a woman who wears many hats. This is a fact known to everybody in America. From starring in several Hollywood movies, to releasing commercially successful music to hosting American idol, J-Lo has been a steady presence in American pop culture for nearly 3 decades. With all that In mind, expectations were high […] More

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    Matoma Talks B.I.G., Being Climate Positive & More [INTERVIEW]

    Matoma is a producer and DJ from Norway. Active professionally since 2014, he’s built a strong following across the globe on the back of his eclectic sound. Music in Minnesota’s Aaron Williams caught up with him after his show at the Loft in downtown Minneapolis in the wee hours of the morning on Friday January […] More

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    Merle, Willie, Johnny, and… Yo-Yo Ma? Ward Davis Talks On His Musical Influences [INTERVIEW]

    Ward Davis is an American Singer/Songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee. Born in Monticello, Arkansas, Ward moved to Nashville in 2000 and has since had songs recorded by Trace Adkins, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Wade Hayes, Sammy Kershaw, Bucky Covington, Jimmie Van Zant, Buddy Jewel, Carolina Rain, The Roys, and many others. Ward and his band, The […] More

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    Electric Fetus Hosts Erik Koskinen for an In-Store Performance

    Every year, Black Friday comes and goes with its usual happenings, with long lines, early mornings, and discounts of all shapes and sizes abounding. Though it can be overwhelming, it really is a unique experience in American culture, and I generally enjoy it. That is not to say, of course that it’s without shortcomings. Complaints […] More

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