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    Zola Jesus Plays a Dark, Atmospheric Performance at the Turf Club

    From a first glance, Zola Jesus is a very enigmatic presence. Her Facebook & Instagram are perpetually in black and white and muted colors. Often, when she is not on tour, you will see her living in a very peaceful yet solitary life on her land in Merrill, Wisconsin. I took notice of Zola Jesus […] More

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    Sofi Tukker Goes Batsh*t Crazy at the Fine Line

    Five Stars. 11/10. Two thumbs up way up. I could go on forever with all the praise for Sofi Tukker’s show at the Fine Line. The energy, the uniqueness, the interaction with the crowd and the general fun was all there— through and through. You couldn’t ask for better concert experience, and it all started […] More

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    Jessie Ware Plays An Intimate & Heartfelt Show On Her Return To The Varsity

    It’s been over four years since Jessie Ware made her appearance at the Varsity Theater in Dinkytown. A lot has happened since then. She’s released two albums, had a kid, made numerous festival appearances, collaborated with some of the biggest names in music and had a few misadventures in Minneapolis (more on that later). However, […] More

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    Rainbow Kitten Surprise Lives Up To Its Name At First Ave

    I was first introduced to the name “Rainbow Kitten Surprise” by a friend. She was wondering if I had heard of them, and with a name like that, I was pretty surprised I hadn’t. I went to look them up on Spotify and was shocked to find out they were not crazy blaring Japanese Dream […] More

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    Lord Huron Holds Court at The Palace

    For me, Lord Huron has always been the perfect road trip music. Their dulcet and airy tones are perfect for the vast open fields and rolling hills that you’ll encounter when driving aimlessly into the day. I liken them to a less folksy Fleet Foxes with tinges of indie rock thrown in. Perfect music for […] More

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    The Go! Team Throws a Pep Rally at The Turf Club

    Ever miss those pep rallies back at your high school? I sure as hell don’t. And I think a lot of my friends could say the same thing. After all, members of the administration patrolled the school grounds on a golf cart before and during rallies in an effort to catch escaping students. That wouldn’t […] More

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    Rhye Plays a Low-Key Show at The Fine Line

    Oh, The Fine Line Music Cafe. I’m not sure how I feel about this venue. On one hand, I’ve seen some amazing shows there, and have never really been disappointed with the artists. On the other hand, it’s a total battle to just move from one place to another. I’ve lost track of the times […] More

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    Snow Come Down: Vince Staples Draws a Minnesota Crowd

    For those of you not very familiar with the North Long Beach, California native; Vince Staples is a unique artist in the rap game. While rap really has expanded well beyond the West Coast Style that came to define the genre, Vince distinctly stands out. What exactly makes his rap so different? A lot has […] More

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    Sleepless in MSP: Autograf Throws Down at The 7th Street Entry

    The 7th Street Entry is a very special part of First Ave. It may not have the allure and legendary status of the main room stage, but for what it lacks in fame, it makes up for in the just about everything else. If you’re a fan super dive bars (like me), 7th Street has everything […] More

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    The Armory Hosts Above & Beyond New Year’s Eve Party

    If you read my review of The Armory’s grand opening, I called the building “a venue our Twin Cities’ vibrant music scene was missing.” On New Years Eve, the armory filled it role once again as the large music centric venue that we were missing by hosting Above & Beyond. It was absolutely amazing experience […] More

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    The Armory Reopens in the Twin Cities & It’s Just What We Needed [Photos & Review]

    Wow, wow & wow. That was the only word in my vocabulary during my night covering the debut concert at the renovated concert venue, The Armory. Constructed in the 1930’s, the building was originally built by the National Guard. It was also used as the venue for civic events, political conversations and also hosted exhibition games for […] More

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