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    Walk the Moon dazzles Palace Theatre

    A city-wide snow emergency wasn’t enough to keep fans from packing the Palace Theatre on Saturday night. Alternative band, Walk the Moon, drew a sizable crowd of teeny-boppers and adults alike for the final night of their Press Restart North American tour. Chicago natives, Company of Thieves, warmed up the night with mellow rock vibes […] More

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    New Politics Return to Varsity Theater

    I walked in to the newly re-opened Varsity Theater to find the Live Nation buyout provided them with a real ticket window and beefed up security, but kept the charm of the original space. Although it felt more “corporate,” it was good to be back to see my favorite Danish boys, David Boyd (vocals) and […] More

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    Handsome Ghost Charms the Entry

    Hot off of the release of their debut LP, Welcome Back, the Massachusetts natives brought vibey tunes to a sold-out 7th street. Tim Noyes (vocals/guitar) and Eddie Byun (keys/production) have had this album in the works for over a year and Noyes drew inspiration from seeking closure on a past relationship stating: “I wrote the […] More

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    Star-Studded Players Ball Closes Out Super Bowl Weekend

    I was one of the many Minneapolis residents who was not excited to host the Super Bowl this year. I avoided downtown as much as possible and planned on keeping it that way until we got last-minute approval to cover the first annual Players Ball. The lineup boasted DJ Khaled, Diddy, French Montana, G-Eazy, Cardi […] More

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    Sleeping With Sirens’ Gossip Tour hits Cabooze

    Sleeping With Sirens brought their pop-rock Gossip tour to the Cabooze last night. I arrived right as the first act, Southpaw, took the stage and the crowd was relatively thin at the time. The demographic was as expected for a more pop-punk type of bill, with more concertgoers wearing X’s on their hands than not. […] More

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    Børns captivates the Palace Theatre

    Singer-songwriter, Garrett Borns, returned to the Twin Cities last night in promotion of his latest album, Blue Madonna. Supported by Mikky Ekko and Charlotte Cardin, the Michigan-turned-California native performed a dreamy set to a sold-out Palace Theatre. Sporting a velvet bomber jacket and a burly beard, John Sudduth, better known as Mikky Ekko, opened the […] More

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    Snowta NYE Recap: Day One

    One of the Twin Cities’ biggest New Years Eve festivities, Snowta, returned to the Minneapolis Convention Center for the second year in a row. The two-day festival boasts a solid lineup of electronic artists, DJ’s, and rappers. While EDM isn’t necessarily my favorite genre of music, the atmosphere is always entertaining. Despite the -30 degree […] More

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    Kelis, Leikeli47, and Milk take Skyway Theatre

    Oh, Skyway Theatre. After a handful of bad experiences I swore I’d never go back to the less than classy establishment until Red Bull Sound Select and Flip Phone announced their stacked female lineup headlined by R&B legend, Kelis. Initially the bill had up-and-coming Korean-American rapper, Yaeji, listed but she had to drop out due […] More

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    Grieves Captivates First Avenue

    Notable Rhymesayers signee, Grieves, headlined First Avenue for the fourth time last night. The Seattle-based rapper and producer is wrapping up his tour in promotion of his latest album, Running Wild, released on August 25th. Sean Anonymous opened the night with guest appearances from Finding Novyon, Sophia Eris, Dwynell Roland, and Chance York. His high […] More

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    Great Good Fine Ok bring Shimmer Pop Tunes to the Entry

    Jon Sandler (vocals) and Luke Moellman (producer/keys), are no strangers to the Entry. Headlining the venue for the third time, the New Yorkers had a nearly sold-out room of fans dancing along to their synthy-pop jams. Supporting act, Tigertown, rolled through the Entry a few months ago with Verite and per usual, they did not […] More

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    LANY and Dagny take on First Avenue

    When it comes to die-hard fan bases, pop trio, LANY, have one of the greatest. Fervent fans braved the chilly weather for hours, lining up at the mainroom as early as 3 AM for a chance to see Paul Klein (vocals, guitar), Les Priest (keys), and Jake Goss (drums) up close. When doors rolled around, […] More

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    Max Frost Headlines the Entry

    Austin native, Max Frost, brought his “one-man musical experience” to 7th Street Entry on Saturday. The twenty-five year old used looping pedals to build every track, live producing with drums, guitar, bass, keys, and vocals. The unique performance enthralled the lively crowd as he played through his original songs like “$Dreams,” “Afraid of Love,” and “Eleven […] More

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