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    Now Now Returns to the Entry with First Performance in Three Years

    Last night was a special one at the Entry. Minneapolis natives, Now, Now, kicked off their Summer 17 tour in their home town- their first show after a three year break. Vocalist Cacie Damager and percussionist Brad Hale formed the band in 2003, and after gaining and losing various members over the years, they’re officially […]

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    Go Fest 2017 Recap

    Locally owned radio station, Go 96.3, hosted their annual Go Fest at Cabooze Outdoor Plaza last Sunday, July 2nd. The all-ages event featured three local artists: Jeanne Taylor, Whosah, and Step Rockets, as well as The Unlikely Candidates, MUNA, The Naked and Famous, Mutemath, and Bleachers. Jeanne Taylor, daughter of local legend, Paul Peterson, kicked […]

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    Misterwives and Bell the Band Light Up First Avenue

    Misterwives returned to First Avenue’s mainroom supported by Caitlin Bell of Bell the Band, and indie-pop group, The Greeting Committee. Bell, minus the band, opened the night with herself and a guitar. The simplistic setup highlighted her delicate vocals and gave the crowd a unique, intimate experience. Her folksy sounds captivated the audience through relatable, […]

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    JD & The Straight Shot Fail to Impress at the X

    There are countless deserving, skillful bands and musicians who are constantly yearning for their “big break” and no matter how talented they are, sometimes it just doesn’t come. Then there are bands like JD & The Straight Shot. Fronted by James Dolan, Executive Chairman of Madison Square Garden Company, the phoned-in-folksy, “Americana” band managed to […]

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    Alice Cooper Brings His Nightmare Back to Minnesota

    Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Alice Cooper, returned to Minnesota and played his first of two local dates at the Grand Casino Amphitheater. The veteran shock rock superstar is currently on tour in promotion of his forthcoming album, Paranormal, his twenty-sixth full-length studio release. The Hinckley crowd varied from longtime adult fans to younger […]

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    ZZ Ward Hits Fine Line

    Singer-songwriter ZZ Ward delivered a passionate set to a sold-out Fine Line on Friday night. Ward’s tour in promotion of her forthcoming album, The Storm, stopped through Minneapolis on June 2nd, which also happened to be her 31st birthday. The crowd was buzzing with excitement well before Ward took the stage; drinks were flowing, people […]

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    Marian Hill Brings “Down” Tour to First Avenue

    Vocalist Samantha Gongol and producer Jeremy Lloyd are on the road again in promotion of their 2016 debut album, Act One, and returned to the mainroom on June 1. The sold-out crowd brought a rave atmosphere to the venue with concertgoers spinning poi and wearing beaded kandi bracelets up and down their arms- not something typically […]

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    Balance and Composure Headline The Entry

    Pennsylvania rockers, Balance and Composure, brought their talents to 7th Street Entry in support of their third LP, Light We Made, released in October of 2016. This album highlights a softer side of the usual punk-rockers, evolving from their hardcore previous work on The Things We Think We’re Missing, and Separation. The quintet drew a […]

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    The 1975 Return to Roy Wilkins Auditorium

    After much anticipation, America’s favorite British boy band, The 1975, returns to the U.S. on a 35 date North American tour with St. Paul being their 23rd stop along the way, once again playing at Roy Wilkins Auditorium. Known for having some of the most passionate and loyal fans, people began to camp out in […]

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    Kehlani Brings SweetSexySavage to the Myth

    R&B superstar, Kehlani Ashley Parrish, took the Myth by storm on Saturday night. The Oakland-native is currently on a massive North American tour in promotion of her debut full-length album, SweetSexySavage. Thankfully this show was upgraded from Mill City Nights to the Myth- not only for capacity reasons, but also because Parrish hit the stage accompanied […]