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  • Annie Mack, Blues, Jazz, vieux carré

    Annie Mack Goes Underground

    As you enter the Hamms Building to get to Vieux Carré you find that the Jazz Club is located downstairs. You head on down, and you have two choices (left or right). The way you came in didn’t say which way to Vieux Carré so, of course, you chose the wrong way and ended up turning around. […] More

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    Death Valley Girls, L7 flood First Avenue with grungy, punk rock

    The coalescence of gritty rock pioneers L7 and extraterrestrial punk newcomers Death Valley Girls is like a sharp slap—it leaves you feeling alive, gets under your skin and makes you want to fight. The two groups joined forces Thursday night at First Avenue in Minneapolis to present a truly visceral experience. The fuzzy darkness swallows […] More

  • Kate Nash Fine Line Music Cafe Minneapolis Minnesota

    Kate Nash Fills Fine Line With Angst

    It’s no secret that female representation in punk music is severely lacking these days. With more and more all-male bands continuing to dominate the genre, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to identify female-led bands that exemplify the same power & angst on which their male counterparts thrive. While of course there are still plenty of incredibly […] More

  • Lindi Ortega band shares music at the Dakota Jazz Club

    Ortega Skirts Snowfall to Play Dakota

    Snow Doesn’t Deter the Dakota Crowd Quizzing a few members of the audience who made it to the Lindi Ortega and Hugh Masterson show Sunday evening at the Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant might have revealed that, had they not prepaid for tickets, they would have been unlikely to attend. Who would have guessed that […] 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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    Despite Blizzard, Diehard Fans Show Up For Echosmith at First Avenue

    California indie pop siblings, Sydney (vocals), Noah (bassist) and Graham Sierota (drums), better known as Echosmith, came to First Avenue on a blizzardy Friday night in Minneapolis. It’s an all-ages show. The floor is about half full, scattered with teenagers who have plenty of shoulder room between them. It’s obvious that the weather conditions stifled […] More

  • Foreigner, Goodhue Public School Chamber Choir, Treasure Island

    Jukebox Heroes Rock Treasure Island

    Tonight at Treasure Island Resort, it was a tale of big and small. The small town of Goodhue won the chance for some of their best and brightest to go on stage with one of the biggest bands in the world…Foreigner. 17 kids who make up the Goodhue Public School Chamber Choir, led by Director Emily […] More

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    4onthefloor Shreds at Turf Club

    “This is Rock n’ Roll in the 21st Century.” That’s how this four-part, foot-stompin,’ high-velocity band describes their brand of modern-day rock n’ roll. Minnesota-born and bred, 4onthefloor is probably best-known for one thing: their pounding bass drums. Each member has a kick drum–alongside their respective instrument–and every song is written in 4/4 time. Now, […] More

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