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    Pixies Wow the Palace Theatre

    Singer-songwriter, Mitski, opened the night juxtaposing her airy vocals with rough guitar riffs. Performing a handful of songs from her 2016 release, Puberty 2, Mitski warmed up the crowd with her beautifully eerie sound. She’ll be rolling back through St. Paul with Lorde next year- find tickets for her show at the Xcel Energy Center […] More

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    Judah & the Lion’s “Going To Mars” tour hits First Avenue

    Judah & the Lion brought the first leg of their “Going to Mars” tour to First Avenue’s mainroom last night. Touring in promotion of their aptly titled LP, Folk Hop N’ Roll, the quartet took the stage by storm opening with a cover of T-Pain’s “Booty Wurk” complete with full choreography and heavy auto-tune. The […] More

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    Glass Animals Bring Their Groovy Tunes to St. Paul

    English quartet, Glass Animals, returned to Minnesota last night in promotion of their latest LP, How to Be a Human Being, released last May. Up-and-coming R&B songstress, Amber Mark, opened the night with her sultry vocals and easygoing stage presence. Mark performed a selection of songs off of her debut album, 3:33am, including “Monsoon,” “Lose […] More

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    OK Go Charms the Sheldon Theatre

    While they are more than capable of putting on an incredible rock show, OK Go toned down the theatrics for this live-scored performance. Moving in chronological order from their humble beginnings, the Chicago natives played a full set over their quirky music videos. This unique take gave the 500 capacity venue an intimate show highlighting […] More

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    Vérité Dazzles 7th Street Entry

    Nowadays it seems like there are hundreds of wannabe pop stars trying to find their fifteen minutes of fame- writing generic songs with simple chord progressions while putting on their best Halsey impression. 27 year-old Kelsey Byrne, also known as Vérité, stands out amongst the crowd of young singer-songwriters. The Brooklyn native blends airy yet […] More

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    Vesperteen’s “Together For The Summer” Tour Comes to The Garage

    Colin Rigsby, also known as Vesperteen, made his Minnesota debut at the Garage last night. The Columbus-native is currently on a massive headlining “Together For The Summer” tour across the US. Although Vesperteen is a solo project, Rigsby is backed by two touring musicians- keyboardist, Jesse Cale, and bassist, Andrew Lee. The alt-popper has earned himself a dedicated following […] More

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    Wiz Khalifa Headlines Go 95.3’s BFGS

    Go Media’s hip-hop station, Go 95.3, hosted their first day-long “Big Fancy Go Show” featuring local acts Nate Millyunz, Gaines FM, Free Wifi, Mac Irv, Finding Novyon, and Bobby Raps, alongside Blackbear, Vince Staples, and headliner, Wiz Khalifa. The festivities took place at Fine Line’s outdoor space, set up similarly to Pizza Luce’s Block Party. Early […] More

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    Basilica Block Party Weekend Recap

    Basilica Block Party returned this past weekend with yet another underwhelming lineup. Hosted by Cities 97, an “Adult Contemporary” iHeartRadio station, BBP is the two-day music festival for those who would not typically attend a music festival- the Lollapalooza of Minneapolis, if you will. The annual lineup is more or less generic music your Aunt […] More

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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 […] More

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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 […] More

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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 […] More

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