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    Nooky Jones packs the Icehouse

    Everything about last night spoke to the modern music movement in Minneapolis. A movement defined by honesty and a new era of self-expression that allows you to let go, let down, close your eyes, and move to the snap of the snare. More

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    Local legends Soul Asylum take a sold-out First Avenue on a holy journey

    Soul Asylum has an important place in the history of Minnesota music. The legendary pop/rock band were perhaps the only local act to conquer mainstream rock radio. “Runaway Train,” “Black Gold,” and “Misery” were everywhere in the mid-’90s. They did this after building a reputation both locally and nationally with a handful of critically acclaimed […] More

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    21 facts about rapper Travis Scott

    Who is Travis Scott? Travis Scott is a very successful rapper that has built a name for himself (and with help of others) in the music industry. Why is Travis Scott so popular? Well, because he’s Kylie Jenner’s “baby daddy.” Having close relations with the Kardashian family is a sure-fire way to become famous, not […] More

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    JD McPherson Hosts Second Annual Socks Holiday Show at First Avenue

    First Avenue’s Mainroom became a who’s who of festive sweaters, Santa outfits, and holiday cheer on Friday night. Fans cozied up with a beer or hopped seltzer with big plans to enjoy the rockabilly sounds JD McPherson and his always-astounding band. They weren’t disappointed. McPherson dropped his holiday album Socks last fall. It’s become a […] More

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    Mortimer’s Rebuilds A Neighborhood Music Scene

    Mortimer’s Bar and Restaurant has been a conduit for music and community since 1976. The corner of Lyndale and Franklin is a busy hub for businesses. It has seen a greasy spoon, a pharmacy, a butcher shop, a convenience store, and a steak house throughout the years. Mortimer’s expanded its business by adding a music […] More

  • The Glorious Sons Highly Suspect 311 93x Nutcracker The Armory Minneapolis Minnesota December 14 2019
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    The Glorious Sons Steal the Show at a Lackluster Nutcracker 2019

    93X’s annual Nutcracker concert took place this weekend. This year’s event brought 311, Highly Suspect, The Glorious Sons, and BRKN LOVE all under one roof at The Armory in Downtown Minneapolis.  Although I have attended a handful of 93x sponsored events, nearly all of which I thoroughly enjoyed, I have not had the opportunity to […] More

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    A Holiday Interview With David Archuleta

    American Idol finalist David Archuleta will be bringing his holiday tour to the Cedar this coming Saturday, December 14th. Touring behind the deluxe edition of his 2018 album, Winter In The Air, David will bring a collection of original tracks and holiday covers.  It was an exciting opportunity to chat with David Archuleta! We talked […] More

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