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    Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real [PHOTO GALLERY]

    Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real made their triumphant return to the Twin Cities on the heels of their summer 2021 release A Few Stars Apart. The set was full of new and old material. Sizzling jams between Nelson between band members Logan Metz, Anthony LoGerfo, and Corey McCormick were frequent throughout the set. […] More

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    Judas Priest 50 Years of Metal

    Ringing ears, burnt retinas, and waking up feeling like you got hit by a truck. That is what it is like being between the stage and audience at a Judas Priest show Thursday night at The Armory, the Metal Gods that are Judas Priest brought their legendary style of heavy metal to a packed and […] More

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    Humbird is Enchanting Backyards One By One

    When live music shut down in the middle of 2020, Siri Undlin, otherwise known as Humbird, knew there was a creative way to still connect with music. Last fall her trio of Pete Quirsfeld and Pat Keen embarked to backyards. Acoustically setup, the trio shared songs and told folklore stories around fires, on porches, and […] More

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    Dresses with Pockets Celebrates 4-year Anniversary with Friends & Family at the Shakopee Brewhall

    On a beautiful Saturday night in September, friends and family gathered at the Shakopee Brewhall to see Dresses with Pockets celebrate their 4th anniversary with a wonderful performance of songs specially requested by listeners and guests! Eric Wagner and Maxwell Ward have been playing shows at the Shakopee Brewhall every Friday for the past few […] More

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    Japanese Breakfast Graduates to the Mainroom

    So I know it sounds like a lot, but I really cannot recommend a better way to close out your weekend than a Sunday evening concert. Sure, it’ll leave you in a STATE on Monday, but the satisfaction that comes with milking everything you can out of the weekend is simply euphoric. That being said, […] More

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    Deep Sea Diver Discusses the Weight of Touring

    Deep Sea Diver released their third album, Impossible Weight, during 2020. The album was quickly critically acclaimed and the current tour is finally giving Jessica Dobson the opportunity to celebrate it’s release. The Turf Club hosted the 5 piece band that filled the stage with keyboards, synthesizers, a xylophone, drums, and multiple amps. Recreating the […] More

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    The Hook Celebrates Five Years In Style

    The Hook and Ladder celebrated their 5 year anniversary this weekend with 2 nights of music. Superior Siren, Black-Eyed Snakes, and Kiss the Tiger rocked the venue on Friday, while a more eclectic lineup of DJ Mattya, Drew Peterson, Siama Matuzungidi, Bond Does Belly, and Apollo Cobra framed in a perfect Saturday evening. For any […] More

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    Dance Gavin Dance Sells Out The Fillmore on Afterburner Tour

    With just over a year since the release of their newest album, Afterburner, Dance Gavin Dance came through Minneapolis during an almost sold-out tour. This is Dance Gavin Dance’s first set of tours since rescheduling due to the pandemic shutdowns last year. Starting the night off was Wolf & Bear, from Sacramento, California. Their stage […] More

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    Waxahatchee Dazzles a Packed Mainroom

    I’m sure you’re all sick of hearing “*insert any activity* is back!! ” by now… but boy oh boy does it feel good to type First Ave is back, baby!! A lot has changed since the last time I had the pleasure of attending a show in the Mainroom, but damn did that familiar purple-red […] More

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    5 Trademarks of a Kesha Show

    There’s gold at the end of every rainbow. After a busy weekend of huge shows in the Twin Cities, from Lizzo’s return, to two days at the Baslicia Block Party, to Phoebe Bridges at Surly, to Lissie playing sold out shows at the Parkway, the Armory finished with Kesha’s last show of her 2021 tour. […] More

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