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    STS9 Lights up First Avenue on a Sunday

    Some say Sundays are for rest. Some say Sundays are for football. Many regard Sundays as a sacred religious day. It seems as if everybody has their own specific rituals and practices for the weekend’s (occasionally) underrated second day. I would bet, however, that if you were to take a poll of a large group […] More


    Revival Fest Kicks off Summer at Harmony Park

    Festival season. Two words that make any music fan smile. In the oft-cold State of Minnesota, festival season offers not only a chance to see your favorite bands, but a respite from the draining winter months. The official “start” of festival season is up for debate, but in recent years I’ve settled on a simple […] More

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    David Byrne Captivates at the Orpheum

    Rock and roll has a history full of great artists. From the forefathers like Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee to legends such as Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon to more contemporary heroes like Courtney Barnett and Kevin Parker, the genre is no stranger to visionaries of every variety. In rock’s storied history, however, there are […] More

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    Damien Jurado Brings Songs, Surprises to the Entry

    Sometimes in life, we prepare to expect for the unexpected. Often though, we simply expect the expected. That is, after all, why it’s called the expected. It can be jarring then, when something truly unexpected happens, forcing you to cast aside your preconceived notions of whatever it was you were expecting. It is in these […] 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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    The Last Revel and Chicago Farmer Sell out the Turf Club

    The Turf Club is one of my favorite venues in the cities. The room is small, which makes for an intimate performance space, but also avoids feeling claustrophobic. On top of that, the sound is great, the location is convenient, and the patrons always seem ready for a good time. Even more so than most […] More

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    Black Angels, Black Lips, and a New Beer at First Avenue

    In life, it can feel like we’re bombarded by decisions. Every day we’re confronted with no-brainers, life-changers, and everything in between, shaping our day-to-day lives, and the lives of those around us. It can be a little overwhelming at times. Fortunately, some of these decisions hit a sweet spot: easy to make, and a win-win […] More

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    Sure Sure Talk Pianos, L.A., and Independence

    Sure Sure Is an Indie pop Band from Los Angeles. They Released their Self-titled Debut LP In January 2018. Music In Minnesota’s Aaron Williams talked with the band ahead of their gig opening for local favorite Hippo Campus in the green room of the Palace Theater on Saturday, February 17. MIM: You guys use the […] More

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    SunSquabi Bring Funk to Cabooze on St. Patrick’s Day

    “Where would I be if not for the funk?” A reasonable question for one to ask at any time, and one that burned on my brain while I was sitting in the upper deck of the Cabooze waiting for Denver’s SunSquabi to lay down their electronic and jam-friendly interpretation of the form. The funk has long […] More

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    Why Don’t We Make Twin Cities Debut in Style

    A few weeks back, I wrote about the Minnesota return of young hometowners Hippo Campus, who sold out the Palace Theater with ease. The article featured a small tidbit of wisdom I’ve picked up in my years of live-music-ing: Never miss a hometown show. It was with that in mind that I took on a […] More

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    Hometown Heroes Hippo Campus Return to the Palace

    In a world that’s constantly changing, there are few things you can count on. Death, taxes, and Pi are obvious constants, but my experience has led me to discover a few more, including some in the often turbulent world of music fandom. The encore, the town shoutout, the slightly overpriced beer, the merch table. These […] More

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