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    Dean & Gene bring Ween back to MN

    With two nights to really dig in, they played with deeper cuts and a whopping twenty-six song setlist (per night), without repeating a single song. Although some rare tunes were played, there were plenty of fan favorites. By the end of the second night, I was left wanting to hear more Ween. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able […] More

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    Unknown Mortal Orchestra Brings New Zealand Psych Rock to MN

    In support of their latest release, Sex & Food, Unknown Metal Orchestra (UMO) packed the main room at First Avenue on Friday night. (Insert awful Quarto de Mayo joke here). They started their set with the unmistakable drum beat that kicks off the opening track, “Ffunny Ffriends,” of their self-titled album. I was ready to see […] More

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    Calexico Brings The AZ Heat to Fine Line

    Just be thankful you didn’t roll through a week ago! That’s right, you guys got it lucky. Less than a week ago we were swimming in over 18” of that white fluffy stuff. From the sounds of it your opener, Ryley Walker, would have been into it! That is, only if that white fluffy stuff […] More

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    An Evening With Yo La Tengo

    Veteran indie three-piece Yo La Tengo was back in the Main Room playing two lengthy sets in support of their new album, There’s a Riot Going On, that was released on March 16th of this year through Matador Records. Their first set was over an hour long and was comprised entirely of slower and quieter material. It […] More

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    89.3 The Current’s Birthday Party [Night One]

    89.3 The Current are no strangers to hosting great shows and supporting the local music scene and the first night of their 13th birthday party in the Main Room was no exception. Although bringing in Nashville band Bully (with the exception of their founder Minnesota native Alicia Bognanno) as the headliner, the other three bands on […] More

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    Bad Bad Hats Sold Out Party in The Entry

      Minneapolis indie rockers Bad Bad Hats at this point are no strangers to playing First Avenue’s 7th St. Entry. They’re also no strangers to playing two shows in one night. That’s right, why play two nights in a row at the same venue if you can just play two shows in the same day? […] More

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    Dead Man Winter & Friends Bring it Home at the Turf Club

    Saturday night at the Turf club was a sight to behold for the second completely sold out Dead Man Winter show. With plenty of laughs, just the right amount of stage banter and the musicians collaborating with each other through their sets; Dead Man Winter, Frankie Lee and Andre Von Kampen put on not only […] More