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    Goo Goo Dolls brought night of nostalgia to the State Theatre

    There’s something innately familiar about a Goo Goo Dolls show. It might be that their songs are bred into the DNA of anyone with access to a radio in the late 90s and early 2000s. But, it might also simply be front man Johnny Rzeznik’s voice. From one of the best first lyrics, “and I’d […] More

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    Red Bull Music Presents: Doomtree Forest at Familia [Recap]

    There may be no kings, but the Minnesota rap family that is Doomtree celebrated a reunion at Doomtree Forest Friday night. Exaggerated by a lack of sufficient AC, the high temps in the Familia HQ venue matched the hot musical performances throughout the six-hour mini-festival. After walking up a loading dock ramp into the skate […] More

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    Band of the Month: niiice.

    With a name like niiice., one could think that the local emo/punk band pulled their name from the classic Minnesotan stereotype. In actuality, Roddie Gadeberg, the vocals and rhythm guitar of the quartet, drove past the billboard that inspired the name in North Dakota. And for a self-described nice, weird and dorky band, the stylized […] More

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    Charlie Parr captivated a sold-out Turf Club with country blues

    Charlie Parr charmed a sold-out Turf Club with his fingerpicking folk guitar, genuine lyrical narratives and stories about shoveling snow Sunday. After setting up his own gear on stage, Parr made no introduction to start his set; his playing was the only introduction he needed. But before taking the stage, Parr’s opener and friend, Chicago […] More