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    So, Your Band Sucks, Now What?

    Okay, so you’re in a band. You’ve rounded up your most talented (or, at least, most available) friends, bought a ton of gear, rented a practice space, decked out your facebook fan page, and played enough shows that your circle of acquaintances has stopped showing up. You’ve been killing it for over a month and […] More

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    Sleep Study Ushers in New Album at James Ballentine VFW

    Sleep Study presented songs from their new album to a somewhat sedate crowd at the James Ballentine Uptown VFW on Friday night. After a long hiatus, in which the band took time to perfect the tracks on their sophomore effort, it may take some time to reestablish themselves in a thriving music scene. On this […] More

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    Borzoi Rocks Moon Palace Books

    “Hi, we’re Borzoi, from Austrail… Melbor… Austi… Tex…… some continent that borders the Pacific,” bassist Taylor Brown said in introduction as he smiled at the Thursday night crowd. Then the band launched into to its first gritty, tight, purposefully fast offering. Borzoi has been making music for half a decade, and these three swift, talented scoundrels are […] More

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    Somniosus releases long-awaited collection

    Somniosus‘ first, and what may be their only, release is a collection of individual journies. Rather than a cohesive album, each installment of the 5 track EP features its own artwork, theme, and mood. The self-titled collection, which hit Bandcamp earlier this week, is the product of two year’s worth of effort from the Minnesota-based group. From […] More

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    Dirty Revival, Dirt Train ruminate on a messy existence

    The two bands that played the 7th Street Entry Thursday night each brought their own perspective to the challenge of dealing with life. Dirt Train took the stage promptly at 830 and provided the perfect musical accompaniment for a low key night at the bar. The streets outside were wet and shining, illuminated by the lights […] More

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    Steve ‘n’ Seagulls capitalizes on strange success

    The members of Steve ‘n’ Seagulls have taken a slice of viral stardom and turned it into a full-blown, barn-dance style, foot-stompin’, retro hootenanny. The band entered to the blaring sound of the Bonanza theme song. Wearing the same overalls and crazy hillbilly hats featured in their multiple viral videos on Youtube, the Finnish rockers burst forth with fun, […] More

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    Brace Yourself, Twin Cities, Primus and Mastodon are Coming

    In a summer filled with great shows, stacked festivals, and plenty of reasons to seek out strange and wonderous entertainment, the co-headlining tour of prog rock legends Primus and heavy metal giants Mastodon is a quirky highlight. The tour will make its stop at the Myth Live on June 14th, and the venue is the perfect […] More

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    Slayer Rocks Minnesota, One Last Time

    It’s already been a good summer for metal fans in the midwest. After the Northern Invasion hit Somerset, Wisconsin, earlier this month, one might think the fanbase would have been satisfied. Not so. And with good reason. Slayer, one of the reigning kings of the genre, and also one of its defining forces, has decided […] More

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    Leave Prince’s Legacy Alone

    This week marks the two year anniversary of the death of Prince, Minnesota’s home-grown rock legend. While those in the music community are paying tribute to and honoring the memory of the late maestro, there are some who would seek to poke his corpse in a selfish effort to keep the show going. It’s no […] More

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    Phoebe Bridgers’ Farewell Tour Quietly Slaughters

    Phoebe Bridgers reaches into herself and finds that melancholy, she beats it into submission with wit and sarcasm and humor and talent, then she opens her mouth and lets it all escape. Try to get close enough to hear her voice before it enters the microphone, before it gets electrocuted on its way to the […] More

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