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    Flume and Friends the Armory

    Minneapolis, you really showed up last night. On a Thursday, in fact. The openers certainly noticed, and I’m sure Flume did as well when he took the stage. Everybody wore their rager pants – those of the attendees who wore pants, anyway. Flume is out on tour supporting his new album, ‘Palaces,’ released last Friday. […] More

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    Steve Aoki and VeeCon Gang Takeover The Armory

    Friday night saw the return of Minneapolis’ favorite cake-throwing DJ and EDM icon, Steve Aoki. Proudly donning his Armory t-shirt, given only to artists who sell out the venue, Aoki played a 2-hour set for local bass-heads and crypto bros. Last night, the crowd was a mixed bag, containing exactly who you would and wouldn’t […] More

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    5 Trademarks of a Lucius show

    Fresh off their 3rd release on Mom + Pop records, Los Angeles based Lucius wrapped off their current tour in Saint Paul at the Palace Theater. With a continually expanding fan-base, Lucius has many attributes that make them unique, powerful, and emotionally bonded to their audience. Looking around the venue, decorated duos dressed in glitter […] More

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    Liz Longley Opens a New Chapter in Life

    Last night, the Twin Cities saw the return of Nashville-based songwriter extraordinaire Liz Longley. Pandemic aside, it’s been a while since her last visit through Minnesota. We caught up with her before the show to talk about life, music, and the new road ahead. Her last soiree was back in 2019 supporting Delta Rae, which […] More

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    Gabriel Kahane laments with song at Parkway Theater

    Part documentary, part commentary, but all uniquely delivered, Gabriel Kahane kicked off his tour last night at the Parkway Theater. With ties and collaborations with Chris Thile (Punch Brothers), Amelia Meath (Sylvan Esso) Caroline Shaw, Sam Amidon, and Pekka Kuusisto, Gabriel brought his newest release Magnificent Bird on tour. An album that chronicles the final […] More

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    Elated: An Evening with Suzanne Vega at the Dakota

    If you considered going to Suzanne Vega at the Dakota but decided not to, you made the wrong decision. The career-spanning show exceeded expectations. First a bit about the venue. The Dakota is not a large space, but it’s quaint, and there’s room enough to breathe and relax without worrying that you’re going to step […] More

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    ‘Lights’ Shines Bright at Varsity Theater

    Canadian singer-songwriter Lights brought her Baby I’m Back Tour to the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis. Touring behind her latest album Pep, she delivered a high energy show with a whole lot of pep indeed. Rising to popularity in late 2008, Lights has gone far and above her early MySpace beginnings. She has continuously refined herself as […] More

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    Lorde Sells Out the Armory

    Fans sold out the Armory in Minneapolis as Lorde returned to the Twin Cities. Touring behind her latest album, Solar Power, the Diamond Certified artist presented an aesthetically pleasing show with a strong setlist.  When initially released, fans were polarized at Lorde’s latest album. Regardless, the audience welcomed the moody beach vibes as they were […] More

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    Spoon Provides a Recipe for Recovery

    After a last minute postponement on Thursday night’s show, (the first in which Spoon has ever had to push back due to vocal concerns) Brit Daniel was back with a nod and sip of hot tea when taking the stage at The Palace. The double dose of Spoon for the Twin Cities is now split […] More

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    Snail Mail Rocks First Avenue (PHOTO GALLERY)

    With a microphone stand wrapped in vines and the stage awash in warm, red lights, Snail Mail brought their latest album Valentine to life at their main room debut over the weekend. The crowd was engrossed and adoring of lead songstress Lindsey Jordan, something that did not go unnoticed by the star herself. After telling […] More

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    Al Church Refreshes the Cinematic Universe

    For the past couple of years, Al Church and his swiss army orchestra of musicians have created a live soundtrack to a classic movie. Imagine Mystery Science Theater 3000, but where a band sits on stage, facing the life-sized images on screen, and composes music to match the movie.  This modernized revitalization of a soundscape is […] More

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