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Titus Andronicus, Control Top, bring the noise to Fine Line

On a quiet Monday at the Fine Line in Minneapolis, I was excited to catch a punk show. Titus Andronicus and Control Top were billed...

Saves the Day + Joyce Manor bring Nostalgia, Emo Rock, to Cedar Cultural Center

This article is about seventeen years in the making. In 2002 my brother invited me to a Saves the Day show. I hadn’t seen a...

The Strumbellas Play Packed Fine Line with The Moth and The Flame at Hot, Sold-Out Show.

I was absolutely thrilled to hear that The Moth & The Flame were back on tour opening for The Strumbellas. Both bands are touring in support of new...

Run River North Shows off New Music at 7th St Entry

Shiny Penny and Run River North power through. Last night at the 7th Street Entry in downtown Minneapolis was a new experience for me. These...

VHS Collection: Brings Retrofuturism to Minneapolis

I’ve had a craving for pop-synth music for a minute now and recently got into the band GUNSHIP, who use a lot of 80s inspired...

Hippo Campus Kicks Off Tour at Palace Theatre

On another rainy, gloomy night, Hippo Campus brought their Bambi tour home to Palace Theatre in Saint Paul. For this second leg of their tour, they...

The Wombats + Barns Courtney Play Packed Fine Line

On another rainy Minneapolis night, I went to the Fine Line Music Café to finally catch The Wombats after years of waiting. I had tickets...

Leon Bridges Serenades Sold Out Palace Theatre

On a very rainy Minnesota night, I was looking forward to seeing Leon Bridges on his first sold-out night of his stay at the Palace...

North Coast Music Festival 2018: Third Times The Charm with Jamiroquai

Music festivals are a great way to spend a holiday weekend. North Coast Music Festival took place this past weekend in Union Park in Chicago....

Minnesota Governor Declares August 8th “Beyoncé and Jay-Z Day”

It’s official, the great State of Minnesota now has a Bey + Jay day. The occasion was celebrated in honor of the amazing “On The...