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Three Hours of Musical Mastery: Dream Theater at The Ordway

The Saga Begins This story starts in 2008. A high school me is broadening my music tastes, looking to expand well beyond what is readily...

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Brings Hoodie SZN to The Varsity on the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour

You’re Out of Your Element I’m 26 years old. But, I like to say: “I’m cool; I’m hip.” I want to think I’m still with...

Tropical House Guru Matoma Throws A Party In The Loft

Use Your Imagination Imagine yourself on a beach. The music is bumping, you can feel the waves of the ocean on your feet, you can...

Excision Shakes The Armory on Paradox Tour

Bone-Crushing “225,000 watts of bone-crushing sound.” It’s a statement that sounds like exaggeration and hyperbole. What does that even mean? It was on every poster...

A Utopian Techno Escape: CRSSD Fest Returns to San Diego

From Guest Writer: Melissa Faulkner If you’ve seen the news in the last two weeks, you know that 80% of the continental US is experiencing...

A Good Basement Party: Buku At The Exchange

Buku’s Minneapolis performance on Thursday was another opportunity to dive back into the culture that has been growing on me. And what better place to...

The 2019 X Games Returns To Minneapolis With a Monster Lineup

One year after a successful lineup of music that included the likes of Brother Ali, Kaskade, Zedd, and Ice Cube, the X Games has announced...

Gorgon City Brings The Band To First Ave

Escape Fresh off their sophomore album Escape, Gorgon City made a trip to Minneapolis on Wednesday. Known for their 90s inspired house beats, Gorgon City’s...

Southern Hospitality: A Hulaween Story

Thursday: In The Dark It’s 7:30 pm on a Thursday. Fresh off the plane and a shuttle ride from Jacksonville Airport, I’m standing in the...

Rezz Returns: The Nightmare on Rezz Street Goes Through The Armory

Punching Up We’re a blessed bunch us Minnesotans. There are some things most wouldn’t consider the best. We have the biting cold. We have snow...