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Bad Sounds and Broods Bring Contrasting Shows To The Amsterdam

What Basketball Game? It was the night of the first NCAA Final Four Championship in Minnesota in over eighteen years. The defensively minded Virginia Cavaliers...

A Different Take on The 80s : Com Truise at The Fine Line

What is…. Synthwave? Com Truise is a man of few words. I noticed this last time I saw him at The Exchange back in 2017....

Positivity, Trance & Pushing The Button: Above & Beyond at The Armory

They Return It’s been a little over a year since the last time Above & Beyond came to Minneapolis. They rang in 2018 with a...

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...