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A Tiny Concert That Led to Big Things

“We pulled the weeds out til the dawn Nearly too tired to carry on Someday we’ll linger in the sun” Gaelynn Lea is a classically...

Judah & The Lion Take On Palace

Judah & The Lion returned to the Twin Cities in full force this weekend for the tail end of their “Going to Mars” tour. Last...

Emancipator & Ensemble’s Stellar Performance at Fine Line

It was an interesting start to the night, walking into Fine Line Music Café. Shedding my winter gear and checking out opening act Flamingosis‘ Pepto-bysmal-pink...

Rachael Yamagata’s ‘Tragically Beautiful’ Performance at the Icehouse [INTERVIEW]

The day I talked to Rachael Yamagata over the phone, it had been a shit week. Being a freelancer, jobs come and go. I had...

Kimbra ‘On Top of the World’ at the Cedar

Many of us know the sheek, Milla Jovovich-esque Kimbra from Gotye’s mega-hit “Somebody That I Used to Know.” You know the one–nude, forlorn Gotye who...

ON THE RADAR: APORIA Album Release and Performance at Icehouse

The first time I saw Julia Floberg and the Delphia Cello Quartet was on a lazy, summer evening nestled in the back of Lowertown’s Black...

Lissie’s Return to Icehouse: From I’ve Had Better Days to Best Days

Lissie isn’t your typical singer-songwriter pop sugar–such as Colbie Caillat, Ingrid Michaelson, or Sara Bareilles. You know what I’m talking about, the kind of comfort-food...

Typhoon’s Broody New Album at the Turf

Portland’s orchestral indie-folk collective, Typhoon, hit the Turf Club this week, showcasing their fourth album “Offerings,” a record ridden with ominous storytelling and a melodramatic...

Jeremy Messersmith’s Obscenely Optimistic Performance

When the world becomes dark–clouded by spiteful, political spars, weighed down by strained relationships, or hit by grief–it’s easy to become jaded. It’s difficult to...

Jake Bugg’s Intimate Fine Line Performance

This Dylan-esque crooner drew quite the crowd at the Fine Line Tuesday night. Jake Bugg, a lanky bloke from Nottingham, wiled a folk-loving crew with...