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Jason Isbell and Father John Misty deliver indie hits and heavy emotions at the Armory Friday

Any aficionado of The Current would’ve been giddy to see Friday night’s lineup, as Jade Bird, Jason Isbell and Father John Misty were all set...

Alec Benjamin played sweet, acoustic simplicity at the Varsity Theater

Alec Benjamin crafts songs that feel as if they were written in his bedroom. The 24-year-old brought that same sense of both intimacy and comfortability...

Katy Perry and Zedd’s Final Four concert was a winning double-double performance

The Final Four didn’t only bring top-tier college basketball to Minneapolis this weekend. It also brought top-tier music to boot.   The last of three Final...

Crystal Daddy, Trolls and a Rap Party: Lazerbeak celebrated Luther and life at the Parkway

Lazerbeak has a long list of things he’s grateful for. Luckily, he brought more than a handful of them onstage with him Friday night. Celebrating...

Big Turn Fest’s Two Nights of Music Impressed, Blizzard and All

The town of Red Wing is known for a few things, including their boots, their bluffs, and their bakery (what’s up Hanisch?). Now after its...

LP’s powerhouse vocals were not lost at First Avenue Thursday night

A full house managed to find their way to First Avenue Thursday night through inches of snow and ice. Laura Pergolizzi, better known as her...

Rochester’s Castle fills a venue void, but still has room to improve

There may be a new live music fortress in Rochester, but it’s not exactly the home of royalty – at least not yet. The Castle is...

Goo Goo Dolls brought night of nostalgia to the State Theatre

There’s something innately familiar about a Goo Goo Dolls show. It might be that their songs are bred into the DNA of anyone with access...

Red Bull Music Presents: Doomtree Forest at Familia [Recap]

There may be no kings, but the Minnesota rap family that is Doomtree celebrated a reunion at Doomtree Forest Friday night. Exaggerated by a lack...

Band of the Month: niiice.

With a name like niiice., one could think that the local emo/punk band pulled their name from the classic Minnesotan stereotype. In actuality, Roddie Gadeberg,...