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Dirty Revival, Dirt Train ruminate on a messy existence

The two bands that played the 7th Street Entry Thursday night each brought their own perspective to the challenge of dealing with life. Dirt Train...

Steve ‘n’ Seagulls capitalizes on strange success

The members of Steve ‘n’ Seagulls have taken a slice of viral stardom and turned it into a full-blown, barn-dance style, foot-stompin’, retro hootenanny. The band entered...

Brace Yourself, Twin Cities, Primus and Mastodon are Coming

In a summer filled with great shows, stacked festivals, and plenty of reasons to seek out strange and wonderous entertainment, the co-headlining tour of prog...

Slayer Rocks Minnesota, One Last Time

It’s already been a good summer for metal fans in the midwest. After the Northern Invasion hit Somerset, Wisconsin, earlier this month, one might think...

Leave Prince’s Legacy Alone

This week marks the two year anniversary of the death of Prince, Minnesota’s home-grown rock legend. While those in the music community are paying tribute...

Phoebe Bridgers’ Farewell Tour Quietly Slaughters

Phoebe Bridgers reaches into herself and finds that melancholy, she beats it into submission with wit and sarcasm and humor and talent, then she opens...

The Decemberists Deliver Stellar 2 Night Stand at The Palace

During the first night of two at The Palace Theater, The Decemberists commanded the stage, and the attention of the audience, with the ease and...

Hot Snakes Bring an Old, Sure Message to The Turf Club

Sometimes it feels like the true spirit of rock and roll has been dead for quite some time, and the ritual of the ‘club rock...

They Might Be Giants “Hate Children”?!

“I’m sure some internet troll will quote me out of context,” John Linnell said, sporting a knowing smile, speaking into the center-stage microphone at First...

Josh Ritter & Her Crooked Heart Bring Humble Presence To The Fitzgerald

Once upon a time, there seemed to be a magic surrounding musicians. It was exciting to witness, and there was a divide between artist and...