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    Alina Baraz & JMSN Bring The Vibes to First Ave

    The Context Yesterday was the day, the day I got to see two of the artists that have dominated my listening habits over the last few years. We’re talking years of music coming together on the same stage on the very same night back to back. I was fangirling hard, but as this is a […] More

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    Taylor Swift Rocks Her First Night at U.S. Bank Stadium

    As we entered the stadium, attendees were each given a wristband to wear during her show. When Taylor Swift took the stage at the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, the wristbands wrapped around each audience member’s wrist filled the stadium with the color red. We soon discovered the bands would glow different colors for each performance. […] More

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    The Route 47 Pub and Grub – The Iron Maidens

    We got to Route 47 Pub and Grub about 90 minutes before the first band was due onstage. If you have ever been to this place, then you know if you want a table for the night you’d better get there early. A little food (by the way, the burgers were excellent) and partaking in […] More

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    Sylvan Esso Brings Joy to Minneapolis

    It’s been nearly a year since charming electro-pop duo Sylvan Esso sold out a two-night stint at First Avenue.  In the past year, they have managed to tour extensively across the country, release a sessions EP with friends reimagining songs from their newest album, and were nominated for a Grammy. That’s a big year!  The […] More

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    Chaka Khan Brings the Heat and Beats to the Zoo

    Like many people, I love Minnesota summers! And one of my favorite activities during the warm summer months is attending outdoor concerts. I’m very fortunate to live near the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley which puts on a summer music series called Music in the Zoo. It’s a cool venue close to home so I […] More

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    Sweet Heat: The Soundset 2018 Experience

    I have to be a bad luck charm for Soundset Weather. What did I do to piss off the weather gods every time I went to Soundset? I better stop calling Chance The Rapper so corny, maybe he actually controls the weather. Of the Soundsets I’ve attended, one year featured blistering heat, another featured blistering […] More

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    Stryper Rocks Route 47 On God Damn Evil Tour

    With Stryper hitting The Route 47 Pub And Grub (formerly Pickle Park) for a wonderful, intimate show, I can say this, the show was fantastic! The sound that this venue has is great. Food, drinks…not bad either. Trying to move around to get a drink, head to the bathroom or move to the other side of […] More

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    Sofi Tukker Goes Batsh*t Crazy at the Fine Line

    Five Stars. 11/10. Two thumbs up way up. I could go on forever with all the praise for Sofi Tukker’s show at the Fine Line. The energy, the uniqueness, the interaction with the crowd and the general fun was all there— through and through. You couldn’t ask for better concert experience, and it all started […] More

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