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    Matt & Kim: Ruckus Bringers, Live at First Avenue

    Matt & Kim brought the ruckus to all the mothers…and others in attendance at First Ave last night. The duo’s high-octane performance featured a lot of fun and debauchery. Minnesota crowds aren’t always down with a lot of crowd participation. It always feels like there’s resistance to physical expression, and it can take a bit […] More

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    Tennis Serves up Dream Pop at First Avenue

    Band name trends can be purely coincidental, but Colorado’s Tennis might be able to take the credit for kicking off a slew of sports-themed band names over the past decade. Forming in 2008, Tennis preceded Australia’s Hockey Dad (2013), Nashville’s Soccer Mommy (2015), and British alt-rockers Sports Team (2016). But like their colleagues, there’s much […] More

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    Tenacious D Bring the Thunder to Surly Festival Field

    When was the last time you were excited about a Monday?  It’s easily the worst day of the week, and my guess is that if you’re over twelve or have a job, it’s probably been quite a while since you’ve looked forward to one. Yesterday wasn’t just any ordinary Monday, though. It was the day […] More

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    First Avenue was Positively Frothing for Sofi Tukker

    Part circus, part rave, part birthday party at the roller rink, part fitness class – the live Sofi Tukker experience is all this and more.  Mary Droppinz, a DJ/producer from Nebraska, began the evening. Despite her midwest background, she sounded like she belonged in Chicago or New York clubs in the early 90s, which is […] More

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    Wet Leg Rip Through Debut Performance at First Avenue

    Back in March 2020, just when the COVID-19 pandemic was beginning to ravage the globe and force us into lockdown, many people had all these grandiose ideas about how we could really benefit from a few weeks indoors. Well, with all this newfound free time, we could certainly learn a new language, finish a few […] More

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    Beach Bunny: Blame Game at First Avenue

    It is a Sunday night in Minneapolis and indie-pop fans gather for a sold-out show at First Ave. The big act this evening? Illinois-based band Beach Bunny in support of their most recent EP, Blame Game. Starting off Locally! Local Band – Why Not Warming up the venue this evening is 3-piece local band, Why […] More

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    Walk The Moon Lands at First Avenue

    Building up to the release of their next studio album, entitled Heights, alternative hit makers Walk The Moon performed to a packed house at First Avenue. No stranger to performing in the iconic mainroom, it can be argued that the group may soon be reaching for their name on a star. With a simplistic stage […] More

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    Andrew McMahon at First Avenue: A Story in Three Pianos

    Andrew McMahon, Three Piano Tours. Photography and review by Dylan Novacek. Andrew McMahon brought a brilliant evening of storytelling and live music to First Avenue’s mainroom. Supporting his upcoming memoir entitled Three Pianos, the stage was set for an intimate performance which celebrated each stage of his career.  “We’re safe between the speakers,” Andrew reflected […] More

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    Japanese Breakfast Graduates to the Mainroom

    So I know it sounds like a lot, but I really cannot recommend a better way to close out your weekend than a Sunday evening concert. Sure, it’ll leave you in a STATE on Monday, but the satisfaction that comes with milking everything you can out of the weekend is simply euphoric. That being said, […] More

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