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    Flume and Friends the Armory

    Minneapolis, you really showed up last night. On a Thursday, in fact. The openers certainly noticed, and I’m sure Flume did as well when he took the stage. Everybody wore their rager pants – those of the attendees who wore pants, anyway. Flume is out on tour supporting his new album, ‘Palaces,’ released last Friday. […] More

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    Amy Grant at the State Theatre

    Amy Grant has built a long, successful career on music that matters. Ever since she burst on the scene as a fresh-faced teenager bringing contemporary Christian music to the forefront of American culture, the Nashville native gained a reputation for creating potent songs that examined life’s complexities with an open heart and keen eye. With […] More

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    Elated: An Evening with Suzanne Vega at the Dakota

    If you considered going to Suzanne Vega at the Dakota but decided not to, you made the wrong decision. The career-spanning show exceeded expectations. First a bit about the venue. The Dakota is not a large space, but it’s quaint, and there’s room enough to breathe and relax without worrying that you’re going to step […] More

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    Carlos Santana’s Divine Intervention at Treasure Island

    Rock n/ roll icon Carlos Santana played to a full house at Treasure Island’s event center last Friday night. He brought hours of celebration and empowerment through an ensemble of keys, drums, and some singing guitars. For the first ten minutes, Carlos went around the stage and let each band member say hello through their […] More

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    Bon Jovi Stops at Xcel on 2022 North American Tour

    East coast arena rockers Bon Jovi stopped by The Xcel Energy Center Sunday Night. This was the second stop on the tour after a lengthy hiatus due to Covid. Jon Bon Jovi had a rough start to the night, kicking it off with raspy versions of “Limitless” from their latest album, 2020’s The Radio Saved […] More


    DROELOE Returns to Minneapolis with Unexpected Odyssey Tour

    The crowd kept it weird for DROELOE’S Unexpected Odyssey tour. The night began with opening acts Chuck Sutton and Biicla. Chuck Sutton’s dance moves are no joke, and Biicla hyped the crowd with tracks like “Getting High” and “No Place.” During the intermission, I thought I recognized the synths playing over the intro music. DROELOE later […] More

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    Glass Animals Brings A Heat Wave to Sold-Out Minneapolis Concert at the Armory

    Known for years for success among music critics, indie-pop fans, and college music scenes, Glass Animals have surged to major popularity over the song “Heat Waves” on TikTok and Spotify. The band may not immediately strike a chord, but people immediately know who you are excited about when you mention “Heat Waves”. The line “Sometimes […] More

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    Sister Trio Joseph Packs the Parkway

    Portland sister-trio Joseph rolled into The Parkway Theater last night with their ‘Requests Only Tour’. The trio traveled lightly as Natalie Closner Schepman, and twins Allison Closner and Meegan Closner carried along a few guitars and a mailbox for fans to enter their song requests. The set-list was then comprised of these hopes, which did […] More

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    The Sparkly World of Maude Latour

    The ultimate spring break? Your first national tour—at least for college student Maude Latour. Her sold-out show at St. Paul’s Amsterdam Bar & Hall popped off with all the excitement, joy, and drama that any good spring break should.  The largely Gen Z crowd knew every song by heart, shamelessly shouting along to lyrics about […] More

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    Possessed by Paul James enthralls the Hook and Ladder

    Live Music, at its best, is nothing if not a highly emotional experience. This is true almost by definition. The most memorable concerts are the ones that resonate with you deeply on a level beyond a simple fun night out, whether that be because of your response to the artist or the music itself, or […] More

  • Subtronics Sold Out show at The Armory, MN, 2022.

    The Subtronics Effect: Fractal Tour Sells Out The Armory

    Saturday night marked yet another sold-out show at The Armory, and this time it was a win for our dubstep friends and family. Subtronics (formally named Jesse Karden) is no stranger to Minnesota, but this time was clearly different than others. There were four opening acts and five hours worth of head banging, but fans […] More

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