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    Eaux Claires Festival Takes 2019 Off

    As fall turns into winter, many fans check the Eaux Claires Festival website and social media outlets for signs of life. News on presale tickets is usually released around this time. For fans, money goes flying out of pockets faster than details can be announced via mixtape or mural. The statement, posted today by the […] More

  • Middle Kids

    Middle Kids Warm Up The Entry

    Australia’s Middle Kids made a stop at the 7th Street Entry on a chilly December night. They played the same venue in 2017 on the heels of strong (and deserved) SXSW buzz. This time, though, they sold the place out. Rarely has a sold-out show at the Entry felt so packed. Middle Kids have been […] More

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    ON THE RADAR: Warren Thomas Fenzi Takes Us on a Journey Through New EP “Viven” at the Icehouse

    Warren Thomas Fenzi is a multi-instrumentalist from Prescott, Arizona that currently resides in the Twin Cities. He is largely inspired by the endless plateaus of the Southwest, transforming his experiences into engaging, cinematic music. Fenzi and his band create the experience of a journey by playing songs about interconnectivity and letting go. His lyrics are so relatable […] More

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    Justin Courtney Pierre Comes Home

    It’s Friday night, and friends, family, and plaid-clad fans of Justin Courtney Pierre flocked to the Turf Club to celebrate the homecoming of the local musician during his nationwide tour.  The tour is in support of his first solo record In The Drink. If you don’t recognize his name that’s okay. You might remember his other […] More

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    Southern Hospitality: A Hulaween Story

    Thursday: In The Dark It’s 7:30 pm on a Thursday. Fresh off the plane and a shuttle ride from Jacksonville Airport, I’m standing in the pitch black woods of The Spirit of Suwanee Music Park. We’ve been accepted to cover this event, and with our single pass, I elected to represent our publication at Suwannee […] More

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    Phil Cook at Turf Club

    On a Friday night in St. Paul, people gathered together at the Turf Club.  People hugged and shouted things like “Oh my gosh, YOU MADE IT!!”  That’s the kind of crowd that Phil Cook can bring together.  High-spirited and ready to roll with whatever the night brings, as long as they can do it together.  […] More

  • The Wombats Minneapolis 2018

    The Wombats + Barns Courtney Play Packed Fine Line

    On another rainy Minneapolis night, I went to the Fine Line Music Café to finally catch The Wombats after years of waiting. I had tickets to their last tour when they were going to hit First Ave after they released Glitterbug in 2015 but I couldn’t go. Finally, they released Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life in […] More

  • Jade Bird, Fine Line Music Café, UK, Americana, Singer-Songwriter, Field Report, Christopher Porterfield

    Jade Bird Ferociously Charms The Twin Cities

    UK Americana sweetheart Jade Bird brought her first headlining North American tour to the Fine Line Music Cafe in Minneapolis last night with support from Field Report. The two acts of the night created a delightfully earnest and witty night of music together.First was folk act Field Report from Milwaukee. It’s the project of Christopher […] More

  • The Iron Maidens, Cover Band, Iron Maiden, Route 47 Pub and Grub, Rock, Rock and Roll

    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

  • Joe Jackson, MusicInTheZoo, Concert

    Joe Jackson…Calm, Cool, And Classic Joe

    The Weesner Family Amphitheater filled quickly as fans waited for Joe Jackson to come on. Sold Out? You might say that. How about- even the standing room was sold out. On this rare occasion, Joe Jackson actually had an opening act. Enter Faith Boblett and her Acoustic Guitar. This young lady held her own, playing […] More

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