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  • Bret Michaels, Poison, Hair Nation, Mystic Lake, Music In Minnesota

    Bret Michaels Shines In Unbroken Tour

    Bret Michaels brought the Unbroken Tour and party-style concert to Mystic Lake last night! His party attitude is infectious (if not over the top). He made it clear that the night belonged to the party, rock and roll and absolutely none of that political bullshit that seems to plaque many concerts nowadays. If you’ve ever […] More

  • kimberly perry, The Band Perry, Treasure Island, Music In Minnesota, Electric, Country, Pop

    The Band Perry Ran Away from Country at Treasure Island

    When The Band Perry walked up on the stage of the halfway filled Treasure Island Event Center, most people were expecting a pop-ish country band hitting all the familiar songs with a bit of twang. Surprise! No steel guitars, nothing, not a single hint of anything country. No, this night belonged to a completely reimagined […] More

  • Author at First Avenue - 7th St Entry

    Author pens a perfect script for initiating goosebumps

      Just over a year has passed since Author released IIFOIIC last January 1st. As the first show at The Entry in 2019, Author presented a tight, driven set of 10 songs to help satisfy your resolution to find new local music. The moment Trevor Bartlett took the stage to open with “Want,” a wave […] More

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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

  • Ed Sheeran North American Stadium Tour 2018 - U.S. Bank Stadium Minneapolis Minnesota - October 20th 2018 - Snow Patrol Lauv

    Ed Sheeran Returns to Minnesota at U.S. Bank Stadium

    Ed Sheeran returned to Minneapolis for his Divided Tour on Saturday night, four years after his last visit to Minnesota. The stadium roared as Ed’s smile projected from backstage onto the massive U.S. Bank Stadium screens. He entered the stage and a couple of strums on his guitar soon turned into the folk hit song “Castle On […] 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

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