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    Popular EDM Band Exotic Matter and the Difficulty of Finding Success in Minnesota

    One of us Hugely successful Minnesota talent is somewhat rare. When it does happen, we’re understandably proud. These bands can join the likes of Atmosphere, The Replacements, and of course our dearly beloved Prince, all of which have the coveted star on First Ave. Unfortunately, losing talent to the coasts is a common occurrence, and that’s exactly […] More

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    Justin Timberlake Brings Minneapolis Into The Woods

    My earliest memory of music came in 1998. My sister and I watched rising boy band Nsync perform on the Disney channel; the performance that brought them to stardom. From that day forward, I was hooked on Justin Timberlake. I believe Justin Timberlake is the modern king of pop. You haven’t seen anything until you […] More

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    Hamilton Cast Revolt at 1st Ave

    Alexander Hamilton! A common household name nowadays to join the likes of Justin Bieber, Twilight Sparkle, and Donald Drumpf. Thanks, in part, to the award-winning play Hamilton, An American Musical, created by Lin-Manuel Miranda and the drunken friend we all have who spits mumbled history-rap after a few stevewisers. I am not going to waste […] More

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    DJ Shannon Blowtorch Leads Prince Day Dance Party

    You pretty much had two choices on where to be Saturday Night for all the Prince Festivities: Paisley Park (home of Prince) or First Ave (where Prince became famous). If you had the choice, you’d choose the former, as they were holding a Prince Party including live music from Sheila E. First Ave may be the second choice, […] More

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    Rock the Garden Returns to Walker Art Center with Bon Iver & More

    After being temporarily relocated to Boom Island Park last year, Rock the Garden 2017 returned to the Sculpture Garden at the Walker Art Center. The one-day festival, hosted by the Walker Art Center and MPR’s The Current, now has two stages across the grounds- a main stage located down hill from the museum, and the Garden Stage […] More

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    Great Good Fine Ok Calls Out Prince During Interview

    We interviewed Great Good Fine Ok interviewed just before they went on stage to perform at The Fineline Cafe, in Minneapolis, MN, on October 17th, 2014. They took a moment to ask Prince to feature on a future track. They also talk about their current tour, new music on the way, how many kids they have, and […] More

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    20 Facts About Minnesota Music

    The Minnesota music scene is one that has certainly earned its stripes; from the molding of Grammy winning artists, to the birth of iconic events halls and clubs. Minnesota has made its mark in musical history, and has no intention of slowing down.  Our accomplished western state is home to an array of talent, outstanding venues, […] More