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    The Von Tramps Ease Into “Summer Nights”

    Summer is right around the corner as we ease into a radically revised world. Images of what summer involves, how it feels, and all the childhood activities come rushing back every June. This year will certainly look and feel much different but The Von Tramps just released a time capsule with their new music video […] More

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    The Von Tramps Cancel Tour Over Coronavirus Cautions

    The announcement of SXSW being cancelled was a heartbreaking loss for musicians all over the country. It has impacted many of our local musicians and the ripples of the loss are still being felt. Local female-led punk rock band The Von Tramps were fueling up their van for an eight-day tour through Texas, Missouri, Illinois, […] More

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    Caydence punks the month of March

    Every Friday this March, Caydence Records and Coffee is gathering together an expansive roster of punk bands. It’s an expansive lineup, from traveling groups Gumm (TN) and Prevention XXX (IL) to local bands BlurCurve, Die Ghost, and aptly named Rotten Hotdish. For punk fans, it’s a chance to absorb all different styles, including horror punk, hardcore, […] More

  • Killing Quinn Skyway Theatre Sleeping With Sirens Medicine Tour Minneapolis Minnesota January 11 2020

    Sleeping With Sirens: The Medicine Tour at Skyway

    With their most recent album, How it Feels to be Lost, dropping late last year, Sleeping With Sirens have come to Skyway Theatre as a part of The Medicine Tour. Support for this tour includes LA-based band Point North, Chicago-based Belmont, and Florida-based Set It Off. Point North Gets Better Point North last played here […] More

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    ON THE RADAR: niiice. Has Two More Home Shows Before 2020 Hits

    St. Paul, Minnesota’s very own niiice. is playing a show on November 26th with Stars Hollow, Miloe and Wrister at The Fallout Arts Initiative in Minneapolis. niiice. played at The Garage in Burnsville, Minnesota just a few months ago with headliner Oso Oso. They’re quirky attitude and heartfelt lyrics make niiice. a band worth seeing […] More

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    Ian Valor & The Vendettas: All Right All Riot [Album Review]

    Set to release their debut album All Right All Riot at the 331 Club on October 19th, Ian Valor & The Vendettas have an ambitious sound waiting to be heard. A rock band based in the Twin Cities, Ian Valor (guitar/vocals), Jeremy “Mel” Melzer (bass) and Sara Horishnyk (drums) deliver a unique blend of old school […] More

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    Shut Down Third Street Brings A Crowd To Winona

    Shut Down Third Street is a music and art festival put on by Treedom creative studios & record store. In its second year, Shut Down Third promotes people coming together on the streets of downtown Winona to experience music, art, and local businesses. Third street is closed to cars so people can freely move about, […] More

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    Blink-182: NINE [Album Review]

     Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, friends, strangers, and everyone in between THE DAY HAS COME! NINE, the long-awaited new album from Blink-182 is here! You can listen to it with your own ears! NINE is, according to the band, the ninth album from Blink-182. As explained by Mark Hoppus, “I’m counting Buddha, Cheshire Cat, […] More

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    Thunderpussy Rocks Minnesota Pantless

    Having personally spent 3 years living in Seattle, when Pacific Northwestern rockers Thunderpussy announced a tour date for Minnesota, it was a no-brainer for me. The group, fronted by Molly Sides, has garnered a ton of attention for their rock musicality and swagger, all while pushing the envelope in the performing arts. Thunderpussy shows are […] More

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    Violent Femmes, Ben Folds Bring Contrasting Talents to Surly Festival Field

    One can almost envision the conversation leading to the Violent Femmes’ stage show, which preceded the more conservative, quirky balladry of Ben Folds at Surly Brewing Festival Field in the middle of a workweek this summer. “Sure, we’ll go first!” the veteran group likely exclaimed. “Let us just load up (drummer) John Sparrow’s charcoal grill. […] More

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    Triple Stitch Is The Local Band You Need To See

    This past Friday I made my way to Amsterdam Bar and Hall to catch the Hawthorne Heights show. While I was pretty stoked to see Hawthorne Heights, one band definitely stood out above the rest: Triple Stitch. Triple Stitch is a four-piece punk/rock n’ roll band hailing from the Lonsdale/Minneapolis area. If you don’t know […] More

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