Phoebe Bridgers Bewitches Surly Festival Field
I fucking love Phoebe Bridgers. I know that writers should probably try to come up with a much more elegant, funny, or otherwise charming anecdote to begin articles such as this, but sometimes it’s really just not necessary. Plus, I don’t even consider myself much of a writer anyway, so the rules don’t apply to […] More
Patti Smith Gives Us The Power at Surly
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Surly’s festival field was one of my favorite spots to see live music here in the Twin Cities. With the guidance of First Avenue & JAM Productions, a few times a year Surly would take an otherwise unappealing patch of grass running adjacent to a rail yard behind their production […] More
Win Tickets to Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats SOLD OUT Show at Surly!
Americana rhythm and blues band Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats are playing a sold-out show at Surly Brewing Festival Field on Friday, August 30th, 2019. Though this event is sold out, we teamed up with Surly to grant two lucky winners admission to their performance! Take your shot at winning by entering to win […] More
Shakey Graves Brings the South to Surly.
Week after week, Surly Brewing Co. continues to sell out their concerts this summer. This weekend added onto that streak with Caroline Rose opening for Dr. Dog & Shakey Graves to make for a perfect Summer Saturday. Caroline Rose got the party rocking early on, and it only picked up from there! She brought that […] More
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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Gary Clark Jr. Thrills in Return to Surly Brewing’s Festival Field
Surly Brewing has quickly become one of my favorite places in the Twin Cities to see live music. The amount of care and effort that goes into their festival field concert series every year is incredible, and they get better and better at what they do with every passing show. From the amenities inside the […] More
Gary Clark Jr. Caps Off a Beautiful Day at Surly
It’s a bit cliché to start a review of an outdoor show by talking about the weather, and our copy editor Scott absolutely hates when we do it, but here we go; what an absolutely gorgeous day it was in Minneapolis on Saturday! With two massive shows happening, Gary Clark Jr. at Surly Festival Field, […] More
Courtney Barnett and Julien Baker play Surly Brewing
I’m back at Surly Brewing’s outdoor concert space once more, today for Courtney Barnett and Julien Baker. I’ve been waiting for this show for months. I’m in right before 7:00 PM, with just enough time to grab a beer and make my way to the stage. Mempisian singer-songwriter Julien Baker’s Sprained Ankle has been a […] More
Sylvan Esso Brings Joy to Minneapolis
It’s been nearly a year since charming electro-pop duo Sylvan Esso sold out a two-night stint at First Avenue. In the past year, they have managed to tour extensively across the country, release a sessions EP with friends reimagining songs from their newest album, and were nominated for a Grammy. That’s a big year! The […] More
What Happens When You Combine Magic Mushrooms With Father John Misty?
The best way to consume psilocybin mushrooms is to break them up into chunks and drop them on a slice of cheap frozen pizza, already cooked. It’s good to have a record going and a large tumbler of cold water in front of you. My friend, Mahle and I lack the record player today – […] More