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  • ZHU The Grace Tour, Live in Concert, Minneapolis, MN 2023
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    ZHU Breaks Loose at the Armory

    ZHU (pronounced “Zoo”) returned to Minneapolis this weekend, 5 long years after his sold-out show at First Avenue. Some things were similar, but several differences made this stop on his Grace tour stand out from prior performances. ZHU has seen so much growth in recent years, and considering his first breakout single, “Faded,” boasts 300 […] More

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    Holding Out for a Nero: Queens of the Stone Age Triumphant in Return to Minneapolis

    Playing Minneapolis for the first time in nearly six years, Queens of the Stone Age rocked a capacity crowd at The Armory for their The End is Nero tour, with openers that perfectly complemented their personality and energy. Josh Homme and company started on the offensive immediately, opening with “No One Knows.” The first half […] More

  • Cigarettes After Sex at The Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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    Exhale: The Stimulation & Serenity of Cigarettes After Sex in Concert

    Playing on a minimalist stage. Using monochromatic motifs. Appearing rather dormant during a 70-minute performance. For other bands, this might describe a bland performance, but Cigarettes After Sex displayed their subtle emotional sound to pierce The Armory’s darkness and delight a sold-out crowd in Minneapolis last night. Though “sold out,” The Armory was not as […] More

  • 5 Seconds of Summer at The Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota
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    Hot 5 Seconds of Summer Heat up the Armory

    Playing to a packed Armory in Minneapolis, 5 Seconds of Summer fired up their fans in a concert filled with their charisma, talent, and good-time rock and roll. The Australian quartet that gained popularity by singing about American Apparel underwear is comprised of drummer Ashton Irwin, guitarist Michael Clifford, bassist Calum Hood, and lead singer/guitarist […] More

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    Night Two of Artic Monkeys at the Armory

    Arctic Monkeys spent the second Minneapolis night of ‘The Car Tour’ spreading their infectious energy throughout the sellout crowd. Full disclosure: I didn’t know much about Arctic Monkeys going into the show last night. By the time I left, I realized nearly everything I thought I knew was wrong. For example, back when their debut […] More

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    The National Go Big at the Armory

    Longevity in the music industry is hard to come by. In this ever-turbulent business, even the buzziest acts can find their time over in the blink of an eye. There are plenty of reasons: quickly shifting trends, burnout, and complicated band dynamics, for example. But most musical careers don’t last very long, in the limelight […] More

  • Yungblud live in concert at The Armory, Minneapolis, MN 2023.
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    Yungblud World Tour Sets Armory Ablaze

    Yungblud took hold of The Armory last Saturday, bringing thousands to the downtown venue for a night of calculated chaos and crowd control. In another life, Dominic Harrison began crafting music in the comfort of his own bedroom. Using elements of punk, rock, and pop, Yungblud relies on one key factor to fuel both his […] More

  • Yellowcard and Mayday Parade, live in concert, The Armory, Minneapolis Minnesota, 2023.
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    Yellowcard Takes The Armory Back to Ocean Avenue

    On Saturday I found myself transported back to the time of pop punk anthems ruling the airwaves, shaping the soundtrack to our 2000’s lives. It was a nostalgic moment that marked the beginning of a remarkable evening – Yellowcard, live in concert, celebrating two decades since the release of their iconic album, Ocean Avenue. Across […] More

  • Illenium at The Armory 11/9/19 Minneapolis MN
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    Illenium Sets Minneapolis Ablaze with Three-Night Spectacle at The Armory.

    Illenium, the Grammy-nominated producer and DJ, has returned to Minnesota for a 3-night spectacle at an iconic venue, The Armory. Known for his electrifying performances and emotionally charged music, Illenium is outdoing himself this time by incorporating a full live band, pyrotechnics, lasers, and many more surprises, creating an unforgettable experience for his fans. View […] More

  • The Chainsmokers tour, concert at The Armory, Minneapolis, 2022.
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    The Chainsmokers Concert Was Actually Good

    The Chainsmokers dropped big news in 2022- their new album, So Far So Good, and an accompanied worldwide tour. 30 venues across the United States welcome one of the largest EDM tag teams, capable of selling out arenas in every state. Friday night marked Armory fans’ long awaited return. Our 2019 article reminds me of […] More

  • Joji's the Smithereens tour, live in concert, Minneapolis, MN, 2022.
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    Joji’s Minneapolis Debut Sells Out The Armory

    Minneapolis showed up to play on Wednesday night. Lines wrapped around The Armory as fans shuffled in for Joji’s Minnesota debut. An impressive 8,000+ fans turned out for this YouTube comedian-turned-artist. The older attendees that night, mostly Millennials, may know him as Filthy Frank or Pink Guy. Having seen just one fan clad in the […] More

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    Rufus Du Sol, Like a Saturday on a Tuesday at The Armory

    Rufus Du Sol brought all the feels and love that accompany their music at the Armory last night. Rufus’ wide-ranging taste in music is commendable. They’re great DJs and consistently push great new artists on their DJ mixes. They also enlist a variety of help to remix their work. It’s not surprising, then, that they’re […] More

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