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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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    King Tuff Casts His Spell On St. Paul

    As Minnesotan psych-rock fans began to recover from the polar vortex, some came crawling out of the woodwork to find themselves at the Turf Club in St. Paul Thursday night to see King Tuff on his Infinite Smiles tour. If they were smart, they got there early enough to see brilliant opener Stonefield. King Tuff […] More

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    Mineral and Tancred play for a packed Turf Club

    Mineral became an enigma of the underground scene during the second wave emo in the late 90s through the 2000s. Not to be confused with the emo pop rock of eyeliner-clad Fall Out Boy & My Chemical Romance, Mineral blew us away with fast strumming, punk drumming, and slightly grungy yet melodic vocals over loud/quiet […] 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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    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

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    Israel Nash at the Turf Club

    On a night that boasted one of the larger storms of the year, fans of folk-rock flocked to the Turf Club in St. Paul. Why? Because the club was hosting a show that genuinely made it worth standing up to some crazy weather. Texas natives Israel Nash and Matthew McNeal have been traveling the Midwest […] More

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    White Denim Puts on Performance at Turf Club

    In his 1942 essay The Myth of Sisyphus, Camus wrote that “All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant’s revolving door.” Fifteen years later Richard Wayne Penniman wrote “Wop bop a loo bop a wop bam boom,” an undeniably […] More

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    Lo Moon was Anything But “Loveless”

    I hadn’t heard of Lo Moon until about a month ago, but after giving them a listen, it was clear that their sound was the perfect match for the serenity I felt while cruising down 55 West on the way to their show on Friday night. It was calming evening, mid-sunset on the cusp of […] More

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    The Go! Team Throws a Pep Rally at The Turf Club

    Ever miss those pep rallies back at your high school? I sure as hell don’t. And I think a lot of my friends could say the same thing. After all, members of the administration patrolled the school grounds on a golf cart before and during rallies in an effort to catch escaping students. That wouldn’t […] More

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