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    Return of the Hometown Hippy, Mod Sun

    The first couple times I had the pleasure of seeing Mod Sun was when I was 15 years old. At the now-deceased Station 4, a venue typically home to metal-heads and punk rockers, the eccentric, self-ascribed hippy repeatedly wound up on show bills tucked in between bands known for guttural screams and brain splitting breakdowns. […] More

  • Josh Ramsey and Mike Ayley Mariana's Trench Varsity Theater Suspending Gravity Tour May 25 2019
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    Marianas Trench Sells Out Varsity Theater

    Last night a sold-out Varsity Theater warmly welcomed Canadian rock-band, Marianas Trench back to Minneapolis for the first time since November of 2015. Eager fans filled the venue early in anticipation of the tour in support of the band’s newest album, Phantoms. Eclectic Electric Doors opened at 7 p.m. and opener DJ George Thoms took to […] More

  • Drake White and The Big Fire on state at the Varsity Theater
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    Drake White Emanates Exuberance in Twin Cities

    Jordan Brooker Fans Flames of Crowd at Varsity Theater Twin Cities residents and out-of-town guests who trekked to the Varsity Theater to see the Drake White show with opening act Jordan Brooker last evening were overtly entertained and seriously moved by their collective party-hearty grooves. Although these fans came ready to party, Brooker, along with […] More

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    Y’all Want Some Gravy?

    As the crowd wrapped nearly half a block around the doors to Varsity Theater, there was no question that Yung Gravy had a lot of hype surrounding his 4/20 performance. Many people have fallen in love with Gravy’s unique style of music and were ready to sing along to their favorite songs of his. Before […] More

  • Haley Reinhart Amsterdam Bar & Hall St. Paul, MN April 15th 2019 Lo-Fi Soul Tour
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    Haley Reinhart Shines Bright in St. Paul

    Do you remember what you were doing at around 8:00 PM on Wednesday, May 5th, 2011? I do, and it’s a night I know I will never forget. That is the night I heard Haley Reinhart, then a contestant on the wildly popular TV show American Idol perform the song “House of the Rising Sun.” […] More

  • Paul Mark Rousseau of Silverstein When Broken is Easily Fixed 15 year anniversary tour varsity theatre Minneapolis Minnesota January 19 2019
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    Silverstein Celebrates Anniversary Tour at Varsity

    On a Saturday night in late January, as the temperature had finally (and unfortunately) fallen to where it typically is in the midwest this time of the year, long-time supporters of Silverstein arrived at Varsity Theatre for their anniversary tour. For this tour, Silverstein is playing the entirety of their 2003 album When Broken is Easily Fixed, as […] More

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