Andrew Bird entered through a crooked door to the right of the stage at The Palace Theatre Friday night, and onto a stage that resembled a sort of worn, antiquated living room. To the applause of his audience, he picked up his violin from the case on a stand next to him, mounted it against […]

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People love watching someone come into the spotlight. To “make it”. And I think it mainly has to do with the fact that they want to “make it” too, in whatever their profession is. Maggie Rogers is a musician from Maryland who has “made it” by many definitions. She’s currently on a tour that began […]

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I’m not typically one for weeknight concerts. To be fair, I’m always up for a concert. But the older I get, the louder I hear “you have work tomorrow” echoing in my head while in route to the venue. Lucky, Surly hears this too. And with a 5pm showtime, they know how to quiet that […]

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Hinterland Music Festival, now in it’s 5th year, Added a 3rd day to its festival, meaning that to catch the whole weekend you’ll have to take both Friday AND Monday off if you don’t want to drive through the dead of night, at least for out-of-towners like me. Was this third day worth it? For […]

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Everyone has their own different methods of finding new music. Sometimes it’s a nudge from a friend, or a curated playlist on Spotify, or a trusted radio host that you can turn to on a daily basis. For me, Ive always been able to find new and interesting bands thanks to whoever curates the song […]

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“Who is keeping the blues alive?” Its a commonly asked question among older generations. And answers seem to differ depending on who talk to. Some say its already a dead genre. Others look at the 5 year old guitar prodigy playing in dive bars. But blues musicians are not hard to find these days. You […]

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Of all the instruments on stage, everything from synths to pads to guitars, perhaps the most versatile instrument was Nick Murphy’s voice. Ranging from blusey (ala (Lover) You dont treat me no good) to a low and quiet mumble (Some People) The Australian singer showed his diverse music styles to the packed crowd at First […]

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April 10, 2019 Our cab driver on the previous evening told us, “You haven’t been to Nashville if you haven’t gone down to Broadway St”. Personally, I’d rather hang in dives and dumps than Blake Sheldon’s bar – or especially Kid Rock’s bar. That aside, that’s not what tonight was about. First trip to Nashville. […]

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I’m typically not one for meetings. Especailly meetings that start at 10 o’clock at night. But if that meeting is at First Avenue? Well, that is a different story. A sold out crowd at First Avenue felt the same way I did, attending the Better Oblivian Community Center show last wednesday. The band is the […]

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It isnt often that someone like Bob Weir makes it a point to stop and play In Minnesota. Weir, one of the founding members of The Grateful Dead and now touring with the popular Dead and Company Group, formed a trio with bassist and famed producer Don Was, and former Ratdog Drummer Jay Lane. The […]

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It’s been dreary here in the Twin Cities. Lots of clouds, rain, and cold. It feels more like Seattle than it does Minneapolis. And as such, Minnesotans are starting to feel it. The warmer coats have come out of storage, and the wool socks have made their way to the top of the drawer. The […]

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Hinterland’s 2018 lineup may have been it’s best yet. From local Iowa acts to Grammy Award Winners, checkout Casey’s photos from over the weekend, and stay tuned for 2019’s lineup soon!

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There is a lot you can count on during the summer time. Warmth, sun, thunderstorms, barbeques and swimming pools. The list goes on. And in the time of our parents (speaking from my millennial perspective) you could almost always count on a summer tour from the Grateful Dead. It’s music that was meant to be […]

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VAN STEE returns with their long awaited sophomore release HEARTBREAKER NERVEWRECKER MEANSUCKER. The album was recorded over a 4 year period with Lance W Conrad at Humans Win! Studios in Minneapolis. Through dense arrangements and biting lyrics Charlie writes about loss, co-dependence, acceptance and forging your own path while still navigating the road maps we […]

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Donned in all white clothing, Houndmouth appeared on the stage of First Avenue last evening to a sold out crowd. It’s been a familiar sight for them, with all four shows sold out so far on their tour, and Minneapolis was no exception. The band has been working on a new album, thetitle still yet […]

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Sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg Front the swedish-folk-duo-who-plays-americana act First Aid Kit. The band swung into town on the heels of their latest album Ruins Released just a few weeks prior.   It’s not often that an americana act can completely sell out anything in record time, let alone at Palace Theatre capacity. But sure […]

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Photographs by Alexander Just Written by Casey Carlson   Lydia Liza was standing at the back of the audience she had just performed in front of, fans who noticed her stopped, hugged, and thanked her for her music, before wandering back into the crowd as Jake Bugg began his set. “It’s not really that exhausting” […]

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If you’re not familiar with the Devil Makes Three, they’re California natives that have been pounding the pavement since 2002. They’re an amazing combination of folk, rock, alternative with some bluegrass and country mashed in. Their newest album is titled “Redemption & Ruin” and was released in 2016. They were in Denver on a two […]

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The Old Smugglers – Hard Pan to Chaos     They look like gangsters from the 1940’s, they sing about the salty sea, they play instruments that look like they were scavenged from a shipwreck, and on November 10th, 2017, The Old Smugglers revealed their 3rd album “Hard Pan to Chaos”.      The Old Smuggler’s are […]

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The War On Drugs have been described as the future of rock and roll, while also being described as dad rock, Americana, and psychedelic. Listening to them, it’s hard to put a pin on their exact genre, but perhaps that’s intentional. Their sound is unique, as if Bob Dylan came of age with a synthesiser […]

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Co-founder of the site, Tanner Morris is currently on tour with this crew helping set up and tune instruments all across the country. When they made their stop in Denver, Tanner was able to set us up with access on this absolutely awesome lineup. Here are some photos:

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