Nestled within the heart of Minneapolis, The Fine Line Music Cafe has a knack for quietly hosting some of the most talented musicians on the road today. My experiences there have consistently unveiled acts that, in their brilliance, seem almost too grand for the intimate confines of the venue. So it’s no wonder that Sarah […]

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Tonight’s show is a celebration of 89.3’s 19th birthday, and like any 19 year old, they’re facing somewhat of an identity crisis. It’s the time in your life when the friends you swore you would have for life at 14 have moved on without you. (We miss you Wheat, Looch, and Jade) Like a teenager’s […]

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2023 was a standout year for music, featuring a mix of emerging local talent, eagerly awaited stadium performances, and exciting new artists. As the touring season winds down with the arrival of the colder months, we’re taking this opportunity to reflect on some of the most memorable concerts we had the pleasure of experiencing. We […]

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Faye Webster wants her listeners to get the joke. Give her music a casual listen, and you might miss the punchline. There’s a type of humor here that can be found deep beneath the surface in the melancholy waltz’s of her music. Yet, she never takes herself too seriously. Like Courtney Barnett, there’s a smirk […]

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On the corner of Hennepin and Lagoon in Minneapolis, an iconic sign and marquee light up the night, casting a much needed glow back over the neighborhood. The Uptown Theatre, once a cherished local movie theater, has reemerged this year as a new concert venue hoping to become just as memorable, proudly reclaiming its position […]

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Article by Casey Carlson. Photography by Darrell Lloyd. ZHU brought his Immersive Live Tour to the Minneapolis Armory last week, and it was a night that fans will remember as pure electronic bliss. The show featured a massive, high resolution LED wall that projected stunning visuals, as well as a number of special effects that […]

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“It’s our fourth time playing First Avenue” revealed Adam Weiner during his show last night. He retained his usual seat on the bench behind his upright piano, affectionally named Nellie (that is, if affectionate means having it’s named carved into the wood on the side.) Nellie, like Adam, both appeared to have been through hell […]

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To know Eric Clapton, you need to know blues music. After all, that’s where slowhand himself got his start with guitar. And while he’s ventured into pop music and acoustic ballads over the last sixty years of his career, Clapton always comes back to his roots in the blues.  The blues have always had it […]

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Iconic musician Bruce Hornsby is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his legendary double album, “Spirit Trail,” with a special reissue, and a subsequent tour. The 25th Anniversary Edition of the album will be available online and two physical versions: a 3-CD set and a 3-LP set. This album, originally released in 1998, features twenty tracks […]

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Photos courtesy of Chris Phelps Summer’s most difficult concert ticket to get may have belonged to Taylor Swift, But The Killers gave her a run for her money with a surprise performance at First Avenue last night. Announced just one week prior and selling out nearly instantly, the tickets to their intimate show became priceless. […]

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It has been years since a concert has caused such mass hysteria in Minnesota. Perhaps, even in the country. If it wasn’t clear by the excitement of fans online, the lack of bookable hotels in Downtown Minneapolis, Or by the MNDOT road signs spinning her lyrics into safety warnings: Taylor Swift is in town.  Everyone […]

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It’s graduation day at the University of Minnesota, and if you know somebody with a music major, they were likely in the audience of The Varsity Theatre for a very intimate performance from Theo Katzman. Katzman is perhaps best known for his role in Vulfpeck, performing guitar, drums, and vocals throughout the band’s discography. In […]

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Whats a good indie act without a complicated frontman? For some musical acts, when you buy a ticket, you’re essentially buying a level of hope. Hope that the band will play your favorite song, your cherished deep cut, that they’ll spot you in the crowd and share a brief moment of eye contact. Or, lately […]

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You’ve heard an M83 song whether you’ve known it or not. But the band has much more depth than the one-or-two hit songs used for every cinematic moment in the last ten years. Midnight City and Outro are both songs that were the cornerstones of cinematic, euphoric moments in films and commercials since M83 released […]

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Remember last summer when we covered MUNA? And it was a really good show and we wanted them to perform in arenas? Well, we got close. The Palace Theatre is larger than their last show at First Avenue (which you can find our coverage here) And while we are getting a larger venue for them […]

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Article and Photos by Eliza Mann Gorgon City is a duo claiming to be ‘in high demand’ by their label, Black Butter Records. Collaborations with big name artists like Sophie Tukker and Evan Giia would validate this statement, but a relatively low key social media presence might say otherwise. Catching wind of a sold out […]

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Not just your heady uncle’s jam band. “Ive heard from five different people tonight that the band isnt going on until closer to 9:00” Said the security guard I spoke with last night in the photo pit. Its rare these days that bands play exactly on time anyways, but a whole 45 minutes late to […]

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“We aren’t kidding when we say the Twin Cities is like a second home to us” Said Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmith between songs last night. “I’ll never forget our first tour through here, and for some fucked up reason we sold out First Avenue! You guys keep showing up, and it means a lot to […]

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While it wasn’t built for it in mind, US Bank Stadium is the largest concert venue in Minnesota. It was built for Vikings games and NCAA Championship games to be played in front of over 50,000 people. But even though it’s seven years old, the powers that be haven’t figured out how to make anything […]

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Any fourteen year old who picked up an acoustic guitar to fulfill their singer-songwriter dreams has sat at the end of their bed, staring at the wall of their bedroom imagining it’s an arena full of screaming fans. They’ve imagined creating a riff on guitar that’s instantly recognizable, and leaving the crowd speechless with their […]

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Tuesday, March 28 2023. Photos and Article by Eliza Mann In the midst of a solemn week for Denver, several admirable artists journeyed to the city, ready to share their melody with an audience in desperate need of warmth. It may have been difficult to celebrate a night of good music for locals, yet I am […]

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Since their inception in 2018, Bob Weir has brought the Wolf Brothers to the Twin Cities on three occasions, making their return to St. Paul last night a welcome sight for fans who were once concerned that these performances might be rare – or that Weir may not return. Despite concerns about his age, Weir […]

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