“Whatever happened to John Mayer?” Is a question many people have asked themselves sitting in the car in traffic as Waiting On The World To Change fades out into another song on the lite FM station, Or as Free Falling begins on a daily mix playlist on Spotify. The question does not prompt as much […]

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LANY was the opening act for John Mayer this past saturday night at the Xcel Energy Center. Describing themselves as a product of Mayers music, LANY has a unique sound that Incorporates heavy synths with 80’s and 90’s R&B music. Although the audience is nowhere near LA, LANY’s music could make us feel ourselves winding […]

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Sam France owning the room at First Avenue with his eccentric entertainment leaves it all out on the stage. His performance isn’t anything I’d expected; familiar with their music and seeing them for the first time – it all fits. Their raw Stones sounds flow together quite nicely for a show worth your ticket. Costume […]

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Eric Gordon NOBODY SAID THAT IT WAS EASY Debut R&B/Pop Album Release Concert It’s not every day that an artist puts aside a career in Contemporary-Christian music to enter the world of mainstream R&B music.  It was a difficult decision for the artist, but the title track off Eric Gordon’s highly-anticipated album sums it up well: NOBODY SAID THAT IT WAS […]

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Touring his latest release I Decided, Big Sean stopped at the Myth Nightclub in Maplewood to a packed room. Opening act MadeinTYO set the stage, got the crowd hyped for the lyrical, trap-backed performance from Sean.  

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If you create a Pandora station based on John Prine, Cory Branan will come up quite a bit. And while that Venn-diagram will have its share of similarities, one thing is for sure. John Prine did not play the Driftwood Char Bar last evening.   The Driftwood Char Bar sits on the quieter side of […]

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Releasing his latest album to vinyl Thursday, Stef stops by First Avenue Friday to a sold out main room, says fuck you with a smile, and rolls out – but not before putting on a killer show. It doesn’t get old seeing P.O.S live with his almost sarcastic this-is-amazing-I-can’t-believe-I-get-to-do-this style on stage. Stef brings you […]

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Cold War Kids hit First Ave on 3/15/2017 playing a mix of some old favorites and some new songs like Love is Mystical off their upcoming album L.A. Divine. The band, including lead vocalist/guitarist Nathan Willett, leaves it all on stage. You could hear that Willett was losing his voice – but that didn’t stop him from giving it […]

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PHANTOGRAM came to the Twin Cities selling out and wrapping up the opening weekend to Palace Theatre. If the fresh snow on the ground confused you about what season it was, maybe the in your face lyrics delivered by Barthel set you straight. The duo owned the stage and entire venue bringing in their own […]

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Hippo Campus Sells Out First Ave 3/11 + 3/12!!! With words by Julia Kindall and Photographs by Connor Siedow On march 11th and 12th Hippo Campus headlined two sold out shows at First Avenue, making this their third sold out show at the venue in the past two years. The significance of dates, numbers, and […]

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Mickey Avalon came to Minneapolis on his ten year tour. He played at the Cabooze and the place was packed. Local rapper, Botzy opened for Mickey. Botzy got the crowd excited and ready for Mickey with his high energy. He was running around the stage and getting the crowed involved. He at one point pulled out […]

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Review by: Michael Loeffler   It was an extremely frigid night in early March, even by typical Minnesota standards, but that didn’t deter the crowd that was eagerly waiting in line to enter the newly remodeled Palace Theatre on Saturday night. The excitement was palpable, and the reason was twofold: not only were they going […]

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Among the other heavy hitters opening the rebirth of historic Palace Theater in Downtown Saint Paul is PHANTOGRAM touring their 2016 debut album THREE. Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter hit the stage after opening act The Veldt …and maybe more? Big Grams anyone? This will be the duo’s second time in the Twin Cities with […]

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Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears from Austin, TX, hit First Avenue Monday night, promoting their new album Backlash. These guys have so much good energy and put on an awesome show. Their soulful, bluesy, funky sound is the kind you can’t help but dance to. After a demand for an encore, they showered the crowd with a […]

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PROF throws a party and brings all his friends – a collection of photos the chaos this dude creates. It doesn’t stop when he’s on stage; the crowd is turned up to 11 the entire time. GAMPO and crew came off a road tour left for broke and let it all out in the Mainroom. […]

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Chill Vibez is hosted and curated by Ashley Mari. It began May 19th at Moto-i as a free event open to all. Chill Vibez features a collection of many different musicians, poets, dancers, activists, DJs, and visual artists. Chill Vibez has grown into a movement that pushes to support creative people and help them grow out of a […]

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Dj Ben Sims and Mike Gervais joined together for the first time in Minneapolis. Ben Sims is a revered techno artist from the UK and Mike is a hard-working Midwest techno artist. The next time this duo will happen might be in London. It was an amazing show with so much talent and energy.

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Minneapolis recently lost a very loved man, Ron Upton. Ron was well known in Uptown and loved by many. His memorial concert was last night at the Uptown VFW. The VFW filled up with so many friends and family of Ron and was a beautiful way to say goodbye. Many of Ron’s favorite bands played. […]

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Alter Bridge landed at the historic Moore Theater in Seattle, WA this past Wednesday bringing Nonpoint and Them Evils along. This was AB’s last American tour date before heading overseas to NZ (and returning for newly released US stops). For my first time seeing Alter Bridge live I was impressed; their studio vs. stage sound […]

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A great place to spend a Friday night is The Shout! House. The Shout! House Dueling Pianos is a live music venue in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. It combines music and improvisational comedy with the help of the audience to create unique, fun filled experience. It is the perfect spot to celebrate a birthday, divorce, or bachelorette […]

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Hippo Campus’s first studio album was released today! Their long awaited debut album, Landmark finally arrives today. Produced by BJ Burton (Bon Iver’s 22, A Million), this album lives up to the hype. Hippo Campus will be playing two sold out shows back to back at Minneapolis’s First Avenue on Saturday March 11th and Sunday […]

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The Duluth band had their first show in Minneapolis last night. Hurricane Joe is a metal band with a deep bond between the band members. They are releasing a new album and starting to play more in Minneapolis. The Cabooze was dead at 5:30 when they started to play. The audience was only family and […]

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Britleigh got to hang out and photograph  the metal band Hurricane Joe. Hurricane Joe is a Duluth band who has moved to the Twin Cities. They are having their first local show at The Cabooze tomorrow night. They are a fresh but old school metal band. They are known in Duluth for their  harsh vocals and relentless […]

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Britleigh sat down with rapper Botzy for an interview at the Nicollet dinner in Minneapolis.  Botzy a constant collaborative who’s been involved multiple projects such Culture cry wolf, and VAYNS has been an influence in the scene for 9 years.  Here what he had to say. “There’s something I find appealing about a near empty diner at 4 in […]

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