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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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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A week ago, So What?! Music Festival was held at QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. It was nothing short of astounding. From legendary acts like New Found Glory headlining, to everyone’s favorites like State Champs and Neck Deep just before. We recently flew down to Texas to partake in the festivities of the eclectic […]

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Recently I sat down with, and got to know the members of Sapphire Empire, a pop, R&B, jazz experimental band from Canada. Let’s start with your name, then what do you play? Gaby, guitar Anatol, keys Lucas, bass Selci, lead vocals Ben, drums Emily, trumpet back up vocals Decarlo, trumpet Where are you from? And how […]

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You’ve been to a lot of shows. You’ve seen a bunch of bands. But have you paid attention to the openers? The locals that kick off the night of sick jams and good friends? If you have, good on you! You might be familiar with some of these guys. If not, get your learning caps […]

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Spyder Baybie Raw Dog & 2% Muck took the stage at the Triple Rock Friday night. Sandwiching their set between Major G & BLVCK SPVCE, the duo performed a smooth and energetic set that incorporated songs from a variety of their releases, including their mixtape Bang the World, Grimeworld, Bliff Mode, and others. The set […]

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Last night, 89.3 The Current presented First Avenue’s Best New Bands of 2014. Suzie is the self proclaimed “EmoGlam” side project of Night Moves’ Mark Ritsema. Suzie ranked 7th on Citypages’ annual best bands poll, and after his album, Born Single was released last year, Suzie skyrocketed into popularity.   Then there’s Hippo Campus. As […]

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The New Direction in Fargo, ND, hosted a super stacked show last night. Internet Dating, Molly’s Worst Enemy, Household, and Comrades played. This was the first stop on Household’s current tour, which they have graced with their melodic hardcore sound before. The math rock duo, Deano Erickson and Billy Mitchell are known as Internet Dating. […]

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Last night at Milly City Nights in downtown Minneapolis, Relient K played for their Mmhmm 10 year anniversary tour. From Indian Lakes opened for Relient K. For me never listening to them before, they were quite enjoyable. I was not expecting to enjoy them as much as I did. Relient K’s set was amazing! They […]

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Photos by: Chris Duke Words by: Mike McCullough   I can’t begin to explain my excitement going down to First Avenue that night! Personally, Against me! is one of my favorite bands and Gaslight Anthem is amazing too. When I got there the first act was starting, Cory Branan. I had no idea who this […]

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The solo project of 23 year old artist Lorely Rodriguez, Empress Of, opened for Jungle last night, October 9th, at First Avenue in Minneapolis. The soft spoken, soprano voiced, New York native. Lorely really had the crowd warmed up in time for Jungle’s performance later in the night. A mellow electronic feel that really made […]

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Tiny Moving Parts had their record release show at the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis on Sunday, September 28th. With an already warmed up crowd from Molly’s Worst Enemy ending their set just minutes before TMP went on, they knew they were going to have a blast. They opened with an old favorite, Clouds […]

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This kind of show is what local Minnesota music is all about. Two genres of music that no one could imagine being on the same bill. Two types of fans who would have never expected to jam together in one night. And two people who made all of it possible. Review by Tyler Norkunas - […]

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Rating: 8.5/10. Good to blast in your car and bang your head to. With the recent departure of Alex Good and Christian Royer from the band along with the announcement of a new album at the beginning of the year, I was very interested to see what this band would come up with on ‘Bloodwork’. […]

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Only two words can properly sum up the night, Rock & Roll. The Gonzo Tour Featuring Foxy Shazam and Larry and His Flask at Mill City Nights could be best described as a party. Not the sophisticated boring kind that your grandma and grandpa come out to so they can smother you with hugs and […]

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