Just over a year after Sloan Struble’s sold out show at First Avenue, His band Dayglow graduated to the larger Palace Theatre in St. Paul.  When Dayglow was here last year, I spoke about the smiles, the dancing, and the positive vibes Sloan Struble brought to the First Avenue Mainroom. Tonight at the Palace Theater, […]

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Sophie Allison, who performs as Soccer Mommy, brought her Touring, Forever tour to Minneapolis last night, only their second show of the tour thus far. A few days before, she posted on instagram letting fans know that “Costumes are encouraged” during her show, making it a special halloween-themed show for fans, while turning the band […]

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The summer of 2022 continued the return to live music, with many artists hitting the road for the first time since the pandemic. We’ve highlighted some of our favorites below. If you’ve missed them, you can check out our photos and recap here! Jackson Browne Jackson Browne kicked off a summer full of shows at […]

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It hadn’t even been a full day since the autumnal equinox, and it felt like a switch had been flipped immediately to late-fall weather. Just last week it was sunny and shorts weather, but tonight, we all stood huddled together in layered clothing and rain jackets at Surly Brewing’s large open lot. Where once it […]

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Ask any experienced concertgoer out there, and they’ll tell you about the religious aspect of live music. The sense of community, the emotional journeys, the passionate singing by both the band and the crowd like a hyminal. In the right setting, a concert can be just as much of a religious experience in a hockey […]

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Last night was the final show of the 2022 run of The Tedeschi Trucks band “Wheels of Soul” tour, which acts as a old school soul revue style show, bringing along a group of bands to perform. I last saw the Wheels of Soul tour with Chris Robinson, and the late Sharon Jones and the […]

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There was a quote I had read years ago that seemed to clarify some of the biggest differences between the Grateful Dead and Phish that fans of both bands have tried to convince each other of over the last 30 or so years. While they are two completely different bands, its impossible to compare Phish without […]

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Surly Festival Field has been holding true to it’s name recently. With a slew of beer tents, various food trucks and merch tents, it does feel like a miniature festival when an act performs there, sans the heatstroke and sunburn a day-long festival can bring. While Minnesota has our own versions of these festivals (Rock […]

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Muna is like a Black Mirror episode of bubblegum pop music. Their songs sound like you definitely heard them on your lite-fm station dedicated to hits from the 90’s 00’s and Today! But vague enough that you can’t quite put your finger on what or when you remember hearing it from. If you didn’t have […]

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Perhaps there’s no better acknowledgment that your set is going well – or that you’ve gained a new fan – than having a random audience member belt out at the top of their lungs:  “You guys fucking ROCK!”  The smile from singer Jordana Nye’s face said it all as she tuned her guitar. Earlier in […]

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“I want to take a poll,” said Mitski Miyawaki “Raise your hand if this is your first concert.” Immediately, a quarter of the all-ages crowd at Surly Festival Field raised their hands and screamed. “Wow!” she said, “I did not expect this many people to be here, I have to be honest.” Even to Mitski, […]

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It hasnt been long since Japanese Breakfast was in town last. Their previous show here was just over six months ago. Since then, the band fronted by Michelle Zauner has nabbed a handful of grammy nominations, and has gone on to perform on SNL, Coachella, and a string of shows throughout North America. Tonight they […]

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La Femme, The French psych-punk rock band played a sold out show at St. Paul’s legendary Turf Club. Considering the quaintness of the Turf Club, I personally felt very privileged to see them perform at this small of a venue considering they routinely sell out stadiums in France. Amazing doesn’t even start to describe the […]

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Touring consistently in Europe starting back in January, French psych-punk rock band La Femme will be making their way to St. Paul’s turf club on June 15th. They’re touring with their latest release Paradigmes under Disque Pointu, which is La Femme’s own record label. The album was released in April, and has since gone on […]

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In 2022, the word “vibes” has become a beaten to death buzzword that will be used to loosely define whatever feeling you can associate it with. From a writers perspective, summing something up as a vibe seems lazy and, at the same time, somewhat humorous. Perhaps that’s why it’s the only word I could find […]

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Kaleo sold out the fillmore this past Sunday to a lively crowd as part of their fight or flight tour. The islandic group tour has them set to play across multiple content and countries including the United States, Canada, England, Germany, and Russia. Opening the show were Missouri nattive Bones Owens. Who’s touring, behind his […]

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The Armory has really been fulfilling it’s purpose lately as an arena-level stage for many pop acts. If there’s been one sign that things are returning to normal, it’s been the sight of superfans camping outside the doors of the venue. This month alone, The Armory hosted Olivia Rodrigo, Hippo Campus, and now to top […]

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If there’s one thing thats easy to joke about these days, it’s the ever looming passage of time for us Millennials. We had once made fun of our parents as they tried to fit into their varsity jacket again and regale us with stories of their youth, and nowadays we find ourselves doing the same […]

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A sold out sign rolling across an electric marquee and a line of people that extended well into a covered parking lot a block away from the venue is a rare, but welcome sight to see these days. But in the pandemic-era of concerts, it is an encouraging sign. Friday’s show at The Fillmore was […]

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We’re three songs into the set when Thao greets the crowd. “This tour was originally scheduled for May of 2020” She said smiling. After a pause to let the audience soak that in, she continued “We’re back, we’re happy, we’re alive and we’re thankful” A heartwarming round of applause came from the crowd before she […]

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Elle King graced Minneapolis this past Saturday at The Fillmore. The performance was a breath of fresh air, quite literally as for the first time I was pleasantly surprised that c19 precautions were only recommended, as local guidelines no longer require negative c19 test and/or vaccination for entry. I hope this is a trend that […]

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The career rockers form Liverpool were welcomed with warm, open arms to Minneapolis’s Fillmore this past weekend, performing to a packed crowd of dedicated fans. While most songs from the night stemmed from their latest release, Fix Yourself, Not the World, which is less than a month old, Fans seemed to cheer and enjoy the […]

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In all the acts ive seen perform in the last five months, none have taken as many precautionary measures as Punch Brothers. Last month, they announced they were dropping their opening act to keep the touring crew tight knit, and added two large air purifiers on either side of the stage. Chris Thile, ever the […]

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