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Behind First Avenue’s Stars: The Magnolias

2015 marks First Avenue’s 45th year of bringing world-renowned artists to the heart of the Twin Cities. We’re telling the stories of performers who have earned their places on the venue’s legendary Wall of Stars. Past features highlighted Babes in Toyland, Har Mar Superstar, Outkast, and Hüsker Dü. With their 30th anniversary show in the Entry tonight, next up are local […]

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Friday Five: Hippo Campus, Strange Names, and more new Minnesota music videos

Happy Friday! Here’s a handful of brand spanking new music videos to help your Friday afternoon fly by a little faster. Are you keeping up with these Hippo Campus guys?? Hippo Campus With a Conan appearance under their belt and a just-announced appearance at Lollapalooza on the horizon, this St. Paul Conservatory for the Performing Arts-reared quartet are […]

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Jade: Making music happen, from college to The Current

“I’ve always been a big fan of music,” said Jade as we sat in the Minnesota Public Radio atrium last week. “I’ve never been able to play instruments, though—and I have a horrible singing voice.” Short of actually making music, though, Jade has spent her career doing just about everything else possible to get awesome sounds out […]

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Today’s Music News: Krist Novoselic will be on the next Modest Mouse album

With their new album Strangers to Ourselves still new on record store shelves, Modest Mouse have confirmed that their next album will come out next year—and that it will feature a contribution by Krist Novoselic of Nirvana. Novoselic says the bass riff he played for the band is “pretty edgy.” (NME) Watch Modest Mouse perform “Be Brave” on The Late Late […]

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