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Live from Paisley Park, it’s Prince! (on speakerphone)

If there was a name for that singular, warm, musky sandalwood aroma that permeates the walls of Paisley Park, it would have to be Anticipation. How else to describe that smell of upscale, anything-might-happen glee? It’s intoxicating. It makes reasonable people do embarrassing things. And it keeps people coming back for more. I’ve lost count of […]

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Five highlights from Pitchfork Music Festival 2015

There were two big music festivals in the midwest this past weekend: Justin Vernon and Bryce Dessner’s inaugural Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival and the 10th anniversary Pitchfork Music Festival. Ultimately, I decided to attend Pitchfork for the third time. It is consistently one of the best music festivals year after year. The diverse […]

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Review: Morrissey mesmerizes at the Fitzgerald Theater

I’ve been to a good number of shows at the Fitzgerald Theater, but it’s a rare artist that will cause the audience to stand at attention and crush their bodies against the stage starting an hour before the concert begins. However, when Morrissey comes to town (after cancelling three prior shows), no one in the […]

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