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Archives: The Suburbs

Review and photos: Are You Local? 2017 Showcase with the Suburbs, Gramma’s Boyfriend, and Nick Jordan

Last night, First Avenue played host to the Star Tribune’s eighth annual Are You Local? Showcase — an annual show celebrating the local talent of the Twin Cities. The show boasted two well-established local acts as headliners: the longtime hometown heroes the Suburbs and the quirky post-punk band Gramma’s Boyfriend. The winner of this years Are You […]

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Listen: ‘Cupid,’ a new love song from the Suburbs

Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day! We’re pleased to share “Cupid,” a poignant new rocker from the Suburbs. The song, written and sung by Chan Poling, features the Suburbs’ new lineup with Hugo Klaers, Steve Price, Steve Brantseg, and Jeremy Yvilsaker. It’s dedicated, writes Poling, “to all the beautiful ladies in our lives.” The song is out […]

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Artist Of The Month: The Suburbs

This year, we’ll be spotlighting a prominent Minnesota musician or band each month with our new Artist of the Month feature. You’ll be able to hear a variety of songs from throughout the artists’ career on both the Local Current stream and the Local Show, and you can read more about the artists’ history and their role in […]

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Then and Now: The Suburbs “Love is the Law” graffiti

  Text by Andrea Swensson and Steve Cohen Research and “Now” photos by Steve Cohen Now that every address is available with a quick Google search and every concert is Instagrammed from 100 angles, it can be hard to remember a time when things weren’t so heavily documented. Even massive concerts like the Beatles’ visit […]

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