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Photos: Gary Clark Jr. sizzles at the Palace Theatre

Last night at the Palace Theatre, Gary Clark Jr. took the stage for the first of two nights with swagger and confidence. More polished than in previous local shows and with a tight groove, he played with ease and his classic relaxed style, extending into long guitar solos. Clark let the songs gently segue together […]

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Friday Five: Lulu’s Playground, Glitteratti, and more new Minnesota music videos

Lulu’s Playground, “Late For A Date” Lulu’s Playground are Adam Meckler (trumpet), Cory Grossman (cello), Steven Hobert (accordion), and Ben Abrahamson (guitar), and they know how to have fun. Recently, the quartet rode a four-person surrey around Como Park while playing “Late For A Date” from Shadow Voices.   Glitteratti, “Ask the Mrs.” A little public dancing never […]

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Friday Five: 26 BATS!, Ced Linus, and more new Minnesota music videos

Ced Linus, “Skyline (feat. Jennie Lawless)” Cute kids (aka Ced Linus’s nephews), bright horns, and a hook featuring Jennie Lawless of Warehouse Eyes: this Summer Sessions track from rapper Ced Linus is a breath of fresh air. 26 BATS!, “Teriyaki Sundress” 26 BATS! share more danceable and complex music with their “Teriyaki Sundress,” a burst of sound and […]

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André Cymone to play free show at FLOW Northside Arts Crawl

Minneapolis music great André Cymone is booked to play a much-anticipated solo show this Friday, July 28 at the Turf Club. He’s now added another weekend performance: a free show at the FLOW Northside Arts Crawl. Cymone’s performance will take place at 5:45 p.m. this Saturday, July 29 at North High Field, 1801 Fremont Ave. […]

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How I returned to seeing live music after getting sober

There are some things that just belong together: peanut butter and jelly, the moon and the stars, Johnny Cash and June Carter, you get the drift. Something else that usually goes hand-in-hand is alcoholic beverages or drugs with live music. This is the story of my relationship with these two. Hi, I’m Sarah and I’m […]

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