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Review: Dreams We’ve Had win U of M Battle of the Bands

They’d passed all the preliminary rounds, and last night was the finale for five bands as they competed for the opening spot at Spring Jam tonight. Due to unfortunate (snow) circumstances earlier this week and the ground being too soft for the typically outdoor stage setup, it was moved inside to the Great Hall in Coffman this […]

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Electric Fetus debuts ‘Fetus Girl’ Lego set

There was so much buzz surrounding First Avenue’s foray into Lego culture a few months back that it only feels appropriate to see another Twin Cities music landmark follow suit. The Electric Fetus record store has teamed up with Brickmania, a Minnesota-based group that creates and sells custom Lego sets. Brickmania was founded by designer […]

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Record Store Day 2018: What’s happening in the Twin Cities

This coming Saturday, April 21, is the date for Record Store Day 2018 — and this year marks the tenth anniversary of the international event. As per tradition, there is a whole list of special releases and Record Store Day exclusives from artists both local and non-local. Record stores across the Twin Cities are jumping […]

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How to celebrate Prince this weekend in the Twin Cities

This weekend marks two years since we lost Prince — and Minnesota is coming together to celebrate his life and the legacy that he left behind. Here is a list of some of the Prince-related events happening this weekend. While you’re cruising around town, listen to our new stream Purple Current, which will be all-Prince […]

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Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer Prize

Rapper Kendrick Lamar is now a Pulitzer Prize winner. Earlier today, the Pulitzer Prize Board announced its 2018 honorees. Among them was Lamar, winning in the music category for his album “DAMN”. The win makes Lamar the first artist to win the award for a composition that’s neither classical nor jazz. Released in April of […]

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