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Hippo Campus and Atmosphere announce new albums

Two of Minnesota’s most popular acts — Hippo Campus and Atmosphere — have both announced the release of their new albums, and each put out a new single with accompanying video today. They’re from different generations and genres, but both have huge national audiences. Atmosphere Atmosphere’s ninth studio album, Mi Vida Local, will be available […]

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Music greats remember Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin passed away this morning at the age of 76. News of her passing has inspired many musicians to share their condolences and tributes to the Queen of Soul on social media. Gladys Knight, Diana Ross, Sheila E., Paul McCartney, Lizzo, Questlove, Brian Wilson, and Smokey Robinson are among those who have shared messages […]

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Behind First Avenue’s Stars: Radiohead

If you ask a Minnesotan if they’ve ever seen Radiohead live, they might lament the fact that the band hasn’t visited the Gopher State in over 20 years, since their 1997 show at the State Theatre in Minneapolis. Some fans, however, might recall having seen the up-and-coming English rock band play at First Avenue in […]

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Parkway Theater to reopen on Sept. 13, host jeremy messersmith on Sept. 29

Minneapolis’s historic Parkway Theater, which has been renovated under new ownership, will finally open to the public again on Sept. 13. The building has been revamped, from 372 reupholstered seats to its brand-new bar, featuring local craft beers and a cocktail menu concocted by Tattersall Distilling. There are also new arcade games in the lobby and, don’t […]

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