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Review and photos: Camp Cope connect at 7th St Entry

Being a musician requires vulnerability — especially today, as fans expect artists to reveal a great deal about their personal lives. Still, musicians choose how much of themselves they bare in their records and onstage. Honesty and vulnerability takes courage, but gives power to others and validates their experiences. That fact was made clear by […]

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First Avenue and Surly to release collaborative beer: +1 Golden Ale

“We sell a ton of Surly, so I think it’s going to be pretty popular,” First Avenue’s typically understated general manager Nate Kranz tells the Star Tribune about +1 Golden Ale, a new beer being brewed by Surly and featuring the imprimatur of the legendary Minneapolis rock club. “The key to +1 is balance and […]

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So you’re a Replacements fan visiting Minnesota: Five must-see stops

From “Skyway” to “Bastards of Young,” Replacements songs have almost as many home-state references as to Paul Westerberg’s troubled state of mind. If you’re a ‘Mats fan hanging out in the Twin Cities, there are plenty of places you can visit to channel the tumultuous spirit of our indie-rock icons. Here are the top five. […]

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Review and photos: Kate Tempest summons a storm at the 7th Street Entry

The title of Kate Tempest’s new album and book, Let Them Eat Chaos, alludes to the infamous kiss-off that legend has French queen Marie Antoinette saying when she learned the peasants in her kingdom had no bread. Tempest’s furious poetry evokes a similarly simmering world divided between haves and have-nots, but she’s not specifically targeting political […]

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