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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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Eight iconic Twin Cities music venues, illustrated

On our Local Current blog, we often write about local music venues. We wanted to add a touch of visual flair to our coverage, so we asked Minneapolis illustrator Allegra Lockstadt to create original illustrations of eight venues. Allegra explains the thinking behind her approach: I wanted to create a really romantic feel to these. […]

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Review: Strange Names come home to the 7th Street Entry

A sea of friends and fans—and a few moms—flooded the 7th Street Entry for Strange Names‘ highly anticipated reunion with Minneapolis. This was the first hometown show for the group since the new wave duo—now a trio—relocated to New York to be closer to their label Frenchkiss Records. They released Use Your Time Wisely on Frenchkiss […]

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