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Archives: 7th St. Entry

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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Review: Twin Peaks slam into the 7th Street Entry

Flailing about and playing keyboards with their faces, Twin Peaks have the kind of stage presence that throws a crowd into a real rock and roll show. Hailing from the Windy City, Twin Peaks took over the 7th Street Entry on Tuesday night with other Midwestern rockers, the majority of whose members were young enough to sport […]

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Behind First Avenue’s Stars: The Magnolias

2015 marks First Avenue’s 45th year of bringing world-renowned artists to the heart of the Twin Cities. We’re telling the stories of performers who have earned their places on the venue’s legendary Wall of Stars. Past features highlighted Babes in Toyland, Har Mar Superstar, Outkast, and Hüsker Dü. With their 30th anniversary show in the Entry tonight, next up are local […]

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