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Babes in Toyland’s big reunion gig in L.A.: The reviews are in

The babes are back. After a long hiatus ending in two reunion shows and a European tour announcement, Minneapolis grunge trio Babes in Toyland returned with an intimate show Feb. 10 in Palm Springs, Calif. It was, as Andrea Swensson points out in her review, “their first official show in 14 years and first show as that particular threesome […]

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Behind First Avenue’s Stars: Babes in Toyland

The wall of stars: First Avenue’s massive monument to notable past performers is a landmark in its own right. As the venue prepares to celebrate its 45th anniversary next year, we’re setting out to tell the stories of the artists whose names decorate the side of Minneapolis’s iconic rock venue. First up are the punk-rocking triple […]

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Women’s History Month: Minnesota music memories

In honor of Women’s History Month, we asked a few women who are legends-in-their-own-time on the Minnesota music scene to share their favorite local music memories. Laurie Lindeen, Zuzu’s Petals I have many great Minnesota women-specific music memories.  Playing with Babes in Toyland, L7, Smut, Dutch Oven, Tina & the B-side Movement, and the Lunachicks come […]

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