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10 Notable Minnesota Albums of 2018

This month, musicheads far and wide are sitting down to their notebooks or computers, tapering their 2018 listening into one shining top 10 list. We took on a similar task with local albums: not a top 10 list, per se, but a collection of music we found especially memorable this year. These albums roped us […]

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Friday Five: Low, Brother Ali, and more new Minnesota music videos

Low – Always Trying To Work It Out Low‘s Alan Sparhawk walks through the Food Co-op in Duluth, Minn., crossing paths with shoppers and cashiers who all wear the Double Negative mask. The video was directed by Philip Harder and Sparhawk and “dedicated to our city of Duluth.” Tonight in St. Paul, Low perform at the Fitzgerald Theater. […]

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Friday Five: Low, Allan Kingdom, and more new Minnesota music videos

Low – “Quorum,” “Dancing And Blood,” and “Fly” Low‘s newest music might feel familiar to the 2013 Rock the Garden attendee. This “Double Negative triptych” demands patience, as did their “drone, not drones” performance of “Do You Know How To Waltz?” at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Whether you like these songs or not, you have […]

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Don Ness and Duluth musicians re-inaugurate NorShor Theatre

One chapter in the long and complicated history of Duluth’s NorShor Theatre is the role it played as a rock venue and casual hangout for the city’s burgeoning music scene of the late ’90s and early 2000s when heavy hitters like Low, Trampled By Turtles, and Charlie Parr were just starting their careers. Following that […]

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Nine Minnesota-made albums that are perfect for winter

Low: Ones and Sixes You can’t have a winter albums list without slowcore favorites Low. While almost any of their 16 albums to date could have fit here, it’s Ones and Sixes that stands out — for more than just the simple barren tree on the cover art. The heartbeat of “Gentle” picks up in […]

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Prince and Low make Pitchfork list of all-time best holiday songs

The tastemakers at Pitchfork have just published a list of the 50 best holiday tracks of all time, and Minnesota is well-represented. In keeping with the list’s overall tilt toward contemplative rather than exuberant Christmas songs, both selections by local artists are decidedly in a somber mood. “Another Lonely Christmas” lands at number 13. “Nobody […]

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