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Archives: Minnesota State Fairgrounds

Preview: Tenth Soundset to spotlight trap

“Gucci Mane is playing Atmosphere’s festival, and it doesn’t even feel weird at this point,” Stereogum wrote about Soundset’s 2017 line-up, and that about sums it up. This Memorial Weekend as every Memorial Weekend for the last ten years, Soundset will bring monumental artists to Minnesota (at the State Fairgrounds for the second year running). […]

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Review and photos: Weezer, the Struts, Fury Things offer quintessential rock show at Minnesota State Fair Grandstand

Saturday night at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand proved to be a testimony to fervent rock and roll. The Current’s Music-on-a-Stick this year featured headliner Weezer, with supporting acts the Struts and Fury Things. They all performed with a manic level of energy, while each showcased their own unique brand of unhinged, enthusiastic rock and […]

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Photos: Minnesota State Fair celebrates Prince

The Minnesota State Fair isn’t where I expected to have a reflective, rejuvenating, low-key experience — let alone one involving a bunch of Minnesotans decked in purple and dancing to pounding beats. Last night the masses descended per usual upon the fairgrounds on a gorgeous, hazy Friday. The weather was cool enough to wear a […]

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Preview: Soundset 2016 is one highlight after another

Soundset 2016 kicks off this weekend, and it’s been a long time since I was this excited for a festival. Typically, I start off festivals with a few favorite artists on the lineup, and I discover lots of new music just by catching bits of sets. At Eaux Claires, I found Elliot Moss; at TFBSE, […]

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