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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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Marijuana Deathsquads and People to soundtrack Dada films at the Walker

Anti-art. Unorthodox. Avant-garde. These words apply to not one but two parties in today’s headline: Dada films and Marijuana Deathsquads, the Twin Cities noise supergroup helmed by Isaac Gale and Ryan Olson. Given their commonalities, Dada and Deathsquads make perfect bedfellows in tonight’s Walker Art Center event, “Sound for Silents: Film & Music on the […]

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Lizzo, Poliça, Prince dance party to highlight post-renovation Minnesota State Capitol Grand Opening Celebration

Aside from the State Fair, the State Capitol Grand Opening Celebration this August may be the most Minnesotan celebration of the summer — featuring a Prince dance party and performances by Lizzo and Poliça. Several dozen government employees, journalists and visitors gathered Tuesday afternoon at a press conference in the Capitol’s lobby, held to announce the celebration. State officials […]

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Poliça’s new double single flirts with techno

“Digitally, we’ve tried to mimic the album for years,” Drew Christopherson told me in an interview leading up to Poliça’s fifth anniversary. We’d been discussing music discovery, saying that we rarely dove into full LPs anymore because it was so easy to stream the next single. “I think people have now [decided], ‘Why? What’s the […]

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Review and photos: Poliça turn five at First Avenue

Poliça sound best in the darkness. Sometimes that’s in your bedroom with headphones. Sometimes it’s on a late-night drive around a lake. On Saturday, it was at First Avenue, the rock club’s floor full and the lights low. I’d seen the band outdoors at Eaux Claires and Rock the Garden before, but something about their […]

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Neon and nature: Poliça reflect on five years as a band

“[The Current] started playing ‘Wandering Star’ by the new local band Poliça five months ago,” Mark Wheat wrote back in February 2012. “Our audience immediately reacted emailing and calling every time I played it, liking it for reasons they often couldn’t describe […] I’ve also always loved two drummers in a band, but it has seldom […]

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