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Local musicians sing the ballad of the opening band

Today, P.O.S can sell out a show at First Avenue’s Mainroom. In 2004, though, when he’d just signed to Rhymesayers, he toured as an opener for St. Paul hip-hop group Heiruspecs. “We were playing a really poorly attended show in Cleveland on the first night of the tour,” remembers Heiruspecs bassist Sean McPherson. “Stef [P.O.S] […]

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First Avenue hosts all-night Prince party, plans more celebrations

In the last couple of years, I’ve heard so many touring artists pay tribute to Prince during their Minnesota tour stops that it’s been almost tempting to let the reverence become routine. Nate Ruess of fun. covered “Let’s Go Crazy” last summer; Francesco Yates (of dancefloor earworm “Sugar” fame) made the pilgrimage to First Avenue […]

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‘Night Flowers’: Tiny deaths blossom on new EP

Claire de Lune has experienced a considerable amount of heartbreak over the past year. Rather than floundering unproductively in her sorrow, the lead singer of tiny deaths instead turned that anguish into an inspired, emotional new EP, Night Flowers. De Lune has once again partnered with producer and electronic maestro Grant Cutler for a deeply […]

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Premiere: “The Words” by tiny deaths

Tiny deaths is a new project that unites Claire de Lune (The Chalice) with Grant Cutler (Lookbook, Grant Cutler and the Gorgeous Lords). We’ve been playing tiny deaths’ song “Ocean,” and we’re now pleased to premiere their new track “The Words.” “The heart and soul of this project is [Grant’s] moody soundscapes that he is […]

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Video Premiere: “Ocean” by tiny deaths

Tiny deaths began as a collaboration between Claire de Lune and Grant Cutler back when Claire’s trio the Chalice—with Lizzo and Sophia Eris—were the toast of the local live music scene. Now the Chalice is on hiatus as its members focus on other projects: Lizzo’s solo career; GRRRL PRTY featuring Lizzo and Sophia Eris; and, […]

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