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Happy Suicide Commandos Day (and weekend) in Minneapolis and St. Paul

It’s official: Friday, May 5 is Suicide Commandos Day in both Minneapolis and St. Paul. “The Suicide Commandos carved a path where there was none before,” writes Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges in her proclamation, which may be the city’s first official mayoral proclamation to cite the Sex Pistols. “The Suicide Commandos helped shape a rock […]

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Photos: Tabah, J.E. Sunde, and Ayvah at the Turf Club

Friends and family packed the Turf Club on Saturday night, eager to see an all-local bill comprising jazz/neo-soul band Ayvah, singer/songwriter J.E. Sunde, and rock group Tabah. Tabah, who performed at the Local Show’s Artists to Watch showcase last August, played their new album Symmetry Somewhere in full. The new music sounded best when it let Cecelia […]

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Eight iconic Twin Cities music venues, illustrated

On our Local Current blog, we often write about local music venues. We wanted to add a touch of visual flair to our coverage, so we asked Minneapolis illustrator Allegra Lockstadt to create original illustrations of eight venues. Allegra explains the thinking behind her approach: I wanted to create a really romantic feel to these. […]

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Turf Club to close for two months for renovation and repair

St. Paul’s “best remnant of the 40s” is about to get a few updates. The Star Tribune reports that the landmark venue will close temporarily during June and July, as they will be “installing the fire suppression system, repairing the bars, putting a new roof on, replacing all of the HVAC” and undergoing a new […]

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