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Photos: Phoebe Bridgers glows at the Turf Club

Of course Phoebe Bridgers‘s favorite place in Target is the candle aisle. She also likes the office supplies section, she told us at the Turf Club last night. But her music pairs so well with a lit wick: both intimate, warm, and lonely. After opening for Conor Oberst at the Palace last September, Bridgers made […]

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First Avenue and Surly to release collaborative beer: +1 Golden Ale

“We sell a ton of Surly, so I think it’s going to be pretty popular,” First Avenue’s typically understated general manager Nate Kranz tells the Star Tribune about +1 Golden Ale, a new beer being brewed by Surly and featuring the imprimatur of the legendary Minneapolis rock club. “The key to +1 is balance and […]

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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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