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Sheila E. honors Prince with stunning set at Timberwolves halftime

Sheila E. lit up Target Center last night with a high-energy halftime performance during the Minnesota Timberwolves’ close victory over the Houston Rockets. The long-time Prince collaborator and friend was enlisted by the Timberwolves to perform as part of the NBA’s 2018-19 City Edition initiative, which highlights each team’s hometown history. Naturally, the Minneapolis team […]

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Watch Har Mar Superstar wine and dine himself in new jeremy messersmith music video

Just minutes before consuming some local spirits and lighting up Twitter with his annual hours-long virtual Grammys viewing party, Minneapolis singer/songwriter jeremy messersmith officially dropped a newly-minted single and accompanying video. Since the week of January’s polar vortex, messersmith had been hinting on Twitter that he was taking to the director’s chair. “Okay tweeps- anybody in the […]

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International Clash Day: Remember when the Clash played St. Paul?

Perhaps every day should be International Clash Day, but today in particular marks a special installment in KEXP’s annual celebration of “the only band that matters.” 2019 is the 40th anniversary of the band’s seminal release London Calling, and, as the Seattle station puts it, “all across the globe, we’re celebrating music as a tool for social […]

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Watch Lizzo light up the stage on ‘Fallon’

Lizzo is on. a. roll. The Minneapolis-based rapper and singer brought the party to The Ellen DeGeneres Show last week. This week, Lizzo literally “lit up like a crystal ball” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon after Fallon introduced her as one of his favorite new artists. While Lizzo outshone the disco ball that hung […]

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Review: Kacey Musgraves does it all at the Palace Theatre

“I feel like everyone here has been cooped up inside,” Kacey Musgraves told the crowd at St. Paul’s Palace Theatre on Saturday night. After a week of polar vortex-induced blistering temperatures, the St. Paul audience seemed eager to be out of their homes and shoulder-to-sholder with thousands of strangers for the sold-out show. Georgia-based singer-songwriter […]

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