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Duluth’s Red Herring Lounge to close on June 10, says owner

After precisely five years as a music venue in downtown Duluth, the Red Herring Lounge will close on June 10. The news comes via a Facebook post from owner Bob Monahan, who notes that the venue’s 1st Street building is up for sale. “It has been a WILD RIDE to say the least,” writes Monahan, […]

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Friday Five: Freaque, the Shackletons, and more new Minnesota music videos

Freaque – “Bag Lady” If you, like me, had never listened to Freaque before hitting play on this video, settle in. Gabriel Rodreick dedicates this Pony Rug performance to “people with no homes” before leading us through a image-heavy, well-sung tale. Guitarist Jeremy Ylvisaker provides eerie, pedal-shook accompaniment. Freaque is currently recording his first project, and […]

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Review and photos: Better Oblivion Community Center make their Minneapolis debut at First Avenue

The Better Oblivion Community Center opened its doors for one night in Minneapolis, and a sold-out crowd rushed in. Better Oblivion Community Center is a collaboration between Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst, both successful rock artists in their own right. Their debut self-titled came out in January of this year. This project isn’t Bridgers’ first […]

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