3rd Annual Electric Fetus Garage Sale This Weekend

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  Minneapolis’ preeminent record retailer will hold its third annual garage sale this weekend. Stop by the Electric Fetus at Franklin and 4th Avenue, Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sunday from 11am-5pm. Search through thousands of CDs, LPs and DVDs (new & used) at huge discounts, and up to 75% off gift department items. Garage sale items [...]

Q & A: Kevin Kniebel of Pert Near Sandstone

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Tomorrow, Minneapolis modern bluegrass favorites Pert Near Sandstone will take the stage at On Tap @ Mystic. You can still get tickets to the festival, which will pair over 30 breweries with music from Pert Near and The Dan Band. We spoke with Pert Near banjoist Kevin Kniebel about their new album and craft beer [...]

Mike Munson Played 10 Live Shows at 10 Breweries in 5 Days

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From July 22 until July 26, Winona blues musician Mike Munson traversed the Mississippi River Valley and followed Highway 61 up to the North Shore of Lake Superior to perform in 10 different brewery taprooms. He and homebrew aficionado Dave Sanders explored the diversity of craft beer throughout the region, looking for trends and differences [...]

What you need to know about Record Store Day 2014 in Minnesota

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By Brian Kaufenberg For music lovers who obsessively leaf through stacks and stacks of records and discs to find that one diamond in the rough—I’m still searching for The Kinks, Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneyground, Part One—Record Store Day is one of the most anticipated days of the year. Record Store Day was formed [...]

Rock the Garden 2014 Lineup Announced

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The Current’s Rock the Garden show at Walker Art Center has become a perennial symbol of summer in the Twin Cities. Craft beer, locally made food, sunshine, fresh air, and not to mention great indie artists giving memorable performances—parking garage dance party from Dan Deacon and Low’s drone song, anybody?—all in the backyard of the [...]

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Trampled By Turtles bring Festival Palomino to Canterbury Park

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Minnesota bluegrass giants Trampled By Turtles announced today that they are organizing the Festival Palomino, an all-ages music festival, at Canterbury Park on September 20, 2014. The band curated the music lineup, which includes The Head & The Heart, fellow Duluth-rockers Low, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Field Report, Spirit Family Reunion, and Erik Koskinen. The bands will [...]

Jack White to set “World’s Fastest Record” record on Record Store Day

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Jack White sets release date for new album, Lazaretto

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No fooling, Jack White’s new album to hit shelves this summer By Brian Kaufenberg Nearly two years after his lauded first solo album, Blunderbuss, Jack White announced today that the release date for his second LP, Lazaretto, is June 10. Along with the announcement, White released the first single “High Ball Stepper” off the forthcoming album [...]

August Schell Brewing Company Gets Current

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Updated: May 1, 2014 By Brian Kaufenberg In 1860, August Schell Brewing Company was founded, Garibaldi returned to Italy in the Second Italian War of Independence, the British Open was played for the first time, Abraham Lincoln was elected as the 16th President of the United States, and South Carolina seceded from the Union, setting [...]

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Schell’s and 89.3 The Current to release exclusive beer in May

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August Schell Brewing Company, Minnesota’s oldest family-owned brewery, and 89.3 The Current, Minnesota’s go-to radio station  to hear local, independent, and alternative music, are teaming up on an exclusive beer and music partnership kicking off this May. Schell’s is brewing up a special co-branded beer with The Current, which will release downloadable music tracks from [...]

Grammy Winner Diane Reeves and Branford Marsalis to Headline Twin Cities Jazz Festival 2014

Twin Cities Jazz Festival 2014 Headliners Announced

By Brian Kaufenberg Summer may be months away, but the Twin Cities Jazz Festival is giving jazz enthusiasts and winter-weary Minnesotans reason to rejoice today. The 16th Annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival, held in Lowertown St. Paul’s Mears Park, announced that Grammy Award winning vocalist Diane Reeves and NEA Jazz Master Branford Marsalis from the [...]

Live Beats and Good Eats in Minnesota

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By Brian Kaufenberg Amsterdam Bar & Hall 6 W 6th St, St Paul  Each night, the Amsterdam Bar & Hall’s three “X”s shine out onto 6th Street in St. Paul, calling to Twin Citizens who have long written off the nightlife in the downtown area. For those who are wise enough to heed the call, [...]

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Locavore Serenade – A Food and Music Pairing Presented by Chowgirls Killer Catering and 89.3 The Current

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If you’re a local music and local food junky, then you’ll want to get your tickets quick for the Locavore Serenade on January 26th. Only 40 tickets are available for an intimate dinner and music night at the Parlor in Northeast Minneapolis. From 6-9:00pm your ears and taste-buds will tingle with warm winter foods from award winning [...]

Tuned In Brewed In: Brewing for Art’s Sake

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Boom Island’s LoMoMO and the Minnesota Orchestra Lockout By Brian Kaufenberg Photos by Joe Alton Locked Out On October 1, 2012, the Minnesota Orchestral Association (MOA) locked out the Orchestra’s musicians after the two parties failed to come to terms on the musicians’ new contracts. The Minnesota Orchestra has faced continued financial shortfalls stemming from [...]

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Live Music and a Meal at Locavore Serenade Featuring Lucy Michelle

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By Brian Kaufenberg Locavore Serenade is a series of intimate dinners pairing an expansive menu of small plates, festive cocktails, and acoustic performances from guest musicians. The next Locavore Serenade is on December 1 from 6–9pm at the Chowgirls Parlor located at 1224 NE 2nd St in Minneapolis and welcomes local sweetheart Lucy Michelle as the musical [...]