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Matty Healy of The 1975 listened to the music as he came on stage on Tuesday, May 7 at The Armory in Minneapolis. The 1975 played a sold out show.

Life Soundtracked to The 1975? Yes, Please

Courtney Deutz
May 10, 2019

Attendees began lining up outside the Armory early on Saturday, hoping to get as close as possible to The 1975 for their sold-out show. But before the long-awaited English pop band’s entrance, Filipino...

Spring Jam attendees cheer as they wait for Jay Rock to perform on Saturday, April 27 at the University of Minnesota.

Review: Didn’t go to the Spring Jam concert? You should have.

Samir Ferdowsi
April 29, 2019

What do a 12-year-old cowboy, a leopard print-wearing duet, a West Coast wordsmith and a Traplanta rager have in common? No idea. But when put on stage during Saturday’s Spring Jam concert, this league...

Just give them a guitar and a week

Ksenia Gorinshteyn
April 23, 2019

The word “challenge” frequently follows the word “creative” when a tight deadline is involved. For five Minneapolis musicians, a recent creative challenge included writing and recording a brand...

Nadirah McGill, left, Natalie Klemond and Kathy Callahan, comprise the musical group Gully Boy Band.

Gully Boys comes into their own

Ksenia Gorinshteyn
April 18, 2019

No brothers have a bond like that of the Gully Boys. Drives between shows on the band's last tour could be described as similar to the “Tiny Dancer” scene in the 2000 film “Almost Famous.” Except...

Early Eyes poses for a portrait in their Northeast Minneapolis backyard on Thursday, April 4.

Early Eyes, big visions

Becca Most
April 11, 2019

At the Fine Line on Friday, the drums boasted the characteristic logo of an eye with five lashes, a hint at the next band to take the stage. After rocking out to local girl group Last Import, fans waited...

Remembering Tucker Sterling Jensen

Ksenia Gorinshteyn
April 2, 2019

Tucker Sterling Jensen’s love of local music was almost unprecedented. He did not look for the obscure just for the sake of it. He looked in order to share it, uplift it and, in the process, help create...

Photo courtesy billieeilish.com

Review: Giving a voice to your night terrors

Becca Most
April 1, 2019

“I have taken out my Invisalign and this is the album,” Billie Eilish announces giddily in the first song of her debut record “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” This intro, entitled “!!!!!!!,”...

Daniel Volovets, a medical student at the University, plays his guitar in The Bad Waitress in South Minneapolis on Friday, Mar. 1.

Daniel Volovets strums to the beat of numerous passions

Ksenia Gorinshteyn
March 7, 2019

It is easy to get lost in Daniel Volovets’ love for classical music.  In conversation, he frequently brings up famous composers alongside obscure ones, expressing what he admires about each.  The...

Illustrated by Abby Adamski

The extended play: Post-grad life for Gopher rappers

Samir Ferdowsi
March 5, 2019

On Kanye West’s “Graduation,” you find a story about a man’s journey through a college experience of his own. The record holds moments of exploding confidence that shaped the controversial emcee's...

Adrianne Lenker performs at the Cedar Cultural Center on Thursday, Feb. 21.

Adrianne Lenker serenades at sold-out show

Ksenia Gorinshteyn
February 25, 2019

Plastic chairs, cups of coffee and guitar tuning were abundant during Adrianne Lenker’s intimate set at the Cedar Cultural Center on Thursday.  Clutching a cup of tea, Lenker trotted onto the stage....