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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....

Nick Baker, Noah Welter, Chase Wackerfuss and Andy Engstrom of Fragile Canyons pose for a portrait on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Bryant-Lake Bowl and Theater in Minneapolis. The show brought in around 50 people Saturday night.

Meet Fragile Crayons — oops, we mean Fragile Canyons

Ksenia Gorinshteyn
February 18, 2019

Twin Cities-based band Fragile Canyons has three goals: to record an album every year, play one gig a month and donate their profits to charity.  “When I was starting the band and when we started...

Ben Noeldner poses for a portrait in his home on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Noeldner recorded his first album on tape which requires the playing of each song straight through with no errors.

Ben David strums fresh folk and roots in debut album

Ksenia Gorinshteyn
February 13, 2019

When Ben Noeldner began writing music, he sampled chord progressions from a Rage Against The Machine song from the “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2" soundtrack to create something all his own. (This was middle...

Alexis Sword participates during an opera gospel fusion event at Weisman Art Museum on Saturday, Feb. 9. 

Opera for a new audience

Becca Most
February 11, 2019

Out of the Box Opera company is known for being avant-garde. So, as opera-lovers filled one of the Weisman Art Museum's main galleries for a sold-out opera/gospel fusion event on Saturday night, many didn’t...

Jake Goldstein and Jason Yarger of Hunny perform on Monday, Feb. 4 at 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis

Review: Will you marry me, Hunny? Absolutely, Hockey Dad.

Samir Ferdowsi and Courtney Deutz
February 7, 2019

Crowdsurfing, rowdiness and ... a marriage proposal. What more could a concert-goer ask for? On Monday night, steam crept out of the small side door entrance as ripping guitar rifts floated down First...