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Noname performs at First Avenue on Saturday, Jan. 26 in Minneapolis.

Noname brings warmth and a fresh beat to First Avenue

Becca Most
January 28, 2019

Basking in the luminescent glow of a neon "Room 25" sign, Noname embraced the screams and cheers of an enthusiastic First Avenue crowd on Friday night.  “Minneapolis! What the fuck is up?,” she...

Culture compass: Cat meditation, local music and “You”

Ksenia Gorinshteyn
January 24, 2019

Friday: Fool’s Errand Comedy Variety Show Back with another variety show, Fool’s Errand will provide the Purple Onion crowd with some jokes and tunes for the first Friday night of the semester. The...

Mikaela Straus of King Princess performs at First Avenue on Thursday, Jan 17 in Minneapolis. The sold out show was part of the Pussy Is God tour.

King Princess rules over her kingdom

Samir Ferdowsi
January 21, 2019

“Dance. Dance! Fucking DANCE!” With a contagious carefree attitude and guitar riffs reverberating off First Avenue’s iconic walls, King Princess commanded the crowd to have a good time on Thursday...

The album cover for Benny Blanco's new album,

A hit and a miss: Vulfpeck’s “Hill Climber” and Benny Blanco’s “Friends Keep Secrets”

Liv Martin
December 10, 2018

Benny Blanco, “Friends Keep Secrets” Most artists try to come off as authentic as possible for their debut release.  Not Benny Blanco. The longtime producer and songwriter for pop stars like Katy...

At Orchestra Hall, it’s in with the new (but keep the old, too)

Samir Ferdowsi
December 10, 2018

With a show featuring guest artist Gregory Porter and his rendition of Nat “King” Cole classics, Friday, Nov. 30 marked the unofficial start of Orchestra Hall’s holiday programming. Classic and elegant,...

City Love preforms at the second-annual SusTunes concert in the Learning and Environmental Science building on St. Paul campus on Dec. 2, 2016.

Sustunes brings music charged with meaning to St. Paul campus

Liv Martin
November 29, 2018

In lieu of the familiar three R’s, “reduce, reuse, recycle,” this year’s Sustunes has a different take on sustainability: “resilience, rise, revive.”  On Friday, The University of Minnesota’s...

Culture compass: Christmas trees, new museums and Tiny Desk Concerts

Ksenia Gorinshteyn
November 29, 2018

Friday: "Union Depot Holiday Tree Lighting"  With Thanksgiving behind us, Christmas is now in full swing — and the Union Depot has you covered in the early-holiday-spirit department. Their annual...

Hippo Campus performs on Friday, Nov. 23 at the Palace Theatre in Saint Paul. 

Review: Where’s the Minnesota love, Hippo Campus?

Samir Ferdowsi
November 26, 2018

On the night of a historic W for the Gophers in Madison, Hippo Campus took an unfortunate L in St. Paul. On night two of the band's residency in St. Paul for their “Bambi” tour, special guest NOW,...

Warren Thomas Fenzi poses for a portrait on Sunday, Nov. 25 in Minneapolis. Fenzi said his music is inspired by internal struggles as he learns about himself, which he hopes will connect people to his music.

Warren Thomas Fenzi brings desert sound to Minneapolis tundra

Ksenia Gorinshteyn
November 26, 2018

For some, writing songs can be a daunting task. For local singer-songwriter Warren Thomas Fenzi, the process is more like coloring in a coloring book. Fenzi comes up with chord progressions and melodies...

Aminé carries around a bag given to him by a member of the crowd during his final song 'Reel It In' at First Avenue on Monday, Nov. 19 in Minneapolis.

Review: Aminé ‘reels in’ incredible positivity

Samir Ferdowsi
November 21, 2018

Standing in front of First Avenue on Monday night, a passerby would think there was a puppy adoption going on inside. As flurries of snow danced on the street, bass blasted within the venue.  With...