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Local Music Tap: Pizza Luce’s Block Party Lineup Announced

Pizza Luce has just finished the lineup selection for their 11th annual block party – and local hip-hop bands dominate the bill this year. The pizza-local music extravaganza is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 9 starting at 12 p.m.

05/22/2014

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Local Music Tap: State Fair’s Free Music Lineup Announced

The Minnesota State Fair announced its free entertainment lineup Tuesday – featuring more than 900 shows for the price of walking through the fair gates. Here’s a little taste of what to expect: Leinie Lodge […]

05/20/2014

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Local Music Tap: Vaudeville CD Release @ First Ave

Minneapolis-based Vaudeville, an alternative rock band on the rise, is celebrating the release of its newest album with a performance at First Avenue’s Mainroom this weekend. Just like its name implies, Vaudeville is a band […]

05/15/2014

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Local Music Tap: Motion City Soundtrack Movie, Acoustic Performance Of 1st Album

To celebrate the release of their new video documentary, Minneapolis-born Motion City Soundtrack is set to perform the album I Am The Movie acoustic in its entirety Wednesday in St. Paul. Last year, after sorting through video footage and photographs of their experience making I Am The Movie in the early-2000s and liking what they saw, the band asked their friend Melissa Kraemer to lead and edit the project.

05/11/2014

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Local Music Tap: Sonny Knight & The Lakers CD Party @ First Ave

With an album freshly printed, local R&B/soul group Sonny Knight and The Lakers are going to celebrate the release at the iconic First Avenue mainroom Saturday night. Earlier this week, the album, appropriately entitled “I’m Still Here”, was released by the band’s record label, Secret Stash Records, on LP, CD and digital media.

05/01/2014

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Local Music Tap: Record Store Day @ Electric Fetus

The Electric Fetus says it’s “going to be a bigger line-up of in-store performances than ever” when the store celebrates Record Store Day Saturday. In its seventh year, Record Store Day features exclusive releases only available at indie record stores, in-store performances from many local artists, giveaways, local food trucks and more.

04/17/2014

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Local Music Tap: Doomtree’s P.O.S. Receives New Kidney

Local rapper P.O.S. is doing well and feels like a “new dude” after a recent kidney transplant, according to Doomtree’s Lazerbeak. About a year and half ago, P.O.S. – or Stefon Alexander – went public with his need for a new kidney.

03/11/2014

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Local Music Tap: ‘A Tribe Called Red,’ ‘Tall Paul’ & ‘Rez Rap’ @ Triple Rock

This Saturday night, the Triple Rock Social Club will be filled with electronic music, hip hop and rap inspired by culture and tradition of Native American music.

02/13/2014

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Local Music Tap: ‘The Last Revel’ Album Release @ Turf Club

Local three-piece vocal and folk ensemble, The Last Revel, is set to release its debut album, “UPROOTED,” this Saturday at the Turf Club.

02/06/2014

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Local Music Tap: Bobby Vee Records Final Album After Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Albums are more than just song collections by musicians, they’re memories recorded in time. These recordings are memories for history, cultures, fans, friends and families. Bobby Vee just completed his last collection of musical memories.

01/30/2014

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Music Tap: GRAMMYs Predictions!

Because it’s fun and will most likely result in some creative comments/arguments, I thought I’d give it a shot at some Grammy predictions!

01/23/2014

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Local Music Tap: ‘Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience’ Album Review

According to Emmy-winning singer-songwriter Shaun Terrance Johnson, he was seemingly destined for music from the beginning.

12/09/2013

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Local Music Tap: ‘Tom Selleck’s Moustache’ Joins Movember Movement

The Twin Cities’ curiously (and awesomely?) named rock band, Tom Selleck’s Moustache, is hoping to support the Movember movement by giving away its debut album, t-shirts and a chance for a free house concert in exchange for donations.

10/31/2013

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Local Music Tap: Mpls.’ Poliça Releases 2nd Album ‘Shulamith’

The Minneapolis-born electro pop ensemble, Poliça, is ready to embark on a packed U.S. tour later this month shortly after releasing their second album, “Shulamith.”

10/28/2013

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Local Music Tap: McNally Smith Makes ‘Best College For Vets’ List

Military Times Edge magazine has named St. Paul’s McNally Smith College of Music one of the best colleges for veterans.

10/03/2013

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Local Music Tap: ‘Har Mar’ @ First Ave

It’s going to be a Har Mar Superstar day in Minneapolis Friday. Yes — quite literally.

09/19/2013

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Local Music Tap: ‘Women Who Rock Festival’ @ Guitar Center

The Guitar Center in Roseville is hosting its first ever rock festival geared toward female musicians and music professionals Sunday.

09/12/2013

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Local Music Tap: Electric Fetus Garage Sale & Fall Festival

With fall just around the corner, refresh your music collection – and listen to some great live bands — at the Electric Fetus’ sixth annual Garage Sale and Fall Festival in Minneapolis this weekend.

09/09/2013

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Local Music Tap: MN Music-On-A-Stick @ State Fair

After consuming some creative – and sometimes downright ridiculous – foods-on-a-stick, satisfy for ears this Friday with some great local music.

08/26/2013

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Local Music Tap: ‘Lowertown Guitar Fest’ Kicks Off This Weekend

In what they are calling the “first-ever guitar-centric fest,” McNally Smith College of Music will be hosting the Lowertown Guitar Festival on Aug. 10. The festival’s goal is simple: celebrate one of America’s most beloved instruments – the guitar – and the musicians who play it.

08/06/2013

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Local Music Tap: Walker’s (Free) Music & Movies Returns

The Walker Art Center’s “Summer Music & Movies” event returns to Loring Park tonight – and it’s all for free.

07/29/2013

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Local Music Tap: Free Outdoor Music In Downtown Mpls. This Weekend

Free musical performances (and other attractions) are taking to Nicollet Mall this weekend as a part of the Dakota Street Festival.

07/25/2013

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Curiocity Interview: ‘John C. Reilly & Friends’ To Play Mpls. Show

Academy Award-winning actor John C. Reilly is heading to Minneapolis with some talented friends to play an intimate music variety show Saturday.

06/11/2013

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Curiocity Review: ‘Rock Of Ages’ Musical Not For All Ages, But Rocks

hen a musical has people humming, singing (sometimes hysterically) and air-guitar-playing the hit songs of the show before it even starts, it’s gonna be a good time.

05/18/2013

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Local Music Tap: Alex Steel Of Roster McCabe

Roster McCabe jams, but they’re not a jam band. They rock out, but they’re not quite a rockband. They, in fact, prefer to be called “electrorock,” but what they most want to do — is get people dancing.

03/13/2013

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