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Revamped 400 Bar To Reopen At MOA

A little more than a year after shutting its doors, the popular West Bank music club, the 400 Bar, is set to reemerge as a multiple-use music complex at the Mall of America.

02/04/2014

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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: 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: ‘Music In Mears’ Marks 10th Year

Music in Mears is celebrating its 10th year of providing free local music (and local films) in St. Paul – and its backstory is just as interesting as the entertainment it provides. Brian Horst founded the music festival, located in Mears Park, in 2004. His main profession: Hair stylist with little or no experience on starting and running a music festival.

07/11/2013

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Local Music Tap: ‘Minne Fest’ @ Whiskey Junction

Minne Fest is a tribute music event with other great ambitions: Promoting local art and raising money for children charities.

07/03/2013

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Twins Blog: Midwest Music Showcase

This summer, the Minnesota Twins are making local music fans happy. At every Wednesday home game through August, a local band will perform during games in a series the team calls “The Midwest Music Showcase.” In the past, the Twins have fielded complaints that local music wasn’t played in the stadium.

05/21/2013

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Local Music Tap: ‘The Color Pharmacy’

With music, most people have a differing and constantly evolving mindset on what makes a certain artist/band interesting. That part’s pretty obvious, I know. For me, besides a gripping melody, what interests me is an overarching message that stands out among the crowd. I like a “hook,” so to speak, but one that shares an honest, profound message — or experience — with the listener.

05/09/2013

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Music Scene Spotter: Corey Carlson, Promoter & Talent Booker

While this column focuses on a lot of great musicians here in the Twin Cities, it’s also important to take notice of those people behind the scenes that get the great bands seen and heard.

03/15/2012