MUSIC PHOTOS | Lykke Li at First Avenue

Photos by Chad Rieder

On Sunday, September 28, Lykke Li played at First Avenue in Minneapolis. MORE »

Everything on track with Blind Shake and Kitten Forever at the Amsterdam for a Lowertown Line gig

Lowertown Line’s show at the Amsterdam Bar this week got everything right. It’s in St Paul! It’s right by the train station. I walked in and got a ticket for a free beer. I didn’t have to worry about eating before the show as the Amsterdam has the best broodjes (mini-sandwiches) in town. Beer-braised smoked pork with a side of curry ketchup – what’s not to like?

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MUSIC REVIEW | DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist turn tables at Skyway Theatre

Photos By: 
Emmerlee Sherman

School was in session last night in the Twin Cities as DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist rolled into the Skyway Theater with an aggressive and infinitely danceable turntable sound brought out through the record collection of the “The Godfather” of Hip Hop culture, Afrikaa Bambaataa.

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MUSIC PHOTOS | Nick (Carter) & (Jordan) Knight at Mill City Nights

Photos by Patrick Dunn

You could pretty much label the Nick and Knight concert at Mill City Nights September 24th a “Girls Night Out.” What else would you expect from this collaboration between boy band superpowers Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys and Jordan Knight from New Kids on the Block. It was just the 6th night of the 39-date tour and you could feel an energy of anticipation and excitement from the line formed outside the club clear up to the front of the stage. With plenty of material to choose from between the two of them, there was no need for an opening act and a big plus is they perform with a talented band of live musicians unlike many harmony bands who perform to a recorded track. The show opened up with “Nobody’s Better” and included an assortment of tunes from their new album as wells as their respective groups and solo projects.

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Reflections of New Minnesotans: Maria Isa

This week's guest MC, singer, songwriter and activist Maria Isa. She discusses the women's movement and other inspirations for her new album, Valley of the Dolls. [Audio below]

MUSIC PHOTOS | The War on Drugs at First Avenue

Photos by Chad Rieder.

On Monday, September 22, The War on Drugs played at First Avenue in Minneapolis. Califone opened.

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Wednesday: SHUT IT DOWN: A night of hip hop, poetry and action to disrupt street harassment

Twin Cities people: hope you can make it to this show. We're raising money for a very good cause, signal-boosting people through an interactive sign-making/photo-booth kinda thing, and showcasing a hell of a lineup of artists. Facebook event page here.

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Pumpkins, caramel and more; Twin Cities fall fun

Sept. 22 marks the official start of fall, offering a bounty of colorful fall foliage, apple orchards, corn mazes, and an endless wave of pumpkin flavors! Below we’ve highlighted an assortment of festivities in the Twin Cities (and beyond) to help you get the most out of the season. Please share with us your favorite thing about fall by taking our poll below!  

Stay tuned for Halloween, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), and other seasonal coverage, as we approach the holidays. Also, if you know of great upcoming holiday or seasonal events, spread the word by using our calendar or send an email to paigeelliott [at] tcdailyplanet [dot] net.

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MUSIC REVIEW | Real Phonic Radio returns to Hill Library with Augie Meyers, Broke Down Dollys and Erik Koskinen

Photos by Ann Treacy

After a summer hiatus, Real Phonic Radio returned to the James J Hill Library for their monthly show of local and national country-flavored music performed on the third Thursday of the month. This month Augie Meyers headlined.

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