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The Mowgli’s + Night Riots + Hippo Campus


Tickets were going fast for this show on Friday, April 3rd at the Varsity—and that’s before the newest hometown heroes and show openers Hippo Campus played finished up at SxSW, played on Conan O’Brien, and were listed on the line-up for this year’s Lollapalooza! It’s a great chance to see Hippo Campus up close and personal, as well as the up beat California rock of The Mowgli’s and Night Riots. Want to go? Be sure to get tickets asap.

Pennywise at The Varsity


Congrats to our winners—they’re going to get super rowdy at tonight’s Pennywise show happening at The Varsity Theater on St. Patrick’s Day! It’s the first Twincy show with original singer Jim Lindberg, and to make the show even crazier, Pennywise brought with them A Wilhelm Scream and Teenage Bottlerocket and our own homegrown and hardworking Class Of 86 open the evening.

Inside the Classics: Beethoven’s Tenth


Intrigued by Classical Music? Join violist-host Sam Bergman and conductor Sarah Hicks for Inside the Classics this Friday as they explore classical favorites during the first half of the concert. After intermission, experience a complete performance of the featured work. Beethoven wrote only (only!) nine symphonies but he exerted an enormous influence over Brahms, who was seen as his natural successor. It took Brahms more than 21 years to create his First Symphony, which after its premiere in 1876, a prominent conductor nicknamed it “Beethoven’s Tenth.” What was it about Beethoven that Brahms found so compelling—and so intimidating at the same time? And what made them timeless? Join Sarah, Sam and the Orchestra as they celebrate these giants of classical music. Friday, 8 PM. Tickets only $29! 

89.3 The Current & Electric Fetus present Gang Of Four with Public Access T.V

Gang of Four

We want to send you to the Gang of Four show happening at The Varsity Theater this Thursday, March 12th—just reply to this email or hit us up on the Twitter for a chance to get free tickets to the show. We’ve had a few old punks against poverty enter, but your chances on this one are good.

You can stream the new album What Happens Next from the post-punk Brits—which, by the way, was produced by Alison Mossheart of The Kills—on Pitchfork before hearing them live this week in Dinkytown.

MN Craft Brewers Winterfest 2015: The Winner


Aaaaand the winner is: Meg T! She’ll be attending this weekend’  14th Annual Minnesota Craft Brewers Winterfest at the beautiful Union Depot in St. Paul to try out, oh, we’re guessing at least 40 types of beers from Minnesota. So that’s great. Congratulations!

Incidentally, Meg’s beer list was Bauhaus—Wonderstuff, Indeed—Hot Box, and Fulton—Lonely Blonde.  We had a bunch of really great beer lists, everything from a lot of Steel Toe to the crazier brews from Surly to some standards like Summit (which we really like). Thanks to everyone who replied and sent in their selections!