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Here’s what we’re recommending you go to this week!

SAT // StoLyette’s Record Release for Mach

One of our favorite local bands thanks to both their inventiveness and uniqueness, StoLyette takes over the Entry to release their much-awaited new album of electronic soundscapes, Mach. Check out our fawning Quick Q&A with singer Irene Ruderman before hitting… Continue Reading →

FRI // Hard Looks Album Release

Hard Looks do indeed serve up some hard looks—we wouldn’t mess with the punks—but they make far from stand-offish music. The band’s new album One Step, released on Friday at the best punk venue in MPLS + STPL, Moon Palace… Continue Reading →

FRI // Nick Costa, Alina Maira, and Josiah Davie In a Round

It’s understandable if the idea of hearing another random singer-songwriter on small coffee shop stage makes you cringe. But even though the Radio Five Watt series takes place in the hip coffeemaker’s Lyndale location, the showcase books some of the… Continue Reading →

SAT // Rebirth Brass Band

If the Rebirth Brass Band is good enough for funkmaster Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers, you know Lord, Lord, Lord that they’re going to fill up The Dakota with slap-tastic second line sounds. The groovy New Orleans group not… Continue Reading →

SAT // First Avenue’s Best New Bands

First’s Ave’s night of Best New Bands gives up-and-coming performers the chance to test out the Mainroom stage earlier than the typical trajectory calls for—and for onlookers it’s a musical sampler of an evening, with seven emerging artists playing over… Continue Reading →

U.S. Pond Hockey Championships

Embrace the winter with a uniquely Minnesotan take on hockey—all on a frozen lake with everyone as excited to be outside as cheering the on-ice action. The 15th Annual U.S. Pond Hockey Championships bring in players and their fans from… Continue Reading →

A Choice of Weapons, Honor and Dignity: The Visions of Gordon Parks and Jamel Shabazz

The exciting new exhibition at The M presents two towering artists who captured intimate and astonishing snapshots of the everyday lives of African-Americans in distinctly different timeframes. Pioneering photographer Gordon Parks documented the Jim Crow era through the civil rights… Continue Reading →

SAT // Precession of a Day: The World of Mary Nohl

A celebration of Wisconsin art legend Mary Nohl, Milwaukee-based performer Marielle Allschwang teams up with The Visitations for a live song cycle and multimedia performance at the Cedar. To capture Nohl’s work of transforming her home into an art installation/environment,… Continue Reading →

SAT // Crystal Method

Long before electronic music gave birth to the lush synthwave and visually stunning EDM scenes of today, Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland of Crystal Method were turning big beat into a recognizable format with their music featured in a ton… Continue Reading →

FRI // Winterfest

Editor’s Note: This already sold out, but there’s some on FB. Beer fans likely already know that Winterfest as one of the more formal beer events, but it’s by no means stuffy—it’s a chance to sport some fancy dress and… Continue Reading →

FRI // Opening Night of Guthrie’s Noura – Benefitting IARP

Minnesota’s main theater stage once again delivers the powerful work of Heather Raffo, who draws on her personal experiences of being raised by an Iraqi father and American mother in New York for her work. In “Noura”, Raffo continues the… Continue Reading →

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