rufus du sol

Rufus Du Sol Live at First Avenue

On a chilly Tuesday in November, Rufus Du Sol brought the warmth of Sydney and feels-a-plenty of their music to First Avenue’s mainroom in Minneapolis. They also brought a fantastic billing of support to open for them. (Photo gallery for those who prefer) I got tied up at will call when I arrived, and I […]

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gorgon city

Gorgon City Tears It Up at First Avenue

If I were to ask you to come up with the makings of a party atmosphere, you probably wouldn’t respond with ‘Minneapolis on a Wednesday night’ in your first thousand answers. It might impress you, then, to know that Wednesday in Minneapolis is exactly where Gorgon City’s party played out. When I arrived early with […]

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CloZee First Ave

CloZee’s EVASION Tour Lands in Minneapolis

The French producer on a winning spree, aka CloZee, graced Minneapolis with a midweek appearance at the Loft, much to the delight of the nearly capacity crowd. CloZee’s music doesn’t spend a lot of time in one place. Generally, you might say it tends to hover at the intersection of Bassnectar, Beats Antique, and…maybe RL […]

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beck

Beck Dazzles at The Armory

A Beck concert is much like any other concert, except that it’s probably better than other concerts. Somewhere along the way, I lost sight of this and stopped going to Beck shows. The good news is that I broke my 20-ish year dry spell. The bad news is that I missed a LOT of shows […]

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nora en pure

Nora En Pure at Avant Garden 2018

The other two times I’ve seen Nora En Pure play were in the dark and sweaty confines of the Yuma tent at Coachella and nested deep in the trees at Electric Forest. Suffice to say, this was a drastically different looking and behaving crowd than the ones at those earlier appearances. More suits and gowns, […]

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deadmau5 the armory

Deadmau5 a Stunner at The Armory

For a few hours on Friday night, it was not clear whether Minneapolis would see Deadmau5 at the Deadmau5 show we’d all been looking forward to. After a long stretch stuck on the tarmac at JFK due to a storm, Joel’s plane finally took off, but instead of heading west, the plane had to go […]

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