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New Order Live: Still Going, Still Should Be

As a person who’s attended his fair share of live electronic music shows, it was a little weird to be immersed in a completely different demographic last night at New Order. Wait, what am I saying, it was just a bunch of old mostly white people rather a bunch of younger mostly white people. Still, […]

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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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Lane 8 at The Loft in Minneapolis

For the past year and a half, sublime house producer and Anjunadeep alum Lane 8 has been asking people attending his shows to leave their phones at home or in their pockets. But what does that mean? What does “This Never Happened” actually look like? First, there was an email from Daniel, then the venue, then […]

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Ringing in the New Year with Above & Beyond

Happy Belated New Year’s and a warm welcome to 2018! I hope you rang in the new year surrounded by family or friends, or blankets and pillows if that’s more your style. We spent it with family and friends (and framily, for that matter) in Minneapolis for Above & Beyond‘s special New Year’s show. In […]

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The Bloody Beetroots Live at First Ave

To say The Bloody Beetroots‘ Bob Rifo is high-energy is a gross understatement. Watching Bob bounce around the stage, leaping off the piano, jumping into high kicks, and quite literally running back and forth, I couldn’t help but feel envious of his seemingly boundless energy and how in shape he was. I can barely talk […]

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EDC Orlando: An Absolute Dream

Let me preface by stating that this is the first electronic dance music festival I have ever attended. With that out of the way, this is the best music festival I have ever attended. Electric Daisy Carnival Orlando – what an absolute dream. Prior to setting foot inside Tinker Field, I had no benchmark to […]

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Review: McDowell Mountain Music Festival 2017

McDowell Mountain Music Festival isn’t a glamorous, celebrity-laden spectacle like other festivals. There aren’t pop-up shops or flames shooting from the stage or any gimmicks, really. It’s just a small, simple, well-run festival that aims to do good for the community, and it accomplished both of those goals very well. I don’t know what it […]

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Review: Summer Set 2016

The weekend of Summer Set Music Festival was there and gone in a flash, much like summer itself. One minute, you’re jumping and dancing along to ‘Real Life’ with Claptone, and the next you’re back in day to day life, sitting in front of a computer monitor wondering what the hell just happened. That’s the […]

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