paul blackford

Paul Blackford

This is one of those times where listening to a producer who has such a diverse range of influences is so satisfying. Paul Blackford manages to tie it all together with such precision that listening to his Deploy Strategic Reinforcement is totally pure and a fresh change. When you hear for the first time his […]

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Electric Forest 2019

Electric Forest Reveals The 2019 Lineup

Once again, Christmas came early courtesy of the fine folks at Madison House: The 2019 Electric Forest lineup is here! Before we delve into that, allow me to remind those of you with loyalty codes from previous Forests that the presale starts TOMORROW, December 5th at 12 pm ET. Be there (for your heavily discounted […]

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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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The Knocks

The Knocks Turn the Fine Line Into Their Own House Party

The production duo deftly who’ve been deftly shifting from house to hip-hop to indie pop, seemingly clocking in at all points in between, descended on Minneapolis last Thursday night and gave everybody something to write home about. (Full photo album here) Fresh off an announcement that their upcoming album received its finishing touches, it felt […]

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