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ODESZA Unleashes Secret Live Weapon, ‘Loyal’

The first time I heard the booming, hyper-cathartic horn and drum part of this track was at Odesza's Coachella 2015 set. I'd had it up to 'here' (motions a height taller than himself) with the desert heat and the walking and the impossible crowds, so I opted to take in...

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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...

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5 Things I Learned at Virtual Self’s Show at The Armory

Five things I learned at the Virtual Self show last weekend at The Armory in Minneapolis: 1. The person behind Virtual Self is the same one that is behind Porter Robinson, but Virtual Self’s music does not sound like Porter Robinson’s music. You know when you’re mad and you have...

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Envision Releases a Lush 2019 Phase 1 Lineup

It's never too early to start making plans to bug out to a warm destination during the winter ahead, and what better place to go than the beaches of Costa Rica for Envision Festival? Year in and year out, they make a pretty good case for themselves as a destination...

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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...

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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,...

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Robyn Returns With Aptly Titled Single ‘Missing U’

There are some things I love to say, like "More bacon, please" or "I'm on the list" or "I'm not coming into work." But today, I get to say, "Robyn is back," and that feels pretty damn good. For the first time since 2010, Robyn dropped new music, an appropriately...

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...

Galantis

Galantis Gets Nostaligic for ‘Mama Look At Me Now’ Video

In a video comprised of b-roll footage that follows the duo on their journey from relative unknowns to festival headliners, Galantis created a kind of thank you card for their fans they picked up along the way. From their "humble" beginnings playing their first live show to a medium-sized crowd...

Sylvan Esso Bring the Feels to Surly Brewing Festival Field

The sold-out Sylvan Esso concert looked to be in jeopardy at a couple points on Friday as weather and the forecast continued to worsen as the day went on, but Minneapolis finally got a reprieve from the rain, sending throngs of people flocked to Surly Brewing Festival Field. (Would you...