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Slideshow: 89.3 The Current’s 5 Year Anniversary Party at First Avenue

HowWasTheShow is proud to present Jenn Barnett’s photos from Friday night’s 89.3 The Current 5 Year Anniversary party at First Avenue. This slideshow is set to “Optimist” by P.O.S.
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Adam Svec CD Release Party with Caroline Smith & No Bird Sing

Adam Svec CD Release Party with Caroline Smith & No Bird Sing

I’ve begun countless reviews over the years by celebrating the fact that the Twin Cities music scene can support multiple rock shows on the same night and still pack all the venues. Even on the coldest nights of the year. Minnesota rocks. Even in January. One of Friday’s most sought after tickets was 89.3 The...
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Modern Radio 10th Anniversary at Cedar Cultural Center

Modern Radio 10th Anniversary at Cedar Cultural Center

You sure can’t say the local music scene doesn’t ever do us any favors. To celebrate its tenth anniversary, Modern Radio pulled out all the stops with a pair of shows at the Turf Club and the Cedar over the weekend. For Saturday’s show at the Cedar, label owners Tom Loftus and Peter Mielech offered deals...
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Dessa CD Release Party at Fine Line Music Café

Dessa CD Release Party at Fine Line Music Café

It was the biggest show of the weekend, and without doubt the most publicized to date of the young decade. The Fine Line was sold out and packed to the walls Friday night for this, the big coming out party of Dessa Darling and her new full-length, A Badly Broken Code. Not only did she not...
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Slideshow: Best New Bands of 2009 Showcase at First Avenue

HowWasTheShow is proud to present Jenn Barnett’s photos from Friday night’s Best New Bands of 2009 Showcase at First Avenue. The slideshow is set to “Dreams” by the Twilight Hours. Additional text by David de Young. Leisure Birds, No Bird Sing, Peter Wolf Crier, Red Pens, The Twilight Hours, Slapping Purses, Moonstone and special guests...
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Gay Beast 7-Inch Release Party at 7th Street Entry

Gay Beast 7-Inch Release Party at 7th Street Entry

For a band whose music seems to verge on complete chaos, Gay Beast’s show at the Entry last Friday was the work of a band in complete control of its music. Celebrating the release of their new EP, Charm, the Minneapolis trio played for barely 30 minutes and all of roughly a half-dozen songs, but...
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The Alarmists with The Arms Akimbo at 7th Street Entry

The Alarmists with The Arms Akimbo at 7th Street Entry

Last January, the Alarmists played a pair of shows at the Entry that were billed to be their last. In the aftermath of those shows, the band members became embroiled in a much-publicized drama that eventually saw the surprise reemergence of lead singer and guitarist Eric Lovold in June with a new lineup and a...
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Colder in Moscow at 7th Street Entry

Colder in Moscow at 7th Street Entry

“Okay, this next one is a loud one,” John Walker said in introducing almost every song during Colder in Moscow’s show at the Entry Saturday night. The funny thing was, none of the songs really got that loud, nor did they rock that hard. Not that that was really a problem; on such a bitterly cold...
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Christine Rosholt at the Dakota Jazz Club

Christine Rosholt at the Dakota Jazz Club

Wednesday evening, the Dakota Jazz Club was warm and inviting.  It provided a much-needed shelter during Christine Rosholt‘s release show for her new CD Lipstick-Live at the Dakota Jazz Club.  Having already begun the first set when we arrived, the venue was completely full and there was hardly a table to be found.  Finding...
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