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New Year’s Eve 2010 with Mark Mallman at the Varsity Theater

New Year’s Eve 2010 with Mark Mallman at the Varsity Theater

As he’s proven time and again by his marathons, Mark Mallman is not one to let up. And in that regard, his latest New Years Eve show at The Varsity Theater was every bit as chaotic and wild as previous ones. Again this year, openers were Koo Koo Kanga Roo. The duo of Bryan...
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Zoo Animal CD Release Party with Red Pens, His and Her Vanities, and Red Pens at the 7th Street Entry

Zoo Animal CD Release Party with Red Pens, His and Her Vanities, and Red Pens at the 7th Street Entry

The lineup for Zoo Animal’s CD release party at 7th St. Entry couldn’t have been more promising, with Hildur Victoria, His and Her Vanities, Red Pens fleshing out the headlining band’s big night. Zoo Animal’s second self-titled album boasts bigger vocals and showcases a darker side than on their debut Young Blood, and the...
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Voltage Fashion Amplified 2010 at First Avenue

Voltage Fashion Amplified 2010 at First Avenue

From my brief but evocative conversation with the owner of the recently opened BlackBlue boutique on Selby and Dale in St. Paul, I quickly surmised two facts: Steve Kang knows menswear. Steve Kang knows music. The entrepreneur fashion auteur dutifully pleased his onlookers by adorning the openers Blue Sky Blackout with trim, tight and sharply constructed...
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Photos: Voltage Fashion Amplified 2010

Photos: Voltage Fashion Amplified 2010

Erik Hess was the HowWasTheShow designated photographer for Voltage 2010.  Here we present links to his amazing photos of the event. Overarching “Voltage: Fashion Amplified 2010″ photoset: http://www.flickr.com/photos/560/sets/72157623939439762/ Blue Sky Blackout set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/560/sets/72157623814952963/ Red Pens set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/560/sets/72157623814964883/ Caroline Smith set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/560/sets/72157623939358570/ Mayda set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/560/sets/72157623814982699/ Ruby Isle set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/560/sets/72157623814993677/
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Podcast: Voltage Fashion Amplified 2010 Preview at Kings Wine Bar

Podcast: Voltage Fashion Amplified 2010 Preview at Kings Wine Bar

David de Young talks to Voltage Fashion Amplified Producer Anna Lee and band coordinator Charles Gehr about what’s in store for Voltage 2010.  This discussion includes an overview of both the fashion and music segments of this year’s Voltage event, which takes place Friday, April 16th at First Avenue in downtown Minneapolis. (Tickets are available...
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Q&A with Red Pens’ Howard Hamilton

Q&A with Red Pens’ Howard Hamilton

It’s been a fast year for Twin Cities upstarts the Red Pens. After dropping their first album, Reasons, last summer, Howard Hamilton and Laura Bennett won City Pages’ Picked to Click honors in September and, more recently, had the honor of topping the bill at First Avenue’s Best New Bands concert. Having pretty well conquered...
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Is/Is, Red Pens, Strange Lights and Camden at Kitty Cat Klub

Is/Is, Red Pens, Strange Lights and Camden at Kitty Cat Klub

Whoever publicized Saturday night’s show at the Kitty Cat Klub did their best to confuse me about the line up. There were at least four different combinations of bands floating around online and in the local rags, so I headed to Dinkytown knowing only that I’d see  Is/Is and Red Pens with some combination of...
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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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