November 19, 2019

About a month ago I went to see Oh Sees (formerly Thee Oh Sees) live. I have seen them live once before and I was feeling extremely ready for my second dose of this incredible band. Upon arriving at First Avenue, the familiar semicircle of fans, frenetically packed aro...

November 18, 2019

(Sandy) Alex G in St. Paul on November 8th, 2019 

When (Sandy) Alex G and his band swaggered onto the Amsterdam Bar and Hall stage to the distorted computerized track “Gretel” last weekend, I was already grinning. The first note on electric guitar rang out and prompted...

November 18, 2019

When I was in sixth grade, I had a subscription to Tiger Beat magazine, and in one of these issues was a short feature about a couple upcoming young artists, and one of them that caught my eye was a fourteen-year old from Oklahoma named Greyson Chance. Whereas most peo...

November 17, 2019

FKA Twigs put me into a trance. I could not stop following her eyes and methodical dance moves, while hearing the voice of an angel. The evening with FKA Twigs at Palace Theater on November 14th was truly a spiritual experience for me. 

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November 6, 2019

Looking around the Palace Theater, I saw a fair amount of cat-eye glasses, a lot of short bangs, and a sea of IPA beers— typical crowd to be expected for indie rock band Sleater-Kinney, riot grrl pioneers, and all-around rock goddesses. I also saw a lot of unsettled an...

November 6, 2019

I’ll be honest, folks. I didn’t know much about Kero Kero Bonito prior to this show. Had I not gone, I probably would have never even dared venture into Kero Kero Bonito territory. The only song I knew was “Flamingo”, and the meme-like nature of that tune had ruined an...

November 4, 2019

Photos by Deirdre O'Keeffe 

I had the most special opportunity to see one of my all-time favorite bands, Big Thief, light up the First Avenue mainroom on on October 21st. 

There have been so many beautiful reviews of Big Thief’s work, including this recap of their Minnea...

October 21, 2019

Photo by Vivian Bauer 

Bedouine’s show at the Cedar Cultural Center last Friday was spellbinding. Draped in a pink lace dress with open sleeves, singer-songwriter Azniv Korkejian promised to ease us into her set with a solo version of “You Kill Me” off her self-tit...

October 21, 2019

This past Thursday, my second live concert experience in the Twin Cities led me to Ian Noe’s sold-out show at 7th Street Entry. While it may not take much to fill up a venue that has one-sixth the capacity of First Avenue, the venue that shares a building with 7th Stre...

October 14, 2019

"Conversations With Nick Cave" lasted three hours, with no intermission, split 50/50 between solo piano numbers and questions from random audience members. This might sound a bit self-indulgent, and I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t. However, it turned out to be one of...

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