Prof plays two nights at First Avenue 4/12 and 4/13


I might be beating a dead horse with this one, since this show is already sold out. I always enjoy the rapper that doesn’t take them self too seriously. I mean it’s all about having a good time, right? Prof is the new popular creep and that’s okay. He is a little bit weird, but in a good way. I don’t know, if you don’t have tickets you either aren’t going to go or your going to be paying more then face value. Buy Prof’s new album then, it won’t be the same but it will satisfy the urge to listen.
A couple other local rags have written a more comprehensive deal about Prof, click on more to get to them.
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This Saturday: The Best Love is Free 4 at The Fine Line

This Saturday: The Best Love is Free 4 at The Fine Line

It’s early February, and Valentine’s Day will soon be here. Some people are getting excited about various capitalist-inspired gifts and things, while others are getting excited about The Best Love is Free! For the fourth year in a row, Botzy (of Culture Cry Wolf) and his team of organizers has sifted through hundreds of submissions (specifically, over 550 submissions from 41 different states) and put together a free 22-track CD to give away to the public. To celebrate, as in years past, there will also be a night of music on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at The Fine Line Music Café. This year, there will be performances by Sophia Eris (The Chalice, Absynthe) with Sexy Delicious, I, Colossus, Later Babes (members of Hooks For Hands and Soulcrate), and Cecil Otter (Doomtree). The show will change flavors a few times but will, no doubt, ensue into a memorable dance party.

“The whole event has this real community feel, with many artists involved expanding beyond the show onto the CD and the video series associated with the promotion.” (Botzy: from City Pages Concert Preview). It’s an opportunity to expose people to music other than what they might normally seek out on their own, or might not even know about. Is there a better way to give back to a community who loves music so?

Dressing up is encouraged, and bring your best moves! Once again, TBLIF will have a photo booth and a competition for “Best Dressed Couple.” People have been diggin’ that prom-esque vibe lately, plus Barbette has donated a $50 gift certificate for the winner. Good luck!

Pick up a free TBLIF CD at the show!
The Best Love is Free 4
The Fine Line Music Café
Saturday, February 9
doors 9pm | music 9:30pm
Performances by
Cecil Otter of Doomtree
Later Babes
I, Colossus
Sophia Eris

Click here for tickets to Saturday’s event:

For the TBLIF Video Series click here

Visit for more information on TBLIF and photos.

Check out these articles too:

The Best Love is Free 4 Video Series ep. 7 Ecid and Botzy

Tickets currently on sale for the Feb. 9 event at The Fine Line Music Cafe. Visit for more information.

The Best Love is Free 4 Video Series ep. 8 Rapper Hooks & Sean Anonymous

Stay tuned for more information on this year’s TBLIF event coming up on Saturday!!

When does our past hinder the musical present and future? – Dan Tennyson


When does our past hinder the musical present and future?

By Dan Tennyson

For many of us that grow up in the Minneapolis/St.Paul music scene. You’re whelped on the notion that so much is owed to bands such as The Replacements, Husker Du, Soul Asylum, Prince, the Suicide Commandos and so on. Should you engross yourself in the Twin Cities’ vibrant musical culture you can see very different things at very different venues every night of the week. Now, here’s your disclaimer: I plan to bring you on a trip to the boggy depths of my hypocrisy in this little essay. Continue reading

Turning Rebellion Into Money – A Tribute To Joe Strummer

Turning Rebellion Into Money - A Tribute To Joe Strummer

Featuring: The 9/16s (Jeremy Ylvisaker, Janey Winterbauer, James Everest, Trent Norton, Matt Darling and Richard Medek), Adam Levy, Al Church & State, Blue Sky Blackout with Janey Winterbauer, BNLX+ with guest Jim McGuinn, Dylan Hicks, The Farewell Circuit, Haley Bonar, James Diers, Jim Ruiz Set, Kevin Bowe & The Okemah Prophets, Martin Devaney, Rob Skoro & Anonymous Choir, Rogue Valley, RuDe GiRL, Tambuca, Van Stee, plus spoken word by Guante and special guest DJs.

All proceeds from the night will be donated to Free Arts Minnesota in memory of Daniel Levy – artist, musician, Clash fan.

Feb 1st
7:30 pm
First Avenue Mainroom
$5 | $10

“Free Arts programs seek to interrupt the cycle of violence. Through painting, drawing, music, writing, drama and other creative outlets, the program serves as a catalyst to help children communicate and express themselves in new – and positive – ways.”

Duenday “Good Problems” CD Release – 2/1 – at The Entry


Duenday is going to celebrate the release of their new CD “Good Problems” along with some of their best friends.

Duenday, The Level Heads, Hyentyte, Lakay Junqtion and Turnt Up!
Hosted By Franz Diego
Friday February, 1st

$6 adv/ $8 doors. Doors/9PM music/10PM. 18+
7th St Entry

The Current’s 8th Birthday Party – At First Avenue – 1/18 and 1/19


The Current’s 8th Birthday Party – By Christine Mlodzik

They grow up so fast…

Hard to believe it’s been eight years since 89.3 The Current first went on the air. The station is celebrating its birthday at First Avenue on two nights, with four local bands each night.

Friday, January 18 lineup: The 4onthefloor, Chastity Brown, John Mark Nelson and Twin Cities Funk and Soul All-Stars.

Saturday, January 19 lineup: Cloud Cult, Dave Pirner, Now, Now and The Chalice.

Tickets are $18.00 and the event is 18+. For ticket information, visit

Mages “SEROTONIN SAILS” EP Release Show


By Kristine Volovsek

Join Mages for their “SEROTONIN SAILS” EP Release Show Saturday, December 29 at 7th street entry. Described as having “a sense of unity, weightlessness, and mind-bending nirvana”, Mages mystify audiences with a sweet and soulful indie-folk-rock sound, reminiscent of bands like Belle and Sebastian. Rupert Angeleyes and Love Lake will also be playing. The show is 18+ and only $5. Doors at 8pm.

Serotonin Sails Official Video

Rupert Angeleyes
“The Saddest Song in the World” off of When the Sangria Dies
(This is my favorite Rupert Angeleyes song! I always freak out when I hear it on RadioK…)

Love Lake



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