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Recovery rocks: Jayhawks to headline 2014 HazelFest Local Blog

The second annual HazelFest, a clean-and-sober music festival put on by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, will take place this Saturday, August 2, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. This year’s lineup features Davina and the Vagabonds, Communist Daughter, and Trapper Schoepp and the Shades, plus a reunion gig by Minnesota music legends the Jayhawks […]

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Today’s Music News: Best albums of the 21st century, and more Local Blog

In a massively crowd-sourced list, Reddit users have decided that the best albums of the 21st century so far are Arcade Fire‘s Funeral (2004), Radiohead‘s Kid A (2000), the Strokes‘ Is This It (2001), and Kanye West‘s The College Dropout (2004). Lorde will “curate” the soundtrack to the new Hunger Games movie, as well as contribute a song herself. The music is expected to […]

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What’s the Downtown Festival? Local Blog

Downtown Records’ Downtown Festival will bring a promising lineup to the Skyway Theatre in Minneapolis on September 26 and 27. The festival will include Future Islands, Deafheaven, Nosaj Thing, and Minneapolis’s own summer sensations Hippo Campus, among others. The event’s schedule spreads its lineup into several separate bills in each room of the Skyway Theatre: performances […]

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