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Alvvays and Jay Som perform at 7th St. Entry
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Alvvays and Jay Som perform at 7th St. Entry

The lapse in snowfall last Thursday brought something new to the Twin Cities: Alvvays, a band of five based out of Toronto and touring the country after the September release of their second album, Antisocialites. They performed with Jay Som, a band from Oakland, CA, who returned to Minneapolis after a concert last March. Prior…

Getting to know alumna artist Allison Wegren Metzger ’09
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Getting to know alumna artist Allison Wegren Metzger ’09

Allison Wegren Metzger ’09 collaborated with Catherine Reinhart to create Common Threads Exhibition. Drawing inspiration from murals by the Iowa artist Grant Wood, Metzger and Reinhart created many works on paper and an interactive sculptural instalation. I spoke with Metzger on the phone to discuss the exhibit, her creative process and her time at Macalester….

Sunday night sounds: an interview with Eros and the Eschaton
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Sunday night sounds: an interview with Eros and the Eschaton

Last Sunday night the sounds of shoegaze pop group Eros and the Eschaton pulsed through the Icehouse in downtown Minneapolis. The blue and red stage lights mixed together to create a purple haze, and Eros took the audience through a psychedelic sonic journey by alternating between tunes with light, dreamy harmonies and beat-driven, guitar-filled anthems….

Talking with Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast about Psychopomp
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Talking with Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast about Psychopomp

Michelle Zauner makes music for when you’re grief-stricken or cocky or scared or in love or all four. The former lead singer of Philly punk favorite Little Big League released Psychopomp in April, her first solo album under the name Japanese Breakfast. The record marks a culmination of six years of writing songs and putting…