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Portugal. The Man plays sold-out show at Palace Theatre
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Portugal. The Man plays sold-out show at Palace Theatre

During the second song of their Feb. 9 sold-out performance, the screen behind St. Paul’s Palace Theatre’s weekend feature read “We are Portugal. The Man! Just making sure you’re at the right concert.” For a band that’s been releasing music for over fourteen years, you’d think this banter would be unnecessary. Yet, it proved to…

Crafting bars behind bars: Talking with rapper Tee Grizzley
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Crafting bars behind bars: Talking with rapper Tee Grizzley

Tee Grizzley wrote his entire debut mixtape, My Moment (2017), while serving nearly three years in prison. As soon as he was released, he went to the studio to record the aptly named “First Day Out.” The song is both personal and aggressive, and references the events that landed Grizzley, born Terry Sanchez Wallace, behind…

BØRNS performs sold-out show at Palace Theatre
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BØRNS performs sold-out show at Palace Theatre

Playing his sold-out show at St. Paul’s historic Palace Theatre — which was built just over a hundred years ago as a vaudeville theatre in the heart of the city, and was recently renovated into a concert venue — Garrett Borns of the indie pop sensation BØRNS paused his lively set to reflect. “If these…

A road-weary Whitney shrugs through a First Avenue performance
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A road-weary Whitney shrugs through a First Avenue performance

By Alexander Marketos amarketos@macalester.edu Life on the road for a touring band gets inevitably strenuous. They play the same songs every night for months on end and answer the same questions from interviewers, not to mention how they spend their time between cities crammed like sardines in a tour bus or van. At First Avenue’s…

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…

Folk artist John Craigie performs at Sisyphus Brewing
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Folk artist John Craigie performs at Sisyphus Brewing

by Hellen Meigs hmeigs@macalester.edu John Craigie performed at Sisyphus Brewing on Sunday, Sept. 24. He is a folk artist based in Portland, Oregon touring for his new album No Rain, No Rose. Craigie is an incredibly good live performer. His voice was beautiful, accompanied only by his own guitar and harmonica playing. The real highlights…

Macalester Chorale and Concert Choir perform Mozart: Requiem
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Macalester Chorale and Concert Choir perform Mozart: Requiem

On Saturday, April 22, 2017, the Macalester Chorale and Macalester Concert Choir performed Mozart: Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) and also featured the premiere of “The Ghost’s Story,” a piece by Dominick DiOrio (b. 1984). The event drew quite the crowd; Mairs Concert Hall quickly filled up with the overflow room being put to…

Lion Babe, Jazz Cartier play indoor Springfest
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Lion Babe, Jazz Cartier play indoor Springfest

Last Saturday, Macalester students piled into the Leonard Center Field House to attend Springfest, which, for the first time in recent years, was held indoors instead of its traditional outdoor location on Shaw Field. Electro-soul duo Lion Babe headlined the show, following opening performances from Jazz Cartier, a hip-hop artist, and Haunted Janet, a Macalester…

Little Scream takes First Avenue’s 7th St. Entry
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Little Scream takes First Avenue’s 7th St. Entry

Laurel Sprengelmeyer, a singer, song-writer and multi-instrumentalist, is also the brains behind the band Little Scream. The band is currently touring through the Midwest to showcase their album Cult Following, which was released in 2016. Cult Following has pulled the band further into the realm of experimental pop, allowing it to gain more recognition among…

A Little Chat with Little Scream
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A Little Chat with Little Scream

Laurel Sprengelmeyer, raised in Iowa and based in Montreal, is the captivating voice behind Little Scream. Her songs utilize the full range of her voice while weaving complex layers of instrumentals around each sung melody. Little Scream is known for its originality of sound, as it incorporates elements from indie pop, rock and folk genres….

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