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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…

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

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 of his live show…

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….

Springfest 2016: Thundercat and Sango perform on Shaw Field
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Springfest 2016: Thundercat and Sango perform on Shaw Field

Macalester students headed to Shaw field last Saturday for Springfest, the College’s annual music festival. Grammy-winning bassist Thundercat headlined the show, preceded by a performance by DJ Sango. Student band Fidel and Brazilian drum group Zabumba performed earlier in the day. Concerns about the weather did not faze the Macalester Concerts and Festivals board, which…

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Festival Palomino Preview

Next Saturday, the band, Trampled by Turtles will headline the first annual Festival Palomino at Canterbury Park in Shakopee. Natives of Duluth, Minnesota, Trampled by Turtles are a five-piece folk rock group with seven studio albums, one of which is Palomino—the inspiration behind the title of the festival. The inaugural event has a lineup including…

Preview//Fall Dance Concert
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Preview//Fall Dance Concert

With the end of the semester fast approaching, so is the Fall Dance Concert. The concert is traditionally faculty-run, but features several student choreographers. This fall, the Theatre and Dance Department invited Melanie Kern ’14, Laura Levinson ’14 and Hector Bautista ’15 to compose pieces. Although all three had concepts, themes and bits of choreography…

Spring Break: Concerts in the area
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Spring Break: Concerts in the area

Monday, March 18 First Avenue Mainroom ANIMAL COLLECTIVE with DAN DEACON Noisy, experimental psych rockers Animal Collective join forces with former Springfest performer Dan Deacon to play a sold out show in Minneapolis. Both have a history of unconventional live performances—Animal Collective has played entire albums of unreleased material while Deacon sometimes directs his audience…

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