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Concert: Battle of the Bands
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Concert: Battle of the Bands

“Y’all are in for a treat tonight,” Isaac Mathison-Bowie ’15 of Word on the Street called out to a packed, anxious 10K last Saturday night. The room had filled up in a matter of minutes with students awaiting the kick-off of Macalester’s annual Battle of the Bands (BOTB) competition.

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Events: Twin Cities area

MUSIC// Gravel Road Touring Showcase featuring Chastity Brown, Actual Wolf and Barbara Jean $12-15 at Cedar Cultural Center, Friday, April 5, 8p Gravel Road Touring is a Minneapolis booking collective that represents artists Chastity Brown, Actual Wolf, and Barbara Jean. The group has evolved from being The Pines booking agency to a cooperative, artist-run agency…

Carroll: South by Southwest
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Carroll: South by Southwest

Driving from Lincoln, Nebraska to Austin, Texas on a Wednesday night, the members of Carroll got a text saying “If you get here before midnight you can play a show.” They raced to Austin, got dropped on a corner with all their gear, lugged it to the venue, sped through a mic check, and played…

Musings: South by Southwest
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Musings: South by Southwest

South by Southwest is a week-long music event held annually in Austin, Texas. In the past it has showcased legends such as the Shins, Bruce Springsteen and Of Montreal. This year Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Prince and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs were some of the headliners. Since all-access badges are expensive and because a lot…

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Twin Cities events

FILM// Mizna Twin Cities Arab Film Festival $8 at Heights Theater, Thursday, March 14 – Sunday, March 17, various showing times Here in Minneapolis, we have the second longest standing Arab film festival in North America. Some of the films presented are in some way tied to the Twin Cities, making that global-to-local connection we…

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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Update: Knots on a String

If the stereotypical college band involves sweaty dudes with fuzzy garage acoustics and limited abilities, Macalester’s own Knots on a String is pretty much the exact opposite. Consisting of Rachel Mueller ’13, Leah Plummer ’13, Abby Colehour ’12, Natalie Locke ’11 and Ana Begej ’11, Knots on a String has been performing its distinct brand…

Review: Women of the World poetry slam
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Review: Women of the World poetry slam

Brimming with energy in a bright red dress, Allison Broeren, head of the Minneapolis slam poetry group SlamMN! and host city coordinator of the Women of the Word International Poetry Slam, yelled out to a raucous, slightly tipsy audience already on the edge of their seats. “You are going to assign numerical values to people’s…

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