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the 21st century ambassadors of peace and magic are back with their epic 82 minute new album. ..And Star Power is out this week on Jagjaguwar. “How Can You Really” throws itself at you like a forbidden lover. Perhaps a midnight ménage à trois under a full-moon. Foxygen will break a leg this Saturday, October 18th at the Fine Line in Minneapolis.W/ Dub Thompson

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Meatbodies released their self-titled debut this week on In the Red. “Disorder” completely shreds with its classic punk energy. Could this be a tribute to the late Tommy Ramone? You can catch them live in Minneapolis on Thursday, October 16 at the 7th Street Entry. W/ HUNTERS & Human Kindness (BUY TICKETS)


Mutual Benefit continue their break-out year with a re-issue of The Cowboy’s Prayer EP. Songs like “Auburn Epitaphs” could be considered the real introduction to the lush sound that is featured on Love’s Crushing Diamond. You can see them in all their splendor at the 7th Street Entry on Wednesday, October 1st. W/ Ricky Eat Acid & Har-di-Har



Bishop Allen return with their first album in five years. “Why I Had To Go” is a charming indie-pop tune that will leave you hooked with its subtle and infectious melodies. Be sure to check them out in Minneapolis on Sunday, September 28th at the 7th Street Entry. W/ Ancient Mariner (BUY TICKETS)

Lights Out is available now through Dead Oceans.


Wand, the Los Angeles-based four-piece released their latest album Ganglion Reef last Month. “Broken Candle” recalls the golden age of ’60s fuzz-rock in a big way. You can catch them in Minneapolis on Monday, September 22nd at the 7th Street Entry.

W/ Vats (tape release) & Waveless (BUY TICKETS)

the Diogenes Club put out their self-titled debut a few years ago. It also happens to be a personal favorite of mine. Check out Volume 3 of their Mix Tape series courtesy of Binary Records. These tracks are HOT!

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Singer-songwriter Steve Gunn was formerly a guitarist in Kurt Vile's backing band, The Violators. His upcoming full-length, Way Out Weather, will be released October 7th on Paradise of Bachelors.

The title track displays a Gorgeous back-drop of textured guitar groove. Its probably best if you put on your headphones and walk to your nearest apple orchard. For a moment, get lost in the autumn beauty. is that a skulk of foxes playing by the tributary? Someone call Jim Brandenburg!

You can experience Steve live at the Turf Club in Saint Paul on Friday, September 19th. W/ Glenn Jones (BUY TICKETS)