The best Twin Cities concerts of the week: 9/8-9/11

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Shawn Brackbill
Bear in Heaven -- See Wednesday

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The best Twin Cities concerts this weekend: 9/5-9/7

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Wes Frazer
Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires -- See Sat.

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The Southern Theater Sessions: A dream DIY experience

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Photo by Nora O'Brien

Batteryboy frontman Cobey Rouse has been a busy man as of late. In addition to getting his kids ready for the start of the school year, Rouse organized the second installment of the Southern Theater Sessions, a two-night concert that begins this evening at Minneapolis's Southern Theater. In addition to two separate Batteryboy performances, the Sessions shows will also feature the first ever performance of Adam Levy's solo material, a sure-to-be special performance from the Murder of Crows (featuring Low's Alan Sparhawk), as well as stripped-down sets from notoriously loud rockers Fury Things and Alpha Consumer. All set in the spare, intimate surroundings of Seven Corners' venerable Southern Theater.

These shows represent a rare, musician-only event, with no corporate sponsors/bookers/promoters assisting with organizing the gigs in any way -- only Rouse and his musical cohorts. Gimme Noise spoke to Rouse about the rewards and challenges of putting together shows like this, what initially inspired him to organize these Southern Theater shows, and what he has planned for his band's performances over the next two nights.

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Inside the ornate chamber folk of LOTT


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Inside the ornate chamber folk of LOTT

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Leah Ottman has made her mark on the Twin Cities scene as part of We Are the Willows, Better Bones, and batteryboy. Now, the talented violinist/vocalist is ready to take more of the spotlight on herself, as she assumes the lead on her own project, LOTT. Her two singles feature looped violin work evoking Andrew Bird and Owen Pallett, deft classical influences, and rich vocals.

LOTT is set to play both nights of the upcoming Southern Theater Sessions II this Thursday and Friday, along with intimate, stripped down sets from Murder of Crows (featuring Low's Alan Sparhawk), the Honeydogs' Adam Levy, Fury Things, Alpha Consumer, batteryboy, the Daredevil Christopher Wright's J.E. Sunde, and Har-Di-Har. Ottman will be playing solo, as well as with batteryboy and Adam Levy on a few songs. Gimme Noise asked Ottman about her musical beginnings, how things are progressing with LOTT, and her thoughts on the forthcoming We Are the Willows album.


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The best Twin Cities concerts of the week: 9/1-9/4

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The best Twin Cities concerts this weekend: 8/29-8/31

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Kelly Loverud
Doomtree at MN Music On-A-Stick -- See Sat.

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Erik Koskinen: Playing music for a living is a highlight, so nothing gets taken for granted

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Erik Koskinen | Turf Club | Thursday, August 28
On any given day of the week, Erik Koskinen is either leading his own top-notch band through a set in town, or lending his skills to a friend's performance or recording session. The talented singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/engineer makes everything he touches better in his own distinctive way.

Earlier this year, Koskinen released his newest solo album, America Theatre, a record that was three years in the making and was entirely worth the wait. Give it a good listen and you will agree that it is one of the best Minnesota releases in a year chock-full of local gems.

Koskinen is set to play the Turf Club's grand reopening tonight, along with Frankie Lee and Dead Man Winter. Ahead of the big show, Gimme Noise asked Erik a few questions about his plans for the rest of his year, and the projects he's been working on.

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Turf Club finalizes grand reopening weekend lineup


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The best Twin Cities concerts of the week: 8/25-8/28

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Fall Out Boy -- See Thu.

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The best Twin Cities concerts this weekend: 8/22-8/24

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Katy Perry - see Fri.

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Top 10 concerts to see at the MN State Fair

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We love you, Joan Jett.

The Minnesota State Fair begins this week! End of summer and all that, sure. But it means the beginning of a barrage of outdoor shows, fireworks, and beer-flavored gelato. Between the Grandstand and the myriad free stages, there's enough entertainment to make a fan feel like she's consumed one too many orders of walleye mac & cheese. (We kid. That would be impossible.)

As a helpful service to the busy fair-going public, here's our top 10 shows at the 2014 get-together.

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Minnesota State Fair: Cheap and free things to do

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