Music for Marriage Equality benefit at Dakota Jazz Club, 9/25/12

Photo: Briana Bierschbach.
Music for Marriage Equality Benefit
With Jonatha Brooke, Chastity Brown, and Keri Noble
Dakota Jazz Club, Minneapolis
Tuesday, September 25, 2012

One of the most memorable parts of Tuesday night's Music for Marriage Equality benefit concert wasn't even part of the set list. After the show ended, former Vikings' defensive tackle Esera Tuaolo took the stage of the Dakota Jazz Club and began talking about punter Chris Kluwe's open letter defending gay marriage.

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Rock the Garden 2012 time lapse video

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The annual Rock the Garden has grown and morphed into the massive event it has become, requiring as much meticulous planning and anticipation as a wedding. And it's gone in an instant as soon as the sun goes down and the last toasts of the evening take place.

Overflowing with love, there's endless equally affectionate reflection in it's wake with the ripple of reminiscence that lasts for days and weeks long after the last notes from the headliner ring through the air. Like the sounds from the stage during the event that bounces about buildings in the city we are left with an incredible melange of memories that surrounded each glorious day Rock the Garden happens each year that will last forever.More »

Watch: Girl Talk whips the crowd into a frenzy at Iowa's 80/35 Festival

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This past weekend, the 80/35 Music Festival brought headlining acts like Girl Talk, Yelawolf, and Okkervil River to Des Moines, Iowa for two days of fun in the sun. If you missed the fest, we have photos of some of the headliners along with locals Pink Mink in our 80/35 slideshow, and today we are also happy to debut a video of Girl Talk shot by budding Bon Iver documentarian Dan Huiting, which you can watch below.

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Skoal Kodiak takes on L.A. (VIDEO)

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As part of Marijuana Deathsquads' month-long residency in Los Angeles, the band was able to invite some friends out to play as well. Here's Skoal Kodiak (who share drummer Freddie Votel with MDS) taking on LA last Friday night with bleach bottle in hand and light show ablaze.

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HEALTH rocking the Entry (videos)

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Photo by Jon Behm
A few weeks ago, we were raving about HEALTH's blistering set in the Entry. Now, we have video proof. All this week, Radio K has been posting videos from the LA band's set in Minneapolis, including a song that was so new it had never been recorded. See below for a sampling of the videos from Radio K's selection, and head over to their blog for more.

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Video: Sharon Jones in action at Rock the Garden 2010

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Photo by Nick Vlcek
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings were easily our favorite act at this year's Rock the Garden, and looking back at this footage of her performance, it's easy to see why she won us over so quickly. Check out the clip of Ms. Jones and Co. playing "Got to Be the Way It Is" below, and head over to the Current's site for more videos from the outdoor festival they hosted along with the Walker Art Center earlier this month.

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Video: Tinariwen at the Cedar Cultural Center

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As we come closer to the Summer solstice and getting ready for a beautiful weekend of music and fun in the sun here's a sample of the dancing room only night of music this past Wednesday courtesy of the masters of Saharan desert sound, Tinariwen. Their stop at the Cedar Cultural Center was nothing short of magical!

BOMP! at the Bedlam: Video recap

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Dance night BOMP! took over the Bedlam once again last Friday night, and local videographer Dan Huiting was on the scene to capture this great video footage of the action. BOMP! happens on the last Friday of every month with different DJs in every room of the venue. Click here for a full slideshow of photos from this month's BOMP! by Alex Uncapher.

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Mux Mool makes beats and makes out (VIDEO)

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Having decamped from Minneapolis to Brooklyn about two years ago, Mux Mool has been working near-constant since, touring and writing and remixing and partying in advance of what may could be a big year for Mr. Lindgren. He's been shouted out as "New Band of the Day" by The Guardian and is receiving myriad huzzahs for his first full-length Skulltaste, released in April by one of the most-respected most-extant current electronic labels, Ghostly International.

He makes his music with a computer, sure, but the past few years of development under that umbrella have yielded electronical artists putting out work as organic-feeling and breathy as any corporeal band. It's been a long goddamn time since Crystal Method and Oakenfold ruled the night -- peruse the Moodgadget site and prove it (or actually don't right now, it's being rebuilt).

Here is a video that's part short interview, part time-lapse drawing study, and part slightly booby live footage from Mux Mool's recent performance at The Loft in Barfly, shot by MPLS.TV collaborator Dan Huiting. "DJ Giant Wiener," huh?

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Dessa and No Bird Sing at the Best Of Bash

Photo by Stacy Schwartz

Thanks to the crew at MPLS.TV for filming this great video of our Best of the Twin Cities Bash at the Varsity Theater, which features performances by Dessa and No Bird Sing, and a backstage chat with Joe Horton of No Bird Sing, Dessa, and interview-crasher Michael Larsen (Eyedea). It was really an incredible night -- if you missed it, go ahead and watch this recap video so you can pretend you were there. (Also, be sure to stream Dessa's jaw-dropping encore of "Hallelujah" here and check out our slideshow of photos here.)

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