Caroline Smith Wants You to Sing with Her Band

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Photo by Mark N. Kartarik
Caroline Smith during her recent two-night First Avenue residency with Lizzo.

Caroline Smith gets plenty of credit for her abilities as a songwriter, vocalist, and performer -- but job creator? Yep. Just recently, she announced that she's taking applications for a new voice to join her for a string of tour dates in Fargo, Duluth, and Iowa City later this month. Judging by how well things have turned out for one of her past backing vocalists -- none other than her pal Lizzo -- this is a prime slot.

The key to landing this position, which could grow into a more permanent gig, is possessing 20/20 vision in your vocal cords. What does that even mean? Read on.

See also:
Review: Lizzo and Caroline Smith at First Avenue, 9/26/14

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Turf Club is hiring, re-opening in August

Categories: Help Wanted

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Photo by Erik Hess
When the Turf Club triumphantly reopens later this year, the place will need a much larger staff to handle St. Paul's favorite hole-in-the-wall music venue's new kitchen. Hiring is now underway.

Closed since June 1 for extensive renovations to its ventilation, roofing, bars, fire suppression system, and the new kitchen, the Turf now has a timetable for return, according to new owner First Avenue. "We'll be open for concerts starting on August 28," says First Avenue general manager Nate Kranz. "Depending on construction schedules and staff training we may be open for food and drinks a few days prior to that."

See also:
Turf Club to close for summer renovations


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First Avenue is looking for an administrative number-cruncher

Categories: Help Wanted
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Who needs a job? Let's see a show of hands.
Feeling underemployed? You're in luck, because First Avenue is feeling understaffed -- specifically in the position of Accounting Clerk/Administrative Assistant. For those with 20 hours available in their schedule between Monday and Friday, it might be time to dust off the resume and reach out to the downtown venue pronto.

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Astronautalis' house in Northeast Minneapolis gutted by fire

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Via Astronautalis' Tumblr
A fire seriously damaged Astronautalis and his roommates' duplex in Northeast Minneapolis on Thursday evening. According to Minneapolis Fire Department reports, they responded to a blaze found on the structure's back porch at about 7:40 p.m.

Although no human injuries were reported to the home's residents, their cat succumbed to the smoke. In a few postings on his Tumblr blog, Astronautalis summed up the damage and effect of the incident. He theorizes that the fire could have started because of an electrical problem.


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