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Amphetamine Reptile Records Documentary Hitting Theaters

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AmRep founder Tom Hazelmyer and director Eric Robel

The local and international footprint of Amphetamine Reptile Records is undeniable. After fostering a progressive, hardcore sound in the '80s and '90s that left hair metal in the dust, the label has delivered one-of-a-kind vinyl pressings and limited-edition releases in the modern era. Through it all, AmRep has boldly stood apart from most conventional record labels under the guidance of founder Tom Hazelmyer.

Now a younger generation of fans will get to witness what all the fuss was about, as a new documentary on Hazelmyer (HAZE XXL) and AmRep, The Color of Noise, is set to hit theaters across the country, including a screening at the Riverview Theater here in Minneapolis.

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Under the influence of Amphetamine Reptile

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Electric Fetus Garage Sale and Fall Festival Music Lineup

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L.A. rapper Busdriver will perform at Electric Fetus.
Music fans seeking deep discounts on their CDs, LPs, and DVDs -- along with some free live performances, Glam Doll Donuts, and other delights and giveaways -- would be wise to hit up the third annual Electric Fetus Garage Sale and Fall Festival at their Minneapolis location this Saturday and Sunday.

There will also be a series of free live performances throughout the afternoon on Saturday to keep you entertained while you shop.

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Hymie's Vintage Records is now a record label too

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Hymie's proprietors Laura and Dave Hoenack

Already one of the best record shops in Minneapolis, Hymie's Vintage Records is about to become one of your favorite local record labels as well. Owners Laura and Dave Hoenack have just announced that they will be putting out two vinyl releases on their local roots-focused new record label, Hymie's Records.

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Concrete and Grass Lowertown Music Festival announces 2014 lineup

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The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra is just one of the acts performing at the Concrete and Grass Festival
With fall on the horizon, Minnesotans should do all they can to enjoy as many outdoor music events that the area has to offer before the weather eventually turns. And next weekend marks the eighth annual Concrete and Grass Lowertown Music Festival, a free, three-day musical celebration that will match the tastes of any fan.

Held in the lovely, tranquil setting of St. Paul's Mears Park from Thursday, September 4 through Saturday, September 6, this family-friendly event officially serves as the kickoff to the fall performance season for the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Minnesota Opera, the Ordway, and the Schubert Club.

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Iggy Azalea to play TCF Stadium for U of M Homecoming

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The rise of "Fancy" rapper Iggy Azalea continues. After playing the Fine Line just two years ago, the "realest" Australian pop star will join exclusive company -- U2, Passion Pit, Imagine Dragons, Atmosphere -- who have performed at the University of Minnesota's TCF Stadium.

The October show is for the U of M's yearly Homecoming celebration, and will also feature neon-faced party rockers Walk the Moon.

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Turf Club finalizes grand reopening weekend lineup

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As most local music fans are well aware, the Turf Club has undergone significant renovations over the past few months. During extensive upgrades to the bathrooms, a new kitchen, and more improvements from top to bottom, the beloved St. Paul venue has remained closed and shows have been rerouted to other spots.

This week, the Turf Club at long last reopens for a flurry of shows planned over a Grand Reopening weekend.

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Turf Club is hiring, re-opening in August

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Bob Dylan's 2014 U.S. tour dates -- Minneapolis in November

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Following Bob Dylan's successful run of AmericanaramA shows last summer -- which brought him to Midway Stadium for a memorable night last July -- Dylan's never-ending tour rolls on with a series of far more intimate theater shows this fall.

Those newly announced dates also includes a run of three Minneapolis shows at the Orpheum Theatre in November.

See also:
73 things you might not know about Bob Dylan


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New Century Sessions announces fall music lineup

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Mark Mallman is one of the artists set to perform during the fall season of the New Century Sessions

Beginning with a series of intimate shows late last year, the Hennepin Theatre Trust's New Century Sessions helped usher in a new music venue to downtown Minneapolis. The New Century Theatre is a modern, 250-capacity room in the heart of City Center, which provides a unique, personal concert experience for fans and artists alike.

To build on the success of their past seasons, the New Century Sessions have just announced a string of three new shows, which all feature talented local musicians.

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Tilia reveals Augtoberfest 2014 music lineup

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Strange Names is one of the acts on the bill at Tilia's 4th annual Augtoberfest

Block Party season is definitely in full swing here in the Twin Cities, as music/food/beer lovers all look to capitalize on the glorious summer weather before fall eventually settles in. The good folks at Tilia have got a fun event planned that boldly stands out from the rest, as the Linden Hills restaurant is set to celebrate its 4th annual Augtoberfest on Sunday, August 17, from 2-10 p.m.

In addition to a stellar music lineup, Tilia will also provide a wide array of tasty beers and food, along with plenty of family-friendly activities like balloon arts and a bouncy tent.


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Zombie Pub Crawl announces 2014 music lineup

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Revelers at Zombie Pub Crawl 2013

When Zombie Pub Crawl hits the Warehouse District this fall, expect cake-throwing along with the usual devouring of brains. The live showmanship of DJ Steve Aoki leads this year's music lineup for the October 11 bash, complete with food trucks and over a dozen bars with special deals for the zombified public.

Three 6 Mafia rapper Juicy J and Minnesota's loud and proud original Prof will also highlight the music set on two outdoor stages. It feels as though the intensity of the party will hit a new peak this year.

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