Turf Club finalizes grand reopening weekend lineup


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 their Grand Reopening weekend.

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


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.

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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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Lowertown Line reveals 2014 fall schedule

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The 4onthefloor will kick off The Lowertown Line's fall schedule

The Lowertown Line certainly made quite a distinctive splash in its first season. Twin Cities Public Television's live music series recorded five pilot episodes that all featured local bands performing in their intimate St. Paul studio, eventually broadcasting them on public television for music fans all over the state to enjoy.

Now, tpt has partnered with Rewire for The Lowertown Line's second season, and they are switching up the format just a bit. While the tpt building in Lowertown St. Paul undergoes a remodel, future episodes will take place at notable music venues throughout the Twin Cities. Lineups, dates, and locations for the fall episodes have just been announced.

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Mock the Garden fest could save Minneapolis from aliens and subpar sound

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Drew Ailes

Regular City Pages contributor Drew Ailes wants to save Minneapolis, and you can help him do it by attending Mock the Garden: A Celebration of Shit Culture. "It's probably the most important festival that will ever happen," he says.

On August 25, Mock the Garden will occupy the Hexagon and Memory Lanes. Benefits from the festival will be used to purchase a PA system to be used during DIY shows. And according to Ailes, known in some circles as the Henry Rollins of Minneapolis, the PA system will do more than just satiate the local punk scene's need for better sound.

The PA is going to save Minneapolis.

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Downtown Music Festival announces 2014 lineup

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Future Islands' Samuel T. Herring is bringing back his winning intensity.
The esteemed folks at Downtown Records are bringing an excellent music festival to Minneapolis in September. Headlined by one of the breakout bands of the year, Future Islands, this grouping of acts represents a jolt to kick off the fall.

Hosted by the Skyway Theatre, events will be spread over the weekend of September 26-27 in the venue's Mainroom, Studio B, and Loft.

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P.O.S. announces first solo show since his kidney transplant

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As P.O.S. continues to get his strength back while recovering from his recent kidney transplant, the dynamic MC has been making occasional live appearances, both with the Marijuana Deathsquads and his Doomtree crew. But it's been nearly two years since his last live solo show in town, as Stef is working hard to get fit enough to rock a crowd on his own once again.

Well, that moment has finally arrived and then some, as P.O.S. is headlining The Fucking Best Show Ever, an outdoor festival held at First Avenue and Fourth Street in downtown Minneapolis, on Saturday, September 13, with a lineup curated by none other than P.O.S. himself.

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Bachelor Farmer's Kräftskiva 2014 music lineup

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The third annual Kräftskiva festivities return to the Bachelor Farmer this August. Last year's mix of yellow hats, sumptuous cuisine, and the live acumen of the Shouting Matches won the event City Pages' Best Outdoor Show honors. It didn't hurt that the weather was absolutely perfect on the cobblestones that day.

This year, the event returns for more late-summer revelry on August 2 with music entertainment led by Haley Bonar, who released the fitful Last War earlier this year.

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