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Minnesota Does Minnesota - 8/27/05 - (Turf Club) - By David Rachac   "Rock Never Stops" featuring Cinderella, Quiet Riot, Ratt & Firehouse - 8/16/05 - (Myth) - By Sean Sauder
A Whisper in the Noise w/ The Swiss Army - 8/27/05 - (Varsity Theater) - By Jennifer C. Whigham   Iris Dement w/ Dan Israel - 8/12/05 - (Fitzgerald Theatre) - By David Rachac
Dear Machine, CD Release Party - 8/26/05 - (Fine Line) - By David de Young   Le Tigre - 8/9/05 - (First Avenue) - By Maura McAndrew
The Owls, The Deaths, Heavy Sleeper and Death Pool - 8/19/05 - (Varsity Theater) - By Kristine Lambert   The Knitters - 8/2/05 - (First Avenue) - By Karla Ludzack
Robotboy CD Release show - 8/19/05 - (Uptown Bar) - By David de Young   Teenage Fanclub w/ Rosebuds - 7/29/05 - (First Avenue) - By David de Young
Friends with Benefits CD Release Party #1 fe: Romantica, Mike Gunther, The Autumn Leaves and the Hangups - 8/12/05 - (Nomad) - By Katie Bratsch and Kristine Lambert   Missy Higgins - 7/15/05 - (Hennepin Avenue Block Party) - By David Rachac
Melodious Owl CD Release Party - 8/12/05 - (7th Street Entry) - By David de Young   Violent Femmes - 7/5/05 - (First Avenue) - By Cyn Collins
Fort Wilson Riot w/ The Alarmists - 8/11/05 - (Turf Club) - By Cyn Collins   Dennis DeYoung - 7/2/05 - (Taste of Minnesota) - By Sean Sauder
2nd Annual Elliott Smith Tribute - 8/5/05 - (Hexagon Bar) - By David de Young   John Waite - 7/2/05 - (Taste of Minnesota) - By Sean Sauder
Mark Mallman 7 shows in 7 nights - 7/24-7/30/05 - (Hexagon Bar) - Communal photo blog   Dead Next Door - 6/25/05 - (The Dublin Castle, London) - By David de Young
The Como Avenue Jug Band - 7/23/05 - (Midtown Market on Lake Street) - By Taylor Carik   The Eels - 6/21/05 - (Pantages Theatre) - By Wes Holmes
P.O.S. and Dosh - 7/1/05 (Minnesota Museum of American Art) - By Taylor Carik   Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks w/ Paik - 6/12/05 - (First Avenue) - By Maura McAndrew (See also this review by Brian Marx)
Mark Olson & The Creekdippers - 6/28/05 - (The Borderline, London UK) - By David de Young   Spoon w/ The Clientele - 6/12/05 - (First Avenue) - By David de Young
Vicious Vicious CD Release Party - 6/17/05 - 7th Street Entry - By David de Young   Neko Case & Her Boyfriends - 6/7/05 - (First Avenue) - By Cyn Collins
Martin Devaney - 6/14/05 - (Tunes @ Noon on Peavey Plaza) - By David Rachac   Kaiser Chiefs w/ Ok Go and Amusement Parks on Fire - 6/1/05 - (First Avenue) - By Maura McAndrew
Divorcee CD Release Party - 6/11/05 - (7th Street Entry) - By David de Young   Amusement Parks on Fire - 6/1/05 - (First Avenue) - By David de Young
JoAnna James - 6/8/05 - (Tunes @ Noon on Peavey Plaza) - By David Rachac   The Mars Volta - 5/19/2005 - (Roy Wilkins Auditorium) - By Steve McPherson
Grand Old Days fe: Har Mar Superstar, The Hold Steady, Olympic Hopefuls and Bridge Club - 6/5/05 - (St. Paul) By David de Young (with photos)   The Raveonettes w/ Autolux and The Peels - 5/10/05 - (First Avenue) - By Traci Hanson
The Knotwells - 6/3/05 - (7th Street Entry) - By Cyn Collins   Gang of Four w/ Radio 4 - 5/10/05 - (Quest Club) - By David de Young
HowWasTheShow's 3rd Anniversary Party (6/4/05) - Turf Club- Event Preview   Tift Merritt w/ Romantica - 5/5/05 - (Fine Line) - By David Rachac (with photos by Steve Cohen)
Adam Levy and Pete Sands - 6/2/05 - (Mill City Ruin Courtyard) - By David Rachac   Tim Easton with Beau Kinstler - 4/28/05 - (400 Bar) - By Karla Ludzack
Voltage: Fashion Amplified 2005 - 5/25/05 - (First Avenue) - By David de Young   Gogol Bordello w/ Ouija Radio - 4/28/05 - (Fine Line Music Cafe) - By Cyn Collins
Voltage: Fashion Amplified 2005 by the numbers. Event preview by David de Young   Chris Stamey w/ Robert McCreedy and Robert Skoro - 4/23/05 - (Lee's Liquor Lounge) - By David de Young - See also this interview by Chris Dorn
Gene Clark Tribute featuring Ol' Yeller & Friends - 5/21/05 (Hexagon Bar) - By Cyn Collins  
Sweet Honey in the Rock - 4/23/05 - (O'Shaugnessy Auditorium) - By Helen Blodgett
The Ashtray Hearts CD Release Show w/ Walker Kong - 5/7/05 - (Turf Club) - By David de Young   Iron & Wine - 4/22/05 - (First Avenue) - By Cyn Collins
Big Ditch Road w/ Flat Earth Defenders and 3 County Tour - 5/7/05 - (Terminal Bar) - By David Rachac   Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion - 4/13/05 - (Cedar Cultural Center) - By Cyn Collins
Fitzgerald CD Release Show - 4/23/05 - (Turf Club) - By Cyn Collins   Phoenix, Dogs Die In Hot Cars and Joy Zipper - 4/11/05 - (Fine Line) w/ photos - By David de Young
The Few Nice Words with General Ben and Cowboy Curtis - 4/22/05 - (Kitty Kat Club) - By Steve McPherson   The Shins w/ The Brunettes - 4/11/05 - (First Avenue) - By Kristen Hasler
Rebel Rebel: Rock for Pussy II, a Tribute to David Bowie - 4/4/05 - (First Avenue) -Review by David de Young with Photos by Steve Cohen -   King Sunny Adé - 4/10/05 - (Cabooze) - By Helen Blodgett
Har Mar Superstar - 4/3/05 - By David de Young (with photos)   The Decemberists w/ Okkervil River - 4/8/05 - (Fine Line) - By Steve McPherson
Theater Review: As You Like It by William Shakespeare - 3/30/05 - (The Guthrie Theater) - Reviewed by Miguel Trejo   Zap Mama - 4/7/05 - (Fine Line Music Cafe) - By Helen Blodgett
Mark Olson & Guests - 3/23/05 - (Lee's Liquor Lounge) - By Cyn Collins  
Bloc Party w/ The Kills and Scout Niblett - 3/30/05 - (First Avenue) - By Emily Hanson
The Nomad World Pub review fe: Ol' Yeller, Martin Devaney and Little Man - 3/18/05 - By Cyn Collins   Duran Duran - 3/22/05 - (Excel Energy Center) - By Sean Sauder
Theater Review: The Women of Troy - 3/12/05 - Reviewed by Miguel Trejo   The Devlins - 3/16/05 - (Quest Ascot Room) - By Sean Sauder
Ryan Lee CD Release Party - 3/12/05 - (Bryant Lake Bowl) - By Cyn Collins   Stars w/ Apostle of Hustle - 3/14/05 - (400 Bar) - By Jim Brunzell
Chariots CD Release Party w/ A False Notion, Hand, and Passions - 3/12/05 - (7th Street Entry) - By Emily Hanson   Andrew Bird w/ Dosh - 3/10/05 - (Loring Pasta Bar) - By Cyn Collins
Leroy Smokes, Dred I Dread and Kanser - 3/12/05 - (Fine Line) - By Helen Blodgett   United States of Electronic w/ Aqueduct and Melodious Owl - 3/9/05 - (Triple Rock Social Club) - By Wes Holmes
Kruddler - 3/3/05 - (Triple Rock Social Club) - By Cyn Collins   The Frames w/ Mark Geary - 3/7/05 - (400 Bar) - By Steve McPherson (w/ photos!)
Theater Review: The Firebugs by Max Frisch - 2/26/05 - (4th Street Theatre, St. Paul) - By Miguel Trejo   The Futureheads w/ The Shout Out Louds and High Speed Scene - 3/3/05 - (Fine Line) - By David de Young
George Harrison Birthday Party #2 - 2/25/05 - (Turf Club) - By Cyn Collins   Modest Mouse w/ Mason Jennings - 2/27/05 - (First Avenue) - By Emily Hanson
The Glad Version - 2/25/05 - (400 Bar) - By Jim Brunzell III   Split Lip Rayfield and The Heartless Bastards - 2/25/05 - (400 Bar) - By Cyn Collins
Melodious Owl and Friends Like These at Melissa Maerz's going away party - 2/23/05 - (Turf Club) - By Cyn Collins   Kings of Convenience - 2/23/05 - (Fine Line) - By David de Young
England Swings IV - 2/23/05 - (First Avenue & 7th Street Entry) - By David de Young - Photos by Steven R. Wolf   Keane w/ The Zutons - 2/21/05 - (Quest Club) - By David de Young
The Humbugs and the Chinch Bugs - 2/18/05 - (Hexagon Bar) - By David de Young   Antony and the Johnsons - 2/20/05 - (Fine Line) - By Kristen Hasler
Duplomacy - 2/16/05 - (Turf Club) - By Cyn Collins   Steel Pulse w/ Ipso Facto - 2/19/05 - (Fine Line) - By Helen Blodgett
Wes Burdine and the Librarians - 2/16/05 - (Uptown Bar) - By David de Young   Ray Lamontagne - 2/17/05 - (Fine Line) - By Brian Marx
Tsunami Benefit fe: Olympic Hopefuls, Heiruspecs, Sims and Passions - 2/13/05 - (Triple rock) - By Steve McPherson   Todd Snider w/ Dan Israel - 2/11/05 - (Cedar Cultural Center) - By David Rachac
23rd Annual Battle of the Jugbands - 2/13/05 - (Cabooze) - By David de Young (plus photos)   The Dirty Things - 2/5/05 - (The Turf Club) - By David de Young
Low w/ Pedro the Lion - 2/12/05 - (First Avenue) Reviews by Cyn Collins and Emily Hanson   Queensryche - 1/22/05 - (First Avenue) - By Sean Sauder
Baby Grant Johnson - 2/9/05 - (Grumpy's NE) - By Cyn Collins   Jay Munly & The Lee Lewis Harlots - 12/1/04 - (Lee's Liquor Lounge) - By Karla Ludzack
Kid Dakota w/ Friends Like These, the Deaths and The Dirty Things - 2/5/05 - (Turf Club) - By Cyn Collins   Ike Reilly w/ Friends Like These and The Lift - 11/24/04 - (Triple Rock Social Club) - By Steve McPherson. See also this review of The Lift by Cyn Collins
13th Annual Bob Marley Remembered Weekend - 2/4/05 and 2/5/05 - (Cabooze) - By Helen Blodgett   H.I.M. w/ Monster Magnet and Auf Der Maur - 11/21/04 - Quest Club, Minneapolis) - By Traci Hanson
The Glenrustles and Kingdom of Ghosts - 2/4/05 - (Turf Club) - By Cyn Collins   GWAR w/ Dying Fetus and All That Remains - 11/19/04 - (First Avenue, Minneapolis) - By David de Young
Yasheidenen Falcon - 2/3/05 - (Turf Club) - By Cyn Collins   Muse w/ The Zutons - 11/15/04 - (Quest Club, Minneapolis) - Reviewed by Jesse Norell
House of Mercy Presents #5: Brothers - 1/30/05 - (Turf Club) - By Cyn Collins   Luna w/ Palomar - 11/14/04 - (Fine Line, Minneapolis) - Reviewed by Jason Koffman. And 11/11 and 11/12/04 at The Abbey Pub, Chicago - reviewed by Brian Marx.
Redstart w/ Mile One - 1/29/05 - (Uptown Bar) - By David de Young   Pixies w/ the Datsuns - 11/11/04 - (Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St. Paul) - Reviewed by David de Young
Varsity Theatre Grand re-Opening fe: Revolver Modele, A Whisper in the Noise and The Bleeding Hickeys - 1/29/05 - By Cyn Collins   Paul Westerberg and the Painkillers - 11/5/04 - (Pantages Theatre, Minneapolis) - Reviewed by Karla Ludzack
Leslie Rich - 1/28/05 - (The Red Sea) - By Nancy Jane Meyer   Robyn Hitchcock - 11/3/04 - (Cedar Cultural Center) 11/4/04 (Kitty Kat Club) AND 11/6/04 Schuba's, Chicago By David de Young
Faux Jean, The Olympic Hopefuls and Melodious Owl - 1/28/05 - (Turf Club) - By Karla Ludzack      
The Mad Buggers perform Pink Floyd's The Wall - 1/26/05 - (Terminal Bar) - by David de Young      
Dan Israel, The Sirachas and The Rakes - 1/22/05 - (Mayslack's) - By Nancy Jane Meyer      
Best New Bands of 2004 showcase - 1/19/05 - (First Ave) - By David de Young and Cyn Collins w/ Photos by David de Young      
Little Man - 1/14/05 - (Turf Club) - By Cyn Collins      
Dallas Orbiter, Umbrella Sequence, James Diers, and Bridge Club - 1/14/05 - (Uptown Bar) - By David de Young      
Kid Dakota, The Ashtray Hearts, and Rob Skoro - 1/14/05 - (Triple Rock) - By Steve McPherson      
Black-Eyed Snakes - 1/7/05 - (Uptown Bar) - Reviewed by Greg Seitz      
Spider John Koerner, Mike Gunther, John Wills and the Crush Collision Trio - 1/5/05 - (Fine Line) - By Cyn Collins      

2004 Reviews, Interviews and Features can be found here.
2003 Reviews, Interviews and Features can be found here.
2002 Reviews, Interviews and Features can be found here.


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