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The Beths’ Songs Are Better Than Lots of Other Bands’ Songs

I went to First Ave last night to try and figure out why.

March 21, 2023

Margo Price’s ‘Female-Fronted Dad Rock’ (Her Words, Not Mine!) Stirs up First Ave

Price twanged and strummed and drummed and flat-out rocked at her sold-out show in Minneapolis.

February 20, 2023

Lucy Dacus Remembers Everything

The singer-songwriter took First Ave on a long trip through her teen years, all while lying on a couch.

February 18, 2022

Rad Tattoos, Adorable Dogs, and Epic Ice Rinks: This Week’s Best Events

Huge (ventilated) expos, easy outdoor fun, and YouTube will entertain as Omicron rages on.

January 3, 2022

Soccer Mommy Made Me Sad Last Night

Sophie Allison and her band crafted the kind of melancholy that sneaks up on you at First Avenue.

November 8, 2021

Seeing 100 gecs Again After 600 Days

The duo punctured my 19 months of pandemic stagnation last night at First Ave.

Bob Mould Puts the Past in Front of Him

The alt-rock veteran placed yesterday and today in new contexts at First Ave this weekend.

September 27, 2021