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    Frankie Lee and Actual Wolf are ready to roam

    Generating some local heat wasn’t quite enough to keep twangy tunesmiths Frankie Lee and Eric Pollard in Minnesota. Also, news from the Cedar, Prof, Doomtree and more. Updated Dec. 6, 2013

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Marijuana Deathsquads in action.

Michael Ferrier of Fathom Lane by George Roedler

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Neil Olstad and Bryan Atchison tried out their new wireless microphones — gifts from tour mate Frank Turner.

  • Local music notes: Tired Eyes wakes up

    Article By: CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER , Star Tribune Publish October 11, 2013 2:00 AM / Update October 10, 2013 4:51 PM

    One of the few things to ever make Twin Citians jealous they’re not in Duluth over the winter, Ol’ Yeller frontman Rich Mattson and Low’s Alan Sparhawk got together Up North on short notice last January to play a three-hour Neil Young tribute set at the now defunct Twins Bar, and by all accounts it was a blast. They’re doing it again and including us big-city kids this time. With the going name Tired Eyes, they play Friday at Tycoon’s in Duluth (10 p.m., free) and Saturday at Lee’s Liquor Lounge (10 p.m., $5). …

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Caroline Smith looked all Chaka Khan at her coming-out show in January. “I sort of got pigeonholed” as a folkie, she said. “That’s really not who I am at all.”

Har Mar Superstar lit out for New York last year.

A view of the dance floor at the Silver Dome Ballroom in Neillsville, Wis. The patented ceiling design was later used in the Houston Astrodome. Below, Alex “Crankshaft” Larson performed there.

The Blind Shake shake up the Turf Club on Saturday.

Josh Grier comes clean with his new project, Ginkgo.

Steve Barone (center)

After the Burial

The Shouting Matches, from left: Justin Vernon, Brian Moen, Phil Cook.

Southside Desire is among the bands on tap for Palmfest Sunday at Palmer’s Bar in Minneapolis.

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