9 Ultra-Cool artists still coming to the twin cities this summer

9 Ultra-Cool artists still coming to the twin cities this summer

Get ready, Minnesota. These artists are on their way to the cities, and there won't be any snow to stop them.

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Warm weather and live music are a match made in heaven. My ideal night looks like heading out to one of the many awesome venues in the Twin Cities to see a quality band. In the upcoming months, there are a handful of talented artists making their way to Minneapolis and Saint Paul. First Avenue is my favorite indoor venue, but, because it's summer, an outdoor concert is the perfect place to get your live-music fix in the Cities.

There's no better way to soak up the sun than to do so while listening to amazing music. From J. Cole to Jack White, here are nine incredible artists making their way to the cities this summer.

1. Playboi Carti

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When: August 2

Where: First Ave

Get your modern hip-hop fix satisfied with Playboy Carti this August.

2. Jack White

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When: August 6

Where: The Armory

Although I'm still sad that I haven't experienced The Armory yet, things are looking up, because this incredible artist is going to be performing on its stage in early August. If you act quickly enough, you can still score tickets to legendary Jack White when he performs next month.

3. Sam Smith

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When: August 14

Where: Excel Energy Center.

Sam Smith and his impressive vocals are coming to St. Paul this August to perform songs from 2017's album, "The Thrill Of It All." Sam Smith repeatedly shows that not all modern pop music is just a boring blend of sounds. Get your tickets here.

4. Trampled by Turtles

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When: August 25

Where: State Fair Grandstand

Come and pay your respect to these folky Minnesotan dudes at the end of August at the Minnesota State Fair. You can get your tickets here.

5. The Beach Boys

When: August 27


Where: State Fair Grandstand


What better way to celebrate summer than with the boys who practically invented the summer hit? The Beach Boys are making their way to the Grandstand during the State Fair this year. This is sure to be a fun-packed show, especially because some of the original members are still in the band. Get your tickets here.

6. NEEDTOBREATHE

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When: September 7

Where: The Armory

NEEDTOBREATHE is a band that has seemingly mastered the balance between modern rock, indie, and pop. Catch these guys at The Armory on September 7. You can get your tickets here.

7. Beck

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When: September 13

Where: The Armory

Come and rock out with Grammy-winning Beck in September at the Armory--another great artist coming to the brand new venue.

8. Japanese Breakfast

When: September 18

Where: Fine Line Music Cafe

Cool and eclectic in styling and lyrics, Japanese Breakfast will be in town at Fine Line Music Cafe this September. Score your tickets here.

9. J. Cole

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When: September 19

Where: Target Center

Although he won't be outdoors, his modern hip-hop magic will still be in the Cities. The ultra-talented J. Cole will be performing at the Target Center nearing the end of Summer. Get your tickets here.

10. Leon Bridges

When: September 20

Where: Palace Theater

Emotional about summer ending? Leon Bridges will be able to cheer you up. Check him out at the Palace Theater this September.

There you have it. Nine of the coolest artists coming to the Twin Cities before summer ends. Which ones will you be making it to?

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14 Inspirational 'Winnie The Pooh' Quotes For College Kids Feeling Like Eeyore

Of course he with the help of his friends.

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Winnie the Pooh and his friends were my best buds as a child. Now, as a college student, I've realized they knew more about life than I thought.

These 14 quotes from the 'Winnie the Pooh' movies, TV shows, and books, is getting me through this difficult semester, and maybe it will help you, too.

"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." -Christopher Robin

"The nicest thing about rain is that it always stops. Eventually." -Eeyore

"The things that make me different are the things that make me." -Piglet

"It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine." -Eeyore

"Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day." -Winnie the Pooh

"Don't underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering." -Piglet

"Could be worse. Not sure how, but it could be." -Eeyore

"Spelling isn't everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply doesn't count." -Rabbit

"There's no difference between falling a thousand feet to the jagged rocks below and tumbling out of bed." -Tigger

"People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day." -Winnie the Pooh

"I always get to where I'm going by walking away from where I have been." -Winnie the Pooh

"To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks." -Eeyore 

"You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for other to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes." -Piglet

"When you are a bear of very little brain, and you think of things, you find sometimes that a thing which seemed very thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it." -Winnie the Pooh

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10 New Year's Mindsets For College Students, As Told By 'Bob's Burgers'

Alriiiiiight 2019! - Linda

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Alriiiiiight 2019! - Linda

1. Don't stress that you didn't get an "A" in that insanely hard class you took this year

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Emailing and running to the professor who didn't round up your 89.7% up to an "A" after doing everything in your power, and all those extra credit assignments. *sighs*

It's in the past now, it's gonna be a new year and you'll work even harder now to secure that next "A".

Spoiler alert, you'll be fine, will you be thinking about this class in 15 years to come? Heck no, you'll be too busy relaxing on a beach, taking a vacation from your super successful job.

2. Appreciate all those little things your parents did for you this year

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The more you grow up, and start paying for most things, taking care of yourself, cooking, cleaning, and so much more. You come to really appreciate every little thing your parent does for you every day. Even if it's just that little text message every now and then, or sending you a few bucks randomly. Try to say thank you more in 2019!

3. Don't do those crazy fad diets, they won't last

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You don't have to just drastically change your diet once the New Year starts, and only eat Kale for breakfast lunch a and dinner. I think a great overall mindset of consistently wanting to better yourself emotionally and physically over time is a great foundation to have. Also, surround yourself with people that are doing the same, you will be set.

4. It's already almost 2019, are you ready to be one year closer to "adulting"?

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Do you have a job lined up after college? How many places have you interned for? What's your GPA?

How triggered are you after reading those? Despite Tina's face in this gif, it will be all okay, no matter what path you are taking, YOU GOT THIS TRUST ME!

5. It's okay if 2019 isn't filled with dollar signs, you can still have fun as a poor college student, we're all in this together

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Maybe in 2019, you will be slightly less poor than in 2018! Positivity! Nevertheless, you and your friends are all in the same boat, the boat might be sinking slowly, but hey have fun on the way down.

6. Just go with your friend that has been begging you to do Karaoke at the local bar for New Years Eve

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This past year I have personally tried to continuously branch out and explore new things that are out of my comfort zone. And through this mindset, I have met so many amazing people, even if you don't initially want to go, push yourself, go do something out of your comfort zone in 2019.

7. Trust your gut (or cat) and let go of those toxic people in your life

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Going into 2019 drop all those people in your life that are bringing you down, surround yourself with friends that are challenging you and pushing you to be the best person you can be.

8. Get ready to absolutely kill this New Year! 

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Yes this is the time to make 2019 your bitch. Say thanks to 2018, for the lessons learned, and tell 2019 to watch out.

9. Then get excited about being reunited with all your friends to start the New Year!

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Leaving school and going home to see your families is always relaxing and necessary but then after the first week of being home, you already get excited about going back to school, getting in the swing of things and seeing all your buddies see and what 2019 has in store for all you hooligans.

10. Throw around some compliments more, let all your loved ones know you appreciate the heck out of them

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I think compliment people exactly as Bob did in this picture, I don't need to expand further here, you can't go wrong.

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