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5 things to do in the Twin Cities this weekend: 10/21-24

Don't let the cold snap keep you inside this weekend!

Diplo

Super-producer Diplo is arguably one of the earliest and most influential DJs to cross over from hip-hop to EDM. He put the Philly underground back on the map with M.I.A.'s world-dominating "Paper Planes," and steered hard into the oncoming wave of dance music festivals, even spinning off Jack Ü, a collaboration with Skrillex. We're telling you this, because apparently Diplo was set to play a free show for Virginia Tech students and nobody on campus knew who he was. So, in a colossal eff-you to the nonbelievers on campus, Diplo threw an outdoor show so loud it managed to piss off the entire town of Blacksburg, Virginia . Dude even had the mayor taking shots at him on Twitter. That all happened on Wednesday, so it's safe to say that Diplo is coming in pretty hot for his headlining show at Myth. Mad decent, indeed.

Mura Masa

If you're the kind of electronic music fan that would rather forgo an established act for an artist on the come-up, look no further than Mura Masa's show at the Fine Line. Raised on a remote U.K. isle, the 20-year-old producer's aesthetic balances Major Lazer's dancehall influences with darker and glitchier textures and a deft ear for pop hooks. His first major single, "Lovesick," rocketed up Spotify's viral charts, nabbed a cosign from some guys named Diplo and Skrillex (see above), and even a collaboration with A$AP Rocky. Growing up in indie bands before getting his start DJing, Mura Masa's even got some instrumental chops, which should make for an interesting twist on the usual live EDM experience.

Nordeast Big River Brew Fest

Beer tastes best when it's free, and even better when imbibed for a good cause. The good folks at East Side Neighborhood Services have been aware of this brewing phenomena for years, and set up their annual Big River Brew Fest as way for Nordeasterners to sample local brews en masse, with all proceeds benefiting ESNS's critical human services work in Minneapolis. Local food trucks like Red Table Meats will join over 40 breweries, including big national names like Sierra Nevada and Oskar Blues and brand new locals like Broken Clock Brewing.

Grouplove 

When Grouplove arrived on the scene back in 2010, the band seemed almost too adorable to be real. Formed during an idyllic summer spent at an artist commune in Greece (seriously), the young and charming members of Grouplove returned to L.A. with a record's worth of the sunny, danceable songs about skinny dipping, spice, and everything nice. Fast forward a few years and the band's new album Big Mess still delivers the goods, supercharging Tom Petty choruses with percolating electronic beats and that same irresistible Grouplove charm. A lot of the band's original hype was built off their enthusiastic and genuine live shows, and the good news is, nothing's changed in that department either.

Post Malone

Post Malone knows how to keep things interesting. Whether he's snubbing an XXL Freshman nomination because "he wasn't paying attention to hip-hop," or no-showing his debut album's release date, the dude definitely knows how to keep the press on its toes. But he's making music that is uniquely him, including the country-leaning "Go Flex" and the Justin Bieber collaboration "Deja Vu." One thing you can expect as a very enthusiastic crowd at First Ave, screaming every word of Post's weird but hooky blend of R&B, trap cadences and singer-songwriter sadness. Beyond that is anybody's guess.

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