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  • Donna Grantis
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    Former 3rdeyegirl Guitarist Donna Grantis Talks New album, Learning from Prince, and more ahead of album release shows at the Dakota

    Last week, Donna Grantis released Diamonds & Dynamite. The record, a fusion-minded mix of rock, jazz, funk and more, was the debut album for the guitarist/bandleader who is also the former the lead guitarist of Prince’s hard-rocking band 3rdeyegirl. Though the album will be a welcome addition to the collections of many (Prince fans included), […] More

  • Ghost Light
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    Ghost Light Plays Best Kept Secrets at the Turf Club

    There are few days more important in the music business than release days. While big festivals, hometown gigs, and various other days and events are very important, there’s something special about a band releasing music out into the world. On Friday, rock/jam band Ghost Light released their excellent debut album, Best Kept Secrets, and played […] More

  • Infamous Stringdusters
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    Infamous Stringdusters bring Progressive Bluegrass To the Varsity

    Springtime is almost upon us. The air is getting warmer, the snow is melting, and March Madness is merely days away from getting into full swing. The beginning days of any given season mean different things to different people, but to me the beginning of spring means one thing above all else: bluegrass season. While […] More

  • New Orleans Suspects
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    The New Orleans Suspects Celebrate Mardi Gras at Bunkers

    By virtue of being a large metropolitan area, there isn’t much the Twin Cities lack. Of course, we all have our wish lists, and no town is perfect, but most would agree that the Cities are pretty rad. One thing we definitely don’t have, for better or (mostly) worse, is Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras, wonderful […] More

  • Angélique Kidjo
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    Angélique Kidjo Brings Talking Heads Tribute to the Cedar

    I’ve long felt there are songs that should never be covered. Whether it be because they’re too ubiquitous, or simply because they’re just too unique and distinctive in their original form, there are songs I would feel just fine never hearing another band attempt. Included on my “uncoverable list” are several Talking Heads songs. This […] More

  • Kandace Springs
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    Former Prince Protégé Kandace Springs Shines at the Dakota

    Prince’s shadow still looms large over the Twin Cities music community. Though the high-profile musical tributes aren’t quite as frequent anymore, his legacy still lives on in subtle and not-so-subtle ways. One of the best ways is through the continued success of the young artists he championed. Throughout his final years, the Purple One was […] More

  • Ruston Kelly
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    Ruston Kelly Beats the Cold at Icehouse

    This just in: Wednesday night in Minnesota was freezing. Schools and businesses were closed. The mail wasn’t delivered. Paul Bunyan threw on extra layers. Everyone was impacted in one way or another, and the conditions won’t be forgotten for a long time. For many, it wasn’t the best night to go out, and that was […] More

  • Frogleg
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    Frogleg Comes Home to Bunkers

    “You can never go home again.” It’s a cliché we’ve all heard at one point or another. Referring to the way your old hometown has changed or the fact that you’ll never be able to revisit your long-lost childhood, it’s hard not to relate to on some level. True as it may feel at times, […] More

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