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  • NUG Reggae Minnesota Band Jason Tucker Mack Buchan Connor Cregeen Bob Adam Smith

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    ON THE RADAR: Meet the Coolest Minnesota Family Reggae band, NUG

    “Please! No more bands!” Jason Buchan’s wife, Melissa begged him as he made his departure from one of many musical groups he had been a member of over the years. Approaching forty-eight years of age, but young at heart, Jason has spent the majority of his life exercising his creativity through the love of Reggae music. However, […] More

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    Despite Mansionaire’s success, Minneapolis has yet to Catch Wind

    I came across the Sydney, Austrailian alt/indie band, Mansionaire while browsing through a curated Spotify playlist. When the chorus for their song “Astronauts” hit my ears, I instantly looked for tour dates on their website and snagged my self a ticket. I walked toward The Varsity Theater on a Wednesday night at 7:45 to see no line in […] More

  • JOUR Jourdan Myers 2018 Album Minneapolis MN
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    ON THE RADAR: JØUR Paints in Contrast in Her new album “Chiaroscuro”

    Minneapolis vocalist, JØUR is contrast. Head vs heart. Light vs dark. Clear vs obscure. Minimalism vs complexity. Analog vs electronic. All of these elements, often pitted against each other, find themselves simultaneously alive and true in a beautiful paradox on JØUR’s debut record “Chiaroscuro.” In the space between loud and quiet, power and serenity, JØUR […] More

  • Casey Kasem Radio Top 40 Countdown On Air Kool 108
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    Do you miss Casey Kasem? This radio station brought him back!

    We grew up with the charming, sincere voice of Casey Kasem as he announced the American Top 40 Countdown for many years. After Kasem’s retirement in January of 2004, radio as we know it would never be the same. Ryan Seacrest, if you’re reading this, no offense. Last Sunday, I was driving home from a friend’s […] More

  • Hippo Campus 2018 Bambi Jake Luppen Minnesota

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    ON THE RADAR: Hippo Campus Release Bon Iver Influenced Album, “Bambi”

    The boys in Hippo Campus are back at it again with a new album, Bambi. Continuing to rock the same crew, Jake Luppen (vocals/guitar), Nathan Stocker (guitar/vocals), Zach Sutton (bass) and Whistler Allen (drums/vocals) and DeCarlo Jackson (usually seen on saxaphone), however, some sounds on this project might surprise you. It’s obvious the group has grown […] More

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    Open Streets University of Minnesota + Motley this Sunday [Sept 30]

    Open Streets University of Minnesota + Motley this Sunday! The 2018 Open Streets Minneapolis season grand finale takes place this Sunday, September 30th with Open Streets University of Minnesota + Motley. The third Open Streets Minneapolis event near the University of Minnesota campus, Open Streets University of Minnesota + Motley will take place from 11 […] More

  • Kashy Beau Idalski Minnesota Music Moan 2018
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    The Wisemen Show: “Race Baiting” feat. Kashy [Episode 126]

      In episode 126, The Wisemen welcome back a good friend of the show, Kashy. This time he brought a couple friends Nate Millyunz & Simon Hodapp with him to discuss the making/release of his upcoming project; a 7 track album titled “MOAN”. Things got a little ratchet with this group, but an attempt was made […] More

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    Artists can now upload their music directly to Spotify

    Today (September 20th, 2018) is a big day for independent artists all around the world. Spotify has just announced a new beta feature enabling independent musicians to upload their music directly to Spotify. What does this mean exactly? It means the need for an artist to pay distribution middleman like CD Baby, DistroKid, or TuneCore […] More

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    Open Streets Nicollet returns for fifth year on Sunday [9/23]

    The 2018 Open Streets Minneapolis continues this Sunday, September 23rd with Open Streets Nicollet. Back for its fifth year, Open Streets Nicollet will take place from 11 AM to 5 PM on Nicollet Avenue from West Lake Street to West 46th Street. Last year Open Streets Nicollet attracted 13,500 people biking, walking, and playing in […] More

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