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    “Boogie Circus” Band LUTHI to Visit 7th Street Entry

    I sorely appreciate good communication, and when it comes to lyrical music, I appreciate it even more when lyrics are comprehendible.  This coming Monday, the band LUTHI will be sharing their fun and energetic linguistic and instrumental talent at the 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis.  Attending the show will be a perfect way to top […] More

  • Drake White and The Big Fire on state at the Varsity Theater

    Drake White Emanates Exuberance in Twin Cities

    Jordan Brooker Fans Flames of Crowd at Varsity Theater Twin Cities residents and out-of-town guests who trekked to the Varsity Theater to see the Drake White show with opening act Jordan Brooker last evening were overtly entertained and seriously moved by their collective party-hearty grooves. Although these fans came ready to party, Brooker, along with […] More

  • Peter Bradley Adams and Anthony da Costa team up for show in Minneapolis

    The Cedar Crowd Left Thrum-Founded

    Adams and da Costa Mesmerize Minneapolis Audience It takes a special kind of audience to bypass all the fast break NCAA basketball tourney hype that was in Minneapolis this past Sunday evening to come to a small music venue. Here, the chances of getting arena-show theatrics were as likely as small-conference underdogs reaching the title […] More

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    Griffin House Lets Twin Cities Peer into the Windows of His Heart

    Attention Guests, the Master Story Teller is in the House Griffin House’s visit to the Twin Cities Saturday evening was like a very large living-room concert at the Cedar Cultural Center, where ‘small talk with adult beverages’ was the pre-show warm up act. The small talk subsided when the master storyteller wasted no time in […] More

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    Holy Highway Brings Gaither Vocal Band to Town

    Steeped in Tradition, But Not Afraid of Change Keeping tradition alive is important to Bill Gaither, but so is changing with the times.  Like it or not.  And who is Bill, aka William J. Gaither?  Only one of the most influential and productive songwriters and music leaders in the Southern and Contemporary Gospel Music genres. […] More

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    Ortega Skirts Snowfall to Play Dakota

    Snow Doesn’t Deter the Dakota Crowd Quizzing a few members of the audience who made it to the Lindi Ortega and Hugh Masterson show Sunday evening at the Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant might have revealed that, had they not prepaid for tickets, they would have been unlikely to attend. Who would have guessed that […] More

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    Pam Tillis’ Acoustic Set Shines on Country Music Roots

    The only thing missing during last evening’s performance by Pam Tillis was the fireplace to go along with her fireside chat and show.  It was that comfortable.  She was accompanied by budding music professionals in their twenty-somethings, Haley Sullivan – keys/guitar/vocals and Apple Valley native, Aria Stiles – fiddle/mandolin/vocals. These two gals have that Belmont […] More

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    Energized Circus of the West Thrills Icehouse Crowd

    It is a wonder there is any electricity left to share in the Whittier neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota after the thrilling display of high energy local indie rock showmanship at the Icehouse, lead by headliner Circus of the West on Sunday night.  Although Ed Caldie and company are largely to blame for the eventual extreme […] More