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    Blue Oyster Cult/The Tubes bring contrast to Medina

    In 1981, MTV premiered as a new cutting edge cable channel featuring nothing but music news and music videos. Blue Oyster Cult’s “Burnin’ For You” was in heavy rotation, giving the Long Islanders a career rebirth of new fans and worldwide recognition. Two years later, The Tubes became another of MTV’s video Allstars with their […] More

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    J.S. Ondara’s Homecoming

    J.S. Ondara returned home to a sold-out show at the 7th St Entry, filling the room with his delicate, mournful voice, poetic words, and stories of struggle. J.S. took the stage, just he and his guitars, and owned the room with soft acoustic music and his angelic voice. People wept from the words as he […] More

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    People In Minnesota: Mae Simpson Music

    It’s hard to define what’s current in the Minnesota music scene and not mention Mae Simpson Music, as the group seems to be playing every club, venue, and room in the Twin Cities, and for a good reason. Mae’s powerful voice has remnants of Janis Joplin and Ella Fitzgerald, tied together with a rasp of […] More

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    Bad Company sets the mood at Treasure Island

    Bad Company brought their best to Treasure Island Resort & Casino and performed their classic hits. Highlighted melodically by the blues filled voice of Paul Rodgers, the performance confirmed why you cannot drive from Minneapolis to Saint Paul without hearing at least two of their songs on the local classic rock station. The Super Group […] More

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    Queensryche deliver The Verdict

    Over three decades, Queensryche has not only brought music to their fans, but also created friendships and families with their active participation in their fan club through the ’90s and in into ‘2000s. These fan clubs, known as Empires [named after the 1990 Empire album], are represented in many counties, states, and cities throughout the […] More

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    Cheap Trick Live at Mystic Lake

    As the announcement said before they hit the stage, “Ladies and Gentleman, introducing the best F@&king band ever, Cheap Trick.” When telling someone that you are going to see a Cheap Trick show, the most common response is “I’ve seen them before.” And why not? They have played over 5,000 shows since forming in 1973. […] More

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    Cannibal Corpse Kill It at The Skyway

    MetalBlade Records and Decibel Magazine brought the original undertakers of the Death Metal music, Cannibal Corpse, and Morbid Angel to The Skyway Theater in Minneapolis. Traveling with the masters of growls, groans, ear bleeding guitars, and chest shattering drums were the Oakland based Necrot and Denver Colorado’s Blood Incantation. Being that I really have not […] More

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    Rock Icon Grand Funk Railroad’s Don Brewer [Interview]

    In 1969, the self-proclaimed “people’s band” released their debut album, On Time. The accompanying tour not only brought music to the masses but also brought the masses to the music by filling 125,000 to 180,000 stadiums, thus changing the way we participate in live music, with the birth of Arena Rock. The Michigan band Grand […] More

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    Rock Legend Bruce Kulick [INTERVIEW]

    In a career spanning more than fifty years, few musicians have had more impact on so many artists than Bruce Kulick. His guitar work with Meatloaf in the ’70s and KISS through much of the ’80- ’90s, his hosting of Rock n Roll Fantasy Camps, and his occupation¬†since 2000 as lead guitarist for one of […] More

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    People in Minnesota: Jana Shortal

    Multiple award-winning Kare 11 reporter and co-anchor of Breaking the News, Jana Shortal knows her music. Her straight-to-the-point approach, stylish personality, and ability to bring to light stories once held in the dark have made her a leader in the Minnesota LGBTQ community and one of the most esteemed reporters among viewers and her peers. […] More

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    People in Minnesota: Andrea Swensson

    People in Minnesota- where we focus on you, the Minnesota music fan! We are excited to have the first People in Minnesota¬†of 2019 focus on none other than Andrea Swensson, host of The Local Show and on-air personality at 89.3 the current Name: Andrea Swensson Occupation: Author, music journalist, and host at The Current How […] More

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    Happy Birthday Janis Joplin

    This Saturday the 12-year tradition continues in golden style as we wish Janis Joplin a happy birthday, in a way only Minnesota artist Jill Mikelson and special guests Reed Grimm and Mae Simpson can do. The mystique of Janis Joplin has both captivated and haunted the souls of artists since her passing in 1970. Her […] More

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