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Christian Comedian John Crist is Actually Really, Really Funny

Last updated on July 1st, 2019 at 11:40 am“If you still aren’t convinced that Crist is for you, don’t just take my word for it....

From Now On, Mason Jennings Will Always Remind Me of Llamas

Something Tells Me it’s All Happening at the Zoo   Did you know that there are llamas currently at the Minnesota Zoo? If you’ve gone to a concert...

Friends with R.E.M., Collaborators with Wilco, the Minus 5 Transcend Their Connections 

Last updated on February 18th, 2022 at 09:05 pmDown with the Minus 5  The Minus 5 is known for playing with Wilco, members of R.E.M., and...

Is Prince Overrated?

Last updated on September 30th, 2019 at 05:52 pmOkay, calm down. I’m not necessarily saying that Prince is overrated. I’m just asking.  On its face, this might...

Midwest Songwriter Dan Tedesco Talks “American Darkness” [Interview]

Last updated on May 24th, 2019 at 12:47 pmThis past January and February, Midwest songwriter Dan Tedesco went on a unique tour. He played two complete albums...

Minnesota-Friendly Americana Legends Son Volt Visit First Avenue 

Son Volt has important ties to Minnesota. Their first album, 1995’s classic Trace, was recorded here. Two original members, Jim and Dave Boquist, are Minnesotans. They still...

VIDEO PREMIERE! Karate Chop, Silence Get in the Holiday Spirit

What’s that smell? Funky alternative rockers Karate Chop, Silence have the answer. Music in Minnesota is proud to present the video premiere of their new...

The Mathematically Composed Chaos of Falcon Arrow [Interview]

It’s hard to pin down the music of Falcon Arrow. Composed of only bassist Matt Reints and drummer Dav Kemp, the two create inventive, multi-layered...

Little Falls’ Michael Shynes Talks His New Album, Minnesota Bands He Loves, and More [Interview] 

Last updated on February 18th, 2022 at 09:30 pmLocal big-voiced songwriter Michael Shynes has a lot to celebrate. He’s toured nationally, played to crowds of 70,000+, and...

Kind Country Deliver Cosmic American Music  [Interview]

Last updated on February 18th, 2022 at 10:08 pmKind Country is quickly gaining steam on the local Americana scene. They’ve played the First Avenue Main...