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15 Fascinating Facts About Pop Sensation Billie Eilish

There are a lot of incredible things about Billie Eilish. The talented singer and songwriter is only 17, but she already has the resume of...

Is Bob Dylan Overrated?

Nope. Other articles you may enjoy from Music in Minnesota: Is Prince Overrated? Mentored by Zappa, Friends with Bowie, Beloved by Nine Inch Nails: 10...

Long Live The Who

You can’t say that The Who aren’t resilient.  Their first farewell tour took place – wait for it – 37 years ago. They might have gone back on...

Ringo Starr: Peace and Love with the Greatest Rock n’ Roll Drummer of All-Time 

Yes, I said it. Ringo Starr is the greatest rock n’ roll drummer of all-time. I understand that there’s always a subjective element to calling someone...

It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than Willie Nelson

As the old joke goes, Willie Nelson brought both kinds of music to the Target Center: country and western.   There’s nothing to say about Willie Nelson...

Legendary Chris Smither Plays Passionate Blues at the Dakota

As he mentioned during his show, Chris Smither got his musical start during the blues revival of the 1960s. During that time, he met and...

Better Than Ezra’s Tom Drummond on Hard Work, His Band’s Music, and Taylor Swift Covers

Better than Ezra are one of the hardest-working bands around.   Now in their 31st year (!), Better Than Ezra released seven albums and toured endlessly...

Album Review: Savage Moods, “Dark Matter” (If Music in Minnesota Was as Pretentious as Pitchfork, I’d Give it an 8.3) 

Savage Moods combine hard rock, alternative rock, funk, and more in their unique sound. Their new album, Dark Matter, was released this year.   Be sure...

Christian Comedian John Crist is Actually Really, Really Funny

“If you still aren’t convinced that Crist is for you, don’t just take my word for it. Aside from the one billion views he’s had...

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...