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Kind Country Deliver Cosmic American Music  [Interview]

Kind Country is quickly gaining steam on the local Americana scene. They’ve played the First Avenue Main Room four times and have shared the stage...

Erik Brandt Discusses 20+ Years of Local Americana Mainstays the Urban Hillbilly Quartet, Thursday Show at Palmer’s [Interview]

Erik Brandt and the Urban Hillbilly Quartet have been one of the most successful Americana bands in Minnesota for nearly 25 years. Their music combines...

Dead Horses Bring Their Organic Folk and Pop to the Turf Club

In an increasingly cluttered world where electronic music and abrasive forms of pop and rap are becoming predominant (not that there’s anything wrong with that),...

An In-Depth Look at Pink Floyd’s Lost Era: Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets

At the bottom of this article, you can find a Spotify playlist with all the songs that Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets played, plus two...

The Monkees’ Best Kept Secret: Their Music is Really, Really Good 

In a way, the Monkees are known for all the wrong things.   Their TV show was fun, but it cast a shadow on them, especially their desire...

Mentored by Zappa, Friends with Bowie, Beloved by Nine Inch Nails: 10 Facts about Guitar Legend Adrian Belew [In-Depth Interview] 

If you’re a musician, you know Adrian Belew. The Kentucky native is one of the most ambitious, adventurous guitar players of all-time. It’s not for nothing...

A Bluegrass Deep Dive with No Man’s String Band

No Man’s String Band are one of the best local bluegrass bands. Their blend of new and traditional bluegrass sound makes each of their albums...

Get Back to the Soil with the 40th Annual Minnesota Bluegrass Winter Weekend

It takes all kinds, right? There’s a time for loud rock music, for rap, for EDM, for punk, for whatever else you dig. But sometimes...

Local Songwriter Ian George’s “Kingdom of My Youth” is No Ordinary Album 

Following the disillusion of his Portland-based band Patchy Sanders, Ian George went backpacking in Europe (as one often does). A chance encounter with popular French rock songwriter Mathieu Chedid, known...

Yam Haus Trade Synths for Acoustic Guitars with Surprising Results

There’s a lot of well-deserved hype surrounding Hudson’s Yam Haus.   Their melodic, dreamy pop has been streamed nearly a million times on Spotify, they impressed at the 2018 Best New Bands...