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Five best Creedence Clearwater Revival songs you’ve never heard

Even 50 years after their heyday, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s radio hits are still as catchy and recognizable as ever. Tracks like “Proud Mary,” “Fortunate Son,”...

10 Best Beatles Songs, 1963-1966

Twin Cities songwriter and Music in Minnesota editor Erik Ritland releases a new article every Friday. Ranging from fun lists to serious music commentary, they...

Is it worth having arguments online? Plus new single “Promises” (Erik Ritland isn’t so Bad podcast #3)

If you’re a creative type who loves music, songwriting, big ideas, and having a lot of fun, Erik Ritland isn’t so Bad is your kind...

Best Bob Dylan songs from Time Out of Mind to Rough and Rowdy Ways

Our hometown hero has done it again. With his latest album Rough and Rowdy Ways, Bob Dylan is the first artist to have a top 40...

Seven Questions with Ryan and Pony: Musical foundations, the Melismatics, famous friends, and more

Seven Questions features deep dive interviews with local bands, songwriters, and personalities. Their music, their influences, what makes them tick, their earliest memories, what books they’re reading, what...

Seven Questions with Low’s Alan Sparhawk: Inspirations, first gigs, Low’s catalog, more

Seven Questions features deep dive interviews with local bands, songwriters, and personalities. Their music, their influences, what makes them tick, their earliest memories, what books they’re reading, what...

Seven Questions with Dan Israel: First gigs, favorite books, being Bob Dylan, much more

Seven Questions features deep dive interviews with local bands, songwriters, and personalities. Their music, their influences, what makes them tick, their earliest memories, what books they’re reading, what...

New single and streaming shows from alt-folk rock songwriter Dan Tedesco

Hear Dan Tedesco’s new single, “2444,” here. Please consider supporting his music, as his entire discography is on sale for any price, and be sure to...

A tribute to beloved songwriter John Prine

One of the great artists of our time, songwriter John Prine, was unfairly taken from us on April 7th. He died from the COVID-19 virus....

Sun Ra and the cosmic spaceways of the Heliocentrics’ Infinity of Now

The Heliocentrics – Infinity of Now I’ve been listening to a lot of Sun Ra lately. The jazz legend isn’t necessarily a household name, but...