User banner image
User avatar
  • Erik Ritland

  • Posts67

Posts

The Jayhawks Celebrate Their Entire Career at First Avenue

The Jayhawks are Minnesota’s most storied Americana band.   They’re ending a busy 2018, which saw the release of Back Roads and Abandoned Motels, with a couple stops...

Beautiful Loser: Previewing the Bob Seger Show at the X with a 10-Song Mixtape

The Making of a Mixtape  There’s magic to a good mixtape. You can’t just throw a bunch of songs together on an…ugh…playlist. A good flow is necessary....

Love, Loss, and Auto-tune: Swamp Dogg at the Turf Club

Auto-tune this, auto-tune that Swamp Dogg is one of that last living blues legends. But what does everyone talk about when he comes up? Auto-tune. Auto-tune...

The Bottle Rockets Keep it Real at the Turf Club

Okay, I have a confession. I kinda wish I was Brian Henneman. The leader of the Bottle Rockets got his start as a guitar tech...

Americana, Plus Clogging: Pert Near Sandstone at First Avenue

A Memory and a History Lesson Long before Pert Near Sandstone were so big that they had their own dang music festival, they opened for...

What the Minnesota Music Scene is All About: Falcon Arrow at Caydence

As Minnesota music fans, we’re lucky. Sure, seeing big shows at places like the Target Center is exciting. On a slightly smaller scale, so is...

Could Barack Obama and Elton John be Wrong?: Low Cut Connie at First Avenue

Low Cut Connie are coming dangerously close to becoming the next big thing. Elton John loves them so much that he sang their praises at...