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Rock critics and music snobs (but I repeat myself) are wrong about Kiss

If you allow yourself to, it’s easy to love Kiss. Their first seven albums contain some of the best, purest rock n’ roll of the...

New Music Friday #3: Bambara (Stray), Habibi (Anywhere but Here), Ben Noble (When the Light Comes In)

Looking to discover new music? You’ve come to the right place! Music in Minnesota’s weekly New Music Friday explores 1-3 recently released albums or songs....

Sincere, melodic pop/rock: Kevin Gullickson’s Radio Drive [Interview and Album Review]

Be sure to catch Radio Drive’s special matinee show at the Minnesota Music Café this Sunday, January 26. at 4 pm. Their last album, In the Light,...

Minnesota songwriting at its finest: Willie Wisely, Turn! Turn! Turn!, and Dylan Hicks at the Turf Club

There are plenty of different types of shows. Some are about spectacle. Some are about the visceral energy of the artists. Some are about simply...

Renowned Minnesota folk bluesman Charlie Parr begins Turf Club residency

Charlie Parr is a Minnesota treasure. He has evolved from a more straightforward folk/blues guitar player into a singular songwriter that contains multitudes. Parr began...

Local legends Soul Asylum take a sold-out First Avenue on a holy journey

Soul Asylum has an important place in the history of Minnesota music. The legendary pop/rock band were perhaps the only local act to conquer mainstream...

EXCLUSIVE DEBUT: Rising local star elxina drops groundbreaking multimedia EP “Bedroom Pop”

elxina (pronounced “el-z-eye-nuh”) is a Minnesota musician like no other. Not only is the 20-year-old artist a gifted vocalist and songwriter, she also has fifteen...

Wilco showcases new album Ode to Joy, digs into deep back catalog for Palace Theater shows

Die-hard Wilco fans had a good weekend. The band played nearly 50 songs across three nights at the Palace Theater. A handful of tracks from...

New Music Friday #2: Rich People (“No Age”), Modest Mouse (“Ice Cream Party”)

Looking to discover new music? You’ve come to the right place! Each week, Music in Minnesota’s New Music Friday feature will explore three recently released albums...

New Music Friday #1: Wilco (Ode to Joy), John Coltrane (Blue World), Dan Tedesco (“Adventureland”)

Looking to discover new music? You’ve come to the right place! Each week, Music in Minnesota’s New Music Friday feature will explore three recently released albums...