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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

Welcome to the fifth edition of Music in Minnesota’s New Music Friday series! We’re doing things a little differently this week. Instead of a featured...

Ageless blues legend Buddy Guy brings juke joint energy to the Fillmore

Buddy Guy is the last living blues legend from the classic ‘50s era, but you wouldn’t be able to tell by his live show. The...

New Music Friday #4: TWAIN (Central Standard Time), James Rone (Quiet as Fists)

Looking to discover new music? You’ve come to the right place! New Music Friday explores recently released songs and albums. Pop, rock, indie, punk, rap, Americana,...

Rock critics and music snobs 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....