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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...

What do you get at a Low Cut Connie show?

A party. You get a party. Adam Weiner, the wild piano-wielding frontman of Low Cut Connie, clearly loves what he does. And he doesn’t just...

15 Fascinating Facts About Pop Sensation Billie Eilish

There are a lot of incredible things about Billie Eilish. The talented singer and songwriter is only 17, but she already has the resume of...

Long Live The Who

You can’t say that The Who aren’t resilient.  Their first farewell tour took place – wait for it – 37 years ago. They might have gone back on...

Ringo Starr: Peace and Love with the Greatest Rock n’ Roll Drummer of All-Time 

Yes, I said it. Ringo Starr is the greatest rock n’ roll drummer of all-time. I understand that there’s always a subjective element to calling someone...

It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than Willie Nelson

As the old joke goes, Willie Nelson brought both kinds of music to the Target Center: country and western.   There’s nothing to say about Willie Nelson...

Legendary Chris Smither Plays Passionate Blues at the Dakota

As he mentioned during his show, Chris Smither got his musical start during the blues revival of the 1960s. During that time, he met and...

Better Than Ezra’s Tom Drummond on Hard Work, His Band’s Music, and Taylor Swift Covers

Better than Ezra are one of the hardest-working bands around.   Now in their 31st year (!), Better Than Ezra released seven albums and toured endlessly...

Album Review: Savage Moods, “Dark Matter” (If Music in Minnesota Was as Pretentious as Pitchfork, I’d Give it an 8.3) 

Savage Moods combine hard rock, alternative rock, funk, and more in their unique sound. Their new album, Dark Matter, was released this year.   Be sure...