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Local Artists Band Together for Climate Action

This weekend, I had the pleasure of attending a one-of-a-kind event–featuring climate activist and indigenous rapper Xiuhtezcatl and several mini performances by a collection of...

Banks’ Sultry, Seductive Show at Varsity

LA native Jillian Banks broke into the alternative R&B scene back in early 2014 with debut album Goddess. Hit tracks “Warm Water” and “Waiting Game”...

Brandi Carlile Charms a Sold-Out Grandstand for the Great Minnesota Get Together

Last night, Brandi Carlile sold out the Minnesota State Fair grandstand alongside the legendary gospel-rock singer Mavis Staples. Brandi was all smiles as she entered...

Top Five ‘Wild’ Tour Moments with Gully Boys and Gender Confetti

Turns out Kathy is not longer allowed to drive the car anymore, haha. Elyse is a badass skater (Nadi not so much). Hey, nurses like...

Rock the Garden 2019: The National Closes Out a Sweltering Hot Lineup

Despite the scorching heat this past weekend, nearly 10,000 music lovers took over the Walker Art Center hillside for the 17th annual Rock the Garden....

The Wild Reeds’ Homecoming at a Sold Out Turf Club

The Wild Reeds, a female-fronted folk-rock quintet from LA, first came to the Twin Cities on their 2017 tour. At that time, female members Kinsey...

Rainbow Kitten Surprise: An Explosive Night of Drop Kicks, Breakdowns and Whimsy

Rainbow Kitten Surprise–a band name you don’t easily forget. Inspired by a close friend’s morphine-ridden ramblings from a hospital bed, RKS was christened. A whimsical,...

Bayside’s Intimate Acoustic Set Warms up the Turf Club

The first time adolescent me briefly encountered Bayside, it was actually with a cover they did of Green Day’s “Burnout.” I was in the midst...

Superior Siren Releases New Music Video “For Mother” in Memory of Laura Sellner’s Mother

Grief is a complex emotion. It can be overpowering, infuriating, paralyzing. The onset of tangled emotions can consume you if you sequester them in the...

ON THE RADAR: New Benefit Shows at Fine Line Raise Funds for Hopewell Music School

Last week I got to chat with some staff members from Hopewell Music Cooperative-North, a non-profit organization in North Minneapolis who are making music education more...