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A Scientific Search album preview #2: “Jerusalem” (Erik Ritland isn’t so Bad podcast #6)

“The songs seem to have multiple layers, but are uncomplicated to the ears. They glide smoothly, despite the fact that they take the listener over...

Rock n’ Roll is Dead? (Erik Ritland isn’t so Bad podcast #5)

“The ironic thing is that your song proves rock and roll actually isn’t dead. Only rock and roll would eulogize its own death, and do...

What bands have NO bad songs? Plus big album news (Erik Ritland isn’t so Bad podcast #4)

If you’re a creative type who loves music, songwriting, big ideas, and having a lot of fun, Erik Ritland isn’t so Bad is your kind...

Writing songs about the end of the world (Erik Ritland isn’t so Bad episode #2)

If you’re a creative type who loves music, songwriting, big ideas, and having a lot of fun, Erik Ritland isn’t so Bad is your kind...

Music in Minnesota editor debuts podcast for creative types, Erik Ritland isn’t so Bad

If you’re a creative type who loves music, songwriting, big ideas, and having a lot of fun, Erik Ritland isn’t so Bad is your kind...

Rufus Du Sol hypnotizes the Fillmore

by Peter Stude Welcome back Even though Rufus Du Sol already enjoyed a successful world tour for their third studio album, Solace, they came back...

Bo Weber’s music video “Pump This Town” features over 70 Minnesota artists

This Friday, Minneapolis artist Bo Weber premieres a music video for his new song, “Pump This Town.” The video features cameo appearances from over seventy...

Midweek MN Music Podcast [Ep. 4]: Son Volt and Americana in the Age of Trump

Jay Farrar, Son Volt leader and Americana legend, is not preachy.    But on the latest Son Volt album, Union, the band explores how we’re...

Midweek MN Music Podcast [Ep. 3]: Minnesota Songwriters, Sinatra, Ryan Adams Gossip, Beer

A low key, conversational episode with Music in Minnesota’s Tom Smouse.   Segment one: Song-Telling Tuesday deep dive, Chastity Brown, Haley, more songwriting talk. Segment...

Midweek MN Music Podcast [Ep. 2]: An Intimate Look at Twin Cities Venues and Songwriters with MiM’s Tom Smouse

Welcome to week two of the Midweek Minnesota Music podcast!   Each weekly episode features Music in Minnesota writer and editor Erik Ritland and a special guest....