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F.A.M.E. Summit Full of Inspiration, Education

The Film/Arts/Music/Entertainment (F.A.M.E.) Summit, which was held on Saturday, August 17 in the Center for Business and Technology at North Hennepin Community College, hosted an...

Violent Femmes, Ben Folds Bring Contrasting Talents to Surly Festival Field

One can almost envision the conversation leading to the Violent Femmes’ stage show, which preceded the more conservative, quirky balladry of Ben Folds at Surly...

Local Rockers Bad Monad Shake the Walls of Caydence Records & Coffee

Caydence Records & Coffee hosted a well-attended showcase June 1 featuring a trio of Twin Cities rock bands. The intimate and charming performance space could...

Rock Bottom Remainders Reunite to Rock Wordplay

The Rock Bottom Remainders, a supergroup comprised of best-selling authors, brought a once-in-a-lifetime experience to the First Avenue Mainroom Friday night. At The Loft’s Wordplay...

So, Your Band Sucks, Now What?

Okay, so you’re in a band. You’ve rounded up your most talented (or, at least, most available) friends, bought a ton of gear, rented a...

Sleep Study Ushers in New Album at James Ballentine VFW

Sleep Study presented songs from their new album to a somewhat sedate crowd at the James Ballentine Uptown VFW on Friday night. After a long...

Sleep Study Returns with Stellar Sophomore Album, Miss America

Sleep Study is a band that obviously values craft, and they are paying attention to the world around them. The polished sound of their new...

Borzoi Rocks Moon Palace Books

“Hi, we’re Borzoi, from Austrail… Melbor… Austi… Tex…… some continent that borders the Pacific,” bassist Taylor Brown said in introduction as he smiled at the...

ON THE RADAR: Charlotte Glass releases “You’ve Got A Way” single [INTERVIEW]

Originally from Bison, South Dakota, Charlotte Glass moved to Minneapolis to study vocal performance and music business at McNally Smith College of Music. She was...

Somniosus releases long-awaited collection

Somniosus‘ first, and what may be their only, release is a collection of individual journies. Rather than a cohesive album, each installment of the 5 track...