More stories

  • CRSSD 2018 Sunset - Photo Courtesy of CRSSD Story from Music In Minnesota
    in

    A Utopian Techno Escape: CRSSD Fest Returns to San Diego

    From Guest Writer: Melissa Faulkner If you’ve seen the news in the last two weeks, you know that 80% of the continental US is experiencing below record low temperatures. CRSSD Fest could not come at a better time – a shining reprieve as we withstand the remaining brutal winter months. My toes long to feel […] More

  • Exotic_Matter_@_Day_Block_Brewing_January_12_2019_Photo_By_Travis_Meier
    in

    Popular EDM Band Exotic Matter and the Difficulty of Finding Success in Minnesota

    One of us Hugely successful Minnesota talent is somewhat rare. When it does happen, we’re understandably proud. These bands can join the likes of Atmosphere, The Replacements, and of course our dearly beloved Prince, all of which have the coveted star on First Ave. Unfortunately, losing talent to the coasts is a common occurrence, and that’s exactly […] More

  • UMN EDM Takeover
    in ,

    On The Radar: UMN EDM Club

    Of all the things one could do on a Thursday in Minneapolis, I found myself at Skyway Theater’s Barfly, where the UMN EDM Club was doing a take-over show. The student-run organization had performers mixing and showcasing their talents on two stages. The venue offered a variety of music the whole night, ranging from house, […] More

  • Buku at The Exchange - Photo by Chris Taylor Minneapolis Minnesota EDM Concert
    in

    A Good Basement Party: Buku At The Exchange

    Buku’s Minneapolis performance on Thursday was another opportunity to dive back into the culture that has been growing on me. And what better place to do it than in the intimate confines of The Exchange? If you aren’t familiar with it, The Exchange is designed for DJs only. Technically, there is no elevated stage, but […] More

  • Chad Atkins Photo 2 1152x768

    Loved ItLoved It

    in ,

    ON THE RADAR: Minneapolis Artist Chad Atkins Gears Up For His First International Performance at South Korea’s Zandari Festa

    Chad Atkins writes love songs. Granted, the 24-year-old vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer is neither alone in this nor free of antecedents. Much of the poppier stuff he records and releases (as opposed to what he ends up scrapping, which is a lot) is unabashedly built on DNA from the deep end of the song pool […] More

  • in

    Kaskade Lights Up The Armory

    Despite a full evening of competitions, for many, the night had only just begun as crowds of fans rushed for the all-new music venue, The Armory, to feel the chart-topping beats of Kaskade, who dropped a lively set to officially wrap day two at X Games Minneapolis 2018. Kaskade is a multiple-time GRAMMY Award-nominated musician […] More

  • 3F3A9278
    in

    Snowta NYE Recap: Day One

    One of the Twin Cities’ biggest New Years Eve festivities, Snowta, returned to the Minneapolis Convention Center for the second year in a row. The two-day festival boasts a solid lineup of electronic artists, DJ’s, and rappers. While EDM isn’t necessarily my favorite genre of music, the atmosphere is always entertaining. Despite the -30 degree […] More

  • O1
    in

    Odesza Blows Away Sold Out Myth

    Wednesday brought an absolutely sold out crowd to the Myth. Bringing Kasbo, Sofi Tukker, and Odesza on the docket. Kasbo is still touring on his Umbrella Club EP that he released in 2015. Since then the Swedish DJ has been releasing a constant stream of singles. Sofi Tukker, the duo from New York is touring on […] More

  • REZZ5
    in

    REZZ Hypnotizes Halloween Show at Skyway

    Halloween was an absolute blast with Rezz yesterday. I haven’t been to the Skyway Theatre in a bit. The last time I was here I saw Twenty One Pilots before they released their latest album. Rezz is currently touring on her new album, Mass Manipulation that came out August 4th. The album is her debut and with […] More

  • antics thumb
    in ,

    Antics Beat Up Minneapolis

     Antics. What a name for these two energetic twenty-somethings, blasting beats and having the time of their lives. However, do not mistake them for a couple of jokers. Faces behind the club thumpin’ force are Milwaukee’s own Steven Pitzl and Tanner Dixon. Together they create a force that should not be overlooked. Making progress quickly, they’ve already performed […] More