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    SolSta Records Needles Into a New Location

    On the eve of their 4 year anniversary, SolSta Records is doing something unique, especially during difficult times. The City Pages “Best Place to Buy Vinyl” winner is moving into a new location in St. Louis Park, expanding to over 2,000 square feet of retail space. For Phil and Hannah Borreson, the growth is bittersweet. […] More

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    BONUS: Win a 1-on-1 Concert Experience

    Music in Minnesota wants to giveaway some live music magic with a BONUS giveaway to see Nur-D, Kashimana, or Leslie Vincent for a One-on-One experience. Winners will be interviewed and featured in an exclusive online article. Winners and a special friend will attend an in-person concert. These socially distanced concerts will take place at three […] More

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    Win a 1-on-1 Concert Experience

    This winter, Music in Minnesota wants to rekindle some of that live music warmth by giving away special tickets to see local artists in an exclusive One-on-One experience. These socially distanced concerts will take place at Twin Cities music venues throughout the winter. ENTRY CLOSED You may enter more than once to increase your chances. […] More

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    “Stay at Home” Musicians Open New Doors

    On March 27th, Governor Tim Walz enacted the “Stay at Home” order, which shut down our music venues and record stores. In the month since that order, music has transformed dramatically. Bands have been split apart, tours cancelled, new albums delayed, and festivals snuffed out. Our creative spaces have had their doors closed. Tickets to […] More

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    How Social Distancing is Impacting our Music Community

    There are many stories to tell in our current COVID-19 world of music. Music venues are shutting down, photographers are relying on nightly shows to sustain them, artists are cancelling full tours, and everyone in the service industry surrounding these activities are taking a huge hit.  Music has always been the bond that unites people. […] More

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    The Von Tramps Cancel Tour Over Coronavirus Cautions

    The announcement of SXSW being cancelled was a heartbreaking loss for musicians all over the country. It has impacted many of our local musicians and the ripples of the loss are still being felt. Local female-led punk rock band The Von Tramps were fueling up their van for an eight-day tour through Texas, Missouri, Illinois, […] More

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    5 Trademarks of a Mark Mallman Show

    To say that Mark Mallman has moxie is an understatement. For over 20 years he has been a constant fixture in the Twin Cities, continuing to teeter with stardom due to his bottomless energy, 70’s piano-rock glam, and innovative stunts. Mallman’s unmistakable sense of style show both in the depth of his songwriting and in […] More

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    Caydence punks the month of March

    Every Friday this March, Caydence Records and Coffee is gathering together an expansive roster of punk bands. It’s an expansive lineup, from traveling groups Gumm (TN) and Prevention XXX (IL) to local bands BlurCurve, Die Ghost, and aptly named Rotten Hotdish. For punk fans, it’s a chance to absorb all different styles, including horror punk, hardcore, […] More

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    Echosmith brings joy to the Fine Line [PHOTOS]

    Sibling trio Echosmith returned to Minneapolis last night to play a joyful show to an all-ages crowd at the Fine Line, complete with confetti and balloons. If I had to choose one word to describe the night it would be “wholesome.”  They played both fan favorites like “Cool Kids” and “Bright” and songs from their […] More

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