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    Michael Gay Writes To “Make It Right”

    Sometime into the fourth song into Michael Gay‘s new album Make It Right, there’s a feeling and a calm that settles over you. It’s a realization that everything is going to be alright. After navigating for more than year through a global pandemic, it’s easy to forget to take a deep breath. Michael’s more stripped-down […] More

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    5 Trademarks of a Jeremy Messersmith Show

    Almost two years have passed since Jeremy Messersmith has performed with a full band. Last night at The Hook and Ladder, a reunited band dusted off the rust to perform to a sold out audience. The show was filled with fan favorites all the way from his debut release in 2006 with “Novocain” to his […] More

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    Orchid Eaton Tackles Life Through Machines with “Where All Ends Meet”

      Matt Leavitt (EMOT) and Brian Moen (Shouting Matches, Peter Wolf Crier, Laarks) embarked on their sophomore album Where All Ends Meet in separate spaces. Split by state borders, duo Orchid Eaton is their basement pop band that combines thrift store keyboards, Craigslist soundboards, secondhand tape machines, and a smorgasbord of analog equipment to create stories. […] More

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    The Champagne Drops Debut Album Nestled in Friendship

    Emily Dussault and Leslie Vincent are true renaissance women. Both accomplished actresses, composers, and singers, now they are set to embark on their next achievement as The Champagne Drops. Their debut album Side by Side will be released on April 16th. The album of originals (plus one cover) explores femininity and womanhood with vulnerability, humor, […] More

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    One-On-One: Sarah Morris and Kimberly Brady

    Kimberly Brady understands the science behind the importance of music. As a psychologist she encourages people to use music in their healing. She teaches that just therapy and executive functioning only fosters the left side of your brain. Music and the arts engage the right side and incorporate interactive functions. When you have two sides […] More

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    Sarah Krueger Crafts a Lush Return as Lanue

    Duluth’s Sarah Krueger was feeling detached from her previously released work. She set out to a small studio near her hometown of Eau Claire, WI and in the course of two separate sessions, she recorded a collection of songs that have become Lanue (pronounced LA-new). The project stands confidently immersed in a fresh backdrop of […] More

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    One-On-One: Humbird and Jesse Peterson-Brandt

    Like many of us, Jesse Peterson-Brandt didn’t realize what he had until it was gone. He went to Grinnell College in Iowa, and looking back, saw they did a really good job bringing in unknown artists that have gone on to become established and popular. Unfortunately, he didn’t take advantage of live music then. Now […] More

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    Rebel Child Takes On “The City”

    Rebel Child was started many years ago as Cameron McDonald’s solo project. In the process of sharing some songs, looking for feedback from Adam Feuring, Cameron knew the music would benefit from adding more elements into the mix. Adam joined halfway through the writing of the Nightlife EP and everything just clicked. Adding drummer Jason […] 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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