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    Behind the Glass with Brandon Buttner (Part One)

    “I actually still have Minnesota plates on my car and a Minnesota license in my wallet,” claims Brandon Buttner. A resident of Los Angeles for close to 8 years, engineer and vocal producer Brandon Buttner still has some heavy Minnesota ties. When I called his Midwest area-coded phone, we spoke about his strong ties to […] 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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    Studio Shorts: Defhaus Studios and Hot Dad Labs

    One thing the corona-virus hasn’t affected is the desire for musicians to create. We’ve seen online concerts, live streaming performances to demo new songs, and creative ways for collaboration to happen during these unique times. This insurgence of expression is promising and continues to keep us connected.   Recording studios have continued to be a […] More

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    Studio Shorts: Studio 65 and Carpet Booth Studios

    Recording studios operate unlike almost any other business. Their reputation and sustainability are directly based on the music they touch. You won’t see any advertisements in newspapers for recording studios. Word of mouth is key and musicians sharing their experiences. Referring other artists is crucial. This week we take a look at two studios that […] More

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    5 Trademarks of a Chastity Brown Show

    The sold out Parkway Theater hosted Chastity Brown for an evening of stories and music last night. At just under 2 hours, it was a long short set of music— only 13 songs were performed. At the same time, it was an impactful night of music due to Chastity’s stories and experiences. The show exemplified […] More

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    Noah Gundersen Brings a Dynamic Show to Minneapolis

    As a strong supporter of Seattle artists (after having lived there for almost three years), Noah Gundersen‘s tour has been on my radar for quite some time. Having Lemolo, a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, also along on tour was an added treat. Combine that with an interview I was afforded from Gundersen a week ago and […] More

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    Dodie Inspires A Thankful Varsity Crowd

    There was a moment, standing in the photo pit as Dodie walked on stage at the Varsity theater, that my ears experienced something new. The audience of mostly young women was screaming with joy. The sheer volume was quite the rattle and an instant validation of just how impactful Dodie’s music has been to young […] More

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