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    Yam Haus Trade Synths for Acoustic Guitars with Surprising Results

    There’s a lot of well-deserved hype surrounding Hudson’s Yam Haus.   Their melodic, dreamy pop has been streamed nearly a million times on Spotify, they impressed at the 2018 Best New Bands showcase at First Ave, and the fresh synth-pop of their debut album Stargazer legitimized the hype.  Their most recent release, The Stargazer Sessions, takes a completely different approach. The layers of synths and big pop sound of Stargazer is replaced with acoustic guitars and sparse […] More

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    John Maus electrifies The Cedar with strange energy, synth beats

    Seeing John Maus perform live is comparable to witnessing a self-inflicted exorcism. Unassuming in his button-down shirt and tennis shoes, Minnesota’s own Maus created a disquieting stage presence worth seeing Thursday night at The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis. From the very beginning of his set, Maus jumps, jackknifes and shakes his fists at a crowd that […] More