Interview – Homestead Records: Keeping in mind what matters most, “we love making music, we love the music our artists make”


By Kelsey Simpkins

After I first heard LOTT perform in early 2014, one of my initial coherent thoughts was, “if I were a record label, I’d sign her.” Everything Leah Ottman and her music embodies is pure magic, and as someone in the music industry, it would be an honor to represent someone so talented and genuine. But alas, I do not run a record label at the moment. However, in a stroke of luck for all involved, there exists a local entity known as The Homestead Records, who had the same idea. You might have heard of them. Continue Reading →

Listen – Paul Spring – Father’s Day

Vinyl Release Show –

Win his Album –


Video – Mac Irv – Goal$ (Prod. by Beats Craze & Jimmy Easy)

@mac_irv – Twitter

Intro – Getting Paid, or Not.


It seems like a common thread; these days that come up on facebook or in discussions between musicians, venues and festivals. It could also be discussed by graphic designers, writers, photographers and filmmakers. Continue Reading →

Listen – Carnivore – Family Beaches

Video – The Electric Circus – You Know I Know

Interview – Carnage The Executioner


Terrell Woods, who plays this town as Carnage The Executioner is a busy guy, he is working on new recordings, playing live shows and starting beatbox contests. Most likely if you’re heading out to a big Hip-Hop show in town here, he will be in the line-up.

Seeing him play is an eye and ear opening experience when you wonder where all those sounds are coming from. While, there might be a few rappers and hip-hop groups in town that might sound very similar. Carnage The Executioner seems to stand out from the crowd. His sound is undeniably him, and you should give him a listen.

Carnage The Executioner lets us know why he is so busy, what he is working on and how it all goes down. Continue Reading →

Video – Deleter – Oblique Seasons LP Trailer

Oblique Seasons teaser 1 from Deleter on Vimeo.

Listen – The Persian Leaps – Dottie

First single from “High & Vibrate,” the 3rd EP from The Persian Leaps, due out Sept 25, 2015 via Land Ski Records.


Button Poetry launches Kickstarter for Button Poetry Live

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Soap Boxing Poetry Slam, is teaming up with Minnesota’s own Button Poetry to create Button Poetry Live. They have already won a $40,000 matching grant from the Knight Foundation, they are also raising $10,000 with Kickstarter to open the show. Button Poetry is globally known, and this monthly event will feature a poetry slam competition as well as nationally known and local poets. There also will be live music, raffles and more. The first show of the series will feature World Poetry Slam Champion Rudy Francisco and local phenomenon Neil Hilborn at Camp Bar in Downtown St. Paul, and will be hosted by Sierra DeMulder.