Article – The Almighty American

By Thomas Rehbein

With various singer-songwriters regularly sprouting up in Our Land of Great Lakes, it’s easy to pass many of them up, lest they were at least semi-famous front persons in a former life. Every now and again, though, one shines through beckoning to be heard. Continue reading

Article & Video – Sister Species – Star

Rebecca Marx

Sister Species is a seven piece “orchestral pop” band hailing from Minneapolis that is fronted by sister’s Emily and Abby Kastrul. The band’s 2016 release Closer Now explores the sacred relationship between those that we share a bloodline with, including the working through of the inevitable issues that arise as we grow up so close to one another. Continue reading

Interview – The Awful Truth – Glisten

 

Kelsey Simpkins

After a year and a half of recording, Minneapolis quartet The Awful Truth has reemerged in the depths of winter with an album of hazy summer tunes to temper the coldest of nights. Out on Jan. 6 on The Homestead Records (We Are The Willows), Glisten invites light and focus on being present, unconditional love, and navigating one’s subconscious desires. Continue reading

Slide Show – The Jayhawks and Two Harbors at First Ave. 12/29/2016

Photos By Vito Ingerto

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Slideshow – Palace Theatre Renovation – Opening Ceremony

Photos By Tony Nelson – ST. PAUL, MN DECEMBER 16: Opening ceremony for the Palace Theater on December 16, 2016 in St. Paul, Minnesota. © Tony Nelson

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Slideshow: Soul Asylum and McNasty Brass Band 12/16 at First Avenue

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Review – So Much To Answer For – Two Harbors

Rebecca Marx

Happy Holidays to you and me! So Much To Answer For, the 3 song EP by Two Harbors on the Minneapolis based Susstones label comes out today, and it is the perfect gift to give. Continue reading

Review – Mother Banjo & Ben Cook-Feltz – Christmas Came Early EP

By Brandon Henry Photo Credit Jessica Hackner

Mother Banjo and Ben Cook-Feltz’s EP Christmas Came Early is a soul-healing collection of songs that put you in the spirit of the season. Outshining bigger-budget affairs, the EP strays from the standards and dives deep into the holiday cannon with four songs that span a wide array of Continue reading