Slideshow – The Shondes and Catbath at Kitty Cat Klub 9/7/16

Photos by Vito Ingerto

Slideshow – American Swedish Institute’s – Cocktails at the Castle – A Different Way of Seeing

Photos by Jason Larkin

See below for more about the event that occurred at the American Swedish Institute on 9/16/16:

Cocktails at the Castle: A Different Way of Seeing offers a new view of the ASI curated by special guest Tricia Heuring, co-founder of the trend-setting Public Functionary art gallery, an event project partner. One of the Twin Cities’ hottest tickets, this fall’s Cocktails party is inspired by the ASI’s new exhibition, A Different Way of Seeing, which highlights more than 100 years of transformative Swedish art. The evening’s exciting diversions feature James Everest’s immersive iNMiGRATiON performance experience, mixing a live score by the all-star improvisational music collective Sans Le Systeme with spontaneous poetry, multi-layered video projections and the Free Range Orchestra and Choir. The site-specific exploration ranges throughout ASI’s signature spaces, fostering fertile opportunities for unexpected collaborations and an energized environment that anyone can tap into. And there’s more! The night highlights grooving tunes by ZULUZULUU, pop-up performances by DaNCEBUMS, musician Sebastian Bergstrom playing mini-sets in the Mansion, art installations by visual artist Jennifer Davis, a 360° virtual reality experiences by Visual, and a dance party with DJ Sarah White to wrap it up. Don’t forget the delicious craft cocktails and food by FIKA.” ~American Swedish Institute (website)

Slideshow – Festival Palomino

Photos By Jason Larkin

Review – Sam Cassidy – Sam Cassidy and the Red Daughters Band EP


Rebecca Marx, Photo Credit Ben Madison

Just like you, my inbox is cause to many mixed feelings. In between the ads and the endless backlog of things that I admittedly may never get to, there hides gems. Continue reading

Local Links – “A post-mortem for Murder Shoes…” from City Pages


Photo from Murders Shoes Facebook Page

Kelsey Simpkins wrote fondly of Murder Shoes Self Titled EP in her review – – and now the band has called it quits and City Pages has written an obituary for the band.

From City Pages:
And so went Murder Shoes, the drab surf-rock quintet that captured the hearts of existential dweebs in the Twin Cities across their two-year existence. Murder Shoes announced their disbanding on Facebook last Friday, and they’ll play their final gig in support of Band of Skulls at the Fine Line on Sunday. No concrete reason was given for the sudden farewell, though lead singer Tess Weinberg did state in an interview with We Love Music that things felt like “they had run their course.”

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Slideshow – Teenage Moods and The Magnolias at The Turf Club

Photos by Vito Ingerto

Review – Jake Jones – From Time to Time

Jake Jones

Desney Cody

Music to some is just noise; words put to a beat, or rhythm. Some have no real emotional connection or meaning to the music they are making, or listening to. Minneapolis’s very own Jake Jones is one of the rawest yet. Their latest album From Time to Time speaks of topics from bad relationships and depression, to drug and Continue reading

Local Links – Misogyny: Hip-Hop’s Problem Child


Rob Callahan talks with three women in the local hip-hop scene — Desdamona, Royalty, and JaysoCreative — in the second of two candid conversations about the persistent obstacles facing women working in the music business.

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Review – Fairfax, AK – Wasted Youth

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By Brandon Henry  Photo Credit Jason Larkin

Wasted Youth is the first album in four years from the Minneapolis – based Fairfax, AK and the wait is well worth it. With its orchestral rock arrangements, finely crafted lyrics and an edge of punk angst, they demonstrate a maturity in their songwriting that is a testament to coming of age, again. This is a cohesive collection of songs that brilliantly trace the jagged arc of growing up, moving on and lamenting what is left behind. Continue reading