Review – Rob Meany – Ferris Wheels Unbound CD Release Show – Icehouse

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Rob Meany CD release at Icehouse 5/1: Upbeat music for adults

By: Ann Treacy

Rob Meany and many iterations of his band played for a full house of happy diners on Sunday night. For the last 15 years, Meany has been playing with his band Terramara, this is his first solo album. It’s called Ferris Wheels Unbound. Continue Reading →

Interview – Joey Ryan & The Inks – Young Afternoon

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“A record that couldn’t have happened any other way”: Joey Ryan & The Inks on the Making of Young Afternoon

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Review-Complicated Fun: the Minneapolis Music Scene-The Minnesota History Theatre in association with McNally School of Music

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The musical Complicated Fun: the Minneapolis Music Scene is a timely show that takes place in for what was for many of us was the epicenter of music-Minneapolis in the 1980’s. A place in time that was virginal, unspoiled by the music industry and stardom. It sounds so magical, something out of a fairy tale in comparison to the music industry of today. It was, that’s why we look back on it with such nostalgia. Continue Reading →

It’s Hard to Say Goodbye

 

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Photo Credit Ann Treacy

Intro Rebecca Marx

I was out of town when the musical community of the Twin Cities and beyond came together to celebrate the life of Prince, a life gone too soon. I never felt so far from home as I watched the global news coverage of our collective mourning. I felt like a voyeur when Bowie passed away, this time it was all too personal. Continue Reading →

Video – Fraea – Criminal

Release Show – http://riftmagazine.com/event/fraea-ep-release/

Listen – Back To The City – Guante, Lydia Liza and Fozztino

Review-Lasso of Truth-Workhaus Collective and Walking Shadow Theatre Company

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Lasso of Truth

Workhaus Collective and Walking Shadow Theatre Company

By Bev Wolfe

Lasso of Truth is the final play produced by the Workhaus Collective, which is ending its operation as a production company after ten years. Continue Reading →

Article-The Warming House

MINNEAPOLIS, MN MARCH 28: Brianna Lane and Greg Neis at the Warming House on March 28, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. © Tony Nelson

By Rebecca Marx

Photo Credit Tony Nelson

In an era where more music venues are lost each year than we can hope to gain (dozens in Manhattan and London alone), there is good news to share. South Minneapolis will gain a new venue this May. The Warming House will not replace the venerated Nye’s Polonaise Room or Patrick’s Cabaret (which will close May 31st-a new space is pending), but it will provide a unique listening room style venue for the Twin Cities. Continue Reading →

Review – Jiro and The Strategic Pink – JATSP EP

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By: Ryan Meaney

Containing only three tracks, one instrumental sandwiched in between two containing the swoony vocals of Jared Eliasson, JATSP EP gives a short yet varied taste of what Jiro & The Strategic Pink has to offer. The first solo project of the Twin Cities multi-instrumentalist, JATSP runs like a heartfelt letter to a loved one who was lost long ago. Continue Reading →

Listen – Chalk – Seat Belts

This young band is finding itself with Reverb and a low-fi groove.

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