Category Archives: Local Links

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

Local Links – ahem – Tape Release – City Pages


Photo by Taylor Donskey

If you’re a sucker for grungy power pop, ahem is for you. Paul Diamond from City Pages digs into the band and finds out what they are all about. ahem plays tonight (10/14) at the 331 Club for their release party.

Read Article Here –

The Release Show –

Event Preview – Uke Fest 2016 – Vieux Carre 10/14


This year’s Uke Fest has crossed the Mississippi to land squarely in Saint Paul at the Vieux Carré Jazz club. How fitting as 2016 is the “Year of Music” in our capital city! This is the festival’s fifth year, and the fourth year that finds local ukulele songstress Katy Vernon at its helm. 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.”

Read Entire Article at –

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.

Read Full Article at