No doubt soon you will become very familiar with the name Thomas Abban in music circles in the Twin Cities, and beyond. The 21 year old Welsh-Ghanaian artist has taken the Minneapolis music scene by storm. [Read more…] about New Artist Spotlight – Thomas Abban
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 [Read more…] about Review – Mother Banjo & Ben Cook-Feltz – Christmas Came Early EP
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.
The Release Show – https://www.facebook.com/events/1612480729051851/
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. [Read more…] about Event Preview – Uke Fest 2016 – Vieux Carre 10/14
Photo from Murders Shoes Facebook Page
Kelsey Simpkins wrote fondly of Murder Shoes Self Titled EP in her review – http://riftmagazine.com/2015/04/29/review-murder-shoes-self-titled-ep/ – 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.”