Category Archives: Reviews

Event Review – Maha’s Local Music Showcase #2 – Maharaja’s 3/18/17

By Emma Andrews

On Saturday, March 18th in honor of his late daughter, Maharaja’s hosted an event featuring local musicians and artists, his hope is to continue this tradition of showcasing artists, music and otherwise for his daughter who hosted the event at the West 7th Maharajas location. Continue reading

Live Review – The Lowest Pair – The Dakota Jazz Club 3/2/17

By Rebecca Marx, Photo Credit Joseph Daniel Robert O’Leary

The Lowest Pair are underrated stars in the “Old Timey” Bluegrass music genre, though they seem humbled by the knowledge that they have successfully earned that moniker. Their sound is authentically backwoods Americana Roots with a modern twist, as though you could as easily stream their music right now as revisit them in a past life, or find them in Alan Lomax’s massive archive of folk music. Continue reading

Review – Maria and the Coins – Wide-Eyed and Restless EP

Emma Andrews

Maria and the Coins self proclaimed mini-album” EP–Wide-Eyed and Restless, which consists of three singles, debuted November 5th, 2016. This EP, although short, gets to the point with what they are trying to convey and have their image hold up to, and they do it gracefully and with ease. Continue reading

Event Review – Savage Aural Hotbed – Public Functionary February 10, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS, MN FEBRUARY 10: Savage Aural Hotbed perform at Public Functionary on February 10, 2017 in Minneapolis. © Tony Nelson

Rebecca Marx Photo/Video Credit Tony Nelson

Children do it, they grab any sort of utensil-like object and bang it, succumbing to the primal urge to make noise, to lay claim to a rhythm that exists within them somewhere. We have the same response when we satisfy the instinctual need to groove as we find ourselves nodding our heads or tapping our feet to a song. Musicians will tell you that nothing feels better than finding that beat or groove that is just right… Continue reading

Live Review – Gambler’s Daughter EP Release Show – Black Dog Cafe 1/27/17

By Desney Cody

“Gambler’s Daughter takes her very own experiences, thoughts and perspectives on life and the world around her and is able to create poetry, then adds musical melodies to it. She doesn’t write “typical” songs, as in a verse, bridge, chorus, another verse and a chorus that is repeated a couple more times. Her songs are in essence over-sized poems.” Continue reading

Review – Koo Koo Kangaroo rock the St. Paul Winter Carnival

By Ann Treacy

Koo Koo Kangaroo is today’s musical version of Rocky and Bullwinkle’s Fractured Fairy Tales. Their songs are fun, deceptively educational and there’s a different appeal for adults and kids. They are an “interactive dance party duo” featuring Bryan (Atchison) and Neil (Olstad) and some prerecorded music. Continue reading

Review – HEYDAY 35 Years Of Music In Minneapolis – The Photography of Daniel Corrigan

Rebecca Marx

A book as special as its subject. HEYDAY is not only a historical documentation of thirty odd years of the magical Minneapolis music scene, but a love letter to it as well. Daniel Corrigan stirs up a wellspring of memories with his collection of photos that spotlight well-known artists like Prince and Soul Asylum, while highlighting some of the more obscure talent that has graced our City’s many stages. Continue reading

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

Review – Loss Molecules – Magnetic Ghost

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Rebecca Marx

Magnetic Ghost is the captivating solo work of Andrew Larson. Larson’s sophomore release Loss Molecules is primed to shine a focused beam on the shoegaze, psychedelia prowess that has been dismissed in the Twin Cities music community for too long. Continue reading