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Op Ed & Slideshow – The Mad Ripple Hootenanny 10 Year Anniversary – The Cedar Cultural Center 11/10/16

Joe Baumgart Jillian Rae, Terry Walsh, Tony Nelson, Larry Long, David Haugen, Joseph Pettini, Mary Beth Hanson, Nick Hensley, Mayda Pauline, John Louis, Katy Vernon, Martin Devaney, Mary Cutrufello, Sarah E Morris, Vicky Emerson-Wallace, Dan Israel, Nick Leet, Joe Fahey, Michael Ferrier, Brianna Lane, Doug Collins, Brian Drake, Shawn Stelton, Nici Peper, John Magnuson, Sarah Streitz, Jeff Krause, Maya Elena, Jonathan Delehanty

Rebecca Marx Photo Credit David Tanner

Jim Walsh’s Mad Ripple Hootenanny celebrated its 10 year anniversary at The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis on November 10th, 2016. The host of the Hoot–Jim Walsh, was there to facilitate the post-election feelings and frustrations that the players carried burdensome in their hearts. In fact, many of the people inside of the Cedar had walked along with anti-Trump protestors–Gary Louris of the Jayhawks amongst them–as they journeyed to the show. Continue reading

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