In the last year, it has become chillingly obvious with the loss of David Bowie, Prince, and most recently Chuck Berry, that our heroes don’t live forever. Blessed are we that their music does live on, and while we mourn their passing we have to celebrate those among us that carry on that legacy, inspiring us with their music and enriching our lives.
For every great musician, there is one that came before them as a sort of catalyst that helped to ignite the whole music making fire. One local musician who is unafraid to enthuse about the talents of those who have inspired him on his musical journey is Michael Ferrier of Fathom Lane. Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
If you are looking for an album that satisfies the need for a strong artistic voice then look no further, Annie and the Bang Bang’s Save Yourself delivers. A vibrantly alive follow up to their 2013 self titled debut, Save Yourself will keep you riveted until the closing chords of the sweeping title track fade away. An ominous snapshot into what breaking up, and moving on can look like. A voyeur’s dream. Continue reading →
Upscale Swill’s full length album To Live and Die in the Midwest is a refreshing listening experience. It’s an album that tells a story through ten beautifully crafted folk-pop songs that bounce from sun-shiny love songs to heart-wrenching ballads of two souls drifting apart. Continue reading →
Life is everything dark, twisted, beautiful and painful. Adam Svec’s latest EP; Bad Lungs shows every aspect of that through his emotional centerhold of a voice, and his deep and dark lyrics. Bad Lungs covers topics of break ups, faith and struggling with one’s inner demons. The title of the EP is one big metaphor of trying to avoid being suffocated, attempting to stay afloat, and waiting for the air to clear of smoke while going through life’s hard times. Continue reading →