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 →
For over a decade The Ike Reilly Assassination has been making a pre-Thanksgiving stop right here in the Twin Cities. This year is no different as The Ike Reilly Assassination will be putting on a show like no other in First Avenue’s Mainroom the night before the holiday. I called up Ike Reilly to chat about the show, Bob Dylan, and a host of other timely topics, including a few questions about his wonderfully “rabid” fans and what he may, or may not owe them. Continue reading →
You know what they say: “A missed call is a missed opportunity”? Well, let’s just say that I’m really glad that Greg Norton is the kind of a guy who answers his phone. Had he not, I wouldn’t be writing about the iconically mustachioed musician. Most of you will be quite familiar with Norton who was the bassist for the influential punk rock trio out of Minneapolis–Hüsker Dü, but maybe less familiar with the band that he has just joined. Continue reading →
Making a Good Thing Even Better: Interviews on Guitar and Instrument Repair
When you snap the headstock of your prized possession in a moment of passion on stage, the bridge slips out of place, the nut gets too worn down, your current strings aren’t doing it for you, or your guitar is just not playing right, who do you call?! Ghostbust – errr, wait. Sorry, got excited there for a second. You call… your local guitar fixer upper. Guy. Gal. Luthier. Continue reading →
Check out the opening for ‘Daydreamin’, a summer inspired collection of paintings and fabric art by Mary Olson
Mary grew up in St. Paul and attended the College of Visual Arts and University of Minnesota, graduating with an Art BA in 2004. Her lifelong ambition is to work full time as a professional independent artist, continually developing new work and ideas with painting and drawing at the foundation. She knew around 10th grade that she wanted to spend all of her time studying art in an open studio environment. Her goal remains: To translate my evolving abstract aesthetic, ideas & process into further original fine art, design and handmade items. Influenced by color and contrasts, architectural landscapes and the natural environment- her creative interests go beyond painting & include design, screen-printing, illustration, weaving, textile design and photography.
Highpoint Center for Printmaking is pleased to present Hot Off the Press, an exhibition of prints by members of its artists’ studio cooperative. This summer’s show, the 29th Highpoint Cooperative exhibition, features the work of 42 local printmakers currently working in Highpoint’s facilities.
More than 80 pieces were selected by the co-op’s curatorial committee for exhibition. Printmaking methods represented include lithography, relief, intaglio, screenprinting, monotype, and polymer photogravure. The prints will be on view and available for purchase July 8–August 27, 2016.
The public is invited to an opening reception on Friday, July 8, from 6:30–9 pm. At this free event, guests will have the opportunity to mingle with the artists, tour HP’s printshop, and enjoy beverages and hors d’oeuvres. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of a one-night-only 20% discount for all co-op member prints on the walls as well as shrink-wrapped work in the sale racks.
After an opening act consisting of Mike Munson’s thick, gritty, and almost tangibly mountainous traditional blues singing accompanied by his slide guitar and a washboard, Jake Ilika and Joel Ward took the stage almost immediately. Continue reading →
By Desney Cody
“Past reality, outside of time – we find what is real” are the lyrics that circle your head as you listen to Astronomique’s self titled EP – Astronomique. The EP explores the depth of life and love by showing it through music and art in a ‘60s psychedelic manner, but with an ‘80s love pop song twist. Continue reading →
If my 16 year old self knew that one day I’d be talking to Grant Hart about an Irish band covering Diane (my favorite Hüsker Dü song!) or Paradise Lost in his last album, my 16 year old self would have walked with a much better swagger. Continue reading →