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Interview – The Gated Community’s Sumanth Gopinath

A year or two ago, I received a package at the coffee shop I co-own with my family that included a CD and some press information. It was from someone named Sumanth Gopinath, and the cover art was vague so I wasn’t sure of the style of music. Continue reading

Slideshow – Festival Palomino

Photos By Jason Larkin

The Cactus Blossoms

When my brother and I started making music as The Cactus Blossoms there wasn’t a big plan. We cut our teeth performing some well-known and obscure country songs that were popular or unpopular pre-1960, partly out of curiosity and deep appreciation, but mostly because it was fun. Early on we were given a residency at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Minnesota. We got a band together and it became our weekly practice-in-public where we would pull out every song we could think of, no matter how well we knew it. It was our first chance to play all night and do whatever we wanted. With Frankie Lee and a late night set by The Icicles. Turf Club. Saturday, February 13, 2016. 8:00pm. $12.00 advance, $15.00 door. 21+.

The Cactus Blossoms

When my brother and I started making music as The Cactus Blossoms there wasn’t a big plan. We cut our teeth performing some well-known and obscure country songs that were popular or unpopular pre-1960, partly out of curiosity and deep appreciation, but mostly because it was fun. Early on we were given a residency at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Minnesota. We got a band together and it became our weekly practice-in-public where we would pull out every song we could think of, no matter how well we knew it. It was our first chance to play all night and do whatever we wanted. With Spider John Koerner and a late night set by The Icicles. Turf Club. Friday, February 12, 2016. 8:00pm. $12.00 advance, $15.00 door. 21+.

Article – Tucking into “So Sorry” by John Louis

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By Rebecca Marx

John Louis is releasing his CD Drift at the Aster Cafe on 9/26, and I was privileged to possess an advanced copy to dig into. The CD’s title is well chosen, the work is elegantly paced, slow music if you will, and the piece as a whole is beautifully written. After several listens, I found myself struck by its direct lyrics, and especially obsessed by the track: “So Sorry”. I come by my adoration of music in relation to the lyrics first, a lifelong fan of poetry and prose. Continue reading