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When No-Wave Hit Mid-America: ‘M-80: A New-No-Now Wave Festival’

Devo. James Chance & The Contortions. The Richard Lloyd Quintet. Flamingo. The DB's. NNB. Tuxedo Moon. Charlie Burton. The Girls. The Suburbs. Dark Day....

Acoustic Master Peter Ostroushko Remembered

If you flip on your television and you're tuned to TPT2 - because why wouldn't you be? - there's a good chance that, if...

Summer to Winter: How Artists Continue to Reinvent During a Pandemic

Along with their particular creative spark, artists have a certain flair for adaptability and flexibility. For Emilia Mettenbrink, a violinist with the Minnesota Opera Orchestra,...

Artist Anita White Sketches Her Joys, Her Grief and Life in...

“The pandemic hit so quickly, didn't it? I mean, I think we're all still a little traumatized,” comments artist Anita White as she pulls...

MN Hardcore: The Binge Episode

The Binge Episode Now you can watch all seven episodes of the Minnesota Hardcore web series in one sitting. To watch on your television, use the...
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The Pandemic Has Given Local Artists a Time for Reflection

This summer, local artists explored the impact of COVID-19 through music, art, animation, photography, story, poetry and dance in Hippocrates Cafe: Reflections on the Pandemic,...

Deck the Halls with Bright, Shiny Aluminum Objects

On December 19, 1965, my grandmother Margaret Killian Marin scribbled a short entry in her diary. It stated that her husband, Ernie, had put...

MN Hardcore, Episode 7: The 2nd Wave

  Hardcore punk rock music turned 40 years old at some arbitrary point in the late 2010s. Since the early days of D.O.A., Bad Brains...

Pandemic Perfomances: Leah Ottman (LOTT)

  The Twin Cities music community and beyond was deeply saddened by the death of Leah Ottman, who used the moniker LOTT, in early December...

Pandemic Performances: Humbird

  Combining a wintry longing with the warmth of a familiar folktale, Humbird stretches between experimental folk and environmental Americana to embrace the unexpected. Humbird...