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The Minneapolis Music Scene is Blossoming in New Colors

“Only now are the lanes being forced open for Black and brown artists,” said Jon Jon Scott, head of local music label Sound Verite...

Gaelynn Lea’s Pandemic Year of Music and Activism

When the singer-songwriter and disability rights advocate from Duluth, Minn., saw how Covid-19 was disproportionately affecting people with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, she...

Fifteen-Year-Old Musician Allie McIntosh Is a Cheetah

  Fifteen-year-old singer, songwriter and musician, Allie McIntosh had spent her young lifetime crafting demos in her basement - but when it came to entering the...

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....

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,...

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,...

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...