Emily Buss

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Minnesota Bar Review: The Herkimer Pub And Brewery

This German-inspired brewpub is a definite gem in the Uptown district of Minneapolis.

03/29/2012

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Music Scene Spotter: Corey Carlson, Promoter & Talent Booker

While this column focuses on a lot of great musicians here in the Twin Cities, it’s also important to take notice of those people behind the scenes that get the great bands seen and heard.

03/15/2012

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A Guide To Spicer Castle B&B’s Mystery Dinner

Every weekend in the quiet town of Spicer, west of the Twin Cities, a murder is committed at a lavish bed and breakfast tucked away in the woods.

03/01/2012

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Music Scene Spotters: Ryanne Noelle, MN Singer-Songwriter

Commanding attention in a very male-dominated music scene, female powerhouse Ryanne Noelle is making damn sure you hear her out.

02/09/2012

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Music Scene Spotters: Tappero’s Studio, Local Band

Getting a knack for music early on, Jeremy Tappero set himself up for a successful career in a not so simple job field. Poised and ready to take the metro music scene by storm, Tappero’s hardworking ethic and keen sense of music puts him a cut above the rest.

01/25/2012

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Best Winter Dates In The Twin Cities

It’s winter in Minnesota and that means snowstorms, bitter, cold days, and below freezing nights. But, it also means nights huddled next to a fire, sipping on hot chocolate and letting your significant other warm you up.

01/19/2012

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Music Scene Spotters: Michael Hannah, Hip-Hop Artist

In recent years, the rap and hip-hop scene has been trying to change its harsh image into one of positive messages and giving back to grateful communities. And, right here in the Twin Cities, many are doing the same thing.

01/12/2012

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Cheesebrow: Musician, Photographer, Music Education

There’s no doubt those affiliated with the Twin Cities music scene are proud to be a part of such a distinguished list. It’s no wonder so many artists give back to the community that helped nurture their talent.

12/29/2011

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Music Scene Spotters: Combs, Music Producer, Engineer

In our great city, music is an art form we are fortunate enough to have plenty of. And, it wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for those behind the scenes setting our musicians up for success.

12/08/2011

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Hanson, ‘Semeron’ Singer & Humble Humanitarian

Most rock starts you see on stage probably don’t work closely with organizations feeding starving children.

11/24/2011

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Music Scene Spotters: Up-And-Comers Seazon Of The Fly

With the release of their second album and a fan base rapidly on the rise, area band Seazon of the Fly is poised and ready to take the metro by storm. The five member group from north of the cities brings together their musicianship, love of their craft, and a passion for the local scene and leaves it on stage every time.

11/10/2011

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Music Scene Spotters: Singer-Songwriter Marcus Lere

Singer-songwriter Marcus Lere is the proof that Minneapolis and St. Paul are great cities to go see a show. Being part of what he says is a trend, solo artist Lere is proud to be supporting not only his music, but others who are taking this route to “go solo.”

11/03/2011

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Commentary With A Local: Brad Danielson

We are so lucky to have such a thriving music scene in the Twin Cities and even more so because there is an abundant amount of places for our talented musicians to play. And, if it weren’t for people like Brad Danielson, we wouldn’t be seeing any of them.

10/27/2011

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Best Places To Play Bar Trivia In The Twin Cities

Not interested in the same old bar computer games and there isn’t a decent sports game on in a hundred channels. How about bar trivia?

10/13/2011

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Guide To The Minnesota School Of Bartending

While the state of Minnesota doesn’t require bartenders to attend special classes to attain such positions, some do attend a specialized school to attain those skills.

09/29/2011

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Commentary With A Local: Ray Smart, Musician, Activist

While Ray Smart and his band Drift Effect broke up more than a year ago, that end only opened a different door for him.

09/15/2011

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Best Dinner Cruises For A Different Take On A Night Out

With the Land of 10,000 Lakes just outside our doorstep, more and more people are venturing out on the water for a romantic getaway without having to travel far at all.

09/01/2011

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Best Ladies Nights In The Twin Cities

All right ladies, it’s time to strap on those heels, grab your clutch and bring your best gal pals because it’s Ladies Night in the city.

08/18/2011

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Chatting With Baustert Of Decibel Consulting, Design

You see them all over the city. Plastered on light poles, in the windows of clubs, even on Facebook. They are event fliers. Ever wonder who makes them?

08/04/2011

Photo Credit: Emily Buss

Interview: Devlin Andersen Of Dead Sound Music Co.

Dead Sound Music Company has already made a name for themselves. Having a pride in their local bands that is unmatched by others, the studio has a true passion for creating sophisticated and engaging works of art.

07/21/2011

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Best Places To Drink And Let Off Some Steam

In a city which prides itself on professional advancements, corporate establishments and an all-together high work ethic, it’s no wonder so many people in the Twin Cities need a weekly happy hour to de-stress.

07/14/2011

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Part 1: Best Local Music Summer Playlist

Everyone has their own version of a summer playlist. Whether it was used for a summer road trip, hanging out by the bonfire or just rocking out in your living room, we all have one.

06/30/2011

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Best Local Beer Spots For Your Inner Beer Snob

Are you sick of drinking watered down, skunked beer? Do you crave flavor, hops and a refreshingly blended brew? Would you consider yourself a bit of a beer snob?

06/23/2011

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