Local Music Tap
Music in Mears is celebrating its 10th year of providing free local music (and local films) in St. Paul – and its backstory is just as interesting as the entertainment it provides. Brian Horst founded the music festival, located in Mears Park, in 2004. His main profession: Hair stylist with little or no experience on starting and running a music festival.
Minne Fest is a tribute music event with other great ambitions: Promoting local art and raising money for children charities.
It’s hard not to respect a band as hardworking as the emerging Minneapolis rock-quartet, 3 Pill Morning, who say it took over 5 years, 500 shows and a hand full of member changes for things to finally “click.”
Before his performing for Local Music Tap, I had not seen Nathan Miller live. Now, I wish to do so.
The historic Minneapolis record store, the Electric Fetus, is celebrating its 45th anniversary with an “extra large party,” which includes some musical performances and some good deals.
Somewhere along the line, Taylor Robert decided that singing along with a guitar impresses the girls more so than singing Pavarotti, so he begins writing acoustic music while becoming “obsessed” with blues, soul and rock.
“Get On The Grid” is like a real-life Craigslist for musicians, but without all the unknowns.
With music, most people have a differing and constantly evolving mindset on what makes a certain artist/band interesting. That part’s pretty obvious, I know. For me, besides a gripping melody, what interests me is an overarching message that stands out among the crowd. I like a “hook,” so to speak, but one that shares an honest, profound message — or experience — with the listener.
Old-school funk and soul of the Twin Cities will be alive and well this weekend at the Dakota Jazz Club.
Roster McCabe jams, but they’re not a jam band. They rock out, but they’re not quite a rockband. They, in fact, prefer to be called “electrorock,” but what they most want to do — is get people dancing.