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Women Who Rock: Molly Maher

Our Women Who Rock series continues with a gifted guitar player who has worked on stage with guitar royalty like Prince. And maybe you recognize her from her long-time residency at Nye’s Polonaise Room in Northeast Minneapolis.

07/09/2014

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Local Music Tap: State Fair’s Free Music Lineup Announced

The Minnesota State Fair announced its free entertainment lineup Tuesday – featuring more than 900 shows for the price of walking through the fair gates. Here’s a little taste of what to expect: Leinie Lodge […]

05/20/2014

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Local Music Tap: Sonny Knight & The Lakers CD Party @ First Ave

With an album freshly printed, local R&B/soul group Sonny Knight and The Lakers are going to celebrate the release at the iconic First Avenue mainroom Saturday night. Earlier this week, the album, appropriately entitled “I’m Still Here”, was released by the band’s record label, Secret Stash Records, on LP, CD and digital media.

05/01/2014

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Revamped 400 Bar To Reopen At MOA

A little more than a year after shutting its doors, the popular West Bank music club, the 400 Bar, is set to reemerge as a multiple-use music complex at the Mall of America.

02/04/2014

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Local Music Tap: Mpls.’ Poliça Releases 2nd Album ‘Shulamith’

The Minneapolis-born electro pop ensemble, Poliça, is ready to embark on a packed U.S. tour later this month shortly after releasing their second album, “Shulamith.”

10/28/2013

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Local Music Tap: Walker’s (Free) Music & Movies Returns

The Walker Art Center’s “Summer Music & Movies” event returns to Loring Park tonight – and it’s all for free.

07/29/2013

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Local Music Tap: ‘Music In Mears’ Marks 10th Year

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.

07/11/2013

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Local Music Tap: ‘Minne Fest’ @ Whiskey Junction

Minne Fest is a tribute music event with other great ambitions: Promoting local art and raising money for children charities.

07/03/2013

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Twins Blog: Midwest Music Showcase

This summer, the Minnesota Twins are making local music fans happy. At every Wednesday home game through August, a local band will perform during games in a series the team calls “The Midwest Music Showcase.” In the past, the Twins have fielded complaints that local music wasn’t played in the stadium.

05/21/2013

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Local Music Tap: ‘The Color Pharmacy’

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.

05/09/2013

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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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