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Local Music Tap: ‘France Camp’ LP Release @ 7th Street Entry

There was once a time (Tuesday) when a web producer/local music blogger decided to preview an album release show for a local casual punk band — and was blindsided by their truly remarkable (and beautifully, humorously confusing) responses to his questions. This is his (my) story.

05/14/2015

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Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Weekend

From a big jam celebrating May’s arrival in St. Cloud to a “Love Your Melon” benefit concert for children’s cancer in Minneapolis, here are the four shows to see this weekend.

04/30/2015

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Local Music Tap: Most Anticipated ‘Record Store Day’ Releases

With all the Record Store Days festivities kicking into high gear this week, we wondered: what are the most anticipated releases this year? Well, we asked many shops around Minnesota and compiled their answers!

04/14/2015

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Local Music Tap: ‘Ghost Towns Of The West’ CD Release @ Cabooze

Despite geographical difficulties between bandmates, Minneapolis-based rockers, Ghost Towns Of The West, aren’t saying “farewell” just yet. In fact, they intend to play a memorable CD release show this Friday at the Cabooze. They’ll worry about the other stuff later.

04/08/2015

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Local Music Tap: 2015 Rock The Garden Lineup Announced

We now know who will play this summer’s two-day festival at the Walker Art Center.

03/11/2015

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Local Music Tap: Mary Bue Album Release @ Turf Club

A Duluth-based pop rock songstress is headed to the Twin Cities to release her newest album, “Holy Bones,” at the Turf Club Tuesday.

03/06/2015

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Local Music Tap: Old Desert Road EP Release @ 7th Street

Indie folk-rockers Old Desert Road will be releasing the fourth and last of its seasonal EPs this weekend at First Avenue’s 7th Street Entry.

01/23/2015

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Local Music Tap: Hibbing Dylan Days Disbands

The celebration of legendary folk songwriter Bob Dylan in his hometown of Hibbing is on an “indefinite hiatus”, according to the Hibbing Dylan Days committee.

12/29/2014

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Local Music Tap: ‘Entertainment Jill’ & Fostering Female Talent

Calley Bliss — the founder of Entertainment Jill – has a great tagline that she acknowledges is somewhat cheesy, but it perfectly describes what her new company strives to do: foster talent and give female musicians a voice.

12/10/2014

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Local Music Tap: Courtney Yasmineh Album Release @ Icehouse

After returning from her ninth Euro Club tour, local alt-rock-indie-pop songwriter Courtney Yasmineh will be releasing her fourth album, Red Letter Day, at the Icehouse in Minneapolis this weekend.

11/18/2014

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Local Music Tap: ‘Bear & The Barrel’ Variety Show @ Old Arizona Theater

The third part of the ongoing live TV variety show spoof, “Bear & The Barrel,” is set to entertain audiences at the Old Arizona Theater in Minneapolis all weekend.

10/30/2014

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Local Music Tap: ‘War Poets’ Teams Up w/ Rock The Cause To Release EP

A Minnesota nonprofit label – the same one that launched the late Zach Sobiech’s “Clouds” song to worldwide attention — is now teaming up with local group, War Poets, to launch their latest EP.

10/16/2014

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Local Music Tap: ‘Sherwin Linton — Forever On The Stage’

A retrospective documentary is capturing the life and times of a respected Midwest country musician who plays more than 200 gigs a year — and more amazingly — hasn’t missed one in 59 years.

10/09/2014

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Local Music Tap: Mpls. Country Musician Named ‘Most Promising Young Artist’

Minneapolis country musician Devon Worley says she’s humbled after being named the “Most Promising Young Artist” by the Independent Country Music Association. The award was announced last Saturday during an episode of the nationally syndicated […]

10/02/2014

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Local Music Tap: P.O.S. To Headline Downtown Mpls. Block Party

Minneapolis-based Rapper P.O.S. is celebrating his return from a kidney disease and transplant by headlining “The Best F—ing Show Ever” block party in downtown Minneapolis this Saturday.

09/12/2014

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Local Music Tap: Minne Fest Returns For 2nd Year

Minne Fest is returning for its second year this weekend in Minneapolis. Now, it features two days of music and a new location. The event – hosted by MJG Productions — is meant to promote local music, art, businesses and projects all while raising money for Cancer Kids Fund at Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota.

07/23/2014

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Local Music Tap: Lowertown Guitar Fest Returns For 2nd Year

The Lowertown Guitar Festival is returning to St. Paul’s Mears Park after last year’s inaugural event that attracted nearly 2,000 people. This year, the host of the event — McNally Smith College of Music — promises that the Saturday, Aug. 9 event will be even bigger and better.

07/10/2014

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Local Music Tap: Twin Cities Jazz Fest Begins

The Twin Cities Jazz Festival is back for its 16th year in downtown St. Paul and is bringing in great talent from all around the world — and it’s totally free for concert-goers.

06/26/2014

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Local Music Tap: Summer Beer Dabbler Lineup Revealed

The eight-piece, rising Sonny Knight & The Lakers will be headlining the 6th annual The Summer Beer Dabbler later this summer, event organizers announced earlier this week.

06/12/2014

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Local Music Tap: Basilica Block Party Lineup Finalized

The Basilica Block Party has just added its 21st and final band to its 2014 lineup, making it the biggest group of performers in its 20-year history. On Thursday, the Las Vegas rockers Panic! At The Disco was added to the lineup and will play on the event’s first day.

06/09/2014

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Local Music Tap: Target Field’s Skyline Festival Lineup Released

Pop rocker Melissa Etheridge is set to headline Target Field’s second annual Skyline Festival in early August. Other performers include O.A.R., The Rembrandts and local acts Gear Daddies and The Honeydogs.

06/04/2014

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Local Music Tap: ‘Music In Mears’ Lineup Announced

The ever-growing Music in Mears concert series is back for its 11th year of free local music rocking Lowertown in St. Paul.

06/02/2014

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Local Music Tap: Mayda’s ‘Busy Signals’ Album Release @ Turf Club

Electro pop performer Mayda is celebrating her brand new album, Busy Signals 1, at the Turf Club this Saturday.

05/29/2014

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Local Music Tap: Pizza Luce’s Block Party Lineup Announced

Pizza Luce has just finished the lineup selection for their 11th annual block party – and local hip-hop bands dominate the bill this year. The pizza-local music extravaganza is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 9 starting at 12 p.m.

05/22/2014

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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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