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Local Music Tap: Doomtree’s P.O.S. Receives New Kidney

Local rapper P.O.S. is doing well and feels like a “new dude” after a recent kidney transplant, according to Doomtree’s Lazerbeak. About a year and half ago, P.O.S. – or Stefon Alexander – went public with his need for a new kidney.

03/11/2014

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Music Tap: 3 Shows Confirmed For 2014 Grandstand Concerts

It’s been one of the most miserable winters in history, so it doesn’t hurt to look ahead to the hot days of the Minnesota State Fair. Now, three shows for the 2014 Grandstand Concert Series have been announced — and one band includes a recent Academy Award winner.

03/04/2014

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Local Music Tap: ‘A Tribe Called Red,’ ‘Tall Paul’ & ‘Rez Rap’ @ Triple Rock

This Saturday night, the Triple Rock Social Club will be filled with electronic music, hip hop and rap inspired by culture and tradition of Native American music.

02/13/2014

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Local Music Tap: ‘The Last Revel’ Album Release @ Turf Club

Local three-piece vocal and folk ensemble, The Last Revel, is set to release its debut album, “UPROOTED,” this Saturday at the Turf Club.

02/06/2014

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Local Music Tap: Bobby Vee Records Final Album After Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Albums are more than just song collections by musicians, they’re memories recorded in time. These recordings are memories for history, cultures, fans, friends and families. Bobby Vee just completed his last collection of musical memories.

01/30/2014

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Local Music Tap: ‘Live At Orchestra Hall’ Concerts Announced

The Minnesota Orchestra announced plans Tuesday for “Live at Orchestra Hall,” featuring a showcase of Broadway and television singers and actors, jazz and pop icons, world music, animated film scores and a beloved comedian – Bill Cosby.

01/28/2014

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Music Tap: GRAMMYs Predictions!

Because it’s fun and will most likely result in some creative comments/arguments, I thought I’d give it a shot at some Grammy predictions!

01/23/2014

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Local Music Tap: Musicians Of MN Orchestra To Begin 10-Concert Run

The Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra aren’t letting a seemingly never-ending lockout stop them from performing. Starting Friday, the musicians will begin a 10-concert run for the Winter-Spring season, called “Music For Minnesota: A Season of Shining Stars!”

01/09/2014

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Local Music Tap: ‘Winter Jazz Blast’ Festival For H.S. Jazz Bands

Escape the cold with some hot jazz performed by some of Minnesota’s best high school bands at the 2nd Annual Winter Jazz Blast.

01/08/2014

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Local Music Tap: ‘Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience’ Album Review

According to Emmy-winning singer-songwriter Shaun Terrance Johnson, he was seemingly destined for music from the beginning.

12/09/2013

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Local Music Tap: ‘Chastity Brown’

When I first met Chastity Brown, late afternoon traffic was just reaching its peak outside WCCO-TV’s front door. After walking inside and quick introductions, Chastity immediately said with a smile something to the tune of, “Man, it’s way too busy down here…” That approach to life — that urge to relax-and-take-your-time — is engrained in Chastity’s music.

11/14/2013

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Local Music Tap: ‘Tom Selleck’s Moustache’ Joins Movember Movement

The Twin Cities’ curiously (and awesomely?) named rock band, Tom Selleck’s Moustache, is hoping to support the Movember movement by giving away its debut album, t-shirts and a chance for a free house concert in exchange for donations.

10/31/2013

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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: ‘Har Mar’ @ First Ave

It’s going to be a Har Mar Superstar day in Minneapolis Friday. Yes — quite literally.

09/19/2013

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Local Music Tap: Electric Fetus Garage Sale & Fall Festival

With fall just around the corner, refresh your music collection – and listen to some great live bands — at the Electric Fetus’ sixth annual Garage Sale and Fall Festival in Minneapolis this weekend.

09/09/2013

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Local Music Tap: MN Music-On-A-Stick @ State Fair

After consuming some creative – and sometimes downright ridiculous – foods-on-a-stick, satisfy for ears this Friday with some great local music.

08/26/2013

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Local Music Tap: ‘Lowertown Guitar Fest’ Kicks Off This Weekend

In what they are calling the “first-ever guitar-centric fest,” McNally Smith College of Music will be hosting the Lowertown Guitar Festival on Aug. 10. The festival’s goal is simple: celebrate one of America’s most beloved instruments – the guitar – and the musicians who play it.

08/06/2013

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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: Free Outdoor Music In Downtown Mpls. This Weekend

Free musical performances (and other attractions) are taking to Nicollet Mall this weekend as a part of the Dakota Street Festival.

07/25/2013

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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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Local Music Tap: Mpls-Born ‘3 Pill Morning’ Emerging On Nat’l Stage

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.”

06/27/2013

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Local Music Tap: ‘Nathan Miller’

Before his performing for Local Music Tap, I had not seen Nathan Miller live. Now, I wish to do so.

06/19/2013

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Curiocity Interview: ‘John C. Reilly & Friends’ To Play Mpls. Show

Academy Award-winning actor John C. Reilly is heading to Minneapolis with some talented friends to play an intimate music variety show Saturday.

06/11/2013

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Local Music Tap: Electric Fetus Celebrates 45th Anniversary

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.

06/10/2013

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