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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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Local Music Tap: Taylor Robert’s EP Review

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.

06/04/2013

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Local Music Tap: Part-Time Musicians ‘Get On The Grid’

“Get On The Grid” is like a real-life Craigslist for musicians, but without all the unknowns.

05/19/2013

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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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Local Music Tap: Twin Cities Funk & Soul @ The Dakota

Old-school funk and soul of the Twin Cities will be alive and well this weekend at the Dakota Jazz Club.

05/01/2013

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