From singing in the shower to jamming out on air guitars when no one’s looking, we’ve all pretended to be rock stars at some point. With the New Year rolling in, what better time to make those stage dreams a reality and learn how to play an instrument?
There’s no doubt those affiliated with the Twin Cities music scene are proud to be a part of such a distinguished list. It’s no wonder so many artists give back to the community that helped nurture their talent.
In our great city, music is an art form we are fortunate enough to have plenty of. And, it wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for those behind the scenes setting our musicians up for success.
Maybe you had to work Friday and Saturday. Or maybe you just like to eke out every last drop of weekend. But whatever the reason, you’re just not ready to pack it in and prepare for the inevitability of Monday morning.
Most rock starts you see on stage probably don’t work closely with organizations feeding starving children.
As hard as it is to admit, sometimes good spirits and good conversation aren’t enough. Sometimes when you head out for an evening of revelry, you want to know that there’s something more in store for you than just a frosty mug and a warm bar stool.
With the release of their second album and a fan base rapidly on the rise, area band Seazon of the Fly is poised and ready to take the metro by storm. The five member group from north of the cities brings together their musicianship, love of their craft, and a passion for the local scene and leaves it on stage every time.
Singer-songwriter Marcus Lere is the proof that Minneapolis and St. Paul are great cities to go see a show. Being part of what he says is a trend, solo artist Lere is proud to be supporting not only his music, but others who are taking this route to “go solo.”
We are so lucky to have such a thriving music scene in the Twin Cities and even more so because there is an abundant amount of places for our talented musicians to play. And, if it weren’t for people like Brad Danielson, we wouldn’t be seeing any of them.
When the first cool fall wind blows across the Twin Cities, it doesn’t mean the days of enjoying a pint outside with your friends have to end.
Not interested in the same old bar computer games and there isn’t a decent sports game on in a hundred channels. How about bar trivia?
Much as it is with Christmas, it’s sad to see how far Oktoberfest has strayed from its true roots.
While the state of Minnesota doesn’t require bartenders to attend special classes to attain such positions, some do attend a specialized school to attain those skills.
Nestled right next to the Seventh St. Entry in a space formerly occupied by a pizza joint and an Unbank, the Depot Tavern is an idea so staggeringly good, it’s amazing it’s taken this long to come to fruition.
While Ray Smart and his band Drift Effect broke up more than a year ago, that end only opened a different door for him.