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.
Over the years, Minnesota has produced a clutch of local acts that have broken into national prominence and influence. For your convenience, then, here is a quick elementary school primer on some of Minnesota’s most notable acts’ discographies.
With the Land of 10,000 Lakes just outside our doorstep, more and more people are venturing out on the water for a romantic getaway without having to travel far at all.
W.A. Frost & Company in Saint Paul’s Cathedral Hill neighborhood is most well-known for its patio, and rightly so. On summer afternoons, the trees that encircle provide ample shade and at night, the lights strung from the trees and along the fence twinkle between the leaves.
All right ladies, it’s time to strap on those heels, grab your clutch and bring your best gal pals because it’s Ladies Night in the city.
So maybe we’re not California, a state about which there seem to be dozens of songs written — even Minnesota’s own Low has a song named after the Golden State.
You see them all over the city. Plastered on light poles, in the windows of clubs, even on Facebook. They are event fliers. Ever wonder who makes them?
DJs are the new rock stars. Some would say DJs are rock stars like professional poker players are the new professional athletes.
Dead Sound Music Company has already made a name for themselves. Having a pride in their local bands that is unmatched by others, the studio has a true passion for creating sophisticated and engaging works of art.
In a city which prides itself on professional advancements, corporate establishments and an all-together high work ethic, it’s no wonder so many people in the Twin Cities need a weekly happy hour to de-stress.
With summer in full swing here in the Twin Cities, it’s only natural to hear those tunes cranked and blasting out of the rolled down windows.
Everyone has their own version of a summer playlist. Whether it was used for a summer road trip, hanging out by the bonfire or just rocking out in your living room, we all have one.
Are you sick of drinking watered down, skunked beer? Do you crave flavor, hops and a refreshingly blended brew? Would you consider yourself a bit of a beer snob?