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Can’t Get Enough

After years of waiting, I was finally able to see Josh Krajcik sing live in Minneapolis on Sunday night. Although the crowd was rather small, it didn’t stop Josh from giving an amazing performance. He said that Minneapolis music fans … Continue reading

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Why I’ll Never Be a Democrat Again

It’s been quite some time since I’ve done a political post, mostly because I’m burned out on politics, but a friend shared something with me today I feel is too important and inspirational not to share. I’ve had to call … Continue reading

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Can’t Get Enough

Sure, I’ve featured Sharon Jones before, but yesterday I listened to her entire catalog and I seriously can’t get enough. If I liked Sharon before, I worship her now. This woman is a true powerhouse of soul. She was recently … Continue reading

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Can’t Get Enough

One of the television series I got hooked on last season was Nashville, which stars Hayden Panettiere and Connie Britton as rival country music stars. The music production for the show has managed to pull in an incredible amount of … Continue reading

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Can’t Get Enough

I couldn’t wait until Monday for this song, because Dessa is too amazing not to share any time you feel like it. And the first single off her new album Parts of Speech is just that – amazing. You don’t … Continue reading

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Can’t Get Enough

How is it possible so many songs are driving me wild this summer? I don’t know how, but I do know that this was another song that killed me from the first listen and it always gets me movin’ and … Continue reading

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Minnesota Music Monday

This week’s edition of Minnesota Music Monday has to come with a disclosure: I have know this band’s bass player for many years and consider him one of the most kind, considerate and genuine men I’m fortunate to know – … Continue reading

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Can’t Get Enough

Since the very first moment I heard this a few weeks ago, I knew there was no way this song wasn’t going to drive me crazy all summer. I enjoyed Janelle’s last album, and I’m looking forward to Electric Lady … Continue reading

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Can’t Get Enough

I hope you’re all in the mood for a bunch of music, because there are so many great new songs out at the moment I will be going on a sharing spree. This song grabbed me upon first listen, and … Continue reading

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Jon Huntsman Has Q&A with New York Times

Is there anyone more knowledgeable to speak about U.S.-Chinese relations than Jon Huntsman? I have to assume the answer is “no” considering Governor Huntsman is exactly who the New York Times went to before President Obama and new Chinese President … Continue reading

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Can’t Get Enough

Finally! Some new Astro: For those of you who need more context, I admit it. I’m an X Factor fan. I thought Season 1 saw the most promising talent ever collected on any of these various talent programs, and I … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“There are more instance of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.” -James Madison, 1788

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Happy Independence Day

On this Independence Day, President Obama would like us to live up to the words of the Declaration of Independence by securing our liberties for future generations. While I find this highly ironic, I do agree. We should all be … Continue reading

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Jon Huntsman Just Makes Sense

Recently, I was talking to a friend about politics and thought he would be interested in the opinions and positions of Governor Jon Huntsman. That’s when I discovered this great interview Governor Huntsman did with the BBC. Discussing everything from … Continue reading

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Minnesota Music Monday

Sure, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted one of these, but I thought I’d make up for it by posting some of the cream of the local crop with the latest offering from one Mister Har Mar Superstar. My trusty … Continue reading

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Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!

One of the best annual shows in Minneapolis is starting tonight – The Current‘s Birthday Party. Celebrating 8 years on the air, the Current likes to get a group of Minnesota artists on the stage for this event, and I … Continue reading

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Can’t Get Enough

I was very excited to receive the new Mumford &Sons album, Babel, for Christmas. I must admit, I was a bit nervous about this album – would I enjoy it as much as Sigh No More? Now that I’ve had … Continue reading

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Minnesota Music Monday: 4onthefloor

I could not have been more thrilled when The Current announced that 4onthefloor would be playing at their 8th birthday party later this month. They have long been on my must-see list for Minneapolis bands simply because they rock. Word … Continue reading

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Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!

Part III.  Doomtree overload. So yes, two sold out shows is nice.  But three?  This is an epic end to an epic year that saw Doomtree lauded in Rolling Stone magazine. But today we’d like to spotlight rapper P.O.S..  P.O.S. … Continue reading

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Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!

Did we not say the 8th Doomtree Blowout was going to be epic?  One concert in and of itself    is not necessarily epic.  But two sold out shows in a row?  That’s pretty epic.  As I enjoy another night … Continue reading

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Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!

It’s that magical time of year again.  It’s so magical, in fact, that today has been proclaimed “Doomtree Day” in the city of Minneapolis.  That’s right.  Time for the annual Doomtree Blowout, starring what is arguably Minneapolis’s favorite hip hop … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“In my party, compromise cannot be seen as analogous to treason, which it has been recently.” -Jon Huntsman

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Minnesota Music Monday: The Chalice

Back last summer, on a sultry evening, 89.3 The Current hosted a free show featuring up-and-coming local artists, which I was all to happy to attend. I was most excited to see singer-songwriter Chastity Brown (soon to be featured) but … Continue reading

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Can’t Get Enough

I believe this song speaks for itself – brilliantly composed and utterly profound…

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Can’t Get Enough

Surprise! We’re not quite dead yet! And even better, we’re alive and listening to music. My new favorite is this little gem from Brit alt-rockers Django Django called “Default.” Enjoy!

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