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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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Minnesota Music On A Stick Forever!

Yesterday was MPR Day at the Minnesota State Fair, and due to a cruise trip with Garrison Keillor, the Current was able to host a concert at the grandstand, a concert which your two humble bloggers attended. With OB&B favorites … Continue reading

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Minnesota Music Monday: Eyedea and Abilities

While reading a biography on Eminem last week, I was astounded to find a quick mention of this week’s featured artist, Eyedea (Michael Larsen). The book mentioned him as an up and coming artist who drew comparisons to Eminem, not … Continue reading

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Happy Trampled By Turtles Day!

That’s right. I’m not the only one going on and on about Trampled By Turtles: Duluth’s Trampled by Turtles have long since captured the undying affections of Twin Cities music fans, as evidenced by their extremely sold-out show tonight at … Continue reading

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Minnesota Music Monday: The Jets

This week for Minnesota Music Monday, I’m cranking up the Wayback Machine to the 80s and the musical stylings of The Jets. A band composed of siblings from the Twin Cities, they were not only my first concert, they also … Continue reading

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Happy Easter! With Bonus Beatles!

A very Happy Easter to all our readers! Although, I do realize not everyone may consider today a holiday. But this morning when I stepped outside with my coffee to watch the sunrise, a very famous Beatles song came to … Continue reading

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Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!

It’s been at least two months since I’ve seen Sims in concert, and in my opinion that’s far too long of a time. Luckily I’ll get another chance to see him live tonight. If you haven’t given Sims a listen, … Continue reading

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Minnesota Music Monday: Trampled By Turtles

One Minnesota band that has quickly become one of my favorites in the last couple years is Duluth’s Trampled By Turtles. Most people wouldn’t think of Minnesota when they think of a great bluegrass band, but perhaps this song would … Continue reading

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Minnesota Music Monday: Dan Wilson

Unless you’re a Minnesota music buff, you might not easily place Dan Wilson in the musical universe, but I’m certain anyone reading this blog is more familiar with his work than they realize. Dan first started in a Minneapolis indie … Continue reading

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Minnesota Music Monday: Doomtree

I know I’ve featured Sims and I’ve played the heck outta Dessa, but they both belong to a larger collective of hip-hop artists known as Doomtree, which is also the name of their label. It just so happens that Doomtree … Continue reading

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Minnesota Music Monday

Minneapolis is absolutely buzzing about this week’s featured band: Polica. They’ve burst onto the scene and have quickly become the must see band in town. I was privileged enough to see them on January 28th for The Current’s birthday party, … Continue reading

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Minnesota Music Monday

Back when I first thought of these Minnesota Music Monday posts, the first band I had in mind to feature was Babes In Toyland, but I’ve held off until now. In their hay day, Babes In Toyland were the riot … Continue reading

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Minnesota Music Monday

I know. I’ve featured Sims on more than a few occasions, but that was last year. In addition, with the Iowa caucuses tomorrow, I couldn’t help but think of a couple of political songs. First up, Sims live with my … Continue reading

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Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!

Once again, thanks to my lucky dialing finger, I have won some concert tickets from the wonderful people at The Current. This time, I’m thrilled to be seeing Mason Jennings – an artist I’ve featured in a Minnesota Music Monday … Continue reading

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Minnesota Music Monday

While it may be a day late, I couldn’t think of a better way to feature this week’s Minnesota artist than with one of the most beloved Christmas songs of all time. And while she may be associated more with … Continue reading

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Minnesota Music Monday

It’s been a little while since I’ve featured a great Minnesota artist and I can’t think of a better way to get back in the groove than this week’s artist – Brother Ali. This first song was recorded in The … Continue reading

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Minnesota Music Monday

Minneapolis is such a great music city that artists actually move here to jump-start their careers. One such artist is this week’s featured musician: Mason Jennings. With a real folk-rock feeling to his music, he’s quickly shot to the top … Continue reading

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