On Thursday, September 20th, The Cedar Cultural Center of Minneapolis, Minn. hosted Kari Arnett, alongside Mary Bue and Becky Kapell, for a night of pure Indie/Country/Americana gold. It was a well-deserved recognition and celebration of the Americana Singer/Songwriter Arnett’s latest creation, a full-length album titled When the Dust Settles, out now. […]Read More Kari Arnett’s When the Dust Settles is a Coming to Reality and Setting Things Straight
On a sunny July afternoon, I ventured out to Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery on Smith Avenue in St. Paul to meet the pair responsible for a hidden music gem of the Twin Cities. Tucked just off St. Paul’s West 7th Street on Goodhue Street, an outdoor stage brings the community together on multiple nights each summer […]Read More Community Thrives Under the Old Gnarled Oak
In his latest album, Live at The Warming House, Minneapolis, MN, Minneapolis-based Americana/folk singer John Louis tells us a story of love and loss. He gives perspective on change, relationships and longing. Released in April, it’s an album well worth listening to, and it’s one that’s granted Louis the “Featured Artist” title for June! Recorded with just two mics […]Read More June’s Featured Artist: John Louis
The Minnesota Music Coalition’s Annual Music Festival Brings Heavy Content, Great Networking to St. Paul, Minnesota While Minnesota’s weather forecast brings us another weekend of unknowns, at least one thing is for sure; if you are a Minnesota musician, you should look no further than Minneapolis for top music networking opportunities and some of the […]Read More This Weekend, Look No Further Than the Twin Cities for Top Music Networking
There is much to be said about the pre-Super Bowl events that have taken over much of Downtown and the Greater Twin Cities. What we can all (hopefully) agree on, is that the Super Bowl has brought a whole lot of great music performances to the city for us to enjoy. The Super Bowl events […]Read More Super Bowl and More, Your February Music Events Summary
Last Friday afternoon, I couldn’t focus. It was almost time for First Avenue’s annual Best New Bands of 2017 show, and I was hyped up! I was excited to finally see Lady Lark live (I’d been watching her for a while) and to see other performers I’ve had on my radar: Early Eyes and The Bad Man. Here’s my take on how it went and who they missed.Read More A Look at Minnesota’s Best New Bands of 2017. Who Did They Miss?
(A Review of the Third Annual Eaux Claires Music Festival) Eaux Claires, an annual music festival now in its third year, took place last weekend and brought a ton of amazing music to the city of Eau Claire, Wisconsin (population upwards of 65,000) and to the many who traveled in from all across the country […]Read More Eaux Claires: “[It’s] Not Like Any Other Festival”