Mix Tape: Minnesota Music
Jul 2, 2009
Tony Nelson Captures the Mad Ripple's Milieu
Maggie Sandford offers an engaging look into photographer Tony Nelson's new exhibition of work documenting the local artist community behind Jim Walsh's (aka The Mad Ripple) weekly Hootenanny nights.
Jun 25, 2009
Tilting at Windmills in St. Cloud
Writer Jennifer Kohnhorst profiles an intriguing, talented musician in St. Cloud--a one-man creative dynamo whose audience size has yet to catch up to his talent. Read on for Ganderson's story and to lend your ears to his appealingly quirky take on pop.
Mar 25, 2009
Come On Up for Homegrown
Duluth's Ann Klefstad makes a persuasive pitch for heading up to Duluth for Homegrown 11 at the end of April, and points you to a new CD, "Lindquist's Mix," which features a sampling of the "Duluth sound" in the line-up for this year's music festival.
Aug 18, 2008
MUSIC: Free One, A Serious Somali MC
Article by Justin Schell
Hip-hop expert Justin Schell profiles up-and-coming MC Free One, who's also part of the promising new hip-hop group Usual Suspects. This Somali-Minnesotan's path, from Mogadishu to Minneapolis, makes for a compelling story.
Aug 18, 2008
MUSIC: Bought Any Good Records Lately?
Article by Chris Godsey
Duluth music writer Chris Godsey investigates the quiet resurgence of vinyl among audiophiles and finds there may just be more to the trend than simple nostalgia.
Nov 29, 2007
Mix Tape: Joe Walsh and Joy Kills Sorrow
Chris Godsey explores the rich music of Joe Walsh, a young mandolin player who uses his dazzling skills and invention on traditional musics.
Oct 8, 2007
Mary Bue: Art Imitating Life?
Rich Horton hears Mary Bue; she continues to evolve. Her work has developed more complexity and texture; she's moving beyond the singer/songwriter niche into music more broadly imagined.
Oct 1, 2007
Seeds of Change, Fruits of Labor: Zeitgeist and Wordless Music
Justin Schell describes performances by our own Zeitgeist (doing their "Shape Shifting") and New York's Wordless Music, a year-old troupe wowing critics back East. More is coming up from both of these groups; watch the Calendar for announcements.
Jun 18, 2007
Two Nights with Brother Ali
Justin Schell heard Brother Ali's concerts at First Avenue and at 7th Street Entry. Here's his take on them, and on the relation of hip hop to color and culture.
Apr 30, 2007
Homegrown in Duluth: A Guide to Pacing Yourself
Chris Godsey, official Homegrown Festival chronicler, provides a handy guide should you be lucky or smart enough to find yourself in Duluth for the latest incarnation of this biggest-and-best exposition of homegrown music: it's April 29 - May 6.
Mar 5, 2007
Mix Tape: Happy Musician: Oxymoron?
Chris Godsey talks to Dave Mehling, who's just released a much-anticipated CD, "How Do I Make You Lonesome?" Perplexingly, Mehling is incredibly sane.
Oct 3, 2006
And the Heroine Screams Help!
Chris Godsey interviews Paul Connolly and Mat Milinkovich, musicians, music producers, and 'zine proprietors in Duluth, about their project "And the Heroine Screams Help!"