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Mid West Music Fest 2015 preview: Who to hear in Winona this weekend

Winona was recently called (on this blog) a town where “music and adventure [are] undoubtedly akin,” where “a day-long trek through the woods [is] incomplete without Bob Dylan’s ramblings, Frank Ocean’s crooning, or Jimi Hendrix’s electric wails played on a mobile-phone speaker.” Then writer Alex Miller talks about a pass-the-err-guitar session out on the beach while […]

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Cadillac Kolstad to appear on Esquire’s Best Bars in America show

The Esquire Network’s Best Bars in America show has comedians Jay Larson and Sean Patton drinking their way “through neighborhood dives and swanky bars alike” in cities across America. Tonight (April 22), the show spotlights Minneapolis, with Larson and Patton visiting bars including that will include Palmer’s, the Sample Room, the 1029 Bar, Nye’s, the Butcher and […]

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A conversation with Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett is the rare performer who comes across almost exactly like she is in song when she gets off stage. She is witty, sensitive, self-aware, and self-deprecating, comfortable expressing even the most mundane thoughts and ideas right up next to her more profound epiphanies. On her debut full-length, Sometimes I Sit and Think and […]

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Today’s Music News: The year’s least rare album turns into Record Store Day’s most rare vinyl

Many artists released limited-edition vinyl on Saturday for Record Store Day—and unsurprisingly, some collectors ran straight for their laptops instead of their turntables, looking to flip their finds on eBay for a quick profit. Stereogum lists ten of the most lucrative, including discs from Bob Dylan, Phish, and Brand New. The single most lucrative record flip Stereogum found, […]

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