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Dave Simonett and Mark Gehring launch GNDWIRE Records

Trampled by Turtles frontman Dave Simonett is teaming up with Mark Gehring, a Twin Cities-based artist manager and the force behind the Minnesota Beatle Project series, to launch a new record label, GNDWIRE (pronounced “Ground Wire”) Records. Simonett and Gehring have tapped into a powerful network to help with their launch, combining their resources to get distribution […]

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Producer Kriss Zulkosky talks about benefit compilation ‘Voice: Words & Songs for Those Who Are Silenced’

On Sunday night at Bedlam Lowertown, several artists will play a benefit concert and release show for Voice: Words & Songs for Those Who Are Silenced. The album, which features unique nearly-a–capella performances by artists including Dessa, Haley Bonar, and Chris Koza, is meant to raise awareness and funds to fight sex trafficking. Last weekend on The […]

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Tour trailer from Sufjan Stevens features new music from ‘Carrie and Lowell’

A just-released trailer for Sufjan Stevens‘s upcoming tour features previously unheard music from his forthcoming album Carrie & Lowell. The much-anticipated album, Stevens’s first since 2010’s The Age of Adz, is named after Stevens’s mother and stepfather and concerns, according to a press release, “life and death, love and loss, and the artist’s struggle to make sense […]

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10 new Twin Cities bands to watch

Like little spring chicks set to hatch, the Twin Cities music scene tends to burst forth with dozens upon dozens of new bands around this time of year. And one of the easiest ways to sort through all of these new hatchlings is the annual Are You Local? best-new-band contest hosted by Vita.mn, which asks […]

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Listen: Peter Wolf Crier return with new track, ‘Don’t Leave’

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Peter Wolf Crier—the duo of Peter Pisano and Brian Moen, who caused Minnesota to swoon with their intimate 2010 debut album Inter-Be and built on its success with 2011’s Garden of Arms. Now, Pisano and Moen are back with new music: “Don’t Leave” will appear on a new album, Plum Slump, […]

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‘Big Decisions': Listen to new My Morning Jacket song co-written with Dan Wilson on Monday, March 2

On Wednesday morning, a studio version of My Morning Jacket‘s new single “Big Decisions” appeared on YouTube; according to YouTube credits, the song was co-written by Jim James with Minnesotan songwriter Dan Wilson. The song appears on My Morning Jacket’s forthcoming studio album. Set for official release next week, the track was posted yesterday to the […]

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