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The Pines, Ellis, and more of this week’s Minnesota music releases

The Pines: Above the Prairie The Pines describe themselves as “transcendental folk.” The group — who hail from Moonrise, Iowa, but have strong local ties due in part to their longstanding relationship with St. Paul’s Red House Records — have never sounded more transcendental than on Above the Prairie, the new album they’re releasing on Friday. The title, […]

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Ask a Cool Person: Raymond Albright

Each week on the Local Show, we’ll meet a new person from the Minnesota music community who has some fresh discoveries to share in a feature called “Ask a Cool Person.” These people will come from all corners of the scene, including record store clerks, recording studio engineers and producers, artists, writers, bookers, photographers, and […]

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Ask a Cool Person: Laura Hoenack of Hymie’s Records

Each week on the Local Show, we’ll meet a new person from the Minnesota music community who has some fresh discoveries to share in a feature called “Ask a Cool Person.” These people will come from all corners of the scene, including record store clerks, recording studio engineers and producers, artists, writers, bookers, photographers, and […]

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Listen to a new single from Paul Westerberg and Juliana Hatfield’s duo the I Don’t Cares

There is something unmistakable about that chugging electric guitar and that voice —Paul Westerberg’s personality manages to transcend whatever project he’s working on and become untethered from time. The twist this time around, though, is that the Replacements frontman not only sounds re-energized, but downright happy. A lot of that contentedness seems to be the result […]

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Ask a Cool Person: Danielle Cusack of Bruise Violet

Each week on the Local Show, we’ll meet a new person from the Minnesota music community who has some fresh discoveries to share in a feature called “Ask a Cool Person.” These people will come from all corners of the scene, including record store clerks, recording studio engineers and producers, artists, writers, bookers, photographers, and […]

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Ask a Cool Person: Jon Jon Scott

Each week on the Local Show, we’ll meet a new person from the Minnesota music community who has some fresh discoveries to share in a feature called “Ask a Cool Person.” These people will come from all corners of the scene, including record store clerks, recording studio engineers and producers, artists, writers, bookers, photographers, and […]

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Listen: Prof’s new song ‘Permission,’ from ‘Liability’

Prof‘s new album Liability will be released tomorrow on Rhymesayers Entertainment, where the indefatigable party-starter is the newest signee. The album title is a theme for the characters who populate the songs: they’re the kind of people it’s dangerous to have around. (In real life, at least—on record, it’s another matter.) Liability includes guest appearances by Tech […]

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