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Holidae, Soap, and more of this week’s new Minnesota music releases

Holidae: Tantrum A new synthpop band featuring vocalist Ashley Gold and producer Garrett Neal, Holidae made a big and quick splash by winning the Star Tribune’s Are You Local? contest in February, earning a Mainroom gig with Allan Kingdom and King. Holidae are ready to release their debut album Tantrum, and they’ve enlisted GRRRL PRTY’s Sophia Eris and […]

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Ask a Cool Person: St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman

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: Caroline Smith and Gigamesh cover Janet Jackson’s ‘Control’

Given that Minneapolis has been proudly celebrating its history with the majestic Ms. Jackson, it’s apt that Caroline Smith has joined forces with local dance music artist Gigamesh for a cover of Jackson’s 1986 hit “Control.” On their version, Gigamesh and Smith channel an ’80s vibe of a different color — with sparkling synths and a bouncing beat. Gigamesh […]

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