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August 12, 2014

Photos: 2014 Square Lake Music and Film Festival delights Stillwater on a summer afternoon

This past Saturday the Square Lake Music and Film Festival took over a small private farm in Stillwater. The festival was in many ways the opposite of a hot and crowded summer block party, instead spread out on a green lawn surrounded by trees. The festival, in its 11th year, has intentionally stayed small with only 400 tickets, which leads to a feeling of […]

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Kyle Johnson of Run Westy Run passes away

Kyle Johnson, the original rhythm guitarist and co-founder of the beloved Minneapolis garage rock band Run Westy Run, passed away on Friday. He was 54 years old. Run Westy Run formed in 1984 by Kyle and his brothers Kirk Johnson (who sang lead vocals) and Kraig (who played bass) in St. Louis Park, recruiting guitarist […]

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Today’s Music News: Leonard Cohen announces new album, more

Leonard Cohen will celebrate his 80th birthday next month by releasing his 13th studio album, it was announced at a Cohen fan convention in Ireland. Cohen’s birthday is September 21, and the following day will see the release of Popular Problems, an album of entirely new songs. Some of the new material was previewed on Cohen’s Old […]

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