After touring the country with Big Maybelle and Eugene Church, 17-year-old Maurice McKinnies moved to the Twin Cities, where he soon became a key player in the close-knit, flourishing R&B, funk and soul music community that pioneered the Minneapolis Sound. Upon moving to the area, he played with a band called the Big M’s, which featured […]
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 […]
Last night, Jake Rudh paid tribute to Prince with a special edition of his Transmission dance party at First Avenue. The party was one of many ways the Twin Cities are celebrating Prince this weekend as his birthday approaches.