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Eric Mayson moving to Mankato to attend flight school

It’s an understatement to say it’s been an eventful first half of 2019 for the multifaceted Minneapolis musician Eric Mayson. In just a few months, Mayson released his newest albums, Op-Nope and It’s All Real It’s All Fake, worked on a play and a dance piece, quit smoking, and got hitched. Up next for Mayson is…flight […]

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Communist Daughter’s John Solomon receives counseling degree, heads to Arctic Circle for two years of clinical practice

Widely known as the frontman for Communist Daughter, John Solomon recently announced that he completed a master’s degree in clinical counseling from the Hazelden Betty Ford Institute — the same place where he received treatment for addiction and mental health issues eight years earlier. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and polysubstance use (in […]

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2019 Pitchfork Music Festival: Six artists worth watching

With the conclusion of this year’s sizzling Rock the Garden performances, we can direct some of our festival excitement about 400 miles southeast to another jam-packed open-air event, in Chicago’s Union Park. On July 19-21, Pitchfork Music Festival will host up to 60,000 music fans of all ages and a total of 42 acts. Since […]

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Review and photos: Remo Drive bring ‘Natural, Everyday Degradation’ to life at the Fine Line

At their sold-out show on Saturday night at the Fine Line, Remo Drive delivered energized performances of songs from their new album Natural, Everyday Degradation. Remo Drive are a pop-punk band from Bloomington, Minnesota, fronted by brothers Erik and Stephen Paulson. Erik plays guitar and sings, while Stephen plays bass. Natural, Everyday Degradation is Remo Drive’s […]

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St. Paul hip-hop festival For the Love is celebrating its fifth anniversary in Mears Park and becoming a non-profit organization

Amber “ACE” Cleveland never planned to start her own hip-hop festival, until one day inspiration struck her while walking around St. Paul’s Lowertown neighborhood with hip-hop/spoken word artist Desdamona. “It’d be so cool to see a show down here,” Desdamona remarked, and Cleveland ran with the idea. “My brain turned that into: I should throw […]

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The Andrews Sisters: How well do you know the Minnesota music icons?

What comes to mind when you think of the Andrews Sisters? Maybe holiday classics like the Bing Crosby collaborations “Jingle Bells” and “Mele Kalikimaka.” You might remember the Andrews Sisters’ appearance in the comedy Buck Privates or the WWII-era hit “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.” You might even know that the Andrews Sisters spent their childhood […]

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