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Friday Five: Muun Bato, D Mills, and more new Minnesota music videos

To submit videos for consideration, e-mail fridayfive@mpr.org. Muun Bato: “Catacomb Cady” My first pick in 2020 goes to this psychedelic visual from up-and-coming shoegazers Muun Bato. They just put out their debut in October, and you can catch them playing First Avenue’s Best New Bands of 2019 showcase along with FruitPunchLoverBoy, Green/Blue, Loki’s Folly, Mae […]

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New all-ages music venue coming to St. Paul’s East Side

Late on a December school night, Maude Lorr, a sophomore at Central High School, found herself onstage at a restaurant in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood on St. Paul’s East Side. Lorr wasn’t there to perform with her band, RiGBY, a punk quartet that got their start through School of Rock. Along with the rest of Twin […]

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Residencies: Not just for Celine Dion anymore

As mundane as it can feel to talk about, it’s impossible to separate the culture of the Twin Cities from their frigid winters. Even the toughest born-and-bred Minnesotans can find themselves down in the dumps during cold months. With subzero wind chills and mountains of graying snow, calendars across the cities become dotted with residencies: […]

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Top 89: 10 notable Minnesota albums of 2019

As always, this year saw a lot of remarkable music come out of Minnesota, and you probably didn’t catch all of it. We’ve rounded up 10 local albums released in 2019 that you should definitely queue up. Find all these albums on our Spotify playlist, and tune in to our Local Current stream to be […]

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