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An illustration of Leah Ottman, courtesy of Andres Guzman

Remembering Leah Ottman, Minneapolis violinist and vocalist

Leah Ottman, a Minneapolis musician who performed under the name LOTT, passed away at the age of 33 on Wednesday. Her cause of death has not been made public. LOTT debuted as a solo artist in 2014, releasing the single “Parking On The Grass” via Homestead Records. LOTT Music · Parking On The Grass In […]

An illustration of Leah Ottman, courtesy of Andres Guzman
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Pop-ups! Paisley Park at Mall of America, ‘Mooby’s’ at the Depot

Everybody loves a good pop-up, and with the retail and restaurant industries (not to mention the music industry) profoundly affected by the coronavirus pandemic, innovation and flexibility is especially important this holiday season. Two new pop-up experiences are giving Twin Cities music and pop-culture fans a chance to get a little closer to a couple […]

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Here are all the Minnesota angles on the 2021 Grammy nominees

The 2021 Grammy nominations are out and…did someone say LOCAL ANGLE? We’re on it. The biggest local connection in this year’s nominations is probably Taylor Swift’s quarantine album folklore, created with The National’s Aaron Dessner…who has tight ties to the Eau Claire scene, which is right across the border from the greatest state in the union. […]

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Flyte Tyme Studios in Edina being demolished today

We knew this day was coming, and now, it’s here: today, the former Flyte Tyme Studios in Edina is being torn down. Alan Stricklin, a member of our audience and a past Minnesota Public Radio employee, sent photos of the demolition in progress. It’s the end of an era for a Minnesota music landmark that […]

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