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Friday Five: Actual Wolf, Lori Barbero on the Longhorn, and more new Minnesota music videos

Actual Wolf, “Baby Please” First Baby Driver, now “Baby Please.” Like the Simon & Garfunkel song, this Actual Wolf single sounds like it could be from the turn of the ’70s, given its gorgeous vocal layers over unhurried electric guitars and tambourine. As the starring heisters prove in this Erik Nelson-directed “road story,” the song also makes […]

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Minnesota musicians playing living-room shows to benefit ACLU

Batteryboy are an eclectic group of Minnesota musicians who mix folk-influenced arrangements with driving rock attitude. Their frontman Cobey Rouse has recently began a project to help bring communities together using what he does best, music. The ComeToUnity Artists & Action Concert Series was created by Rouse in collaboration with Tim Cheesebrow (also a musician) […]

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Batteryboy turn their eyes outward for ‘before the silence breaks’

When you listen to the songs from folk group batteryboy’s first album, up for air, you’re quickly exposed to a project that sounds intensely intimate. Songs like “Choosing Sides,” “Winter’s Gate,” and “Matter of Trust” exhibit the group’s ability to showcase the sweet, yet endearingly bold vocals of lead singer Cobey Rouse against a soft sound palette filled with […]

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Friday Five: Finding Novyon + J. KELR, batteryboy, and more new Minnesota music videos

Finding Novyon + J.KELR, “Believe In MPLS” Finding Novyon and J.KELR cross skate ramps, rooftops, and city streets in their new video, which heralds an entire album (also called Believe In MPLS) from the duo. batteryboy, “soil underneath” batteryboy tease their August 5 gig at Icehouse with a black-and-white heart-tugger. SPICE, “Papa Hip Hop” SPICE has some of the tightest […]

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Chris Koza, Jillian Rae, and more to play batteryboy’s third and final Southern Theater Sessions

On July 31 and Aug. 1, Cobey Rouse of batteryboy will be curating a final set of special sessions at the Southern Theater. The third annual sessions will feature intimate, one-of-a-kind performances from batteryboy, Chris Koza, Al Church, Jillian Rae, Joey Ryan, Erik Koskinen, and Moon and Pollution. These sessions are a distinctive experience for listeners […]

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Batteryboy and friends to return for Southern Theater Sessions: Act II

Local indie-folk band batteryboy’s Southern Theater Sessions will return for two nights this week to the Southern Theater in Minneapolis. The Southern Theater Sessions: Act II, as these shows are being billed, will bring together a diverse array of local talent, including Alan Sparhawk’s Murder of Crows project, batteryboy (both nights), and art rock trio Alpha […]

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