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Minnesota musicians’ message: Vote!

It’s official: election day is upon us. Check out how some local musicians are fulfilling their civic duty and encouraging you to do the same. Jeremy Messersmith It is finished. A photo posted by Jeremy Messersmith (@jeremymessersmith) on Nov 7, 2016 at 6:32am PST Dessa Haaaay, Minneapolis. The wait at the downtown government center was […]

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Positivity permeates at HazelFest 2016

The Hazelden campus is, by design, set in a place apart. Its idyllic location, nestled amidst rolling hills and crystal lakes in the Minnesota countryside, provides a peaceful environment for those seeking treatment for addiction to alcohol and other drugs. And for those attending HazelFest — Hazelden’s day-long, chemical-free community festival — that sense of […]

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Holidae, Soap, and more of this week’s new Minnesota music releases

Holidae: Tantrum A new synthpop band featuring vocalist Ashley Gold and producer Garrett Neal, Holidae made a big and quick splash by winning the Star Tribune’s Are You Local? contest in February, earning a Mainroom gig with Allan Kingdom and King. Holidae are ready to release their debut album Tantrum, and they’ve enlisted GRRRL PRTY’s Sophia Eris and […]

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Frankie Teardrop, Davina and the Vagabonds, JE Sunde, Trampled By Turtles: This week’s Minnesota record releases

Frankie Teardrop: Raiders Frankie Teardrop has built some buzz since the release of Tough Guy nine months ago. The garage rocker and his band continue to justify the hype with the release of their Raiders EP today. Frankie made some odd claims during Dave Campbell’s interview during their recent in-studio, saying he “crawled out of a sewer pipe” and […]

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