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Listen: Mark Mallman serves up a new jingle for Taco John’s

Minneapolis musician Mark Mallman is no stranger to composing for TV and film. He recently tackled his first taco jingle in an advertisement for Taco John’s. The ad is currently airing online and on TV, and many fans heard it during last week’s NFL playoff games. In the 30-second jingle, Mallman details the new Taco Taco […]

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Friday Five: Mark Mallman, Atmosphere, and more new Minnesota music videos

Mark Mallman, “The End Is Not The End” Following in his creative video-making tradition (see: “Terrified” and “It’s Good To Be Alive”), Mark Mallman plays with images using Prisma, a photo-animating app. The video jumps into the in between, showing people in dreams both individual and somehow shared. It’s split-screen; it’s “both and”; it’s questioning — and it urgently defies any typical narrative arc. As Mallman […]

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Friday Five: Good Luck Finding Iris, Boys Noize featuring Poliça, and more Minnesota music videos

Good Luck Finding Iris, “Color Me” Good Luck Finding Iris, a bossa nova-tinged pop quartet, showcase their song “Color Me” with a mysterious new video. Along with two other bands signed to Subaquatic Records (PTSTD and Nomenclatures), plus headliners Tony Peachka, Good Luck Finding Iris will play a “pre-release party” at the Triple Rock Social Club […]

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What does it mean to be a ‘local musician’?

When we talk about music being local, should that even matter? Is it possible to be a band from nowhere? Is the guy that plays a bucket poorly with one drumstick a local band? It’s all quite absurd, this labeling of music. Music does not label itself. Music can only be music. Is it better […]

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