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Music round-up: Minnesotan artists pay tribute to the Purple One

To commemorate the one-year anniversary of Prince’s death, we wanted to round up some of our favorite local tributes to the pop icon. While dozens of others are out there, our list was limited to songs available online. Here’s our top picks for Minnesota-made Prince homages and covers. Tickle Torture, “Full Court Press (feat. Velvet Negroni)” […]

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The Bad Plus announce annual holiday shows for 2016

The Bad Plus have announced that they will be back for their 17th annual holiday-season performances. After a run of Midwest shows throughout December, the trio will return to their Minnesota roots for eight shows at the Dakota Jazz Club right before the New Year. The trio, based in New York City, have been touring behind their new […]

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The Bad Plus book annual holiday run at the Dakota Jazz Club

In its 15th fruitful year, fusion jazz trio the Bad Plus’ annual holiday series at the Dakota shows no sign of letting up. From Dec. 25-28, the innovative ensemble will knock out a whopping eight performances in four nights. Currently based in New York City, the Midwest natives originally planted their roots in Minneapolis circa 2000. […]

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Doomtree, Bad Plus, Botzy, and more Minnesota music (and book) releases this week

Doomtree: Every Single Day Doomtree always seem to have their hands in everything—and why shouldn’t they? With seven members working both as a group and solo, it’s hard to keep up with this hard-working hip-hop crew. The crew’s newest endeavor has landed them in publishing. The new release, Every Single Day, is a 500-page full-color Doomtree history book. […]

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