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Holly Hansen is Zoo Animal — and so much more

“My wife told me not to complain,” Holly Hansen says at the 331 Club. It’s a crisp Thursday evening in Northeast Minneapolis, just cold enough to call for a jacket. Hansen and I are at the dim bar to discuss the return of her band Zoo Animal and the adolescence of t.e.e., the weekly series […]

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Zoo Animal announce final performance

Zoo Animal frontwoman Holly Hansen has had quite the last eight years, but now feels it’s time to close the Zoo Animal chapter of her life. This Saturday, Dec. 12, Zoo Animal will play their final performance: at the Amsterdam Bar & Hall’s 4th Anniversary party, alongside Bruise Violet and Swimsuit Area. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. (7:30 p.m. doors) and tickets […]

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Musicians and visual artists team up at Public Functionary and the Soap Factory

Minnesota is known for its collaborative arts scene, in which hip-hop and folk bands can share the same bill and play a sold-out show. Musicians don’t just collaborate with each other, though, as evidenced by two upcoming shows at local art galleries. This spring, visual artists and musicians are joining forces to create multimedia presentations. In Minneapolis, Public Functionary […]

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Zoo Animal score ‘The Passion of Joan of Arc’

Earlier this year, when Zoo Animal performed their score for the 1928 silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc at two back-to-back screenings in Duluth, bandleader Holly Newsom wasn’t sure quite what kind of reaction to expect. “They all kind of left in a daze,” Newsom remembers, speaking recently at a press event where she […]

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