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Early Eyes talk about lineup change, new music

At the beginning of this year I sat down with Early Eyes, a hot new college band who were taking the local scene by storm. Tonight Jake Berglove (guitar/vocals), Des Lawrence (bass), Wyatt Fuller (drums), Joe Villano (guitar), and John O’Brien (guitar) will be celebrating one year of Early Eyes at the Ferguson Amphitheater as a part of […]

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Dessa contributes to Lin-Manuel Miranda hurricane relief single

Update: “Almost Like Praying” is out, and it features all 22 of its vocalists reciting the names of all 78 towns in Puerto Rico, from Adjuntas to Yauco. Lin-Manuel Miranda begins the song by quoting West Side Story: “Say it loud and there’s music playing/ Say it soft and it’s almost like praying.” Without coincidence, the lyrics […]

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Minnesota musicians come together to help Puerto Rico

Ever since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, the island has been struggling with limited power, water, and fuel. Musicians in Minnesota are stepping up to do their part with shows including a Kitty Cat Club fundraiser tomorrow called “Fuerza” — Spanish for “strength” — as well as a Tom Petty tribute tonight at the Turf Club, […]

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Remembering Tom Petty, who made us believe without having to ask

“For all his present eminence,” I wrote in a review of Tom Petty’s last Minnesota concert, “Petty still comes off as the kid who’s cool because he takes himself seriously, but not too seriously. That’s the image that appears on the cover of Damn the Torpedoes and other early albums: the lanky, sun-kissed Florida boy who’s running down a […]

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