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Twin Cities record stores gear up for vinyl event of the year

Twin Cities record stores gear up for vinyl event of the year

Meg Bishop

September 21, 2020

The second of three drops celebrating this year’s annual Record Store Day is coming up this Saturday, Sept. 26.

Heat of the Week: Old flicks, new Prince and a tasty Korean dish (or two)

Heat of the Week: Old flicks, new Prince and a tasty Korean dish (or two)

Frankie Carlson, Arts and Entertainment Reporter

September 21, 2020

Need some pop culture inspiration for your week? Keep your finger on the pulse of all things A&E with this week’s heat.

Har Mar Superstar and Laura Hauser use coloring books to provide aid to music scene

Images Courtesy of Coloring Books for a Cause

Meg Bishop, Arts and Entertainment Reporter

September 18, 2020

The local musician teamed up with his fiancee and other illustrators to fundraise through coloring books featuring beloved Minneapolis venues

Cut through the noise with A&E’s top albums from this year’s “Grammy dump”

Cut through the noise with A&E's top albums from this year's

Meg Bishop, Associate A&E Reporter

September 11, 2020

As the cutoff for Grammy eligibility drew closer, a multitude of artists released albums this past week. Here are some of A&E's favorites.

Quarantunes: A&E’s top ten albums from the first half of 2020

Illustration by Hailee Schievelbein

Nina Raemont

July 29, 2020

10. “La Vita Nuova” by Christine and the Queens (EP)  If your semester abroad in Paris got canceled, perhaps this French pop EP can fill the void. “La Vita Nuova,” Christine and the Queens’ EP, released in late February, teems with perfect melodies and synth. The EP perfectly blends irresis...

Review: Phoebe Bridgers’ ‘Punisher’

By Luis Mendoza

Nina Raemont

June 29, 2020

There are few pieces of music that feel so intimate, so softly spoken, that the listener feels as though they are the voyeur of a private conversation. But Phoebe Bridgers, in her sophomore album, "Punisher," released on June 18, accomplishes this exact sentiment. With her gentle voice and lyrics th...

Q&A: Remo Drive talks music, memes and quarantine

Q&A: Remo Drive talks music, memes and quarantine

Meg Bishop

June 8, 2020

Conceived in 2013 by brothers Stephen and Erik Paulson, Twin Cities-based band Remo Drive has done multiple cross-country tours, playing with fellow local music staples including Hippo Campus and Beach Bunny. A&E caught up with lead singer Erik to talk about what the band has been up to this year an...

Keeping music alive: Musicians turn to streaming to stay connected

Illustration by Harry Steffenhagen

Meg Bishop

April 6, 2020

For students at the University of Minnesota, going to see a band or DJ perform live was a staple of a regular weekend just a few weeks ago. When COVID-19 put a halt to all large gatherings, musicians and fans everywhere have had to adapt to continue live music experiences. “My heart really goes out ...

Review: Childish Gambino awakens more than just love on new album

Illustration by Sarah Mai

Alex Strangman

April 1, 2020

When Donald Glover is involved, nothing can be ordinary. And when he dons the persona of Childish Gambino, things get even stranger. On March 15, a new album appeared on Glover’s website, donaldgloverpresents.com. But later that same day, it was gone. Five days later, a mysterious countdown appeared on the site...

Twin Cities live music venues will stay closed until at least April

The exterior of Varsity Theater in Dinkytown on April 26, 2017.

Alex Strangman

March 23, 2020

As industries across the globe take hits due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the live music industry is feeling the heat as well. After Gov. Tim Walz declared a peacetime state of emergency, discouraging gatherings of more than 250 people and encouraging “social distancing,” music venues across the Twin ...