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Artist Jack Pfeffer riffs on one of his many guitars at his family home on Monday, Oct. 5.  Pfeffer, who chose to take the year off from college rather than commit to fully online courses, is taking full advantage of his free time to write and record in his home studio.  Though the live music scene in Minneapolis has felt the effects of the pandemic, Pfeffer continues to channel his creative energy into producing new tracks, often accompanied by fellow local musicians.

Campus DIY bands look to fill void left by house show drought

Meg Bishop, Arts and Entertainment
October 9, 2020
With COVID-19 putting a kibosh on local house shows, campus bands are forced to grapple with a virtual reality.
Heat of the Week: films, fashion and a few laughs

Heat of the Week: films, fashion and a few laughs

Meg Bishop, Arts and Entertainment Reporter
October 6, 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.
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Q&A: Jake Luppen talks his debut solo record, health scares and Tears for Fears

Nina Raemont, Arts and Entertainment Reporter
October 2, 2020
A&E spoke with Hippo Campus frontman, Jake Luppen, about his new sound, band drama and more ahead of his upcoming solo album “Lupin” premiering Oct. 9.
Review: Alicia Keys’ new album is a ritual in self-care

Review: Alicia Keys’ new album is a ritual in self-care

Meg Bishop
September 29, 2020
“ALICIA,” Alicia Keys’ highly anticipated album dropped Sept. 18, and can be summarized as experimental R&B meets Keys’ legendary vocals.
Heat of the week: Wings, former kings and a sad little frog

Heat of the week: Wings, former kings and a sad little frog

Alex Strangman, Arts and Entertainment Editor
September 28, 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.
Photo Courtesy of the University of Minnesota Marching Band

No field, no problem: UMN marching band recounts online “spat camp”

Emalyn Muzzy
September 24, 2020
Members of the University of Minnesota marching band reflect on highs and lows of virtual learning as in-person instruction resumes.
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.
Images Courtesy of Coloring Books for a Cause

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

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

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

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.