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The Arias blend genres for a nostalgic debut album

Ksenia Gorinshteyn
December 9, 2019

When Tony Arias played a new song in front of his family, they sat in his basement and were absolutely moved. Arias had only been working on the song for about a day. He'd been at work programming the...

Morgan La Casse and Hailee Schievelbein

Coldplay releases thought-provoking eighth studio album, “Everyday Life”

Norah Kleven
December 2, 2019

After a four year hiatus, Coldplay has reminded the world that they are indeed still here. The acclaimed British rock band, which built a name for itself with tracks like “Viva La Vida," ”The Scientist”...

Saxophonist Tyler Allix performs with JackTrash as the group JTandT at REV Ultra Lounge on Saturday, Nov. 17.

Inside the world of EDM: The rise of Sound in Motion

Norah Kleven
November 18, 2019

When you walk into an electronic dance music show, don’t expect a traditional concert experience. LED screens display other-worldly scenes or patterns, lasers and lighting frame the stage and the bass...

Student artists, from left, Jayson Clune, Axel Santo Domingo, Juan Mantilla and Josh Cachon pose for a portrait outside of Coffman Union on Monday, Oct. 21.  Members of the artists collective, theMARAJ, they have been making music together since they attended Wayzata High School together. 

Student music collective theMARAJ raps for representation of identity, culture

Ksenia Gorinshteyn
October 24, 2019

About four years ago, Juan Mantilla and Josh Cachon sat in Cachon’s high school bedroom discussing the difficulties of making music. They were self-described “high school rejects” and had no resources...

From left, Kyle Hill, Zach Grace, McKinley Kitts and Dylan Bauld. Courtesy of Travie Shotos.

Q&A: Lead singer Zach Grace of Flor on their sophomore album, ‘Ley Lines,’ tour life

Norah Kleven
September 29, 2019

Where did you draw inspiration for your latest album, ‘Ley Lines?’  We actually mostly drew inspiration from myself, and I know that sounds kind of silly, but it's true. After touring on 'Come...

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Sounds of the cities: tracing local music history to the 1950s

Ksenia Gorinshteyn
September 12, 2019

It’s 1979 and Prince’s “I Wanna Be Your Lover” is playing on the radio and through your brand new Sony Walkman.  The Minneapolis-native and “High Priest of Pop” brought the nation’s...

Kristin Hawkinson works on a painting to sell at Rock for the Rainforest, a benefit for the wildfires burning in the Amazon, on Thursday, Sept. 6.

Local musicians gather in camaraderie, support for the rainforest

Norah Kleven
September 9, 2019

In the weeks since news broke of devastating fires in the Amazon rainforest, celebrities, environmental groups and civilians have taken to social media to raise awareness and funds for the rainforest....

Minnesota Orchestra Musical Feast, Orchestra Hall Minneapolis, Minnesota - July 26.

Digging in: Minnesota Orchestra finds common ground between music and culinary arts

Liv Martin
July 29, 2019

According to Sarah Hicks, the principal conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra's “Live at Orchestra Hall” series, “chefs and musicians have a lot in common.” From first discovering a musical or culinary...

Daniel Chavez of 26 BATS! plays trumpet during the Third Thursday: Bike Night at the Minneapolis Institute of Art on Thursday, July 18. Every third Thursday of the month the MIA hosts a free event with live music, food and other vendors.

Q&A: “Genre-fluid” band 26 BATS! talks numerology, the creative process and the importance of shaking conformity

Becca Most
July 24, 2019

The air was heavy and humid as people settled into a green space outside the Minneapolis Institute of Art for a free concert featuring 26 BATS! last Thursday. The band, comprised of lead singer and songwriter...

Billie Eilish performs at the Armory in Minneapolis on Saturday, June 8.

Review: Billie Eilish flirts with being an angel and a demon

Liv Martin
June 10, 2019

Billie Eilish’s dark silhouette appeared on stage amid the shrill screams of thousands of fans Saturday night. The 17-year-old’s signature blue hair was done up in two space buns and, like usual, she...