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Culture compass: Herbal tea, building bridges and a cappella

Ksenia Gorinshteyn

November 1, 2018

Friday: "A Cappell-Off" The "A Capell-Off" returns for another year, with five a capella groups competing for a $250 cash prize. The night will be jam-packed with a capella renditions of your favorite classics. 7Days A Cappella, Urban Sound, The Enchantments and Basses Wild will compete against last y...

Local musician Anna Stine shares songs of growth and healing

Minneapolis-based musician Anna Stine poses for a portrait on Monday, Oct. 29 on East Bank in Minneapolis.

Ksenia Gorinshteyn

November 1, 2018

When singer-songwriter Anna Stine first moved to the Twin Cities in the summer of 2015, she found solace in the lakes near her South Minneapolis apartment. Biking around, the lakes became a place for introspection in an unfamiliar city. “I remember a lot of times just sitting with really uncomfort...

Northeast coffee shop serves up local music

Regional Dialect, a local music duo consisting of Mathias Hertel, left, and Colin Doherty, performs at Bummer Strummer Sessions at Five Watt Coffee on Friday, Oct. 21.

Ksenia Gorinshteyn

October 22, 2018

Five Watt Coffee’s Northeast location, which opened about a year ago, is quickly becoming a hub for local musicians to gather and share their work. The shop’s “Bummer Strummer Sessions” feature heavyhearted acoustic tunes that invite everyone in the room to find camaraderie through what's de...

Celebrating fifty years of the Whole Music Club

Local band The New 86 preforms during the More Local Than Local show at the Whole Music Club.

Liv Martin

October 11, 2018

Eating free peanuts and throwing their shells on the floor, sipping a soda and stepping outside to smoke a joint before the main music act began. That’s how Steve Fingerett remembers the Whole in the early '70s. Back then, it was a hub for young people in the Twin Cities. Concert-goers paid 25 cents ...

Prince inspires University music students, old and new

The chamber strings from the University Symphony Orchestra backed up St. Paul and the Minneapolis Funk All Stars as they opened for the ceremony for honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree to Prince at Ted Mann Concert Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 26. An honorary degree is the highest award conferred by the University of Minnesota, recognizing achievements that have added to the betterment of society.

Liv Martin

October 4, 2018

First and foremost, Cameron Kinghorn was a trumpet player.  He came to the University of Minnesota to pursue an instrumental music education degree, studying at the School of Music with trumpet professor David Baldwin and participating in Jazz Ensemble I under the direction of professor and direc...

This week in music: A&E’s late contenders for song of the summer

Maraya King

July 30, 2018

The summer of 2018 has been full of highly-anticipated album releases, cryptic song lyrics and undeniable toe-tapping beats.  From Drake’s 25-track “Scorpion” to Father John Misty’s “God’s Favorite Customer,” there has been no shortage of new tunes over the past few months. But the sun has yet ...

This week in music: New albums from Drake and Florence + the Machine

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Maraya King

July 3, 2018

“High as Hope” Florence + the Machine’s fourth studio album tells the storied past of front-woman Florence Welch. With lyrics so brutally honest they could bring you to your knees, this is the group's most profound album yet.  Welch, who looks like a woodland fairy come to life, sings of her struggle...

Local musician poised for homecoming show at Rock the Garden

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Maraya King

June 13, 2018

Homegrown Tennessee roots, Midwestern inspiration and a voice that sounds as if it's lived through one hundred lifetimes — this is Chastity Brown.  At the age of 12, Brown took up the saxophone. She listened to the saxophone, played the saxophone and even slept alongside her saxophone. More than...

Review: Father John Misty’s album feels important — but is it?

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Maraya King

June 6, 2018

Released last Friday, Father John Misty’s fourth album, “God’s Favorite Customer” is as captivating as it is cryptic. The same could be said about Josh Tillman, Father John Misty himself.  Father John Misty has been classified as “indie-rock,” but Tillman’s voice fits into a genre a...

Review: Post Malone’s new album lacks depth, but we still love it

Maraya King

April 29, 2018

Released Friday, Post Malone’s much anticipated album “Beerbongs and Bentleys” meets expectations, but nothing more. The album does not take a profound stance on societal issues, incite a call to action or provide much insight into Malone himself — but none of that matters once his trademark...