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Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

All content by Blake Apgar

A dynasty in the ring

Published February 20, 2014

As the road to Wrestlemania runs through Minneapolis for Sunday’s Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, it serves as a reminder of the storied history of wrestling in the state. Minnesota has acted as...

Bassist Bradley Smith, mandolin player Ryan Douglas Canyon and fiddle player Gretta Hunstiger of The Dead Pigeons play at Harriet Brewing in Minneapolis on Tuesday evening. The Dead Pigeons are playing at the Fine Line tonight.

At home with The Dead Pigeons

Published February 13, 2014

Drew Peterson has a love-hate relationship with the Twin Cities music scene. He’s irked by the apathy of an audience overwhelmed with its options in a thriving music market, and he has a bone to...

Different tribe, different beat

Published February 13, 2014

There is nothing more important for A Tribe Called Red than giving their heritage a shout-out. With a sometimes overwhelming amount of EDM and dub step out there today, this DJ crew is anything but typical. The...

Punk walks out

Published February 10, 2014

WWE Superstar CM Punk reportedly parted ways with the company late last week, which completely sucks for wrestling fans.   For all of the non-wrestling fans out there, let me put this into perspective...

Strange Relations will play at the Kitty Cat Klub on Saturday.

Keeping the music in your hands

Published February 6, 2014

Casey Sowa and Marisa Helgeson don’t care much for trends in popular music. They’ve been expressing themselves through their shoegaze brainchild, Strange Relations, since moving from Philadelphia...

First Communion Afterparty will play at the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis on Friday.

Where did all the after parties go?

Published February 6, 2014

The years have taken their toll on First Communion Afterparty. The psychedelic rockers have met turbulent times during their nine-year tenure in the Twin Cities music circuit, finding themselves in limbo...

James Cornbread Harris Sr. draws a crowd of regulars every Friday, some of whom come just to see him play.  Some fans come from as far away as Georgia and Mississippi.

‘I am the Cornbread, and the blues is my thing’

Published January 30, 2014

Don’t get it twisted: If your name is James “Cornbread” Harris, 86 is not too old to play the blues. Cornbread has been playing the piano and singing straight from his soul since he was...

Minneapolis-based band We are the Willows.

Painting a portrait of We Are The Willows

Published January 30, 2014

The key to making a grown man cry has been discovered, and it resides right here in Minneapolis in the form of orchestral indie-folk band We Are The Willows. We Are The Willows is the brainchild of lead...

Into It. Over It.’s Evan Weiss talks shop

Published January 25, 2014

Evan Weiss is tired of talking about emo, and how can anyone blame him? After 15 years in the “emo” circuit, it has to be refreshing as an artist to be identified by the press as a bonafide,...

Tackling the new age of music with Strange Names

Published January 23, 2014

When Liam Benzvi and Francis Jimenez  met on the 12th floor of Middlebrook Hall their freshman year, they had no idea that five years later, they’d be playing the “un-augural” show...

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