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2012 Stories by Andrea Swensson

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  • Gary Burger

    published November 28, 2012

    Sorry, R.T. Rybak. Cult hero Gary Burger is the most punk-rock mayor in Minnesota, hands down. Prior to holding office in the town of Turtle... More >>

  • The Pines

    published February 15, 2012

    There's something inherently mysterious about the Pines' dusky, timeless folk music—the way it sinks into the listener's bones like a deep... More >>

  • A fond farewell, and changes ahead for Gimme Noise

    published Jan 04, 2012

    ​Today marks my last day at the helm of this blog, and the end of a journey that I began with City Pages nearly four years ago. Naturally, I have quite a few thoughts about closing this chapter, and... More >>

  • Andrea Swensson departs City Pages for the Current

    published January 4, 2012

    It was almost four years ago now that I sat down at my new desk, opened up my new email account, and read a note from my new boss: "We need a... More >>

  • 96.3 NOW shifts to adult top 40 station K-TWIN
    FEATURED STORY

    96.3 NOW shifts to adult top 40 station K-TWIN

    published Jan 03, 2012

    ​Are you keeping up with all this? Just a short year and a half after switching from B96 to the less rap-heavy top 40 pop station 96.3 NOW, the station's owners made another shift this weekend ... More >>

  • Brother Ali goes dark on new track Writer's Block
    FEATURED STORY

    Brother Ali goes dark on new track "Writer's Block"

    published Jan 03, 2012

    ​"If I don't get this in one take I'm going to quit rapping," Brother Ali mutters over the opening beat of new track "Writer's Block," and things only get more life-or-death serious from there. Rele... More >>

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