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  • Sasha Maria (CD-Release)

    published March 10, 2010

    It's been a long time coming for local artist Sasha Maria. The classically trained songstress's jazzy, piano-driven ballads and sultry voice echo... More >>

  • Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

    published March 10, 2010

    In many ways, Ted Leo is a throwback to a bygone era. Since his early days fronting D.C. trio Chisel, Leo's progressive songwriting always had an... More >>

  • Are You Local? The 2010 SXSW Send-Off

    published March 3, 2010

    Over the past 23 years, Austin's annual multimedia festival, South By Southwest, has transformed into a springtime rite and an epicenter for the... More >>

  • Postina (CD-Release)

    published March 3, 2010

    Local alternarockers Postina rose to fame last summer when they made the quarterfinals of the Cities 97 Basilica Block Party Battle of the Bands... More >>

  • The Brass Kings (CD-Release)

    published February 24, 2010

    A live performance by the Brass Kings needs to be experienced to be appreciated. The local trio channel generations of American roots music with... More >>

  • No Bird Sing

    published February 24, 2010

    For listeners taking in the menacing groove and Eric Blair's liquid flow, it's easy to overlook an important component of No Bird Sing's music:... More >>

  • Wild Beasts, Still Life Still

    published February 17, 2010

    At the heart of Wild Beasts' (pictured) minimalist art-pop is Hayden Thorpe's lascivious falsetto. His theatrical hoots and howls raise the... More >>

  • B.B. King & Buddy Guy

    published February 17, 2010

    These two legends need no introduction. For over five decades, B.B. King (pictured) and Buddy Guy have been among the most revered blues... More >>

  • 28th Annual Battle of the Jug Bands

    published February 10, 2010

    Need a place to hang your hat on Valentine's Day? Well boy howdy, round up the sweetie or find yourself a babysitter and head down for the most... More >>

  • Mike Dreams (CD-Release)

    published February 10, 2010

    Michael Hannah is a rarity, an artist with a positive message and the conviction to follow through on it. An MC with a smooth flow, Hannah has... More >>

  • Mike Swoop

    published February 3, 2010

    New Love is the debut of Minneapolis's Mike Swoop, but the album's smooth, funky instrumentals are in fact the work of an artist who has... More >>

  • The Ponys

    published February 3, 2010

    Despite their geographical separation, Chicago's the Ponys and Minneapolis's France Has the Bomb have more in common than their gleefully frantic... More >>

  • Get Lucky

    published January 20, 2010

    For the eighth installment of the annual Get Lucky Fundraiser, SooVac is letting the art do the talking. In past years the event has featured... More >>

  • No Bird Sing

    published January 20, 2010

    For listeners taking in the menacing groove and Eric Blair's liquid flow, it's easy to overlook an important component of No Bird Sing's music:... More >>

  • Tea Leaf Green

    published January 20, 2010

    Putting a modern gloss on the work of such legendary acts as the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers Band with their funky, psychedelic sound... More >>

  • A Celebration of the Literary Twin Cities

    published January 20, 2010

    This is already shaping up to be a landmark year for a local literary scene that is one of the Twin Cities' most-prized cultural gems. Case in... More >>

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