Best Local Blog (2009)

Culture Bully

Of all the blogs the Twin Cities has to offer—and there are a ton of good ones—none is more professionally executed than the music site Culture Bully. Far from your cookie-cutter Wordpress knitting blog, Culture Bully has a slick layout and updates several times a day. It brings you interviews, features, reviews, and songs for download, all hot off the virtual presses. Treading a delicate balance between Twin Cities content and stories of national interest, bloggers Chris DeLine, Erik Thompson, Jon Behm, Josh Keller, and Kyle Myhre bring a well-rounded perspective to the music scene, neither cheerleading for nor hating on local talent, and exploring all genres. It's rare to see a homegrown blog blossom into a genuine local treasure, but Culture Bully has done just that.