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Chris Koza

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    November 13, 2014

    Top 10 Must-See Minnesota Music Videos This Week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. Chris Koza's new video for "Electric Tide" is a highlight of this week's videos. We've also got new clips from Rabbit Holes, Catbath, Nallo, Skittish, Magic Castles, and a s ... More >>

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    November 5, 2014

    Chris Koza Turns Up, Probes Deep on New Solo Album

    Chris Koza | Cedar Cultural Center | Sunday, November 9The most frequently played song on Chris Koza's iTunes might surprise you. One might expect the local singer-songwriter to have a Beatles addiction, or maybe crank something folksy from his native home of Portland on the regular. Maybe he's got ... More >>

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    November 5, 2014
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    October 30, 2014

    Top 10 Must-See Minnesota Music Videos This Week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. Lizzo's "Paris" video leads off this week. We've also got new clips from Graveyard Club, Warehouse Eyes, Blvck Spvce, Trevor Marty, Amanda Grace, and Frank Castle. We're als ... More >>

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    May 1, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. Allan Kingdom's smooth new jam "Evergreens" kicks off this week's edition. We've also got new clips from False Teeth, the Level Heads, a duet between Haley Bonar and Choo Ch ... More >>

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    April 29, 2014

    Northern Spark 2014: Music events lineup

    The extensive Northern Spark 2014 schedule is now live! The all-night arts festival hits Minneapolis on Saturday, June 14 (and the wee hours of Sunday, June 15). This year, there are a ton of area musicians taking part in the festivities. Dosh, GRRRL PRTY, Greycoats, Chris Koza, Brute Heart, Anonym ... More >>

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    March 6, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We get things started this week with a video from BNLX, shot while the group was on tour in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Stay put for new clips from ACTN, the 4onthefloor, Chris ... More >>

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    January 30, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we get things going at Local Frames with a new video from Poliça, for two of the standout tracks on their recent record, Shulamith. We've also got brand new video ... More >>

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    January 7, 2014

    Chowgirls and Chris Koza team for cozy locavore serenade

    Nothing pairs better with local cuisine than musical accompaniment from an accomplished local musician. On a chilly January Sunday, Amy Brown and Heidi Andermack of Chowgirls Killer Catering will invite guests into their cozy space in Northeast for an evening of their locally sourced dishes and a se ... More >>

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    November 19, 2013

    At the intersection of music and basketball

    Three in the Key is Chris Koza's column exploring a musician's life as a basketball fanatic. The Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter-composer leads the band Rogue Valley. Get him on the court, and he's trouble.First Ave and 7th Street. It's a loaded sentence because to anyone who follows sports o ... More >>

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    November 12, 2013

    The funky night the Timberwolves finally beat the Lakers

    Three in the Key is Chris Koza's column exploring a musician's life as a basketball fanatic. The Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter-composer leads the band Rogue Valley. Get him on the court, and he's trouble.Not all rivalries are created equal. The Rolling Stones versus the Beatles has a differ ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013

    Local Frames: New videos from Cloud Cult, the Ocean Blue, Enemy Planes, and more

    As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before. While it's im ... More >>

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    January 24, 2013

    Local Frames: New videos from John Mark Nelson, Greycoats, Dessa, and more

    As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before. While it's im ... More >>

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    November 13, 2012

    Owl City, Lorie Line featured on Holiday Lights Vol. 4 benefit album

    With the holiday season upon us, if you need a worthwhile distraction from the rampant consumerism and commercialism associated with Christmas, it's best to look for a way to help others in need. And for the fourth year in a row, Minnesota music and charity come together for a good cause on Holiday ... More >>

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    June 6, 2012

    Chris Koza on covering Beyonce, oboe accompaniment at Works for Words this Friday

    Chris Koza will probably introduce himself first as a musician, then as a lyricist. Over the course of his lengthy career, he has distinguished himself as one of Minnesota's premier singer-songwriters. His recent work as the frontman of folk-pop ensemble Rogue Valley, where he orchestrated the relea ... More >>

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    April 11, 2012

    Local musicians rally against gay marriage ban at the Varsity Thursday

    People often don't want their favorite artists to talk about politics: Look at the Dixie Chicks. Despite this, Shayna Melgaard, the house manager at the Varsity Theater, and local singer-songwriter David Booth came up with the idea to hold an event to rally against the proposed gay marriage ban, whi ... More >>

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    February 3, 2012

    Rogue Valley enter new season of creation, homecoming show Sunday

    ​In 2010, Chris Koza and his newly formed band, Rogue Valley, set out to do something a little insane. They wrote and recorded four full-length albums in one year. The "season project," as it came to be known, was fueled by personification: each album intends to give shape and sound to a particula ... More >>

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    December 2, 2011

    The New Standards issue holiday album to coincide with annual Fitzgerald shows

    ​If you've tuned into the Current at all this week, there's a good chance you've heard about this weekend's back-to-back New Standards Holiday Shows at the Fitzgerald Theater, the group's annual star-studded performances of jazz-inspired covers and holiday sing-alongs. This year, in honor of their ... More >>

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    November 9, 2011

    Rogue Valley tour diary, Vol. 3

    ​Rogue Valley's tour diaries are written by frontman Chris Koza and edited by bandmate Peter Sieve. You can read their first installment here and second here.Most of us in the van slept on our two-our northbound drive from Cottage Grove to Portland, OR, where we would be spending the night. I ... More >>

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    October 26, 2011

    Rogue Valley tour diary, Vol. 2

    ​​Rogue Valley is a Minneapolis-based theatrical folk-pop band who are currently on tour. On the road are drummer Luke Anderson, bassist Paul Engles, keyboardist Joey Kantor, guitar/vocalist Chris Koza and guitarist Peter Sieve. Their tour diaries are written by Koza and edited by Sieve. Read th ... More >>

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    October 19, 2011

    Rogue Valley tour diary, Vol. 1

    ​Rogue Valley is a Minneapolis-based theatrical folk-pop band who are currently on tour. On the road are drummer Luke Anderson, bassist Paul Engles, keyboardist Joey Kantor, guitar/vocalist Chris Koza and guitarist Peter Sieve. Their tour diaries are written by Koza and edited by Sieve. The road ... More >>

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    April 11, 2011

    Jeremy Messersmith's 'Works for Words' at the Fitzgerald, 4/9/11

    "Works for Words" with Jeremy Messersmith, Chris Koza, Dessa, Aby Wolf, Lucy Michelle, Brian TigheApril 9, 2011Fitzgerald Theater, St. PaulI've said this before, but it's something that bears repeating: Last month, coming down off the rush of seeing 60 Minnesota bands take over Austin, Texas for SX ... More >>

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    April 6, 2011

    Southern Songbook's Adam Levy, Chris Koza, Dessa featured on Midmorning

    Photo by Erik Hess​The Southern Songbook series is returning to the Southern Theater April 14 as part of the String Theory Festival, and this time around host Adam Levy is inviting Chris Koza, Dessa, Chan Poling, and more to explore the use of strings in modern-day songwriting. To preview the next ... More >>

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    April 4, 2011

    Rogue Valley, the 4onthefloor, Birthday Suits round out a jam-packed weekend of music

    Photo by Steve CohenDeVotchKa at First Avenue​April has historically been a busy time for touring bands stopping by the Twin Cities -- and if this weekend's overflowing concert calendar was any indication, we're in for a downright hectic spring.

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    March 30, 2011
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    March 30, 2011

    Rogue Valley, Hildur Victoria featured in this week's City Pages

    Photo by Joey Clark​In this week's print edition of City Pages, we have interviews with two different Twin Cities bands preparing to release impressive full-length albums this weekend. 

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    January 31, 2011

    Heroes: A Benefit for Local Recording Artists at the Varsity, 1/28/11

    Photos by Stacy Schwartz - click for slideshowEric Lovold​Heroes: A Benefit for Local Recording Artists (with the Alarmists, Brian DeRemer, Chris Koza, Kicks and Spurs, White Light Riot, and DJ Solid Gold)January 28, 2011Varsity Theater, MinneapolisLittle more than a month after that atrocious bre ... More >>

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    January 5, 2011

    Twin Cities bands to listen for in 2011

    Mally, Pink Mink, Grant Cutler, and more

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    November 24, 2010
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    November 24, 2010

    Weekend Checklist: The conundrum of Mavis and Tame Impala Replacements and Eyedea Tributes

    It's turkey week and the usual travel snafus are starting. As I type this, it is 8AM and I am on a Delta flight out of Minneapolis bound for Georgia. I have been up since 4:30 and my flight has already been changed four times. Alas, if you are sticking around the Twin Cities the next few days, don ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    Rogue Valley's CD-release show at First Ave

    Our favorite flyer this week comes courtesy of local artist DWITT, who created this gorgeous flyer for Rogue Valley's second CD-release show of the year. If you missed their last release at the Fitzgerald, now's your chance to catch Chris Koza and his bandmates' grandiose stage show.

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    May 27, 2010

    Rogue Valley play free show at the Varsity tonight

    ​Rogue Valley (Chris Koza's new band) is playing at the Varsity Theater tonight as part of the Minnesota State Lottery's series of free local shows, and we were drawn in by this unique flyer design. Who doesn't love a sad platypus standing on a record? Feel better, platypus, tonight is gonna be al ... More >>

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    May 12, 2010
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    April 12, 2010

    Rogue Valley unveil grandiose stage show at the Fitzgerald

    Photo by Ben Clark​As if the mere concept of releasing four albums in the span of a year isn't epic enough, Chris Koza upped the ante on Saturday night by presenting an elaborate, multi-faceted stage show at the Fitzgerald Theater in honor of Rogue Valley's debut album. Midway through the second s ... More >>

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    April 7, 2010

    Rogue Valley's Crater Lake is first album of four to come

    Twin Cities scene veteran Chris Koza goes for broke with ambitious project

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    August 5, 2009
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    April 10, 2009

    April 10, 2009: Romantica & Heiruspecs

    New Brother Ali collaboration, Bob Mould hits NYC & interviews with Heiruspecs, Romantica and Dan Israel.

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    February 11, 2009
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    December 17, 2008
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    September 3, 2008
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    June 9, 2008

    Breakfast of Champions 6/9: New Day Rising

    Notice anything different? You will.

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    June 9, 2008

    Over the Weekend: June 5-8, 2008

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    A special turbo edition of Over the Weekend, including a wrap-up of Thursday evening's R.E.M. show in addition to this weekend's performances by the Evening Rig, Chris ... More >>

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    June 4, 2008

    Pop Fiction

    Humble and determined, Chris Koza prepares to release a new collection of stories wrapped up in songs

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    February 18, 2008
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    September 26, 2007

    Viva Third Ear

    This week's CP contains an elegy for Third Ear Recording Studio, which is slated to shut down at the end of this month. As longtime proprietor Tom Herbers cleans house, he's been posting photos taken at the studio over the y ... More >>

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    July 12, 2007

    7/12 Morning Communiqué

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    Canada leads industrial nations in marijuana use, corpses in the Tigris are putting Iraqi citizens off their carp, a contraceptive implant for dogs is a ... More >>

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    March 29, 2007

    3/29 Morning Communiqué

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    Marble statue of Samantha Fox to be built in Serbia, U.S. no longer the technology leader, husband refuses to pay alimony to former ... More >>

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    March 6, 2007

    3/6 Morning Communiqué

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    Jockey gets busted during drug test with urine-filled dildo, Chinese woman has surgery to resemble husband's first wife, Aussie pros ... More >>

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    February 22, 2007

    2/22 Morning Communiqué

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    A sword-wielding Oconomowoc man barges in on a neighbor watching porn, the Church of England starts a clean comedy club, horror ... More >>

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