Dana Thompson

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    Aster Cafe still temporarily closed after water main break

    The majority of Main Street's restaurants were spared from significant damage after a water main broke near the St. Anthony Main office complex early in the morning of September 5. Pracna got "a little bit wet in the dining room" but was stable enough to remain open for lunch on the day of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Mother Banjo on the John Prine tribute show at 331 Club

    Many singer/songwriters count the likes of Kris Kristofferson and Bob Dylan among their favorites, but few writers can brag that Kristofferson and Dylan have said the feeling's mutual. Dylan has called John Prine's songs "pure Proustian existentialism... Midwestern mindtrips to the nth degree," and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2012

    Real-Phonic Radio Hour welcomes Amanda Shires for first anniversary show

    "Erik told me it would never succeed, and so I bet him twenty bucks that it would," asserts a somewhat facetious Thom Middlebrook from a carseat-turned-couch in the practice space of illustrious Erik Koskinen and Molly Maher bands. The "it" he is speaking of is the Real-Phonic Radio Hour, a live mon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    The Mad Ripple Hootenanny at the Dowling Studio, 11/27/11

    The Mad Ripple Hootenanny November 27, 2011 The Dowling Studio at the Guthrie, Minneapolis Five years ago, Jim Walsh began the Mad Ripple Hootenanny in the basement of Java Jack's in South Minneapolis. The Hoot was then a ring of singer-songwriters, folk and non-folk and local big shots and up-and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Marathon hootenanny planned for Sunday at Kings

    ‚ÄčIt's hard to believe that it's already been a year since Kings Wine Bar opened in the Kingfield neighborhood in Minneapolis, but time flies when you're busy serving up delicious handmade tater tots and hosting low-key listening parties and DJ nights that emphasize great local music. In honor of t ... More >>

  • Arts

    April 14, 2004

    It's Always Darkest Before Dawn

    Dana Thompson was heartbroken. She couldn't pay her rent. The time was right to record a country album.

  • Music

    May 24, 2000

    Swing Shift

    The Hothead Fiasco chart a sophisticated sound that goes beyond the dance floor

  • Music

    July 15, 1998

    It Don't Mean a Thing...

    ...if it ain't got that swing. But is this dip into the past just a blip on the screen or a full-blown movement?

  • Music

    June 11, 1997


    Ridin' Out the Karma: Walt Mink's Candice Belanoff and John Kimbrough

  • Music

    September 18, 1996
  • Music

    February 7, 1996
  • Music

    December 13, 1995