Elli Rader

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    June 24, 2011

    Republic gets city approval to bring live music to Seven Corners

    Photo via Republic's Facebook page​Owner Matty O'Reilly was all smiles last night as he basked in the news that his new restaurant, Republic on Seven Corners, has gotten approval from the city to start hosting live music in one of the restaurant's recently remodeled rooms.The space, formerly the s ... More >>

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    June 13, 2011

    Ryan Paul and the Ardent morphs into new group, Sleep Study

    Photo by Elli Rader​"After three good years, RPTA has decided to call it quits," reads an ominous message on the band's website. Though he had built up a small and avid following under his Ryan Paul and the Ardent moniker (see: our profile from last year), lead singer Ryan Paul Plewacki says that, ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011
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    January 3, 2011

    Dessa's New Year's Eve show at the Aster, 12/31/10

    Photo by Elli Rader​Sometimes, you stumble across an artist that makes you stand up straight, abandon your drink, forget the conversation, and listen completely. Once in a while, you find an artist so good that you will want to stop listening to music entirely--there can be nothing else, after al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Aster Cafe emerges as an elegant new 'listening room'

    Photos by Erik HessAster Cafe partner and musician Jeff Arundel​With a delicate layer of snow blanketing the Cities, it seems like a fine time to cozy up inside the Aster Cafe, one of Minneapolis's more promising new live music locales. Revamped under new ownership last June, the Aster started hos ... More >>

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    June 30, 2010

    Ryan Paul & the Ardent, the Hold Steady featured in this week's City Pages

    Photo by Elli Rader​Hallelujah for hump day. Here's a sampling of the music content that you'll find in the print edition of this week's City Pages, which hits stands today.Ryan Paul & the Ardent prepare for EP-release By Rob van AlstyneWe talk to the evolving singer-songwriter about his tumul ... More >>

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    May 27, 2009

    Q&A: Local singer-songwriter Brad Senne

    The Beight frontman breaks new ground on a breathtaking solo album.