Journalist David Brauer was walking through the crop art exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair on Thursday when he tweeted, "BREAKING: It appears partisan #cropart has been completely excised from #mnfair." SEE ALSO: Crop Art: 10 Awesome Examples
This year marks the 20 year anniversary of Minneapolis band The Big Wu's formation at St. Olaf College. Bassist Andy Miller lovingly refers to the band's aesthetic as "White Guy Jam Rock," and confirms that the songwriting process hasn't changed much at all. "The songwriter brings in the bulk of ... More >>
Dark Star OrchestraFirst Avenue, MinneapolisWednesday, February 1, 2012Although First Avenue can't quite stack up with an outdoor festival setting, last night's Dark Star Orchestra show in the mainroom was still plenty good. The band has made a name for itself by traveling the world and playin ... More >>
Wisconsin expats release excellent self-titled album
Nicknamed the Singing Brakeman for his work on the railroad, on this day in 1933 the man also known as the Father of Country Music died at the age of 35 of a massive tuberculosis-related hemorrhage at the Hotel Taft in New York. Twenty-eight years later, Jimmie Rodgers, who would have been 63 ... More >>
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A tale of two CDs
In 1965, the field recordings of the Bahamas were an island unto themselves. Thirty years later, it's a small world after all.