Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories
of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and
everything else.Coming of age in the '80s had a lot of complexities. Parachute pants made us look ridiculous, puberty hit right as Time
magazine was running weekly s ... More >>
Valentines Day week has arrived! Whether you plan on celebrating Valentines Day with a special someone, alone, or with your multiple cats, be sure to check out Lucy Michelle & The Velvet Lapelles' Greatest Valentines Mixtape show at the Cedar Cultural Center. On Friday synth-pop band Usonia rele ... More >>
February brings a number of fine options for catching country music at local venues, whether your taste runs singer-songwriter, country rock, Red Dirt or old-time Appalachian-influenced fiddle music. Oh, and you should totally take your parents to see the John Denver tribute at the State. They'll th ... More >>
David Allan Coe famously said that the perfect country and western song
requires the following five components: Mama, trains, trucks, prison,
and gettin' drunk. With all due respect to Mr. Coe, one subject seems
absent: farmin'. Farming has been a part of country music since -- well, we guess the ... More >>
Country music singers sure do love their Christmas songs. Now why is that? I reckon it has a little bit to do with the holiday's celebration of all things traditional, and down home-y, and old-time religion-y and whatnot. But I'll bet it has a lot more to do with, well, Google with me won't y ... More >>
So, what's the difference between a fiddle and a violin?
"Well, when you're buyin' it, it's a fiddle; when you're sellin' it, it's a violin."
How 'bout another?
"The difference is in the nut that holds the bow."
"No one cries when they spil ... More >>
Tucker Hibbert makes a lot of noise in Aspen.Leaping snowmobile riders in the Winter X Games isn't likely what John Denver had in mind when he warbled "Rocky Mountain High" back in the day.
But the event, like everything else at the X-Games in Aspen, is a huge crowd pleaser, regardless of t ... More >>