The Minnesota connections to the NBC talent competition The Voice both were shown the door on Monday night. In the knockout rounds, 19-year-old Holly Henry and 23-year-old Ashley DuBose failed to advance. Neither singer went down without a fight, though.
The Voice kicked off yet another season this week, fresh from a Sunday-night Emmy win for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program.The reality show -- which focuses on judges creating super teams of talented singers based solely on contestants' voices -- enters its fourth season with all four origin ... More >>
They Might be Giants have definitely fallen out of the mainstream of alternative music. You're not likely to hear a lot of the new songs on heavy rotation on the Current or your alt station of choice. You don't hear a lot of covers of their songs, and especially not a shrill wannabe-Etta James teen ... More >>
Seeing Nicholas David live isn't like watching the man on television. It's infinitely better. Anyone who followed season three of The Voice can attest to David's astounding showmanship. The tall, bearded, "family man from Minnesota" captivated audiences around the country with his uniquely soulful ... More >>
Even over the phone, Nicholas David holds up to his reputation as being basically the nicest, most likeable guy in the history of the music business. He's got a warm voice that just sort of reaches out over the speaker to give your ear a hug. Seriously, he's that nice. Nicholas David--or Nick "the ... More >>
While NBC's The Voice has brought us quite the cast of colorful characters, who could ever forget seeing hometown hero Tim Mahoney on the show's first season. In the almost two years since the Adam Levine-coached singer lost in a contested decision in the show's "battle round," he's been working on ... More >>
On a day that was heavy on Adrian "Nine Yards, What?" Peterson news, there were some local music tidbits that slid into the Minnesota Vikings' 37-34 defeat of the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Both Nicholas "The Feelin'" David Mrozinski, who recently finished third on NBC's The Voice, and area countr ... More >>
After a wild ride, Nicholas David's journey on The Voice came to a close last night. The Minnesota-native came in third place on NBC's reality singing show behind Scottish rocker Terry McDermott and winner Cassadee Pope. See also: Nicholas David from St. Paul makes The Voice's top 12 Howard Stern ... More >>
Monday night, the first part of The Voice finale kicked off with a truly incendiary number from Minnesota's own Nicholas David. After weeks of competition, making his way through the blind auditions with coach Cee Lo Green and winning over voters' hearts, it's clear that David has grown comfortabl ... More >>
From P.O.S. to Prince to Polica, 2012 was a golden year in Minnesota music
This week was a little bit of a homecoming for The Voice hopeful Nicholas David, as he took some time away from the stage to visit the Land of 10,000 Lakes again. The Voice flew out to each of the four semi-finalists' hometowns and let viewers see a little bit of where Cassadee Pope, Trevin Hunte, ... More >>
The Voice viewers last night held their collective breath as the last top four semi-finalist of the evening was disclosed. Tension built as the camera bounced around the studio onto the judges and contestants for the final decision between Minnesota's own soulful singer Nicholas David and the vivaci ... More >>
If there's a show made for Nicholas "The Feelin'" David Mrozinski, it's The Voice. David isn't what you'd call a typical contestant on a singing show. He's got long, unruly hair and a shaggy beard to match. Rectangular glasses frame his 32-year-old face, and a slew of rings engulf his fingers hol ... More >>
Oooooh-wee, what's that smell? Smells like pigs, corn on the cob, and carny sweat. But then, a gentle waft of pheromones floats through the air -- the aroma of a 4-H gal from Faribault locking eyes with her Future Farmer of America. And the soundtrack to it all? The Minnesota State Fair's country mu ... More >>
The country music world's been abuzz all week with Idol chit-chat about - cue Ryan Seacrest voice - Who will be... the next American Idol judge. Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez have vacated their seats, with Mariah Carey joining tenured judge Randy Jackson for the program's twelfth season, and rumor ... More >>
It is perhaps important for fans of country music to note that they may not be fans of other fans of country music. Images of rebel flags and down-home country conservatism may come immediately to mind, but now add this dude to that list of fans Today we now know that the man behind the past ye ... More >>
The Voice recently announced that its celeb judges -- Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton, and Maroon 5's Adam Levine -- would attempt a medley of Prince tunes in its second episode this season. No word on a guest appearance by the celebrated songwriter himself, but this is a refreshi ... More >>
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Area pop singer/songwriter Tim Mahoney, who calls himself the "King Of Almost" and whose main claim to fame was being mistaken for a girl by Adam Levine on the NBC reality show The Voice, has written a diss track, jokingly voicing his beef with the Maroon 5 crooner. "Hey Adam Levine," a son ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessMaroon 5 and TrainSeptember 5, 2011State Fair GrandstandLabor Day--always a bittersweet day for Minnesotans, marking the end to 12 food coma-inducing days. With the hot and rainy days past, the weather was perfect for an evening with radio friendly groups Maroon 5 and Tra ... More >>
Kare-11 announced yesterday that it will be running a contest to select five contestants from the state of Minnesota to fly out to L.A. and "be able to move to the front of the line" at the auditions for the next season of The Voice, which offers singers a chance to be evaluated by a panel of cel ... More >>
Cee Lo Green just called me gay on Twitter.
The Tweet Cee Lo Green doesn't want you to see.Cee Lo Green has become the latest celebrity to stick his foot in his mouth with an insensitive remark on Twitter, and this time it was directed at City Pages music editor Andrea Swensson, who tweets and blogs as Gimme Noise.It all started this morni ... More >>
Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter Tim Mahoney won over a significant new fan last night: Adam Levine of Maroon 5, who selected Mahoney as one of the contestants that will be given a chance to compete on the new NBC show The Voice.