Wanda Davis

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Top 10 best record labels in Minnesota

    One of the main reasons that the Minnesota music scene continues to flourish -- in addition to the plethora of talented bands, of course -- is the abundance of forward-thinking, well-organized record labels that are spread throughout the state. These labels put out records by fledgling bands on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we are celebrating a bit of a milestone with our 50th installment of Local Frames, and it's packed with some terrific new videos from emerging area talent. We kick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Summit Backyard Bash with Secret Stash Revue and Haley Bonar, 9/7/13

    There's a hell of a lot of good beer to drink in this state. Minnesotans love beer almost as much as we love our underachieving sports teams and musical heroes. As the number-two brewery in this land of sky blue waters, Summit looms large in the recent craft-beer boom our cities have been experienci ... More >>

  • News

    December 12, 2012

    Twin Cities Year in Music 2012

    From P.O.S. to Prince to Polica, 2012 was a golden year in Minnesota music

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Local Frames: New videos from Liars, the Japhies, Twin Cities Funk and Soul All-Stars, and more

    As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before. While it's im ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Twin Cities Funk and Soul All Stars at Cedar Cultural Center, 9/22/12

    Twin Cities Funk and Soul All StarsCedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisSaturday, September 22, 2012 There was a sense of the extraordinary at the Cedar Cultural Center on Saturday night. The usually stuffy and seated venue had the floor open for dancers and a standing room only crowd to welcome the Tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    Hotpants on their 5th anniversary, record dreams, and Twin Cities funk & soul

    Brian: The midwest is where these parties are happening, this is where it's at. The New York and L.A. scene where they're playing five figure records sometimes, real deep records, they can't always get a hundred people in the door. Here, we're packing the house, in Chicago they're packing the house, ... More >>

  • Music

    September 19, 2012

    Secret Stash releases new R&B compilation

    Local archival label revives retro funk and soul of the Twin Cities

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Hot Pants Rare Soul & Funk slots belated Valentines dance party for Saturday

    ‚ÄčLast October, there was a story going around about Mark Trehus, owner of Treehouse Records, selling a rare Wanda Davis 45 for $1,425.00 online. It wasn't an earth-shattering piece of news, but the interesting point was that Davis was from St. Paul and had been part of the sometimes forgotten Twin ... More >>

  • News

    March 8, 2006

    She Bop

    It Didn't Start with Babes in Toyland: A Short and Eccentric History of Women in Local Music, 1931-Present