McNally Smith College of Music is excited to announce that four of its students are participating in a show entitled MN Music Now & Then at the Triple Rock Social Club Sunday, December 9. Kara Laudon, Connor McDaniel (Road of Girl), and Bree Melechinsky and Zack Warpinski (Cool Dog) will all be lending their talents to this special gig. MN Music Now & Then is… Keep Reading »




By: Zach Thoms In October, my friend Aaron booked his first show at the What’s Up Lounge in Mankato. The venue is nothing amazing, but it’s always fun to go see local bands and I’ve always loved it. Aaron’s friend Michael Sporre opened the show playing some acoustic finger picking that included a Maroon 5… Keep Reading »




By: Sarah Williamson On a Saturday afternoon I ventured out to the heart of the warehouse district on Washington Avenue in Minneapolis for something called “Uberfest.” While I’m still not quite sure what “Uberfest” was about, I know they had a great deal where you get a neat beer mug and 3 refills for ten… Keep Reading »




By: Connor McDaniel When you think of quality, heavy, and technically complex local metal, few come to mind. At the top of that rather short list is Deretla, whom headlined this bill with support bands Daigoro, Eldergaad, and openers Compassion Dies. Outside of a “just for fun” note that you can come wearing costumes, the… Keep Reading »




By: Billy Schoenburg A powerful lineup of fresh celebrity rappers took the stage at First Avenue, signifying the arrival of the long promoted and awaited LongLiveA$AP tour. Danny Brown, Schoolboy Q, and A$AP Rocky shared a bill that left no one wondering why the show easily sold out. Danny Brown started off the night with… Keep Reading »




By: Andrew Burns Last weekend was the fifth annual Savour Stratford culinary festival in Stratford, Ontario. Amidst the food and culture centred activities was saturday night’s main event, “BBQ, Blues, and Brews.” Though the event itself was a well-attended flop, Ginger St. James and her band of rockabilly-rock-n-rollers outshone even the dismal weather. In a… Keep Reading »

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