Over the past few years, McNally Smith College of Music has made its presence known at Chicago’s venerable Pitchfork Music Festival—an annual summer extravaganza of indie rock, rap and hip-hop, dance and electronica music organized by trusted Internet tastemakers Pitchfork Media. This summer, McNally Smith students not only witnessed a slew of world class musicians up-close… Keep Reading »




This Saturday, the highly anticipated River’s Edge Music Festival will be unveiled on Saint Paul’s Harriet Island. The two-day affair features prominent national acts ranging from Tool to Dave Matthews Band to the Flaming Lips, as well as an abundance of local faves like Motion City Soundtrack, Polica, and pop-rock stalwarts Quietdrive (featuring McNally Smith… Keep Reading »




Concert goers attending St. Paul’s inaugural River’s Edge Music Festival (June 23–24th) could be pleasantly surprised by shorter lines and a quicker ticketing process thanks to some innovative concert technology. The new music festival, organized by Live Nation and taking place on Harriet Island, will use high tech wristbands that will allow the festival’s attendees… Keep Reading »




Summer is here, which means another season of great free, local music in downtown St. Paul. Every Thursday through August 30th, Mears Park will host an impressive lineup of local musicians. Tonight kicks off the Music in Mears 2012 season with local groups The Annie Lawler Band, Crossing Guards and Dan Israel and the Cultivator…. Keep Reading »




Another Soundset has come and gone. The fifth annual hip-hop festival organized by Rhymesayers Entertainment hosted rappers/lyricists from all over the country last Sunday. Soundset attendees were greeted from the beginning with unbelievably high temps and massive crowds. Despite the hot weather for concert goers, fans came by the thousands to see this year’s lineup…. Keep Reading »

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