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 »

Prominent Twin Cities singer/songwriter Jeremy Messersmith has been named Artist-In-Residence for 2012-13 at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul. Messersmith joins an elite crew of esteemed musicians to be tapped for the post at the contemporary music college. Past McNally Smith Artists-In-Residence have included Semisonic frontman and hit songsmith Dan Wilson and Doomtree‘s Dessa. As part of the Artist-In-Residence program,… Keep Reading »

Southern rock and Teva’s: A Review of My Morning Jacket at the Somerset Amphitheater by Jaroslav Kreysa Crossing the bridge from Stillwater into Wisconsin, the van was full of anticipation for the My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses and Trampled By Turtles concert that was taking place at the Somerset Amphitheater. As we entered through the… Keep Reading »

Vita.mn and The Current present My Morning Jacket w/ Band of Horses and Trampled by Turtles @ Somerset Amphitheater, Friday, August 10. Gates at 5:30, music at 6:30. 44$ Camping prices at somersetamphitheater.com On Friday, August 10th, My Morning Jacket will make a stop in Somerset, WI, to play the amphitheater. This tour, which is largely outdoors, includes Seattleite… Keep Reading »

The McNally Smith Musical Theater Ensemble performed School House Rock Live! on Wednesday, August 1 to a delighted lunch-time crowd  at St. Paul’s Raspberry Island Pavilion. Schoolhouse Rock Live! is based on the Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science, and politics through clever, unforgettable songs. Director: Erin Schwab Musical Director:… Keep Reading »

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… Keep Reading »

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 »

As part of McNally Smith’s Sound Bite Concert Series, which aimed to bring some of the top contemporary musicians to its campus, local group Solid Gold performed an intimate set for students and the community last night in St. Paul. Nice surprise, the band played some new stuff from their recently recorded (but unreleased) album…. Keep Reading »

The new Major/Minor Music Blog (powered by McNally Smith College of Music) covers the Twin Cities music scene and music from around the country. Our goal with this publication is to bring you great music-related content from around the Twin Cities and beyond. Our staff bloggers (which will also include faculty and students from McNally… Keep Reading »

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