By Christian Betancourt Another Jingle Ball is behind us—bring on 2013. Hopefully next year, Jingle Ball organizers 101.3 KDWB will bring a meatier lineup to the Twin Cities. This year’s featured a lackluster roster of one-hit wonders and one performer who (literally) has one song. It was quite a diversion from past lineups, which included the likes of… Keep Reading »

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 »

Local pop station 101.3 KDWB is bringing another colorful lineup of artists for its annual Jingle Ball concert at St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center next week. This year’s lineup includes: OneRepublic Conor Maynard Ed Sheeran Cher Lloyd Owl City Ellie Goulding Train PSY Tickets are still available and run $27 / $37 / $57 / $103.30. All ages… Keep Reading »

By Christian Betancourt In advance of Bruce Springsteen‘s return to the Twin Cities, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman plans to declare November 9-12 “Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Weekend in Saint Paul.” Additionally, two local streets will be ceremonially renamed for the weekend. Kellogg Blvd. will be renamed “Springsteen Rd.” and West 7th St. will be… 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 »

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