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Prince makes up with Warner Bros., promises new music Local Blog

Prince makes up with Warner Bros., promises new music

Label-related ups and downs are part of many major artists’ careers, but Prince is an outlier when it comes to record company drama. Two decades ago, he split with Warner Bros. in highly acrimonious fashion, quickly releasing a series of artistically uneven albums to fulfill his contractual obligations. After a series of experiments that have […]

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Local Gig List: April 17-20 Local Blog

Local Gig List: April 17-20

Thursday, April 17 Mike Munson 331 Club, Minneapolis 9:30 p.m., free, 21+ Charlie Parr fans would do well to check out Winona songwriter Mike Munson, who relies on fairly simple elements—his booming, soulful voice is only accompanied by a little emotive slide guitar playing—to create an old-school blues sound. He’ll be joined at the 331 […]

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Know your local labels: Learning Curve Records Local Blog

Know your local labels: Learning Curve Records

Minneapolis-based Learning Curve Records (LCR) rocks harder than most labels you’ve heard of, let alone the ones you haven’t. They’ve been steadily putting out noisy local records since 2001, they were part of the ascent of Twin Cities staples like the Hold Steady and the Soviettes, and they’re currently waist-deep in the local rock scene, pushing […]

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