Exploring SXSW: Starcrawler, Lo Moon, and BOYTOY

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I’m sure Lo Moon occasionally play shows in surroundings that aren’t pop-up warehouse venues under skies of artificial clouds, but I’ll have to see it to believe it. The L.A. trio couldn’t have had a more perfect setting for last night’s SXSW performance than the Sony-sponsored Trinity Warehouse. Multi-hued lights razored past the band into…

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You Need To Know: Ultra Suede, who specialize in production and protection

DJ Fundo, MAKR, Keith Millions, and Aaron Baum (Night Moves; Pornonono) have all known each other for at least five years. In fact, if you pooled their experience working in Twin Cities music, you’d have decades on your hands. This year, the four of them started what might be one of the coolest projects they’ve…

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Exploring SXSW: Caroline Rose, Amy Shark, and the Shacks

“You are so old,” said the guy who checked my ID, shaking his head. “Sorry, had to say it!” Welcome to my life as a 42-year-old music writer entering the Pandora showcase last night at SXSW. The Gatsby courtyard has been transformed into a maze of VIP areas; dodging them brought me to a GA pen…

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Friday Five: McNasty Brass Band, Sleeping Jesus, and more new Minnesota music videos

McNasty Brass Band, “Boyfriend Can’t Dance (Live)” McNasty Brass Band sing and play their hearts out to “Boyfriend Can’t Dance” from King Size Life (2017). The music was recorded and mixed by Jason McGlone (remember that name) at the Hideaway Studios, while Rob Schlette did the mastering. Sleeping Jesus, “Cigarette Skies” Director Nathaniel Nelson toys with…

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Coffee Break: It's not easy being green

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Things tend to get green around St. Patrick's Day - green beer, green outfits, green hats, even green rivers. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention green?

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Today in Music History: Remembering Tammi Terrell

Simon and Garfunkel cleaned up at the Grammys; Elvis returned to Memphis after a 13-year absence; ABBA got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; and Motown lost rising star Tammi Terrell far too early, Today in Music History.

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