Hard Rock Cafe at Mall of America will rock no more


Minnesota’s Hard Rock Cafe has closed (again). After reportedly falling behind on rent, the international burger chain quietly closed its Mall of America location Jan. 15, a company spokesperson confirmed. It still had yet to reopen following the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Hard Rock, known for its massive music memorabilia displays and collectors’ shirts…

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Wellness Wednesday: Grappling with vaccine anxiety


Whether you've already been vaccinated against COVID-19 or are still waiting your turn in line, you may be experiencing anxiety. Jill asked psychiatrist Sophia Albott to share advice for managing feelings of nervousness or guilt.

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St. Vincent talks about 'Daddy's Home,' and SNL


St. Vincent's Annie Clark connects with Jade to talk about her upcoming album, Daddy's Home, the visual representations that have accompanied the eras of her discography, and putting together the band for her recent Saturday Night Live performance.

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Musicians react to the police killing of Daunte Wright


Musicians around the world, and particularly here in Minnesota, have been sharing grief and anger at the police killing of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center on Sunday. Below is a selection of those responses. Our colleagues at MPR News are continuing to cover this developing story. Nothing to reform. Burn it down and start over…

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Interview: Colin Meloy talks 20 Years of The Decemberists

Interview with Colin Meloy of The Decemberists

Colin Meloy and Mac Wilson sit down for a virtual interview as The Decemberists celebrate their 20th anniversary this month. The two look back at iconic releases and memories from The Decemberists' catalog, and discuss the craft of building a setlist in the age of streams.

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St. Vincent talks about 'Daddy's Home,' and SNL

Interview with Annie Clark of St. Vincent

St. Vincent's Annie Clark connects with Jade to talk about her upcoming album, Daddy's Home, the visual representations that have accompanied the eras of her discography, and putting together the band for her recent Saturday Night Live performance.

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Today in Music History: Remembering B.B. King


Dan Auerbach was born; Bo Diddley released his debut single; John Lennon and Paul McCartney appeared on NBC's 'The Tonight Show'; Brian Eno first heard Talking Heads; and B.B. King passed away, Today in Music History.

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