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10 notable Minnesota albums of 2019

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As always, this year saw a lot of remarkable music come out of Minnesota, and you probably didn’t catch all of it. We’ve rounded up 10 local albums released in 2019 that you should definitely queue up. Find all these albums on our Spotify playlist, and tune in to our Local Current stream to be…

‘You are the atmosphere’: How the Rochester Posse help fun happen in the Med City

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Videographer Tyler Aug started posting to YouTube as the Local Experiment in 2014. Each episode (there were 75 in total) follows an artist, musician, business owner or other creative type and blends interviews with B-roll footage of southeastern Minnesota. “I just wanted to have my own version of MTV, but before MTV went to sh*t,”…

Today in Music History: Janet Jackson starts a four-week run at No. 1

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Buddy Holly made his last major TV appearance; the first night of the T.A.M.I. show took place; Bill Berry retired from R.E.M.; the Sex Pistols' one and only studio album was released in the U.S.; and Janet Jackson's Minneapolis-produced 'Rhythm Nation 1814' hit No. 1 in the album charts, Today in Music History.

Today in Music History: Remembering George Young

Shaggy was born, The Beach Boys' song 'Good Vibrations' entered the singles charts; the Supremes had the No. 1 album; Bob Dylan returned to Duluth for a gig after a near-30-year absence; and Pearl Jam played their very first gig 28 years ago, Today in Music History.

Trampled By Turtles to sing National Anthem at Minnesota Twins playoff game Oct. 7

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No matter what happens tonight and tomorrow in New York, the Yankees will come to Target Field to face the Minnesota Twins on Monday, Oct. 7 as part of the teams’ best-of-five American League division series. That night, Duluth’s Trampled By Turtles will help the home stand get off to a good start by singing…

Charlie Parr uses injury to reassess and record

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A year after a devastating injury threatened his career, Duluth guitarist Charlie Parr is back with a new album, a new tour and a new understanding of the tunes he plays.

Duluth music advocate Rick Boo dies at 60

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Members of the Duluth music scene are mourning the loss of one of its key members. Rick Boo, co-owner of Carmody Irish Pub and Brewing, died of an undisclosed cause on Aug. 28. To those who knew him he was a champion for the Duluth music scene and an advocate local artists just starting out.…