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The Local Show: Critic's Picks Edition

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The Local Show for December 14, 2014
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The Local Show this week was our annual Critic's Picks edition. It's a two hour look back at Minnesota Music in 2014 via critics Chris Riemenschneider from the Star Tribune and Vita.mn, Reed Fischer from and Gimme Noise, Local Current's Andrea Swensson, and the new guy, Toki Wright, who's a freelance writer for Insight News, as well as a pretty darn good rapper. You'll hear the critics discuss their 2014 Minnesota music MVPs, their two favorite songs released this year, some things they felt we collectively missed the boat on, and make some predictions about what's to come in 2015. Hear TLS debuts from Kaleem The Dream, Freez, Manny Phesto, UP ROCK, the Miami Dolphins, Rupert Angeleyes and Sarah Krueger, as well as the latest from Lizzo, Trampled by Turtles, Ben Weaver, The Ericksons, Jeremy Messersmith, Haley Bonar, Thestand4rd, PaviElle, Hippo Campus, Shiro Dame and Toby Thomas Churchill. Not to mention a spectacular take on Darlene Love's Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by Eric Mayson and Caroline Smith, and new/old Man Sized Action from their 1984 masterpiece Five Story Garage. It's a big one!

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