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Favorite Local Songs of 2021, Part 1

Gully Boys at the Fine Line
Diane highlights some of her favorite songs released by Minnesota artists this year. Part one features rock ‘n’ roll from Gully Boys, Kiss The Tiger, and Low Rats; hip-hop/R&B from Dua Saleh, MMYYKK, and Papa Mbye; indie from Under Violet, YYY, Hippo Campus and more. In addition, hear brand new music from local honky-tonk brothers The Cactus Blossoms. Part two airs next Sunday, December 12, 2021. Read more

Time Machine Weekend: 2005 and 1984

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The Local Show’s 2021 edition of Time Machine Weekend features 2005 and 1984. 2005 was a year when big Minnesota music names such as Trampled By Turtles, Dessa, Haley, Low, The Hold Steady and Charlie Parr really started to set their career paths forward with some incredible albums, all highlighted in this episode. We also feature some gems from artist that you may have forgot about, including Tapes ‘n Tapes, The Soviettes and Cloud Cult. 1984 was also an important year in Minnesota music with the release of Prince’s Purple Rain, The Replacements’ “Let It Be” and The Suburb’s “Love Is The Law” and more. Tune in to go back in time: Minnesota style. Read more

Interview with FPA + New music from Night Moves, Kanser, Mae Simpson

FPA
Diane premieres a comical yet educational song titled “Minneapolis The Musical City” written by two college professors who go by Louis and Dan and The Invisible Band. Frances Priya Anczarski, the artist known as FPA, chats with Diane about her new concept record “Princess Wiko”. Additionally, hear a variety of new music from Night Moves, Jamecia Bennet, Kanser, Hyooman, Ryan Gebardt, Mae Simpson, AirLands, Cassette, Lovely Dark and more. Read more

Interview with DJ Abilities + Remembering Michael "Eyedea" Larsen

Eyedea Abilities star
Diane interviews Gregory Keltgen (aka DJ Abilities). We pay homage to his late bandmate/MN hip-hop legend Michael "Eyedea" Larsen, who would've turn 40 on November 9. DJ Abilities also talks about the release of his first solo LP "Phonograph Phoenix". Also hear brand new music from Dessa, Pieta Brown + JT Bates, Erik Koskinen, Medium Zach, Raffaella and more. Read more

Interviews with Mason Jennings and Dua Saleh

Dua Saleh performs at The Current
Happy Halloween! Diane returns with list of spooky tracks from 26 Bats!, Black Widows, Key Kids, Mark Mallman and more. Plus interviews with veteran folk singer Mason Jennings and rising hip-hop/afrobeat star Dua Saleh. Read more

Spooky Selections from Guest Host Sean McPherson

Muun Bato
Guest host Sean McPherson is playing a selection of Halloween tracks to get you in the mood for the holiday, including Graveyard Club, Dessa, and The Suburbs. We'll also hear music from Muun Bato, who are playing at O'Shaughnessy Distilling Co. on October 30. Read more

Remembering George Floyd

George Floyd memorial Conga
On this Sunday's program, we'll remember George Floyd, who would have turned 48 this October 14. Artist selections include rapper Metasota, and vocalist PaviElle and more, highlighting themes of human justice, community, and political reform. Read more

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