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Mid West Music Fest '22 Highlights

Mid West Music Fest 2022
Catch highlights from Diane’s outing at Mid West Music Fest in Winona, MN. Hear short interviews captured live before/after artists’ performances. Voices include musicians from Double Grave, Durry, Kiss The Tiger, Early Eyes, Papa Mbye, Black Velvet Punks and more. Read more

Happy 95th birthday, Cornbread Harris

Cornbread Harris
New music from Zora, Scarlet Goodbye, Rich Mattson, Brunette and more. Happy 95th birthday, Cornbread Harris. Additionally, hear an eclectic mix of local artists active in the scene, including Chris Koza, Miloe, Gaelynn Lea, Remo Drive, and Annie Mack. Read more

Interview with Haley; New music from Lizzo, Painted Shield and more

Haley Bonar
Diane interviews HALEY and debuts her latest single, "Suicide Thighs". New tunes from Lizzo, Painted Shield, BirdHands, AirLands, and Natalie Fideler. We also feature artists on the Mid West Music Fest (MWMF) (April 29 & 30) and AFROPUNK festivals (June 19), including Papa MBye, Mmyykk, Kiss the Tiger, Double Grave, Bad Bad Hats and more. Read more

New music from Chastity Brown, Cory Wong; Excerpts from LineCheck

Chastity Brown at the Music and Storyteller Sessions
Hear brand new music from Chastity Brown, Cory Wong, Ellis Cleve, Reina Del Cid, and more. Additionally, hear excerpts from our most recent episode of Linecheck on Navigating putting on shows during a pandemic. Expert panelists Gully Boys, Nat Kranz (GM of First Avenue) and Shayna Melgaard (president of the Minnesota Independent Venue Alliance) talk about the challenges they’ve faced over the last couple years of the pandemic, what we as concert attendees and music lovers can do to support. Read more

Excerpts from LineCheck (a conversation on TikTok); interview with Tina Schlieske

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It’s a special Linecheck edition of The Local Show. We’ll air clips from our LineCheck webinar on TikTok, a video-based social media platform that is helping musicians and artists make creative connections with folks across the entire globe. Hear popular Minnesota TikTok creators Mark Mallman, Xavier Goodman and Durry talk about their insights on how the platform is helping them bring value to their artistic lives. They also give profound advice for other artists in the industry looking to take advance of the platform. Diane also catches up with Tina Schlieske, a Minnesota music veteran who’s on the lineup for First Avenue’s 50th Anniversary celebration on April 2. We talk about her accomplishments, the various styles of music she performs, and we dive deep into the heart of her ambitions. Read more

Celebrating Women's History Month

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Host Diane celebrates Women’s History Month with Minnesota music selections from Mary Bue, Tina Schlieske, Becky Kapell, HALEY, Cassieopia + Tish Jones, Ricki Monique and more. We also feature artists with new music and/or upcoming performances, including Yam Haus, Present Company, Ray Barnard and The Floxgloves. Read more

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