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Interview: Rep. Maria Isa brings hip-hop to the House

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The same day the newly elected Rep. María Isa Pérez-Vega was sworn into office, she also released a hip-hop EP, Capitolio, inspired by her campaign run, motherhood, community, and day-to-day living. Local Show host Diane spoke in-depth with Isa about her relationship with hip-hop and community, and what motivated her to run for office. Read more

Interview with Maria Isa; music from Semisonic, Killusonline, Low, and more

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Host Diane interviews Rep. María Isa Pérez-Vega. The same day she was sworn into office, she also released a hip-hop EP, “Capitolio,” inspired by her campaign run, motherhood, community, and day-to-day living. Diane spoke in-depth with Isa about her relationship with hip-hop and community, and what motivated her to run for office. Also hear music from 18th Anniversary headliners Semisonic, a 1994 throwback from Low, music from First Avenue's Best New Bands artist Killusonline, and much more. Read more

January Scouting Report showcase

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Hear all 10 artists featured on our January Scouting Report. This monthly feature spotlights artists who caught our ears with their new and noteworthy projects. From classically trained instrumentalist J.E. Sunde to internationally recognized pop singer Libianca to underground indie band Caution -- the one thing these artists have in common is that they reside in Minnesota. Also, hear new music from Turn Turn Turn, Velvet Negroni, Mullet, Lazerbeak and more. Read more

New music from Libianca, Maria Isa, Heiruspecs and more

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Host Diane returns for her first show of 2023 with a showcase of new local music. Artist include Libianca, Heiruspecs, Maria Isa, Mono Moon, Loser Magnet and Lumari. Also hear from artists with January residencies, like The Cactus Blossoms, Charlie Parr, Dosh, and Yellow Ostrich. Read more

Favorite Minnesota Songs of 2022

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Hear Local Show host Diane’s favorite Minnesota songs of 2022 featuring an ecelctic mix of genres, from hip-hop to bluegrass, rock ‘n’ roll to electronica, pop to indie. We’ll highlight 2022 releases from music scene veterans like Trampled by Turtles, Polica, Chastity Brown, Hippo Campus and Cloud Cult. And we’ll also call attention to new buzzed about artists like Ricki Monique, Zora, Joe Rainey, Raffaella and much more. Read more

In-studio session with Joe Rainey; Microshow with Ondara

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Hear our in-studio session and interview with powwow singer Joe Rainey. The Minneapolis native performed three tracks with producer Andrew Broder, mixing orchestral and experimental electronic soundscapes with Rainey’s gorgeous native chanting. Diane talked with him about the impetus and inspiration for the this unique collaboration, as well as his aspirations to uplift and amplify Native culture, which is often overlooked by the general public. Also, hear live recordings from singer-songwriter Ondara’s Microshow in October, as well as music from Lissie, Maddie Thies, Gabe Barnett, J.E. Sunde and more. Read more

Lazerbeak opens up on music, life, 'Lava Bangers II'

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Ten years ago, Doomtree’s established artist/producer Lazerbeak released his most career-defying record, Lava Bangers. The freshly released Lava Bangers II, in celebration of the first, consists of 20 new instrumental beats, from techno, hyper-pop and hip-hop. Lazerbeak spoke with Local Show host Diane about this new record, as well as his work with Lizzo, Dessa, Doomtree, and more. Read more

Remembering Mimi Parker

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 The Local Show and The Duluth Local Show combine to pay tribute to Mimi Parker, drummer and vocalist of Low. Tune in for three hours of Low's music dating back to the '90s, live performances at Rock The Garden and Fitzgerald Theater, tributes from Ryan Schrieber (Pitchfork founder), Conrad Sverkerson (First Avenue stage manager), HALEY, Al Church, Liz Draper, and more. Read more

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