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Quick Q+A: Blackout + John Gebretatose

Not too long ago a local DJ couldn’t stop talking off our ear about the late night show from all-black improv troupe Blackout. And since then, she isn’t the group’s only super-fan we’ve run into. Blackout’s on-the-spot comedic performances—that also involves their… Continue Reading →

Quick Q+A: Jenna Enemy + The Von Tramps

It’s always exciting to see a band that we follow announce a new record, and when the hard-working pop punks The Von Tramps (PS. such a good name) posted their new campaign for an upcoming album, we gleefully looked through their… Continue Reading →

Quick Q+A: Daniel & The Real Feels + Classic Entertainment

How did local rockers Daniel & The Real Feels develop their die hard fan base? Is it their undeniably classic throwback dancey sound? Their overall good vibes? Daniel’s energetic Jagger-like moves? Likely all of the above, all coated in a generous helping of… Continue Reading →

Quick Q+A: Donna Grantis

Imagine how good you have to be for Prince to pick you to play guitar in his band—especially in his later years when he was far into his “guitar god” status himself. Well, Donna Grantis, who played with his Purpleness… Continue Reading →

Quick Q+A: Irene Ruderman Clark + StoLyette

Much like a certain national political party or fans of GLOW, we’ve recently developed an intense love for Russians, thanks to the beautiful, sparse electronic music of StoLyette. The musical trio rework traditional Russian folk songs into emotional soundscapes full of… Continue Reading →

Quick Q+A: Pickles Kintaro + Al-Stravaganza

Weird, wacky, full of puns and light on clothing—how much can we possibly love this weekend’s Al-Stravaganza: A Burlesque Tribute to Weird Al!? Almost as much as the party’s performers, who will also be showcasing, in their own special and mostly nude ways,… Continue Reading →

Quick Q+A: Emily Janisch + Northern Spark Launch Party

Regular Readers know we want Northern Spark, the all night art festival that runs the length of the Green Line and focuses this year on our upcoming climate chaos, to be a significant and ongoing part of our summer Arts… Continue Reading →

Quick Q+A: Cyn Collins + Complicated Fun

Of all the histories of not-that-long-ago local music, we’re maybe most excited for Cyn Collins‘ Complicated Fun: The Birth of Minneapolis Punk And Indie Rock, 1974-1984 thanks to both its subject matter near and dear to our hearts. Quotes like this… Continue Reading →

Quick Q&A: Corey Palmer + Heartache

Minnesota-based singer/songwriter/producer Corey Palmer, who local music fans know from his days fronting These Modern Socks and Daykit, has had a busy few years. Along with taking a break from songwriting to focus on his new family, he was also involved… Continue Reading →

Quick Q+A: Danielle Everine + Crosswalk Fashion Show

Fashion Week MN #FWMN continues on through this weekend and into next week with a bunch of original and inventive fashion and lifestyle events, including Sunday’s very cool Crosswalk Fashion Show. The indoor-to-outdoor event returns after a 5-year hiatus in a big… Continue Reading →

Quick Q+A: Slamdunkapher + Slip N Slide

There’s no shortage of fun dance nights in MPLS + STPL, especially when it comes to throwback hip-hop, ’90s parties, New Wave nights, and even different world-wide rhythms selections. On that last trend of dancehall nights, though, DJ Alex Uncapher… Continue Reading →

Quick Q+A: Chris Besinger + STNNNG

It’s, well, stunning that local artful noise rock outfit STNNNG, favorites of many MPLS + STPL music makers, have been making music as original and powerful as they have, for as long as they have, and as they continue to… Continue Reading →