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  • Web comic reflects life in a "Nowhere Band"
    A local webcomic is generating a buzz for it's depiction of bands that are going nowhere.March 17, 2008
  • Mike Doughty takes a bite out of the MinneApple with "Golden Delicious"
    Former Soul Coughing frontman and Brooklyn singer/songwriter Mike Doughty gets a lot of love from Twin Cities musicheads. Doughty has recorded two records in Minneapolis, including his new CD "Golden Delicious" with the help of Grammy winning songwriter Dan Wilson.February 26, 2008
  • The many sides of hip hop
    Hip hop music appeals to a wider audience than ever. Poet and dancer Marc Bamuthi Joseph says he hopes to teach people of all ages and races that hip hop is not monolithic, and not all negative.Midmorning, February 11, 2008
  • Grammy winners on Midmorning
    With the 50th Grammy Awards coming up this weekend, we'll look back at Midmorning's favorite music shows, featuring artists who are no strangers to the top music award.Midmorning, February 8, 2008
  • House of Mercy Band offers it's own view of redemption
    One of the few purveyors of original country gospel music in Minnesota has released a critically praised cd.January 30, 2008
  • There's method behind the madness of performing movie music live
    The Minnesota Orchestra is about to launch a film festival. It is called "Sounds of Cinema." Beginning Thursday it will play classic movie music and even perform live accompaniment for two silent screen classics. Orchestra officials say it is not as simple as it sounds.January 16, 2008
  • The Beatles' one-night stand in Bloomington
    Bill Carlson was 17 years old when he got a press pass to photograph the Beatles during their one and only show in Minnesota. Few of those photos saw the light of day until recently, when Carlson decided to publish them in a book called "The Beatles! A One-Night Stand in the Heartland."December 21, 2007
  • It's "All over but the shouting" - The Replacements get a book
    Jim Walsh has written an oral history of one Minnesota's most beloved rock bands, the Replacements.November 28, 2007
  • Dan Wilson enjoys his 'Free Life' in Minnesota
    Minneapolis music veteran Dan Wilson, of Trip Shakespeare and Semisonic, has just released his first solo album. MPR's Cathy Wurzer talked with him about the new album and the song-writing process with collaborators like The Dixie Chicks and Sheryl Crow.October 18, 2007
  • Radiohead ushers in a new era of music distribution
    The recording industry may have won a victory when a Duluth woman was found guilty of illegally downloading music, but critics say the record companies are clueless when it comes to the future of music distribution. Radiohead's new album may be a sign of things to come.Midmorning, October 12, 2007
  • Whither the record album?
    In the last 25 years, the compact disc has shaped the way music is made and presented to audiences. But will the Internet and iTunes make the CD and the album obsolete?Midmorning, August 28, 2007
  • Talib Kweli live at the Minnesota State Fair
    Brooklyn-born Talib Kweli first got attention as part of Black Star, which he formed with his high-school buddy Mos Def. He's now known for crossing over to work with and sample pop artists such as Justin Timberlake and Ben Kweller.August 24, 2007
  • Chris Osgood at the Minnesota State Fair
    Chris Osgood's legendary local punk group The Suicide Commandos plays the Minnesota State Fair Grand Stand this weekend. In 1974, when Osgood formed the band with Dave Ahl and Steve Almaas, who would have thought that they would ever play that most mainstream of Minnesota events, the State Fair?August 23, 2007
  • Film opens a window on Minneapolis rock history
    Twenty years ago Twin/Tone Records, a label credited with launching a host of Minneapolis bands, videotaped a weeks worth of concerts at the Seventh Street Entry at the First Avenue night club. Now the tapes have resurfaced and are providing a unique opportunity to experience some Minnesota rock history.August 22, 2007
  • First Avenue's right-hand man
    Conrad Sverkerson, stage manager and long-standing icon of the First Avenue nightclub, received a Sound Unseen Festival Artist of Distinction at 2007's multimedia event.August 22, 2007

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