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The Perfect Song for a Dreary Day

Most of the events that make winter endurable–Christmas, New Years, Vikings playoff games–have come and gone, and now the annual drudge of a gray, cold Minnesota January is beginning to […]

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2015 Music Review

Last year I lamented about what a lousy year for music 2014 was. I said it then, and I still stand by it, that there were no truly great albums […]

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Your New Favorite Band: All Dogs

If you’re anything like me, you’ve got a soft spot in your heart for 90’s alternative music and its derivatives. It just evokes this wave of nostalgia that brings me […]

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Eaux Claires: 25 Thoughts

This past weekend I had the privilege of attending the Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The festival was the brainchild of Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) […]

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You Can’t Escape It (But I Just Did)

If you’re anything like me, you’re geeking out about the new album,¬†And the Wave Has Two Sides, from Minneapolis band On an On that’s coming out on July 24 via […]

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Album Review: Ruckers Hill

In the late summer of 2012, my wife and I took an anniversary trip to the Oregon coast. I had a feeling it would be beautiful, but nothing prepared me […]

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Album Review: Everybody Down

A few years ago, I was listening to The Current while driving around Minneapolis. It was near the end of 2007, and so the conversation amongst the DJ’s unsurprisingly revolved […]

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Album Review: Carrie & Lowell

I wasn’t sure if I was ever going to write a review of this album. What, after all, is there left to say about a record that has been called: […]

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The Perfect Song for a Dreary Day

Most of the events that make winter endurable–Christmas, New Years, Vikings playoff games–have come and gone, and now the annual drudge of a gray, cold Minnesota January is beginning to […]

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2013 Music Review

2013 was a spectacular year for music. I feel like I say that every year, but it was particularly true this year. I was rewarded with great releases from some […]

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Destination: Happiness

There are so many reasons to love Nickel Creek. For me, the foremost of these reasons is the mythology. Three kids who came from musical families decide to start a […]

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Dear God, Help the Chvrches

I’m not the first person to say it: Lauren Mayberry of the band Chvrches is endearing and adorable. Her quiet manner, understated personality, and the fact that she looks to […]

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Prairie Home’s New Companion

Alright, Minneapolis friends. I don’t know how many of you were paying attention, but something truly awesome happened over this past weekend: Prairie Home Companion didn’t suck. This is shocking […]

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