Just another Saturday Night at First Avenue

Farewell Milwaukee at First Avenue

By Becca Martin
Photos By Tony Nelson

Just another Saturday night in the Mainroom of First Avenue, or was it? Continue reading

Buildings – Because It Doesn’t Matter

Interview with Scott Laurent “Love Don’t Let Me Down”


By: Becca Martin

In part, Dan Wilson may be to blame or to praise, as a reason why MN rocker Scott Laurent-a musician with a respected name and success, left his hometown. “I was recording some new songs with Dan Wilson, when I was entertaining the idea about moving to Nashville. I really needed a change. Dan, and many others, gave me the encouragement I needed to make the move.” Continue reading

Review – Little Man – Original Face


By Becca Martin

I don’t usually start an album review with a thank you but, why not? Yep, thank you Little Man for making this record. Get ready to Love “Original Face”, here’s why: Continue reading

Interview with Botzy


By Becca Martin

Sitting across from Botzy over coffee he laid it out for me “Creativity at the rate of consumption.” He has been climbing a mountain since January, with FOUR releases in the space of THREE months. Three months? I know, feel challenged… Continue reading

Event Review: The Southern Sessions – Hosted by: batteryboy

Overview of the Southern Sessions

By Becca Martin

“Community Cake” was the message. Three sweeping nights of local music in the Southern Theatre’s majesty. Cobey Rouse of batteryboy had been frank about the fact that he had invited artists that had embraced him in the Minneapolis music scene. Comrades who wanted to perform in an acoustically awesome space. It was a concept Cloud Cult had inspired. The Southern Theatre delivered, the sound was cathedral like. The Southern’s staff brought it, helpful and proficient. A sense of community was evident in the attendees. People mingled in the common area, excited to join in the “be here now” of it. A more relaxed vibe than your local hipster club, it seemed to spread to the artists who regaled the audience with charming stories. Continue reading

Video – Porcupine – Worst Case Scenario


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