Posted on December 6, 2014 by becca martin
Photo Credit Tony Nelson
I AM MPLS creator Sarah Edwards wears a lot of hats these days. The self described “Content Maker, Innovative Event Producer and Creative Strategist”has made it her mission to promote the creative arts community of the Twin Cities. The first of her three upcoming events-I AM MPLS was held December 4th in the mainroom of Minneapolis’s acclaimed First Avenue. The MC was 89.3 The Current’s Barb Abney who ironically proclaimed herself as the “least fashionable person ever” but as usual was full of charm as she introduced Greg Coleman and Jeff Pfoser, who performed entertaining back to back routines. Continue reading
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Posted on September 18, 2014 by riftyrich
By Samuel Wigness
Trampled by Turtles, with help from First Avenue and 93.1 The Current, has invited their favorite bands to celebrate Festival Palomino at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN this Saturday. Continue reading
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Posted on September 3, 2014 by riftyrich
Chastity Brown has been busy and just getting started. “Colorado” is the first single off the new album coming out Spring 2015.
See her locally – September 6th, at The Rock Bend Folk Festival and September 8th at The Cedar Cultural Center.
She is also heading out on a European tour starting September 15th that goes through October 16th.
Watch for a Kickstarter campaign starting soon for the new album.
Check out the video for Colorado – http://www.muzu.tv/chastity-brown/colorado-music-video/2286098/
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Posted on May 1, 2014 by riftyrich
By: Becca Martin
Rift: Why is Minneapolis ripe for soul acts like Sonny Knight and the Lakers, Wanda Davis, Black Diet, and Southside Desire? Continue reading
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Posted on April 10, 2014 by riftyrich
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
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Posted on December 9, 2013 by riftyrich
By: Becca Martin
Never got that disco nap before heading out into the blistering cold to join the second & final day festivities of the CC Club’s 80th anniversary bash. The staff was in good spirits, tired but feeling a blush of success at having survived the first night of bringing back live music to the club. Continue reading
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Posted on December 2, 2013 by riftyrich
By Becca Martin
“Well, every band I’m sure has their Terrible Tour Story, but ours is this: we drove 8 hours to play a show in Chicago, got there to find they were not expecting us (they were nice, though, they let us open the night), got paid in the form of stale animal crackers (literally, they handed us a box and said: Hope this helps!), and spent the rest of the night driving around a harrowing part of Chicago looking for the place we were supposed to be staying. When we finally got to the hotel, it was clear that we’d missed an episode of horrifying violence by about 45 seconds. The next day we just drove home in silence, and ate the animal crackers. Not funny then, but very funny now. It’s become our Gauge of Success. Did we get paid more than stale animal crackers? If yes, then Success! If not, then Depression.”
*Pennyroyal (Angie Oase)
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