Local Artist of the Week: Kara Laudon

Kara Laudon is a pop artist from Minneapolis. Not a Britney Spears kind of pop but an Ingrid Michaelson kind of pop. Her album, I Wasn’t Made, is a collection of what I like to call non-disruptive pop music. It’s soft and catchy. I imagine listening to it while organizing my closet on a lazy ...

[ALBUM] Laura Marling – Short Movie

There’s one moment on Laura Marling’s Short Movie that embodies the spirit of the album as a whole, almost perfectly. On “How Can I”, the 25-year old singer/songwriter explains, “I’m taking more risks now. I’m stepping out of line.” While this, most likely, is not a direct reference to musical or lyrical experimentation specifically, Marling’s ...

[ALBUM] MisterWives – Our Own House

What do you get when you mix a female lead, brass instruments and up-tempo beats? I’ll tell you, MisterWives’ debut album, Our Own House. MisterWives, a play on sister wives (popular term surrounding polygamous relationships), is lead by Mandy Lee Duffy. She’s backed up by Etienne Bowler on percussion, bass guitarist William Hehir, guitarist Marc ...

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