Local Artist of the Week: Hello Heart

The fearless foursome of Gabe Hart, Christian Nelson, Christian Walz and Nick Zimmerman make up this week’s Local Artist of the Week, Hello Heart. The group of friends from Owatonna, Minnesota started playing together in 2012 and have had recent success by signing with Winter State Entertainment, a Minnesota based record company. Under the Winter State label they ...

[ALBUM] Doomtree – All Hands

The Minneapolis hip-hop collective known as Doomtree has seemingly figured it out.  For the second album in a row, they holed themselves up in a cabin and did nothing but write and record – and for a second album in a row, they hit the nail on the head.  All Hands perfectly highlights all facets of ...

Local Artist of the Week: Mountain Opera

Mountain Opera is a foursome hailing from Orono, Minnesota. Their sound is a mixture of indie, new wave, pop and classical, and it definitely has character. The music is centered on unique vocals. There is a longing and fervor in the lead singer’s voice that makes me curious of what gives it that edge. The ...

The Best Minnesota Albums of 2014

Minnesota is, and probably always will be, one of the most underrated music hot beds.  It has finally gained some traction on the hip-hop side of things with the success of Soundset Music Festival but for the rest of the bands it’s still a struggle to get out of the shadow of Husker Du, Prince, ...

[ALBUM] Jeremy Messersmith – Heart Murmurs

Last time we heard a full-length release from the Minneapolis’ Jeremy Messersmith, he was channeling the pop melodies of people past on The Reluctant Graveyard (one of 2010’s finest pop albums). On Heart Murmurs, released last week, Messersmith focuses on the many facets of love. Surprisingly this seemingly stale idea doesn’t come across stale at all. On the opening track, ...

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