Local Artist of the Week: Mystery Date

Music the Energizer Bunny might listen to, Mystery Date is a power pop band from the Twin Cities and this week’s Local Artist of the Week. If you’re into upbeat fast-tempo punk/pop, Mystery Date’s latest album, New Noir may tickle your fancy. The band is made up of Johnny Eggerman (guitar, vocals), Steve Splettstaszer (bass, ...

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, ...

Local Artist of the Week Collection

I’ve been highlighting a new local artist of the week for about four months now and I thought it would be a good idea to put together a recap of who has all been spotlighted thus far.

Local Artist of the Week: Astronautalis

Andy Bothwell, better known by his stage name, Astronautalis, is more of an adopted member of the Twin Cities music community. After stints in Seattle and Dallas, the hip-hop journeyman has settled in Minneapolis and has wasted no time fitting right in…

Local Artist of the Week: Portage

This six piece, folk infused, rock group is bound to make a big splash in the Minneapolis music scene within the next few years. Portage, who made their debut in 2011 with the release of their debut album The Unsalted Sea, are only two albums young and already sound like a polished act belonging on a big stage with bright lights and screaming fans.

Their newest album

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