Most hip-hop fans around the country know there's something strangely special about the Twin Cities scene. They can flash their indie cred like a fanned out fistful of Franklins just by rattling off a few of the most recognizable names -- Atmosphere and Eyedea & Abilities come to mind. But there's another duo that has quietly helped define their city's place in hip-hop culture since the turn of the millennium: The Unknown Prophets.
MN Express is a new program that took five Minnesota artists on a ten-day tour around the state in October 2014. Artists for the inaugural MN Express tour were vocalist Aby Wolf, bassist Nick Gaudette, guitarist Kyle Sobczak, fiddler Sara Pajunen, and saxophonist Nathan Hanson.
Looking for a fun way to celebrate the holiday season? Grab your holiday sweater and head on down to the West Bank for a packed night of music! The 6th Annual Yuletide Sweater Ball will feature some of the great string bands of the Midwest. The Pistol Whippin Party Penguins, Sans Souci, The Lowest Pair, and Dead Horses are celebrating the joy of releasing brand new albums this past year, and want to share it with you on this special night. Don't miss this foot stompin' holiday party!
"Hamse Warfa makes an important contribution to his adopted homeland by sharing the compelling story of his sojourn from East Africa refugee camps to management responsibilities at a Minnesota philanthropic foundation. Readers will come away not only admiring the Warfa family, but also understanding better all the new immigrant communities that have sprung up in America in the last three decades - and are coming still."
We're bringing back our popular series Song Exchange for another season! Each Song Exchange show will feature two acts. Along with presenting full sets of their own material, each act will also cover three of the other's songs. Tonight's edition features veteran Gary Louris (The Jayhawks, Golden Smog), and poetic songstress Haley Bonar.
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