Local musician connects with young audience using personal experiences

(Photo courtesy of Mike Dreams)

“Hey, what’s up man it’s Mike Dreams,” are the words spoken to a young reporter at 5:04 pm on a Monday night. After giving thanks for the time, we turned what was supposed to be a brief interview with local artist Mike Dreams, into an hour-and-a-half long conversation with the man Michael Hannah.

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MUSIC PHOTOS | Josh Turner Wraps up Music in the Zoo 2014

The 2014 Music in the Zoo Series wrapped up Saturday, August 23rd with a performance from Josh Turner that proved to be one of the best this

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MUSIC REVIEW | Apollo Cobra, Verskotzi and Astrobeard Rock the Cause at Icehouse

Rock the Cause is a Twin Cities-based nonprofit that hosts concerts, produces records and accepts donations to raise money and awareness for other nonprofits and people in need. They work with colleges and high schools to encourage students to do similar projects on campus. And they have a number of opportunities to volunteer.

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MUSIC PHOTOS | Toby Keith kicks off 2014 Minnesota State Fair

It takes a big boot to kick-off opening night in the Grandstand at the Great Minnesota Get Together and Toby Keith was just the man to fill it Au

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TC Weekend | Beloved Community Celebration, Lola Art Crawl, Chipotle Cultivate, MN State Fair and more!

It’s hard to believe it's time for the Minnesota State Fair, but here we are. The Great Minnesota Get-together has begun, serving as a gentle reminder that summer is fleeting. Below you'll find a few engaging events around town to attend if you’re not quite ready to join the crowds at the State Fair.

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SOUNDING OFF ON SOUNDS | Zsamé Morgan carries the act in The Rebirth: Mind, Body & Soul

(Photo courtesy of Wenso Ashby)

Wenso Ashby featuring Zsamé, was, at one point, the last word in Twin Cities smooth jazz/neo-soul. Then, pianist-producer-composer Ashby ignored the old adage: If it's workin' don't fix it.

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MUSIC PHOTOS | Dave Koz & Friends at the Weesner Family Amphitheater

Dave Koz has consistently been one of the standout performers each year at the Music in the Zoo series.

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MUSIC REVIEW | Rock icons KISS and Def Leppard invade the Target Center

Photos By: 
Patrick Dunn

Last night’s KISS and Def Leppard show at the Target Center was, on paper, a little slice of rock-and-roll heaven for the “clap your hands, pump your fist” crowd. Combining the power of an 80s arena icon and a recent hall of fame inductee should have been a surefire hit, but unfortunately only one of those two icons managed to deliver.

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