The seemingly non-busy NXNE Hub presented by Samsung had the night capped off by local act Catl. a band that mixes early style rock and roll with booty shaking beats. The nice thing about NXNE sets is they are all only about 40 minutes each, which is great if you don’t like the band as the set won’t last forever, but is quite terrible when you love the band and you just want to party all night. As Jamie Fleming and Sarah Kirkpatrick were setting up their gear, some friends of theirs brought up some shots of Jamieson that they all did to get in the mood.

 June 21,

 

Charlie Parr has long been celebrated for his raw songwriting and classic approach to country blues around his hometown of Duluth, Minnesota, and it’s garnered him some pretty talented fans. For his latest album, Stumpjumper, Parr took a trip to North Carolina to record with longtime friend Phil Cook, whose work with Megafaun and Hiss Golden Messenger makes him no stranger to strong songwriting and deft instrumentals.

 June 17,

 

There is no doubt the city of Minneapolis is chock-full of award-winning diners, beautiful architecture and fascinating people. However, some of the best in Minnesota history can be difficult to find if you don’t know where to look. Walk into Palmer’s Bar on Cedar Avenue around 10 a.m. and chances are you will find local legend “Spider” John Koerner sitting at the edge of the bar, sipping on a hot coffee, while filling in the blanks of a newspaper crossword puzzle.

Posted by Bo Weber on 2/21/15 ~ Music in Minnesota

The Twin Cities’ Roots, Rock, and Deep Blues Festival recently took to Indiegogo to help raise funds for this year’s festivities. And while their tempting, original rewards for contributing are eye-catching enough (with the fundraising campaign open until June 10), now the folks associated with our Best Rock Festival of the past year have revealed their 2014 lineup, and the contributions from fans are clearly helping to bring in some great local and national acts.

A crossroads between young hipster cool, old hippie good vibes and big-city multiculturalism, the area around Lake Street and Minnehaha Avenue in south Minneapolis is spiritedly reflected in the eclectic lineup and general let-it-roll atmosphere of Roots, Rock, and Deep Blues. The single-day bash lands on a Saturday (July 19 this year) in and around Patrick’s Cabaret and Harriet Brewing, with an assortment of outdoor and indoor stages and two dozen or so bands.

Of course we love our outdoor music fests in Minnesota. We’ll even put up with long beer lines, crappy food, filler bands, and poor sound — as long as they aren’t all present — for some fun in the sun. But we didn’t have a single quibble with this past summer’s Twin Cities Roots, Rock, and Deep Blues Music Festival.

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