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The Suburbs "Buckle My Head"

  The Suburbs drop funky new anthem “Buckle My Head” (St Paul, MN) —  June 10, 2024 — Readers of Rake Magazine counted The Suburbs front-man and principal songwriter among their list of “Favorite Minnesota Rockers,” right alongside those famous names. The Minnesota Music Awards concurred and bestowed upon Poling the POP Award (Perpetually Outstanding Performer). The Minneapolis Star-Tribune included Poling and The Suburbs in their round-up of the “100

TikTok Rocker Writes A Birth Sign Anthem Called “The Cancer”

  The stars align as Mark Mallman’s new release drops the day its zodiac namesake begins. It’s essential to be emotional when you’re creative. I feel lucky. Yes, we cry a lot, but we’re also kind and happy.” — Mark Mallman (Minneapolis, MN) —  May 28, 2024  — This June 22nd marks the beginning of the zodiac sign Cancer—it also is the release date for the single “The Cancer” from

Prince Alumni (BR)OTHERS

Photo by Neil Schooner     New single “(Br)other” from new duo (BR)OTHERS (featuring Michael Bland and Sonny T of The New Power Generation) drops 4.19.24 (Minneapolis, MN) — March 20, 2024  — Michael Bland and Sonny T spent 7 years from 1989 to 1996 playing and recording with Prince & The New Power Generation. They’ve remained close friends and worked together on numerous projects ever since. From the French

Fraser President and CEO Featured on Podcast about Creating Kindness and Community

  Newly launched podcast — HUMANATY — seeks to elevate impactful voices who encourage kindness, connection, vulnerability and community through their work. I believe any act of kindness, even a small thing like helping someone across the parking lot, can truly make an impact in a person’s life.” — Diane S. Cross, Fraser President and CEO (Richfield, MN) —  February 13, 2024  — Newly launched podcast — HUMANATY — seeks

RetroFizz Celebration of Bacharach

(Fridley MN) — February 22nd, 2023 — Prepare to be serenaded by the timeless melodies of Burt Bacharach as Elevator Pop sensation RetroFizz hosts “A Look Bacharach” at Crooners Lounge & Supper Club on May 3. Bacharach, a titan of American popular song, left an indelible mark on the music industry with scores of hits that continue to resonate today. This tribute, spearheaded by local group RetroFizz, promises an evening

Mark Mallman

  Photo by Wilson Webb The ghosts of our past serve to remind us of how we’ve grown” — Mark Mallman (Minneapolis, MN) —  February 13, 2024 — One of TikToks most esteemed music historians, Minneapolis rock legend, Mark Mallman, embodies a Goth Bob Dylan on his stellar new single “Seen My Own Ghost.” The Minneapolis legend drops his first single with new indie label Hygh Tension Records, street date:

Brilliance! A Musical Animation

    “See me like you see you.” Brilliance! a musical animation ~ “See me like you see you.” (Minneapolis, MN) —  February 19, 2024  — “Brilliance! A Musical Animation” – A Groundbreaking Project by Philip Agustin Gonzales Now Ready for Pre-Production. In an industry first, the feature-length project, “Brilliance! a musical animation” has been announced ready for pre-production. This exceptional package, meticulously crafted by the visionary composer and writer

Beach Boys Minnesota

(Waite Park, MN) — The Ledge Amphitheater in Waite Park will play host to the Beach Boys on July 10th, 2024. This is an outdoor venue with accommodations for up to 6000 people. The last time the Beach Boys played Minnesota was at Treasure Island in 2019. The Ledge will also host other shows this summer including, Jason Mraz, Three Dog Night, Jewel and Melissa Etheridge. Tickets for all shows

Worthington Windsurfing Regatta & Music Festival

(Worthington, MN) — February 3rd, 2024 — The shores of Lake Okabena in Worthington are set to come alive with the exhilarating combination of windsurfing prowess and eclectic music as the annual Worthington Windsurfing Regatta & Music Festival returns for another thrilling edition. This event, which has become a staple on the calendars of windsurfing enthusiasts and music lovers alike, promises an unforgettable weekend of excitement, entertainment, and community spirit.

Lakes Jam Music Festival Lineup

FuzzRD, Smash Mouth, Pop Evil, Saliva, and LIVE (Brainerd MN) —  January 24, 2024 — Lakes Jam Music Festival is thrilled to bring rock sensations Smash Mouth, Pop Evil, Saliva, and FuZZrd to the Busch Light Main Stage at Lakes Jam 2024 with Live as the headlining act. Passes are on sale now and can be purchased at Lakes Jam 2024 Thursday Lineup Schedule: 3:00 PM – FuZZrd 4:30

Reverse Mechanic Mega-Album

Broken Down album cover While many artists shift focus to singles, indie pop/alternative hip hop powerhouse Reverse Mechanic defies trends with remarkable 30+ song album “Broken Down” (Minneapolis, MN) —  January 9, 2024  — Reverse Mechanic, an up-and-coming alternative hip hop and indie pop artist from Minneapolis, MN, has announced the release of a new 30+ track mega-album titled “Broken Down.” Scheduled for release in early 2024, the staggering feat

International Touring Artist Pamela McNeill Joins Prestigious Roster of Music Legends In Minnesota Music Hall Of Fame

  Photo credit Heidi Bargmann AC/Rock Balladeer McNeill Wraps Up Her Most Successful Year Yet (New Ulm, MN) — December 14, 2023  — Pamela McNeill, the internationally acclaimed, profuse songwriter and performer, is set to be inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame in 2024. The induction ceremony will take place on April 19, 2024, at the New Ulm Conference Center in New Ulm, Minn., followed by the 2024

Debra Lee Fader Launches "Acts of Kindness" Podcast, Advocating the Values of Giving and Generosity

Debra Lee Fader, widely recognized as the “queen of kindness,” and president of Diversity-USA is set to launch her inspirational podcast, “Acts of Kindness.” (Glenwood, MN) — December 11, 2023 — Debra Lee Fader, the esteemed founder and president of Diversity-USA (formerly known as Cultural Diversity Council), is set to launch her inspirational podcast, “Acts of Kindness.” Widely recognized as the “queen of kindness,” Fader has dedicated her life to

Maestro Learning Music

Maestro emerges as a breath of innovation in musical education, where traditional methods often fall short.”  — Lucy Bichakhchyan (Minneapolis, MN) —  December 3, 2023  — Today, Maestro, an initiative by “MAESTRO JAN” LLC, proudly introduces an app designed to redefine the way we learn music theory. With a mission to make musical education accessible and enjoyable, Maestro combines technology with the expertise of passionate educators. In a world where

New Folk Records Purple Heart Homes

That song is a perfect selection for us as it completely echo’s our mission to honor those who have served”  — Purple Heart Homes founder and CEO John Gallina (Savage, MN) —  November 30, 2023  — New Folk Records is pleased to announce that Purple Heart Homes has chosen the title track of our album “That’s Why We Stand” as their official theme song. The song was written and sung

Paul Metsa "Jack Ruby"

  “Paul Metsa is America’s answer to Billy Bragg.” – NPR / “Paul Metsa is the other great folksinger from Minnesota’s Mesabi Iron Range.” – Huffington Post” — NPR / Huffington Post (Minneapolis, MN) —  November 8, 2023  — Award-winning songwriter, musician, author, radio host and cultural historian Paul Metsa is re-releasing his song “Jack Ruby” in conjunction with the 60th Anniversary of the JFK assassination and Lee Harvey Oswald

Experience Life Magazine 2023 FOLIO

Eddie and Ozzie Awards; Jamie Martin Named Editor of the Year and Life Time Talks is Top Consumer Health and Wellness Podcast (Chanhassen, MN) —  Oct. 26, 2023  — Experience Life, the print and digital magazine from Life Time (NYSE: LTH), the nation’s premier healthy lifestyle brand, was awarded four Eddies and Ozzies as part of the 2023 FOLIO: Awards, the most prestigious recognition program in the publishing community. The awards,

People R Ready International Publication

    It’s not just about the challenges faced during the pandemic; it’s about the power of diversity and the strength of the human spirit to come together, find new energy, and celebrate life once again.” — James Gutzman, CEO, Melody Bay Productions, LLC (Minneapolis, MN) —  October 25, 2023  — Blue Moon Plays and Havescripts, a Virginia-based play script publisher, has picked up “PEOPLE R READY – The Musical,”

Seth Tillotson Close Up Radio

  (Bemidji, MN) —  October 19, 2023  — “Bemidji is a town about 3½ hours from Minneapolis and about 1½ hours east from Grand Forks, North Dakota,” explains our guest. “With the population at around 15,000, and the population of the surrounding area at around 50,000, I found this little town where there are pockets of markets not being served.” This is the story of Seth Tillotson. Seth Tillotson is

Tyler Hubbard Lakes Jam 2024

  Tyler Hubbard is the Saturday Country Headliner for Lakes Jam 2024 Lakes Jam is excited to announce Tyler Hubbard as the country headliner on the Busch Light Main Stage, Sat., June 29, 2024 at 10pm. Tickets are on sale now. (Brainerd, MN) —  September 8, 2023– Lakes Jam is excited to announce Tyler Hubbard as the country headliner on the Busch Light Main Stage on Saturday, June 29, 2024

Patient Voices Helping Shape Research Priorities

Until recently, research priorities for spinal cord injury therapies were driven by people who knew little about living with the condition. Not any more. Anderson got the field to pose the question, ‘How is this work going to make any difference to a person with spinal cord injury?’”  — Matthew Rodreick     (Minneapolis, MN) — September 5, 2023 — Kim Anderson brought the voice of people living with paralysis

Lakes Jam Jake Owen

Jake Owen is Announced as the Country Headliner for Lakes Jam 2024 Lakes Jam is thrilled to announce country music sensation Jake Owen as the country headliner on the Busch Light Main Stage on Friday, June 28, 2024 at 10pm. The Lakes Jam festival has become an annual highlight of the summer entertainment scene in Minnesota and the Midwest.” — Ken Lacy, General Manager (Brainerd, MN) — September 1, 2023

En Vogue Down by the Riverside Free

(Rochester, MN) — Aug. 2nd, 2023 — An annual summer tradition, Rochester Civic Music’s Down by the Riverside is a free, public outdoor music festival held on Sunday evenings in downtown Rochester along the banks of the Zumbro River. This family-friendly community event features must-see national acts as well as standout local opening artists. Down by the Riverside also features local food vendors, craft beer, and giveaways – something for

The Straw Hat Riots

  We are bent not broken and hardened to be out of line and still survive” — Emerald Suspension (Minneapolis, MN) —  July 28, 2023 — The catchy big band swing jazz style of “Skimmer Hat” is a big departure from the experimental music typically produced by Emerald Suspension. The group has a knack of crafting unique genres to fit whatever concepts they explore for their creative projects – For

Breaking Bullying Podcast

  Anti-Bullying Expert, Speaker, Lifestyle & Martial Arts Trainer, Tim Flynn, and actor, writer, and producer Bruce Nachsin, host The Breaking Bullying Podcast. Tim Flynn is recognized by The Martial Arts History Museum in Burbank, CA, as one of the nation’s leading advocates for his Anti-Bullying efforts & A Top Advocate in the US to speak against Bullying.” — Michael Matsuda     (Mankato, MN) —  June 21, 2023 —

Mychael Gabriel MADAM I'M ADAM

Minneapolis Music Artist Mychael Gabriel Sets Out To Redefine Musical Boundaries – Releases Stunning New Music Video “Madam I’m Adam” …Mychael Gabriel reminds me of everything cool about Lenny Kravitz and Prince.” — Lee McVay, PD Z-Rock 96.5 KOZE (Minneapolis, MN) —  June 9, 2023 — We are proud to present an extraordinary talent emerging from the vibrant music scene in Minneapolis. Mychael Gabriel, a singer, and songwriter hailing from

APM Studios Announces Upcoming Slate of Podcasts for 2023 Featuring Diverse Voices

    Dan Leone, Mohsin Zaidi and Dalia Iskander Set to Host New Tentpole Series Showcasing a Variety of Perspectives  (St Paul, MN)  – June 1, 2023 – APM Studios, a leading producer of public radio and podcast content, today announced a slate of podcasts scheduled for release beginning in June through October. The slate features a diverse range of voices and perspectives, including the story of two best friends

Aldora Britain Berry Donmark EP

    Berry Donmark’s latest EP release provides a glorious insight into his songwriting mind. These three compositions are smoothly crafted and executed with a warm and charming ease.”   — Tom Hilton, Aldora Britain Records     (Minneapolis, MN) —  May 30, 2023 — Aldora Britain Records, based in Rothley, UK, released an EP consisting of three Berry Donmark tracks on May 30, 2023. The sampler, titled “Aldora Britain Records

Paisley Park Celebration 2023

(Chanhassen, MN) — May 3, 2023 — In memory of musical and cultural icon Prince, Paisley Park’s annual Celebration returns June 8-11, 2023. The star-studded event features the exclusive presentation of unreleased music from the famous Prince Vault and special appearances by and conversations with Grammy-winning artist Chaka Khan and Hip-Hop legends Chuck D, D-Nice and Doug E. Fresh (celebrating Prince and Hip Hop 50), with performances from powerhouse Minnesota gospel groups Sounds of Blackness and The Steeles, R&B star Stokley of Mint Condition,

Berry Donmark Canadian Singer-Songwriters

  Minneapolis musician Berry Donmark pays tribute to the singer-songwriters and folk music artists of Canada who have influenced his work. There was something about the dedication to song in Canada that really stuck with me.” — Berry Donmark (Minneapolis, MN) — April 18, 2023– Berry Donmark, a Minneapolis-based musician and songwriter, has released the single “Rain Drenched Sparrow.” The folk-rock song is an homage to the brilliant singer-songwriters and

Divine Being Samantha Moon

    (Minnesota) — April 24, 2023 — The facets of music and its ever-evolving nature have given rise to a new breed of artists and musicians. Samantha Moon is a leader in the new school of contemporary artists. She is constantly pushing the envelope and reinventing herself and her sound. Samantha Moon is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, and passionate entertainer. She was born in the Commonwealth of Dominica West

Dale Tondryk Retirement & Income Radio

  Sundays 11:00 AM – Noon Dale Tondryk is an experienced retirement specialist sharing his expertise as the Retirement & Income Radio host. (Minnetonka, MN) —  April 18, 2023  — Dale L Tondryk is an experienced retirement specialist sharing his expertise as the host of Retirement & Income Radio on WWTC 1280 AM. As the host of the Retirement & Income Radio show, he is frequently approached to speak on

APM Studios Tonya Mosley

Mosley and APM Studios Also Set to Co-Produce New Series Set for Early 2024 (Minneapolis/St Paul, MN) — March 31st, 2023 — “Truth Be Told” Season 5, Exploring the Psychedelic Renaissance and the Black Diaspora, to Launch Thursday, April 13. APM Studios announced it has signed a distribution deal with Tonya Mosley’s award-winning podcast “Truth Be Told.” APM Studios will handle distribution, sales and marketing for the show ahead of

Howard Paster Lisa Christianson

(Bloomington, MN)– March 22, 2023 — Howard Paster, President of Paster Properties, joins Lisa Christianson on her latest Podcast, People and Places and How We Use Spaces. When Paster Properties first began, it started out developing single-family homes for GI’s returning home from WWII. Today, the company develops several neighborhood commercial real estate properties across the Metro. Howard talks about the obstacles that come along the way while working in

Minnesota Historical Society Jazz Appreciation Month

  Patty Peterson hosts an eventful afternoon of inspiring stories and live music   (St Paul, MN) –March 17, 2023 – The Minnesota Historical Society is honored to host a Jazz Appreciation Month celebration event featuring some of Minnesota’s most notable jazz legends. People of all ages are invited to attend an afternoon full of live music and inspiring stories hosted by award-winning vocalist and KBEM Radio host, Patty Peterson. Patty

Carrie Underwood Treasure Island

Tickets to Go On Sale Friday, March 17 at (Welch, MN) — March 14, 2023  — Minnesota’s premier entertainment and gaming destination, Treasure Island Resort & Casino, is proud to welcome three-time Academy of Country Music (ACM) Entertainer of the Year and 8-time GRAMMY® Award winner Carrie Underwood to the Treasure Island Amphitheater stage for the first time on Friday, July 21. Tickets will go on sale to the public Friday, March 17 at 10am CST and will

Mary Strand and Award-Winning Sarah Morris Team Up on New Single

  After two rock releases, Strand explores her Americana roots with one of Minnesota’s premier songwriters. (Minneapolis, MN) — March 1, 2023 — Lawyer-turned-novelist-turned-songwriter Mary Strand’s first two singles explored 1960s power pop and 1970s rock. In her third single, “I Don’t Want to Be Your Yesterday,” co-written with and featuring Minnesota singer-songwriter Sarah Morris on vocals, Strand returns to her Americana roots. While Strand’s forthcoming debut album Golden Girl

U2FP Receives $18k Reeve Foundation Grant to Support the CureCast podcast

U2FP CureCast, a bi-weekly podcast about spinal cord injury research, gets major funding support from the Reeve Foundation. CureCast informs and educates listeners about research, clinical trials and the active role the SCI community plays in therapy development.”  — Matthew Rodreick     (Minneapolis, MN) — February 24, 2023  — Unite 2 Fight Paralysis (U2FP) has been awarded $18,708 from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center

The Future of Music Creation: Artificial Intelligence is Revolutionizing Songwriting

  As AI continues to evolve, the possibilities for music and creativity are endless.” — Mike Berens (Minneapolis, MN) —  February 21, 2023 — In recent years, the use of artificial intelligence in the music industry has been on the rise. AI tools are being used to assist with everything from composing and arranging music to generating lyrics and even selecting the most effective marketing strategies. One of the most

The Unbelievable Valentine's Surprise

    Minneapolis Artist Gives Fan A Legendary Valentine’s Gift. Helps Fan Surprise Wife With Personalized Love Song. (Minneapolis, MN) — February 2, 2023 — Minneapolis indie pop and alternative hip hop sensation Reverse Mechanic has done it again, this time helping a devoted fan surprise their wife with a personalized love song for Valentine’s Day. The fan reached out to Reverse Mechanic via D.M., requesting a special song that

Norhart CEO Mike Kaeding Joins Lisa Christianson on Her Latest Podcast, People and Places and How We Use Spaces

  BLOOMINGTON, MINNESOTA, UNITED STATES, January 31, 2023 / — Lisa Christianson releases another episode of her podcast, People and Places and How We Use Spaces, featuring Norhart CEO Mike Kaeding. Kaeding builds and manages apartment buildings and is on a mission to disrupt the construction industry. He shares how he took his small family business and transformed it into one of the largest apartment developers in the state of

From Lawyer and Lovelist to Musician

Photo by Nicole Nelson     Mary Strand follows ’60s-inspired debut single with ’70s-style rock on “Different Kind of World.” MINNEAPOLIS, MN, UNITED STATES, January 23, 2023 / — Lawyer-turned-novelist-turned-songwriter Mary Strand’s debut single, “Act As If,” harkened back to the power pop of the 1960s. With Strand’s second single, “Different Kind of World,” she moves into 1970s rock, drawing on influences like the Eagles and Three Dog Night. Both

Harp Instrumental from the Heart

  (Minneapolis, MN) — January 11, 2023  — Beautiful instrumental music has the power to both relax the listener and focus their mind, allowing for uninterrupted deep thought, prayer, and study. In recent years, relaxing music has seen a steady increase in popularity with audiences under 35 years of age seeing the fastest growth, thanks in part, to the popularity of instrumental music streaming channels on Spotify and YouTube Music.

Primp CEO Wesley Uthus

I think we’re stronger than we’ve ever been. We’re in a better position financially having gone through all of that.”— Wesley Uthus (Bloomington, MN) — January 20, 2023  — The podcast episode was released to the public on Tuesday, January 17th. Wesley Uthus’ first love was fashion. And it was her niche. She landed her first job at Land’s End where she got a taste of the retail world and

Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks

(Minneapolis, MN) — January 6th, 2023 — US Bank Stadium has announced that Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks will be in concert for the first time later this year.   Tickets for the November 10th show go on sale January 13th at 10am.    The show will only be in town for one night. According to the Ticketmaster Website, there will be presale tickets available as follows: Verizon Up Presale Tickets Starts

Fr. Mike Schmitz Podcast

Apple Podcasts “All Categories” Chart with “The Catechism in a Year” at #1 and “The Bible in a Year” at #3. Both shows are hosted by Fr. Mike Schmitz and produced by Ascension, a Catholic multimedia publisher. Screenshot taken 1/2/23 at 12:30pm ET. For the third year in a row, a Catholic podcast is the #1 show on Apple Podcasts (Exton, PA / Duluth, MN) —  Jan. 3, 2023  —

The 2023 New Year's Anthem

    New Music Video by Minneapolis Artist Reverse Mechanic Says it all. This is the year… I think we’ve got something special here, and I want to move the world in a positive direction in 2023. This is the year.” — Joe Wistrcill of Reverse Mechanic (Minneapolise, MN) —  December 31, 2022  — After a tumultuous couple of years, the world looks to 2023 with hope of a brighter

Podcasts series "Essence of"

(Burnsville, MN) — Dec. 20, 2022 — In the last month, Inspired Spine CMO, Dr. Hamid Abbasi, with cooperation of IS Life social marketing director Amanda Armagost, have begun the podcast series, “Essence Of” with heavy emphasis on medicine to educate the public. The podcast airs LIVE on YouTube every Friday and focuses on education. Topics include, Medicine, Science, History and Life, each week with a different focus. Since the commencement

Mychael Gabriel Sunday Afternoon

  (Minneapolis, MN) —  December 27, 2022  — A composer, lyricist, producer, engineer, and multi-instrumentalist all rolled into one, Mychael Gabriel has built a career founded and guided by the element of surprise. His music constantly begs the question, “what doesn’t he do?”. With cosmic versatility and an entire ecosystem of talent—songwriting, vocals, guitar, drums, production, and more—Mychael Gabriel has constructed a discography which cannot be contained. He has also

Oppidan Developer, Shannon Rusk, Featured on Lisa Christianson's Latest Podcast, People and Places and How We Use Spaces

  The podcast episode was released to the public on Tuesday, December 13. (Minneapols, MN) —  December 14, 2022 — Growing up in a house with three sisters and a stay-at-home mother, Shannon Rusk knew she didn’t want to follow a typical female track when entering college. She started her studies in Engineering – determined to forge herself into a male-dominated industry and make an impact. After accepting a position