Minnesota Music on Explore Minnesota
Minnesota bands and recording artists have played a significant role in shaping popular music in the last 50 years. Bob Dylan, Prince, the Replacements, Soul Asylum and The Jayhawks are just a few of the influential artists from Minnesota. In recent years Mason Jennings, Motion City Soundtrack, Low, Atmosphere and Cloud Cult have found national audiences. And some of the latest to emerge include Howler and Polica.
Minnesota also has many and varied venues for experiencing live music, from coffee shops to stadiums and lots in between. In summer a wide assortment of outdoor music concerts and festivals representing all genres of music are happening.
To get a taste of Minnesota music check out the link below and listen to Local Current, an online stream of Minnesota music from our partner 89.3 The Current, from Minnesota Public Radio.
Watch music videos of Minnesota bands and singer/songwriters featured on MN Original, Twin Cities Public Television’s award-winning weekly arts series celebrating Minnesota’s creative community, across all disciplines and all cultures. For more information about MN Original, visit: mnoriginal.org
Minnesota Music News & Notes:
Top 5 Minnesota albums, voted by the listeners of 89.3 The Current the week of 10/8 - 10/14:
Caroline Smith, Half About Being a Woman
The Star Folk, The Star Folk
The Cloak Ox, Shoot the Dog
The Suburbs, Si Sauvage
Local Current Blog
Andrea Swensson writes about the Minnesota music scene for the Local Current Blog for MPR's 89.3 The Current. Check out her daily updates: http://blog.thecurrent.org/
Motion City Soundtrack premieres new song
Check out Twin Cities-based pop-punk band Motion City Soundtrack’s new single, “Inside Out.” The new song will be on their yet -to-be-announced sixth album. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/motion-city-soundtrack-channel-drama-on-inside-out-song-premiere-20130916#ixzz2fBEfzeJd
New album from The Suburbs
Influential 1980’s band The Suburbs have released their first new album in 27 years. With 3 of the original quartet involved they tapped into fan support through Kickstarter for part of the funding of “Si Suavage”: http://www.vita.mn/music/220578611.html
Locusic: Local music website
Locusic is an internet radio service that lets you discover local music and gives bands free airplay in their community. It recently started in the Twin Cities and features many music genres: locusic.com
Find Concerts & Live Music Listings from around the State