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From the coolest venues to the latest album release of any current artist, Southern Minn Scene keeps a finger on the pulse of all things related to your favorite music.

Roe Family Singers: husband-wife duo turns full-time band

February 14, 2018

After they began dating in 2001, Kim Roe had a suggestion for Quillan Roe. “Hey, we should start a band,” she said to her now husband, who was already part of a rock-a-billy outfit at the time. With a passion for singing and music, Kim wanted to share those pursuits with Quillan, but he wasn’t…Read More

Grammys: Love it or Hate it

February 14, 2018

Love it or hate it, the Grammy Awards has weathered, persevered, and remains the most notable honor one can receive in the music industry. Throughout its 60 years, the annual award ceremony from The Recording Academy has seen competition from other awards shows, a dying recording industry, and frequent accusations of being out of touch…Read More

Super Bowl week to feature Snoop Dogg, J. Lo, Pink, Cardi B

January 30, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Snoop Dogg will be celebrating Super Bowl week with two of his favorite things: worship and women, headlining BET’s annual pre-Super Bowl gospel concert and the Playboy party. The busy week also features performances by Jennifer Lopez, Pink, Cardi B and the Chainsmokers. Super Bowl 52 will take place Sunday at…Read More

Bruno Mars crashes rap’s big party at the Grammys

January 29, 2018

The Grammy Awards seemed poised to make this a triumphant year for rap at music’s showcase event — until Bruno Mars crashed the party. The song-and-dance man from Hawaii won all six awards he was nominated for on Sunday night, including the three most prestigious Grammys for song (“That’s What I Like”), record (“24K Magic”)…Read More

Album Review: Goldfinger – The Knife

September 15, 2017

I love Goldfinger. I have since the first time I played Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and heard their single “Superman” on the soundtrack. I would always restart the game over and over until their song came on again because it was the best one on the game. I immediately started buying all the music they…Read More

Imagine Dragons-Evolve Album Review

August 31, 2017

Imagine Dragons grow up to arrive as a band with a future legacy on their powerful third album. Album Grade: B- “Believer” is the most important song Imagine Dragons have yet to release.  Let me say that again so the message is 100 percent clear – “Believer” is THE most important song Imagine Dragons have…Read More

Suicide Commandos release “Time Bomb”

July 20, 2017

  In the mid to late ‘70s, The Suicide Commandos were leaders of the Twin Cities punk rock scene. In their brief time together, they released two records: 1978’s “Make A Record” released on Blank/Mercury records and 1979’s “The Suicide Commandos Commit Suicide Dance Concert.” The latter being a live recording which happened to be…Read More

CD Review – Calvin Harris

July 17, 2017

Calvin Harris – Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1   Former Future-Focused EDM Superstar goes back in time with a Summer album that is pleasantly forgettable. Album Grade:   C- For his fifth album, Scottish DJ/Producer Calvin Harris significantly alters his sound on a trip to the late seventies for his new Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1…Read More

Summer Outdoor Music Guide

June 7, 2017

As a local concert aficionado, people love to ask me what my favorite venue is. Every time I say the exact same thing. When the weather is right, my favorite place to see music is the Weesner Family Amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo. Yes, you heard me correctly, the Zoo has the best concert space…Read More

John Mayer – The Search For Everything

June 1, 2017

John Mayer begins to grow up on his seventh album   On his new album, self-described “Recovered Ego Addict,” John Mayer finally comes to grips with past indiscretions to create an album that is both introspective and impassioned.  “Still Feel Like Your Man” tentatively opens the record before quickly settling into a bright, soulful seventies-styled…Read More

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