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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.

Best Local Albums of 2018

January 4, 2019

2018 produced a slew of new music from local artists. The birthplace of one Prince Rogers Nelson is fortunate not only to have hoards of talent running through it, but talent across many genres. From rap and hip hop to country to folk, bluegrass and everything in between, Minnesota has something for everyone. In no…Read More

Small Venues to see Live Music in SoMinn

September 27, 2018

Why do we go to concerts? The simple response is for the music. A more comprehensive explanation, in my opinion, anyway, is to have the best time alongside other concertgoers, listening to the music we all love in a sort of conglomerate. Easy enough, right? Seems pretty straightforward, but it’s not always that easy to…Read More

Album Review: Bebe Rexha-Expectations

August 15, 2018

On her debut album, songwriter Bebe Rexha rises to the challenge in a catchy skillfully assembled Pop Music release. Album Grade: B+ Professional songwriters who found success writing for other artists have a dubious track record when it comes to recording their own albums. Largely unknown to the public, these skilled artisans are the backbone…Read More

Where to check out the hottest outdoor concerts in Minnesota

July 3, 2018

If you’re looking to hit up an outdoor concert this summer, you’re in luck. Whether you live in northern, southern or central Minnesota, the state has you covered when it comes to live music in outdoor venues. Check out our list of some options below, which has every type of music from country and rock…Read More

Album Review: Sting & Shaggy – 44/876

June 29, 2018

On this surprising release, both artists bring out the best of each other as a result of their differences. Album Grade: B- On the surface, the idea of a collaboration album between a Jamaican dancehall singer and the brooding, former leader of The Police seems to be a fundamentally questionable notion at best. Best known…Read More

Minnesota Music Scene: Minnesota transgender glam rock icon Venus de Mars

June 12, 2018

“Often faced with prejudice, hostility, physical abuse and even occasional death threats, Venus [de Mars] came back from the brink of suicide to front artistic dark glam band All The Pretty Horses.” –Power Play Magazine U.K. After hearing about Venus de Mars only just recently, I was shocked to find I’d never heard about her…Read More

Little Houston County plays host to national artists

June 12, 2018

Cimarron Corpé quickly caught the attention of coffee-enthusiasts and Houston County residents during his weeklong visit to the southeastern Minnesota community in September. He generally sat at a table with giant fuzzy headphones on, often sparking interest. “It’s always exciting to travel to a new region and see everything as exotic, but when you travel…Read More

Red Wing man with 21,000 Albums Shares Music with Seniors

June 7, 2018

If there’s one thing Bob Knutson knows for sure, it’s that a higher power has had a hand in his work. I’ve got so many God stories, it’s unbelievable,” he said. There was the time when one of the two dozen or so albums he brought to a senior center from his 21,000-piece collection had…Read More

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