Is Minnesota experiencing a new golden age of music? MPR and The Current seems to think so.
In the current music Minnesota scene, there are a couple bands that's really blown up nationally, even overseas.
Hot Minnesota bands at the moment:
• Trampled by Turtles
• Motion City Soundtrack
The majority of the show is about Semisonic and Dan Wilson. The band doesn't regularly release music or go on tour, but once in a while, Wilson and company will play a show here and there. They recently played in Mound, Minnesota (5/19/12).
Opening up for them was The Twilight Hours, featuring Dan's brother, Matt Wilson. We also discuss a little about Trip Shakespeare.
Song of the show is Semisonic's "Closing Time".
Soul Asylum has a new album called Delayed Reaction, coming out July 17th, 2012, via 429 Records.
They are doing some random shows this year:
Jun 2 Balloon & Wine Festival Temecula, CA
Jun 23 Safeway Barbecue Battle Washington, D.C.
Jul 13 Common Ground Music Festival Lansing, MI
Jul 20 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
• Spearz, the all-male Britney Spears cover band, will be playing at The annual Pride Festival in Loring Park on June 23, opening up for Kelly Rowland.
• Har Mar Superstar wrote songs for Britney Spears, but some of those songs were rejected by Britney Spears' management. He recorded those songs under his 2009 album, Dark Touches.
• Rock the Vine 3: June 9th in Stillwater, Minnesota. We preview some artists on the lineup, and mentioned Lynhurst, the band used to have their dad as the drummer under the name The Abdomen.
• Cults, the "forgettable appearance" at NXNE in Toronto, Canada .
• Zooey Deschanel's "New Girl" is an awful show. Adorkable boy/girl/twee cute music will make Kate and Lara want to stab themselves.
• Minneapolis beat Seattle/Portland for the "mostiest" hipster state. We have more bike trails, and we have Caribou Coffee vs Starbucks.
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