Local Gig List: September 18-22

Wednesday, September 18 Jonny Lang State Theatre, Minneapolis 7:30 p.m., $43.50-$53.50, all ages The Fargo-born, Minneapolis-reared guitarist returns home to play the State in support of his first album in seven years, the adult contemporary, pop, and blues leaning Fight for My Soul. Read up on the latest in Jonny’s life in the Star Tribune. Thursday, September…

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Minneapolis manufacturer Noiseland handles the vinyl resurgence in style

Chances are, if you’ve purchased an album released by a local band over the past few years, the good folks at Noiseland Industries have had something to do with getting the album pressed and into the hands of area music lovers. The boutique LP and CD manufacturer located in NE Minneapolis has been servicing the…

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9:30 Coffee Break: All Things Hair

Todd, thank you for your suggestion. So, let's put our collective mind together and come up with a Coffee Break of "hair" songs. What do you think we should play for today's 9:30 Coffee Break?

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Cloud Cult will record a live acoustic album in Minneapolis

After a successful tour in support of their 11th studio album, Love, Cloud Cult are taking it down a notch for a series of more intimate acoustic shows that will culminate in a live recording here in Minneapolis. “This is a totally different kind of Cloud Cult performance that has been feeling really spiritually rooting…

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Playlist: Aar Maanta Youtube hits

YouTube has become an indispensable tool for Somali artists to share their music and create an online community. To give you a sense of the music and stories that exist on London-based Somali musician Aar Maanta's channel, we put together a list of some of the singer-songwriter's videos.

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The Current Rewind: Aan WadaMidnimayno Minnesota

Ask most casual Minnesota music fans about the West Bank neighborhood of Minneapolis, and they'll probably tell you about the folk and blues hippie scene of the '60s and '70s. These days, the West Bank is home to a thriving Somali population, and several Somali-Minnesotans are famous throughout the diaspora for their own music and poetry. In this episode, we learn about music and community from our Somali neighbors.

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Photos: A tour of Minneapolis' Cedar-Riverside neighborhood

With venues like the Cedar Cultural Center, Palmer's Bar, and Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis' West Bank has become a hub for Somali music and culture. Cedar-Riverside resident and KFAI radio host Abdirizak Bihi takes us for a tour of his neighborhood, which he calls "Little Mogadishu."

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Coffee Break: Sky full of song

Double rainbow in Bayfield

If you were able to look up into the sky you saw something spectacular after last night's storm - a double rainbow and gorgeous, colorful skies. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention the sky, clouds, rainbows, etc.?

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Kitty Wells - Heartbreak U.S.A

Today in Music History: Remembering Kitty Wells

Kitty Wells passed away; Desmond Dekker was born; the Beach Boys signed to Capitol Records; Sean Cassidy had his one and only No. 1 hit; and the White Stripes played their shortest concert ever, Today in Music History.

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