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The Foxgloves – Mama Was a Bandit

The Foxgloves – “Mama Was A Bandit” Album Review by Joslyn Danielson Released: 9/23/22 Written: 9/19/22 The Foxgloves, a folk band composed of 6 women, take the stage with toe-tapping tunes in their new album releasing this week, titled “Mama Was A Bandit”. Catchy yet complex, these women know how to write a folk song […]

The Good Time Gals – Whiskey Kisses

“Whiskey Kisses” Album Review Album by The Good Time Gals. Released 8/14/22.  Review by Joslyn Danielson. Written 8/11/22.  Sultry is the word that comes to mind over and over while listening to the fresh debut album by The Good Time Gals. This weekend (Aug 14), Miss Myra (guitar/vocals) and Debbie Briggs (vocals) are joined by […]

Red Eye Ruby – The Ruby EP

Red Eye Ruby – Ruby EP Released 7/29/22 Album review by Joslyn Danielson Written 7/24/22 Red Eye Ruby re-emerges post Covid with an all new backing band and a voice demanding to be heard. Ruby Blu possesses a haunting, breathy soprano that adds an organic and folksy feel to any song or genre. The other […]

Space Monkey Mafia – Banned From California

Space Monkey Mafia- “Banned From California” Album Review by Joslyn Danielson Released: 5/6/2022 Written: 6/23/2022 An explosion of ska enters the local music scene with the newly released album, “Banned From California” by Minneapolis’ own Space Monkey Mafia. This horn-centric, powerhouse rock group founded in 2016, and has been crushing it ever since. This is […]

Cassandra Cole – Steps

Cassandra Cole – Steps Released 5/6/22 Review by Joslyn Danielson Written 4/30/22 Cassandra Cole, the powerful pop vocalist with a punk edge, will be hitting the KJ’s Hideaway stage on May 7th to release her newest album, “Steps”. The extremely relatable lyrics focus on mental health struggles – applicable to our post pandemic society. Spanning […]

Burning Sunbeams – Single by Red Eye Ruby

Burning Sunbeams – Single by Red Eye Ruby Released 4/8/2022 Song review by Joslyn Danielson Written 3/27/2022 The Minneapolis band, Red Eye Ruby, has undergone a full transformation since 2018. Their earlier music leaned more towards folk with hints of swing and blues. However, in their newest single, “Burning Sunbeams”, they bring in a lot […]

6 Months In

WOW! We made it 6 months. In some ways it feels like yesterday, in others, it feels like 6 months. We are still new, and 6 months isn’t that long a time in the grand scheme of things. What’s been encouraging is the experience we’re getting really helps how we make decisions. Things have been […]

Amateur – Every Little Thing

Amateur- Every Little Thing Released 3/11/22 Album Review by Joslyn Danielson Written 3/16/22 A new group from Rochester just released their first full album this month. Ironically calling their band “Amateur”, their music is anything but. Until now, they’ve put out four singles, the first being in 2020. Like many covid bands, Amateur is finally […]

Maygen and the Birdwatcher – Moonshine

Album review- “Moonshine” by Maygen and the Birdwatcher Released 10/21/21 Review by Joslyn Danielson Listening to “Moonshine” by Maygen and the Birdwatcher is like listening to a love story around a lakeside campfire in Minnesota. Originally a duo, Maygen and Noah released an album in 2018, and have since recruited some seasoned band members who […]

Leslie Vincent – These Foolish Things

Released 8/14/21 Written By Joslyn Danielson 1/6/22 Timeless jazz classics find a new life in the album by Leslie Vincent, a Minneapolis actor and singer who released her first album in August of 2021. With a background in musical theatre, she really brings the swing in her jazz cover album, “These Foolish Things”.  The album […]

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