Monthly Archives: June 2014

Beneath the Surface #4: Poverty Hash and Radio Drive

BtS is a weekly look at lesser-known and unsigned Minnesota bands Hello everyone and welcome to volume four of Beneath the Surface! I’ve discovered so much new music I love already. It’s been a great adventure. Thanks for coming along […]

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Here, Now and Later #3

Here, Now and Later is a new weekly blog covering what the contributors to Curious North have been up to and what they’re looking forward to in the week ahead. FROM ERIK Review: Bruno Mars at the Xcel Energy Center, Sat. June 21 Sure, […]

It’s About the People: Back to the ’50s

Last Saturday I had the privilege of attending Back to the ‘50s. One of Minnesota’s biggest classic car shows. The weather at the State Fairgrounds was beautiful and the cars were just as perfect. One of the pleasures of Back to […]

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More Than a Car Show: Back to the ‘50s

What: MSRA Back to the ‘50s Weekend Where: Minnesota State Fairgrounds When: June 20-22, 2014 Photos by Peter Ripka I’ve always been a fan of good, old fashioned family fun. Even if Clark Griswold gives it a bad reputation in […]

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Rock the Garden Kicks Off Summer in Minnesota: Day 2

Welcome back for the last half of Rock the Garden coverage on Curious North. This time we’re dissecting Sunday’s lineup, which lacked the same amount of shining moments as the previous day. Sunday, June 22nd 1. Valerie June Unfortunately, the […]

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Rock the Garden 2014 Kicks Off Summer in Minnesota: Day 1

Yesterday wrapped up the first year of Rock the Garden as a two-day music festival at the world renowned Walker Art Center Sculpture Garden. With 89.3 The Current as The Walker’s esteemed partner, both days featured the kind of eclectic […]

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Beneath the Surface #3: Dirt Road Ramblers and Cannons North

A weekly look at lesser-known and unsigned Minnesota bands ReverbNation is the most popular website for independent musicians. On it they can post their songs, sell their music, promote their shows, and a lot more. Their charts aren’t authoritative in […]

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Here, Now and Later #2

Here, Now and Later is a new weekly blog covering what the contributors to Curious North have been up to and what they’re looking forward to in the week ahead. From Erik St. Paulite Avoids Robbery, Goes to Sakura The last line is […]

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Stone Arch Warriors: Art, Beer, and Conversation

When Minnesotans want to have fun, pretty much nothing can stop them. I learned this when I practically froze my toes off last winter at the Beer Dabbler. Was it below zero? Yes. Was it windy and uncomfortable? Yes. Did […]

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A Beautiful Minneapolis Friday Night: The Cactus Blossoms

The Cactus Blossoms, Frankie Lee, and Mike Munson at the kickoff party for the Stone Arch Bridge Festival Friday June 13 I’m a St. Paul kid. Because my parents were afraid of the unknown, or maybe just because they were […]

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