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Sam has had a wonderful first year with the Angelica Cantanti Youth Choir. This performance of Kyle Pederson’s Hands Are Knockin’ at the Ordway in Minneapolis was breathtaking. There’s More! Dance in the Graveyards.

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John Williams is everyone’s favorite contemporary composer. His impact on western culture is immense. It is telling that the Olympic Theme may be his least known major contribution.

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Charlie’s band Snowpants playing a cover of Cake’s “I Will Survive” at Jefferson Show Choir Showcase this weekend. They killed it!

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Here are my favorite albums from 2022. Plains – I Walked With You A Ways Spoon – Lucifer On The Sofa Big Thief – Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You Beach House – Once Twice Melody Wilco – Cruel Country Caamp – Lavender Days Fantastic Cat – The Very Best of Fantastic Cat […]

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Peter Bence’s arrangement and performance brings a whole new appreciation for the masterwork that is Bohemian Rhapsody. Enjoy.

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Better late than never! Deer Tick – Mayonnaise J.S. Ondara – Tales of America Anders Osborne – Alone Ian Noe – Between the Country Of Monsters and Men – Fever Dream Brittney Howard – Jamie The Highwomen Yola – Walk Through Fire Khruangbin – Hasta El Cielo Tool – Fear Inoculum Steve Earle & The […]

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We got the Simmons SD600 electronic drum kit for Christmas and it has been a lot of fun. I’ve been watching a bunch of drumming videos and this isolated footage of Danny Carey playing on “Pneuma” is my current favorite. Danny is a true master, who obviously loves his art. And this is a great […]

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Uncle Tupelo played their last show on May 1, 1994, captured for posterity (and with a decent board recording!) in this video. This seminal band, the progenitor of alt-country, had a huge influence on my musical tastes. Rolling Stone recently published this fantastic¬†oral history documenting the 25th anniversary of ‘Anodyne’, Uncle Tupelo’s final album.

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Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real Josh Ritter – Gathering Deer Tick – Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 Jason Isbell – The Nashville Sound The War on Drugs – A Deeper Understanding The Wailin’ Jennys The Lone Bellow – Walk Into A Storm Sean Rowe – New Lore Laura Marling – Semper Femina […]

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