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Grammy winner Kimbra opens up
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Grammy winner Kimbra opens up

By Xavier Xin To Kimbra, music has always felt like “a calling.” “My parents put me around music a lot and I was really into writing full songs and recording them on cassette tapes,” she recalls. “I also did a lot of musicals back then. I started guitar at 12 and that was when I…

Rachael Yamagata to perform in Minneapolis
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Rachael Yamagata to perform in Minneapolis

“Music kind of crept up on me,” Rachael Yamagata said with a laugh — a warm, hearty, bluesy laugh that takes over in the best kind of way. She described a cousin in the New York Philharmonic, a grandfather who was Bob Dylan’s land surveyor and another relative hired as Frank Sinatra’s private pilot back…

Alvvays and Jay Som perform at 7th St. Entry
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Alvvays and Jay Som perform at 7th St. Entry

The lapse in snowfall last Thursday brought something new to the Twin Cities: Alvvays, a band of five based out of Toronto and touring the country after the September release of their second album, Antisocialites. They performed with Jay Som, a band from Oakland, CA, who returned to Minneapolis after a concert last March. Prior…

The Staves: three sisters muse on their Midwest chapter
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The Staves: three sisters muse on their Midwest chapter

Three British sisters, one remote Wisconsin recording studio and the lead singer of Bon Iver. The result? The album If I Was, by The Staves. Camilla, Emily and Jessica Staveley-Taylor make up the group, and they draw as much from their familial connections as from their natural musical talents. I had the pleasure of talking…

Prof Talk: Nanette Goldman, Classics
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Prof Talk: Nanette Goldman, Classics

How did you get started with music? Well, when I was a very young girl my mother said, “You should play an instrument.” I said, “Okay, sure Mom.” So when I was eight I started taking violin lessons. I just kept taking lessons all throughout high school, and was in orchestra in high school, and…