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Minneapolis Music and the Twin Cities Music Scene

Updated on April 30, 2017

Musical Musing from Minneapolis and Saint Paul Bands

Minneapolis Music is your guide to Twin Cities Indie bands and what's hot on the Minneapolis music scene. Minnesota (and anyone else looking for something new) music fans stop on in to discover and listen to new music from some Minnesota music legends as well as new up and coming Indie bands.

If you are a Minnesota musician drop us a comment and we'll be happy to feature a blurb and your latest music video on Youtube or even some live concert footage of you and your raving fans.

What is the Best Radio Station in the World? 89.3 The Current - One of the Best things to Happen to the Minnesota Music scene

Well ok maybe not the World, but Minnesota Public Radio hit a home run when it started 89.3 The Current back in 2005. It isn't often you are able to catch the very first song of a new radio station, but I remember clearly the moment 89.3 The Current aired its very first song - "Shhh", by the local hip-hop group Atmosphere. I knew then that this station would be something special.

If you love heart pumping, goose bump giving, dance in your underwear around the house music I implore you to check out The Current (available anywhere via live streaming). Here are a few of their in studio live performances - Enjoy!

Listen to a great in studio session at The Current with Adele back in 2010. (while not a Minnesota musician we won't hold that against her too much) Even at 22 years old you could tell she had something special and now seven years later she has exploded into the music world. Rapidly approaching 2 BILLION views on her "Hello" video on Youtube!

A wonderful interview and live in studio renditions of "Someone Like You," "Rolling In The Deep" and "Chasing Pavements."

Adele Interview and Live Performances at The Current studio

Featured Minnesota Bands and Musicians - Discover some new Twin Cities Indie bands and spread the word

Check out some of the musicians to keep an eye on in the world of Minneapolis Music. Discover someone new, take a look at their website, buy their album and support the great new artists coming out of the Twin Cities.

Wild Dark Metal
Wild Dark Metal

Mason Jennings

Originally a native Hawaiian, Jennings is a MN musician transplant and he has made raving fans and friends all over the world since his debut album in 1997.

20 years later he is still going strong making breathtaking music with his distinctive sound. His latest album (2016) Wild Dark Metal despite sounding like a raging metal album is still Jennings signature acoustic strumming and buttery voice like you are used to.

One of my favorite new offerings in 2016 this album goes well with a glass of wine and a crackling fire and of course good company.


The Power of Musical Expression - Music for the head, heart, and body

Music has a very powerful effect on people, but each of us listen to music in a different way. Some of us take a cerebral approach and love the structure and form, others listen to music from their hearts and have a very emotional response to the lyrics, and still others have a physical response a whole body stimulation. How does music effect you? (don't worry you don't have to include pictures, it's just a poll...)

How do you listen to music?

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Minneapolis Music Sensation Polica - Lovely Local Polica Music Videos

Featuring Channy of Roma di Luna Polica is a new Minneapolis band with a stunning debut album "Give You the Ghost" that came out early this year - check out these enchanting music videos starting with "Lay Your Cards Out"!

Have you enjoyed any Minnesota music recently? Tell us about it! Scroll down a bit and lay down your comment...

Feedback - Welcome Back Stage - Hey music fans say hey-ho how does it go!

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      ckoehler lm 6 years ago

      Awesome lens! Next time i hear Minnesota referred to as fly over country, I will point them at this lens. Tons of talent in MN!

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      squid-pinkchic18 6 years ago

      Fun lens! I featured this on my lens titled "Fun Valentine's Ideas in the Twin Cities"

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      carolkelly lm 8 years ago

      Rusty, my hero, thanks for joining my group, I mean it. And since you were my first, I appreciate you being so gentle! - Carol

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I can't wait to see Hot Hot Heat at Coffman Memorial Union on November 14th!!!

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      triathlontraini1 9 years ago

      Very nice! Thanks for the info. :) 5*

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Just saw Idle Hands. What a great band!

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      I just got this sent to my cell via txt.

      [IRock] White man blues band In Overview will play their surprisingly accessible new CD release, "The Time is Now," this Sat @ the Fine Line. Txt {R} for more.

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      ChouDoufu 10 years ago

      Great lens on music from my old home. Minneapolis has a great music scene and this lens will help get the word out. My only suggestion is that you handpick the Amazon listings for more music variety and support up-and-coming bands. When I visited this page all records were classical.

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      Julianne Gentile 10 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

      This is very cool!

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      oniyagi 10 years ago

      Great lens! We need more music lenses like this one.