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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

i'm going to brag

Today's post is a bit of a love letter to my Minneapolis home. After Chicago, there is no better city for music in the Midwest than in the 612. Omaha has Conor Oberst, Oklahoma City has the Flaming Lips, but the eclectic mix of bands that come out of Minneapolis is unmatched.

My favorite new discovery in Minneapolis is the up-and-coming band Total Babe. Discarding the fact that one of their members lives on my block, this band of 17 and 18 year-olds sounds fun and fresh (comparisons to Feist and Camera Obscura are inevitable.) It is not revolutionary, but it definitely isn't boring, and my jealousy meter is off the charts for these kids.

Total Babe - Bearbones

And below we have just a sampling of the all-star music Minneapolis has put out both in recent history and from way back when.

Atmosphere - Sunshine
Prince - When Doves Cry
The Replacements - I Will Dare
Semisonic - Closing Time
Tapes 'n' Tapes - Cowbell
Cloud Cult - Chemicals Collide
Mason Jennings - New York City
The Battle Royale - Oh Martha

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