A Little Night Music in the North
If you are looking for what's new in music, look to the Twin Cities.
Minneapolis or St. Paul don’t normally bring to mind “music city” images. However, this is the area that brought you Bob Dylan and Prince. The Twin Cities have one of the most active music venues in the nation, on a par with Austin, Texas.
The University of Minneapolis has a student operated station that sponsors many music venues. If you are looking for the most recent, edgy music the Radio
K concert calendar is the place to look.
Current jazz is also found all over the Cities. Many cafes and restaurants have a house band and even Sunday brunches. The Warehouse District is where most of the nightlife takes place. Throughout there and Dinkytown (around the University of Minnesota), bands probably not known outside the Cities play almost nightly.
The local radio stations also contribute to the community they serve by supporting school and social services. KJZI produced a CD last year and the proceeds from its sale went to support music education in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Cities97 also produces an annual CD that supports many charities in the Twin Cities area.
If you are looking for night music, check out the local radio station web pages and the newspapers for where to go.
Article by Jewel